El eje del mal at Ruberta

Artists: Radamés “Juni” Figueroa, Adriana Lara, Adriana Martínez, Mariana Murcia, Diego Salvador Ríos, Sangree, Cristina Tufiño

Exhibition title: El eje del mal

Venue: Ruberta, Los Angeles, US

Date: September 10 – October 22, 2017

Photography: Santiago Pinyol, all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Ruberta, Los Angeles

El eje del mal is the inaugural exhibition at Ruberta, a new collaborative exhibition space in Glendale shared by Galería Agustina Ferreyra (Mexico City / San Juan), Lodos (Mexico City), Proyectos Ultravioleta (Guatemala City), CARNE (Bogota), and BWSMX (Mexico City). Each year, Ruberta will play host to one group exhibition involving all of the participating galleries, followed by five successive two-month residencies, one for each gallery.

The exhibition features works by emerging Latin American artists Radamés “Juni” Figueroa, Adriana Martínez, Mariana Murcia, Diego Salvador Rios, Sangree, and Cristina Tufiño.

Each of the artists involved navigates the complex terrain of Latin America’s colonial legacy and its more contemporary manifestations within a consumerist society. Their tactics are diverse and often borrowed from other disciplines like archaeology, anthropology, and theater, but are tied together by a shared interest in a pop-cultural vernacular.

El eje del mal will remain on view through October 22nd, 2017, and is part of the Participating Gallery Program of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty.

Exterior view, El eje del mal at Ruberta, Los Angeles

Exterior view, El eje del mal at Ruberta, Los Angeles

Installation view (Adriana Lara, Mariana Murcia, Cristina Tufiño)

Installation view (Mariana Murcia, Cristina Tufiño, Diego Salvador Rios)

Installation view (Diego Salvador Rios, Radamés “Juni” Figueroa, Mariana Murcia)

Installation view (Diego Salvador Rios, Radamés “Juni” Figueroa, Mariana Murcia, Adriana Martínez, SANGREE)

Installation view (Radamés “Juni” Figueroa, Diego Salvador Rios, Mariana Murcia, Adriana Martínez, SANGREE)

Installation view (Radamés “Juni” Figueroa, Mariana Murcia, Diego Salvador Rios, Adriana Martínez)

Installation view (Mariana Murcia, Diego Salvador Rios, Adriana Martínez)

Installation view (SANGREE)

Adriana Lara, Ensayo (cine bastardo de mi ex-amigo el americano), 2017, Mp3 file, produced with Andres Acosta y Pablo Escallón, 9:35 min

Cristina Tufiño, Laugh Now Cry Later, 2017, Vinyl on wall, Variable dimensions

Cristina Tufiño, Lady Joker, 2017, Cold-finished ceramic, 8” x 7” x 4”

Diego Salvador Rios, Tan lejos de dios y tan cerca de estos hijos de la verga (So far from God and so close to these dickhead motherfuckers), 2014-2017, Video and Audio, 45 Minutes

Radamés “Juni” Figueroa, La última receta del Dr. Selastraga, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 38” x 20.5”

Radamés “Juni” Figueroa, Ambien, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 5” x 13”

Radamés “Juni” Figueroa, Klonopill, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 7.5” x 7.5”

Diego Salvador Rios, Perron (From my personal iphone photos), 2017, C-Print, 47” x 37.5”

Adriana Martínez, Salary, 2017, Plastic bag, assorted Latin American currencies, 8” x 6” x 3/4”

SANGREE, Efráin, 2016, Natural and synthetic stones on brass, 5” x 2.5”

SANGREE, The Charitable Woman, 2016, Natural and synthetic stones on brass, 5.25” x 2.5”

SANGREE, A Rich Man, 2017, Natural and synthetic stones on brass, 4” x 2”

SANGREE, Perpetual Motion, 2017, Natural and synthetic stones on brass, 5.5” x 2.5”

SANGREE, The Uninvited, 2016, Natural and synthetic stones on brass, 5.5” x 2.5”

Mariana Murcia, Heads or Tails (1), 2017, Silicone rubber, waffle cone, 8” x 8” x 8” (approx.)

Mariana Murcia, Heads or Tails (2), 2017, Silicone rubber, waffle cone, 8” x 8” x 8” (approx.)

Mariana Murcia, Heads or Tails (3), 2017 and Heads or Tails (4), 2017, Silicone rubber, waffle cone, 8” x 8” x 8” (approx., each)

Mariana Murcia, Heads or Tails (5), 2017, Silicone rubber, waffle cone, 8” x 8” x 8” (approx.)

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