Artist: Tania Pérez Córdova
Exhibition title: Entre el veintiséis de marzo y el nueve de mayo
Venue: Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City
Date: March 26 – May 16, 2015
Photography: Agustín Estrada, images courtesy of the artist and Proyectos Monclova
Dogs when barking (They say), The politicians (They say), They say a lot, They say it’s common, The teenagers (They say), They say it happens for a reason, They say you will regret, They say no, They say yes, They say it in the street, They say it was on purpose, They say it smells like perfume and sweat, They say what they can, The say it at home, They say it was on the news, They say it ́s bad, They say it ́s the same ́, They say it makes miracles, The foreigners (They say), They say there is enough for all of us, They say shit, They say nobody knows, They say soon, They say it ́s free, They say she lost everything, They say the truth, They say there is no evidence, They say they came ?irst, They say it ́s like a rock
In the left side wall there is a clay vase, sun-dried and 5ired in a wooden kiln. At the bottom of the vase there is an imprint of the bank card number 5ifty two, zero, four, sixteen, forty nine, forty six, 5ifty one, zero eight, ninety 5ive. It is a MasterCard debit card that expires on November of two thousand and nineteen and has the security number three, three, zero.
The card is linked to a Banamex Per?iles account with a 5ixed monthly fee and a check book.
Further, on in that same wall, there is a white marble shelf which weighs eleven kilograms and features six pairs of Freshlook Colorblends cosmetic contact lenses dipped in lens solution. The contact lenses have personalised prescriptions and colours such as sapphire, blue, honey, grey, green and pure hazel.
Additionally, six friends will wear coloured contact lenses, differing from the original colour of their eyes, while mingling in a crowd.
On the next wall there is an aluminium rail holding an oil painting portraying a stripy shirt for men. This shirt was made in Mexico from a fabric composed of sixty percent cotton and forty percent polyester.
Additionally, a man who works close by will wear this exact shirt twice a week for work, and will come by the gallery occasionally during his lunch hours between two and three of the afternoon.
In the centre of the space there are ten glass sculptures, made from the glass of my studio windows. These windows are facing north and south towards Insurgentes and Eje 2 Sur.
On the way out, at the wall next to the corridor, there is a bronze contour, which in its liquid state was poured into sand. An approximation to a real scale….
Tania Pérez Córdova, Mexico City, 26 March 2015
A person possessed by curiosity, 2015
A person possessed by curiosity, 2015 (Detail)
Talking to a person in a group of people, 2015
Untitled / Sin título, 2015
They say it makes miracles, 2015
They say what they can, 2015