WRONG DRESS IN PLUMES OF SMOKE
by MAURICIO LIMON
Opening September 6th!
Exhibtion: September – October 2019
Wrong Dress In Plumes Of Smoke has been a long term project (starting in 2016), supported by Galerie Hilario Galguera and wildpalms. Its interim state Performing White Skin has been shown in Brussels and Amsterdam, and is now fully being exhibited in Düsseldorf.
Wrong Dress in Plumes of Smoke is an in-depth research on power structures, subjectivities, and the tradition and reception of african sculptures within Europe. Everything turns into an exceptional large installation, applied to contemporary social and cultural discourses using the genre of satire.
The exhibition with Limon consists e.a. of insitu pieces, a video work and 25 wooden masks, inspired by Mexican tradition of masks that can be seen at street and religious festivals, as well as museums. The mask scultptures, central to the exhibition, transform mise-en-scene into video satire. An actor soliloquizes on set, resembling a talk or interview situation. Intermezzos of film stills functions as commentary, similar to the choir of Greek tragedy: reflection of astonishment and outrage.
Living and working in Mexico and Paris, Limon belongs to one of the most important contemporary artists in Mexico. Next to his main gallery in Mexico City, Galeria Hilario Galguera, Limon is being represented by wildpalms in Germany.
Limon not only has a vigorous exhibition history of solo and group shows, but has also been
nominated for the Pinchuk Prize in 2014 and received the Rijksakademie Stipend in Amsterdam in 2016.