Museo Universitario Arte Contemporaneo (MUAC) presents Teresa Margolles: La Promesa (The Promise)

Museo Universitario Arte Contemporaneo (MUAC) presents Teresa Margolles: La Promesa (The Promise), an exhibition on view January 6, 2013.


Teresa Margolles, La Promesa. Courtesy of the artist

Conceived for her solo exhibition at MUAC, Teresa Margolles’s The Promise is the result of a long-standing investigation that the artist began several years ago in Ciudad Juarez. With the arrival of the maquiladoras, this border town and transit city to the North became a place of real opportunities, generating expectations for thousands of migrants from all over the country who relocated there with the idea of building “a better future.” As in many other cities in Mexico, in recent years inhabitants of Juarez have been directly affected by the economic crisis, the impact of the drug trade, and the devastating violence that these phenomena generate. For this project the artist focuses on the house as a paradigm that synthesizes the original aspirations and their cataclysmic failure, the house as testimony of an inconclusive promise.

Teresa Margolles was born in Culiacán, México; she lives and works in Madrid.

Curator: María Inés Rodríguez

Museo Universitario Arte Contemporaneo (MUAC)
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Centro Cultural Universitario
México, D.F.
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