Generalization is the first solo exhibition of Mexican artist Tania Pérez Córdova (Mexico City, 1979) in a national institution that presents a representative selection of the last 10 years of her artistic production, as well as objects commissioned especially for this occasion. The artist works mainly with materials historically linked to sculptural practices such as metal, ceramics, plaster, glass and marble, however, in her work they interact with everyday objects such as clothing, jewelry, cigars, or contact lenses, which have an intimate relationship with the body.
Pérez Córdova has created conceptual sculptures whose compositions and dynamics poetically point to places that exceed the objects themselves and the space that houses them. In addition to paraphrasing familiar stories, these pieces reveal the potential of open narratives that do not determine the viewer's experience. On the contrary, they open, on the one hand, the possibility that a story can have personal and profound implications for the viewer, and on the other, that whoever looks at it has the possibility of imagining what is happening beyond his or her own experience: an oscillation between specificity and generalization.
The exhibition includes a program of performative events presented randomly in rooms that create almost imperceptible relationships between action and object, and in which speculation and possibility are the gravitational center of the action. In addition, Generalization will present a performance in collaboration with artist Francesco Pedraglio, and a keynote lecture by philosopher Graham Harman as part of the Museo Tamayo's Possible Futures program.
Curated by Humberto Moro, Deputy Director of Program, Dia Art Foundation
The opening of this exhibition will take place on Saturday, October 1.