[gone] MEXICO: New York Show Press Release
For Immediate Release
Curated by Roya Sachs
Wednesday 12th – Sunday 16th November, 2014
Opening Reception: 12th November, 6-9pm
2 Rivington Street, New York, NY 10002
Create Collect and Maserati are excited to present Gone Mexico, the first series and location of the [gone] Project, a month long travel excursion in which photographers Anastasia Fugger and Carolina Pimenta explore the complex and dynamic aspects of collaborating. Curated by Roya Sachs, the show endeavors to revisit the perspective of collaboration, dating back to the 1970s, with artists such as Fischli & Weiss and Bernd & Hilla Becher.
Fugger and Pimenta explore the intimate ‘face-a-face’ encounter through their lenses by sidestepping the semiotic stereotype of Mexican traditional culture and bringing significant curatorial endeavor to the project. By questioning their relationship and acknowledging their differences, they allow a visual dialogue to emerge with both parallels and juxtapositions.
Anastasia Fugger (b. 1986, Florida, USA) focuses on the aesthetic of symmetry through which she investigates abstract and compositional frames. A history in Biology and photography, Fugger studied at the notable Spéos Institute of Photography in Paris and has traveled extensively to capture images for numerous publication projects. The London based artist currently works in documentary film production. Gone Mexico is Fugger’s first exhibition.
Carolina Pimenta’s (b.1988, Porto, Portugal) passion for the arts blossomed at an early age. An emphasis on composition, Pimenta’s work often explores a whimsical sense of adventure, accenting most of her work to travel and a sense of journey. The mixed-medium artist has worked with collage and photography; her work has been shown at Miami Art Basel, REVERSE Gallery in Brooklyn, and the Art Careyes Gallery in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Her publications include Harper’s Bazaar Brazil, Suitcase Magazine, and Fubiz, amongst others.
The opening night, 12th November, will also include a live art performance by conceptual artist Jimena Montemayor, Jimojunk, at 7.45pm. The Mexican has made a name for herself with her notable street art geometric tags. The performance will bring to life the journey that Fugger and Pimenta depict in their images, from obscure jungle shots to deserted and serene landscape panoramics.