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siembra

How might we reimagine kurimanzutto after its 20 years of existence?

How can we propose a different way of experiencing time?

What place does the gallery occupy in the world, the country, and within each of the communities to which it belongs?

What permeates its surroundings and what will shape its future?

Art asks questions, it doesn’t give answers.

Siembra is an exhibition that started on February 2020 and will be extended as long as the current climate will permit. The gallery space is divided into seven rooms to be inhabited or articulated by different artists, projects and collectives, both from gallery roster and externally. The span of each project corresponds to their own creative process, not to an imposed calendar; all of them are independent and have no predetermined duration. The coincidences are woven just like sowing times in agriculture.

Siembra opens the gallery as a space of possibilities, a field in which time and space relate progressively, simultaneously, at different speeds. In it, cross pollination, thought cultivation and experiments in diversity converge to reach a possible harvest.

Installation Views

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mariana castillo deball, feathered changes, serpent disappearances (siembra 32), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2021

jimmie durham, drawings (siembra 31) kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2021

alicia ayanegui, shadows in my memory (siembra 30), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2021

fernando ortega, manicure (siembra 29), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2021

iñaki bonillas, jazz covers from j.r. plaza archive (siembra 28), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2021

gabriel kuri, statistical cover up (siembra 27), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2021

abraham cruzvillegas, rastrojo (siembra 26), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2021

 

galería agustina ferreyra, leonel salguero & heather guertin (siembra 14d), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2021

daniel guzmán, el hombre que debería estar muerto: p.p.p. (siembra 24), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2021

yope project space, loma bonita (siembra 23), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2021

llano, lorena ancona, maría sosa and tania ximena (siembra 22), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2021

bárbara sánchez-kane, prêt-à-patria (siembra 21), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2021

damián ortega, jornada laboral (siembra 20), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2021

wilfredo prieto, fake news (siembra 19), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2021

minerva cuevas, utopista / quiauitl (siembra 18), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2021

wilfredo prieto, pairless socks (siembra 17), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2021

galería agustina ferreyra, ulrik lópez and ramiro chaves (siembra 14c), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2021

salón silicón, sextrauma (siembra 13c), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2021

daniel guzmán, the man who should be dead but rose to another life (siembra 16), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2020

roberto gil de montes, misfits (siembra 15), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2020

miguel calderón, amenaza cocotera (siembra 12, part 2) kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2020

galería agustina ferreyra, ad minoliti and zadie xa (siembra 14b), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2020

salon silicón, sexwork (siembra 13b), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2020

galería agustina ferreyra, geles cabrera and dalton gata (siembra 14a), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2020

salón silicón, sexplay (siembra 12a), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2020

miguel calderón, buenavista, guerrero, abril 2020 (siembra 12, part 1), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2020

carlos amorales, orgy of narcisus (siembra 11), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2020

sofía táboas, liminar (siembra 10), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2020

biquini wax eps, sa la na, a yuum, iasis/laissez faire-laissez passer (siembra 9), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2020

pablo soler frost, drawing room (siembra 8), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2020


minerva cuevas, the story of a mountain, the history of a country (siembra 7), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2020


dr. lakra, untitled (siembra 6), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2020


wendy cabrera rubio, salón de arte panamericano (siembra 5), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2020


daniela rossell & galen jackson, computer with an internet connection (siembra 4), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2020


eduardo abaroa, collector's series (siembra 3), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2020


gabriel orozco, veladoras arte universal (siembra 2), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2020


​haegue yang, dress vehicle / eclectic totemic (siembra 1), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2020

mariana castillo deball, feathered changes, serpent disappearances (siembra 32), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2021

jimmie durham, drawings (siembra 31) kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2021

alicia ayanegui, shadows in my memory (siembra 30), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2021

fernando ortega, manicure (siembra 29), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2021

iñaki bonillas, jazz covers from j.r. plaza archive (siembra 28), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2021

gabriel kuri, statistical cover up (siembra 27), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2021

abraham cruzvillegas, rastrojo (siembra 26), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2021

 

galería agustina ferreyra, leonel salguero & heather guertin (siembra 14d), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2021

daniel guzmán, el hombre que debería estar muerto: p.p.p. (siembra 24), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2021

yope project space, loma bonita (siembra 23), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2021

llano, lorena ancona, maría sosa and tania ximena (siembra 22), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2021

bárbara sánchez-kane, prêt-à-patria (siembra 21), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2021

damián ortega, jornada laboral (siembra 20), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2021

wilfredo prieto, fake news (siembra 19), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2021

minerva cuevas, utopista / quiauitl (siembra 18), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2021

wilfredo prieto, pairless socks (siembra 17), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2021

galería agustina ferreyra, ulrik lópez and ramiro chaves (siembra 14c), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2021

salón silicón, sextrauma (siembra 13c), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2021

daniel guzmán, the man who should be dead but rose to another life (siembra 16), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2020

roberto gil de montes, misfits (siembra 15), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2020

miguel calderón, amenaza cocotera (siembra 12, part 2) kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2020

galería agustina ferreyra, ad minoliti and zadie xa (siembra 14b), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2020

salon silicón, sexwork (siembra 13b), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2020

galería agustina ferreyra, geles cabrera and dalton gata (siembra 14a), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2020

salón silicón, sexplay (siembra 12a), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2020

miguel calderón, buenavista, guerrero, abril 2020 (siembra 12, part 1), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2020

carlos amorales, orgy of narcisus (siembra 11), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2020

sofía táboas, liminar (siembra 10), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2020

biquini wax eps, sa la na, a yuum, iasis/laissez faire-laissez passer (siembra 9), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2020

pablo soler frost, drawing room (siembra 8), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2020


minerva cuevas, the story of a mountain, the history of a country (siembra 7), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2020


dr. lakra, untitled (siembra 6), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2020


wendy cabrera rubio, salón de arte panamericano (siembra 5), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2020


daniela rossell & galen jackson, computer with an internet connection (siembra 4), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2020


eduardo abaroa, collector's series (siembra 3), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2020


gabriel orozco, veladoras arte universal (siembra 2), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2020


​haegue yang, dress vehicle / eclectic totemic (siembra 1), kurimanzutto, mexico city, 2020

abraham cruzvillegas - rastrojo

abraham cruzvillegas - rastrojo

siembra 26

For Siembra, Abraham Cruzvillegas presents three brand new hanging sculptures built with materials that he took from works made throughout his career in museums and galleries around the world. To compose them, Cruzvillegas uses discarded everyday objects and materials found in situ, such as marine sponges, millstones, sheepskin or a mold for piloncillo. These objects that have their own biography and that have witnessed events, experiences and processes of the artist, are now presented in Siembra, gathered under a new configuration.

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gabriel kuri - statistical cover up

gabriel kuri - statistical cover up

siembra 27

Gabriel Kuri presents in Siembra his project Statistical Cover Up, a sculptural exercise where a series of objects arranged along the wall occupy the entire length of the space in precise positions, creating a rhythm over an orange carpet. Among them there are objects that were found, manufactured, assembled, some are isolated and others in the immediate presence of variables of their type. These have been altered to a different extent and reveal a greater or lesser degree of specificity and mediation, some more crude and synthetic, others more defined in their function or brand.

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iñaki bonillas - jazz covers from J.R. Plaza archive

iñaki bonillas - jazz covers from J.R. Plaza archive

siembra 28

Iñaki Bonillas presents Jazz Covers from the J.R. Plaza in Siembra, a series that explores the relationship between photographic language and design in the visual communication of jazz. The care in graphic design, the variety of abstract shapes, the rich color palette, and the authenticity and intimacy of the album covers from the late 1950s and 1960s fascinated Bonillas. Two decades ago, the artist inherited an enormous collection of photographs and personal material from his grandfather José Rodríguez Plaza. Among the documents in this archive is an extensive collection of self-portraits, where body language and image composition make him look like an attractive and charismatic icon or celebrity. Bonillas found resonances between the self-portraits and the photographs on the covers of these jazz albums. For the works he presents, the artist removes the text from the covers and replaced the photographs of the musicians with self-portraits by J.R. Plaza. By eliminating the text from the covers, Bonillas brings to the foreground the different visual elements of the composition and shows the influence of abstract art in their design.

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fernando ortega - manicure

fernando ortega - manicure

siembra 29

Fernando Ortega presents Manicure for Siembra, a project with which he seeks to provoke a voluntary synaesthetic response based on color and music. Intervened photographs come from the artist's personal archive, in which he has accumulated still images of the hands of renowned musicians that he has extracted from videos of concerts and piano recitals. For this he draws on the expertise of manicurists, who are colorists by trade, and invites them to respond spontaneously and personally to a piece of music through color. As part of the process, each manicurist listens to a piece of piano music chosen by the artist and then select a nail polish color based on what the music elicits to, and applies it on a photograph of the concert they have just heard.

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alicia ayanegui - shadows in my memory

alicia ayanegui - shadows in my memory

siembra 30

Alicia Ayanegui presents Shadow in my memory in Siembra, a pictorial series that investigates the darkness of the nocturnal twilight in which everyday objects and places seem to disappear due to the lack of light. The pieces evoke darkness as a metaphor of the memory in a misty and ephemeral appearance in which a figuration and abstraction coexist, built from a gestural stroke and synthetic drawing of the forms. In the dark, the shapes of objects fade, their outlines are fuzzy, the colors dim almost completely, and it seems that a layer of linear gray covers everything in its path. Ayanegui seeks to recreate this appearance pictorially and elaborates a study of the nuances that exist in the darkness of the night.

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jimmie durham - drawings

jimmie durham - drawings

siembra 31

kurimanzutto presents a selection of drawings made by Jimmie Durham between 1989 and 2020 in Siembra. Enigmatic and apparently innocent or accidental, they move away from the illustrative intention of drawing as a medium in favor of a poetic exploration of drawing as a way of writing, or of writing as a drawing act, as well as the relationship between forms and concepts. The set of drawings encompass different types of gestures or operations on paper: interventions on old record sheets, texts that become scribbles, traces of objects covered in graphite thrown against a paper, abstractions on found documents, or unruly lines that pulse along a rulebook sheet for training engineering purposes. The found papers that he uses emanate temporal thickness and store stories, traces, memories or information that depend on their material support to continue existing in the world.

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mariana castillo deball - feathered changes, serpent disappearances

mariana castillo deball - feathered changes, serpent disappearances

siembra 32

Feathered Changes, Serpent Disappearances presents an archaeological search for absence and a study in the gaps of memory. What role does chance—in the form of lapsed time, erosion, fragmentation, and human intervention—play in our subjective interpretation of history? By lingering on the unknown histories of artifacts, Deball underscores the effects of natural and social processes within archaeological narratives.

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Full list of artists of Siembra

february 8, 2020

siembra 1: Haegue Yang—Dress Vehicle / Eclectic Totemic

siembra 2: Gabriel Orozco—Veladoras Arte Universal

siembra 3: Eduardo Abaroa—Collector’s Series

siembra 4: Daniela Rossell and Galen Jackson—Computer with an Internet Connection

siembra 5: Wendy Cabrera Rubio – Salón de arte panamericano

siembra 6: Dr. Lakra—Untitled

siembra 7: Minerva Cuevas—The Story of a Mountain, the History of a Country

september 7, 2020

siembra 8: Pablo Soler Frost —Drawing Room

siembra 9: Biquini Wax EPS — sa la na, a yuum, iasis/laissez faire-laissez passer

siembra 10: Sofía Táboas – Liminar

siembra 11: Carlos Amorales – Orgy of Narcisus

siembra 12 part 1: Miguel Calderón – Buenavista, Guerrero, abril 2020

siembra 13a: Salón Silicón – SEXplay

siembra 14a: Galería Agustina Ferreyra – Geles Cabrera and Dalton Gata

octubre 31, 2020

siembra 13b: Salón Silicón – SEXwork

siembra 14b: Galería Agustina Ferreyra – Ad Minoliti and Zadie Xa

november 28, 2020

siembra 12 part 2: Miguel Calderón – Amenaza Cocotera

siembra 15: Roberto Gil de Montes – Misfits

siembra 16: Daniel Guzmán – The man who should be dead but rose to another life 

march 9, 2021

siembra 13c: Salón Silicón – SEXtrauma

siembra 14c: Galería Agustina Ferreyra – Ulrik López and Ramiro Chaves

siembra 17: Wilfredo Prieto – Pairless Socks

siembra 18: Minerva Cuevas – Utopista / quiauitl

april 10, 2021

siembra 19: Wilfredo Prieto – Fake News

april 27, 2021

siembra 20: Damián Ortega – Jornada Laboral

siembra 21: Bárbara Sánchez-Kane – Prêt-à-Patria

siembra 22: LLANO – Lorena Ancona, María Sosa y Tania Ximena

siembra 23: YOPE Project Space - Loma bonita

june 12, 2021

siembra 24: Daniel Guzmán - the man who should be dead: p.p.p.

siembra 14d: Agustina Ferreyra - Leonel Salguero & Heather Guertin

july 10, 2021

siembra 25: Dr. Lakra

august 21, 2021

siembra 26: Abraham Cruzvillegas - Rastrojo

siembra 27: Gabriel Kuri - Statistical Cover Up

siembra 28: Iñaki Bonillas - Covers from the J.R. Plaza Archive

siembra 29: Fernando Ortega - Manicure

siembra 30: Alicia Ayanegui - Shadow in my memory

siembra 31:  Jimmie Durham - drawings

siembra 32: Mariana Castillo Deball – Feathered Changes, Serpent Disappearances

 

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