In this group exhibition Zazil Barba, Cabrita, José Dávila and Maria Taniguchi re-signify objects and, in doing so, open up the possibility of a symbolic language, of a process of initiation that briefly suspends mundane reality, giving way to doubt, surprise, and even joy.
It is in this quest for the extraordinary that the last of the tribes finds itself (although the concept obviously alludes to a larger group). It is here that there seems to exist a fragment of hope in a world from which empathy and compassion are all too often absent.
Photo credits: exhibition views of "La Última de las Tribus", MAZ – Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Guadalajara, 2019 © Cabrita, courtesy MAZ
Alongside several pieces in the galleries, Cabrita installed a large brick sculpture in the yard of the museum, consisting of three intersecting walls, inviting visitors to tear it down using hammers. This performative dimension reflects Cabrita's creative approach, a process of constant observation and recording of everyday encounters that informs his entire oeuvre.
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