The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey presents Manifestations of the line, the first exhibit in Mexico of the South Korean artist Jeongmoon Choi (Seoul, 1966), with a selection of several pieces created between 2012 and 2017 which include a series of drawings and installations that highlight the complex manual labor of the artist and her team. Choi´s work plays with perspective and spatial illusions in a conversation that are also sensitive towards natural phenomena and the devastation of the environment we encounter nowadays and which has been caused in large part by the irresponsible actions of human beings. Although her installations and drawings stand out because of their incredible beauty, they are fundamentally inspired by the negative effects of our civilization in different fields such as politics or the psychological manipulation of the media.

The artist´s work is able to outline, in a very precise manner, the different critiques she has while at the same time making us aware of just how fragile we are on this planet. Her take on nature is unique because even though she points out how negative human activity is the primary cause of certain types of disasters, she also brings to mind the meteorological phenomena that have existed since the beginning of time such as floods, earthquakes, droughts, etc. In this way, when the artist transmits her particular vision of the world that is triggered by a strange mix of fear and fascination in the face of nature, she also gives us critical elements about the enormous carbon footprints left by our global civilization.

A large part of Jeongmoon Choi´s work is based on an exhaustive investigation about the current situation of our planet in terms of geology and the environment; also on the beauty and splendor of landscapes, as well as on the many other manifestations of nature keeping as the central focus, the connection that exists between nature and human beings.

The exhibition Jeongmoon Choi. Manifestations of the line will be open to the public from Friday, February 10 until Sunday, July 2, 2017.

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