FARCE AND ARTIFICE
March 5 to January 3, 2021
The exhibition takes its title from Smith's work Farsa y artificio (2006), an installation that incorporates multiple paintings placed opposite each other. This work raises recurring themes and interests in his work, especially the relationships between modernity and its reclassification. In his work, Smith displays a continuous game between farce (in the sense of absurdity, mockery or parody) and artifice (understood as artificiality and deception and, ultimately, as the "artifice of reason") and applies these concepts to contemporary society and what has been called "baroque modernity."
Melanie Smith. Farce and Artifice juxtaposes works from different moments that show the continuities of
recurring motifs throughout his production. It is structured in seven thematic nuclei: Abstraction, Urban, Color, Body, Archeology, Nature and Scale.
CURADURÍA: Tanya Barson and Alejandra Labastida.
MUSEOGRAPHY: Museum of Contemporary Art of Monterrey
ROOMS: 1 to 4 | Main floor
TECHNICAL: Sculpture, assemblages, reliefs, paintings, video works, photography and installations.
PLAYS: NOTE 94
Activities related to the exhibition
Expo Farce and Artifice
27 MAYO 2020
On the materiality of his work, his inspiration and its impact on the art world as well as the influence of Mexico on his work.