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AUSTRALIA / Victoria: Dwelling Poetically: Mexico City, a case study

until Sunday June 24 2018

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
T : +61 3 96 97 99 99
111 Sturt Street - Southbank
3006 Victoria

Dwelling Poetically: Mexico City, a case study is an exhibition which considers the ways artists and cities mutually transform each other. A city, it could be argued, is the sum of its portrayals. The more it is depicted, the more it enters the symbolic and global imaginary, as both what a city is and what it can be. It has been claimed that if Paris was the capital of the 19th century, and New York the capital of the 20th, then Mexico City is the capital of the 21st. One of the great cross-roads of north America, Mexico City has taken prominence not only as one of America’s most populous urban centres, and as Latin America’s strongest economy, but as a node of rich and potent cultural production.