February 10 – May 26, 2013

Curated by Selene Preciado

Mixtape is an exhibition comprised primarily of works on paper from MOLAA’s Collection that focuses on the tradition of drawing in modern and contemporary Latin American art.


The title refers to the creation of a conceptual mix or compilation of songs connected by a theme. In this selection, the link between the artworks is not only their medium but also their relationships as studies on line, the figure and architecture, all intrinsic elements of drawing. Another component of the exhibition is the selection of songs to play as soundtracks accompanying the works. These soundtracks will be selected by the curator, the staff and the public and presented in listening stations, cellphone audio tours and educational activities.

The video Partizione linéaire #2, 2007, by Fabiana Cruz, serves as the preface of the exhibition. In the video, the artist wears headphones and responds to the music she is listening to (Vivaldi’s Agitata da due venti) by creating line drawings on the sidewalk. The exhibition continues with the study of line and figure works by artists such as Tania Bruguera, Alejandro Otero and Félix González-Torres and moves on to the examination of themes of portraiture and representation by José Luis Cuevas, Leonel Góngora and Antonio Berni. The central section of the exhibition features prints that deal with socio-political topics by artists such as Rufino Tamayo, Sandra Ramos and Demián Flores. The exhibition concludes with a section on place and architectural spaces with works by artists Emilio Sánchez, Carlos Garaicoa and Los Carpinteros, among others. These sections are described through fragments of song lyrics representing each theme.

Similar to the auditory experience depicted in Fabiana Cruz’s video piece, you are invited to listen to the songs that have been selected and to participate by suggesting other songs inspired by your experience while viewing the artwork.

Artists in the exhibition include:

Alejandro Otero (Venezuela, 1921–1990)
Ana Rosa Rivera Marrero (Puerto Rico, b. 1967)
Antonio Berni (Argentina, 1905–1981)
Bob Nugent (United States/Mexico, b. 1947)
Carlos Garaicoa (Cuba, b. 1966)
Cecilio Sánchez (Mexico, b. 1957)
David Alfaro Siqueiros (Mexico, 1896–1974)
Demián Flores (Mexico, b. 1971)
Eduardo Bárcenas (Venezuela, b. 1954)
Emilio Sánchez (Cuba/United States, 1921–1999)
Fabiana Cruz (Venezuela, b. 1984)
Félix González-Torres (Cuba, 1957–1996)
Francisco Toledo (Mexico, b. 1940)
Ibrahim Miranda Ramos (Cuba, b. 1969)
José Luis Cuevas (Mexico, b. 1934)
Leonel Góngora (Colombia, 1932–1998)
Leyla Cárdenas (Colombia, b. 1975)
Los Carpinteros (Artist Collective, Cuba, b. 1970, 1971, 1969)
Luis Roldán (Colombia, b. 1955)
María Bonomi (Brazil, b. 1935)
Marnie Moliere (Puerto Rico, b. 1970)
Mayra Barraza (El Salvador, b. 1966)
Nahum B. Zenil (Mexico, b. 1947)
Nicolás Leiva (Argentina, b. 1958)
Pedro Terán (Venezuela, b. 1943)
Rafael Coronel (Mexico, b. 1932)
Roberto Gil de Montes (Mexico, b. 1950)
Rosa Mena Valenzuela (El Salvador, 1913–2004)
Rufino Tamayo (Mexico, 1899–1991)
Salvador Efraín Salazar Arrué (El Salvador, 1899 - 1975)
Sandra Ramos (Cuba, b. 1969)
Tania Bruguera (Cuba, b. 1968)
Víctor Hugo Zayas (Mexico, b. 1961)
Vladimir Cora (Mexico, b. 1951)

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