Mexican Artists in MAP: Carlos Amorales Bio & Art | Guggenheim UBS MAP
b. 1970, Mexico City | lives and works in Mexico City
Carlos Amorales’s practice encompasses animation, drawing, installation, performance, and video; he also collaborates with animators, composers, designers, musicians—and wrestlers. Amorales’s 2012 interactive installation, We’ll See How Everything Reverberates (Ya veremos como todo reverbera) is a cascade of curved steel rods with cymbals hanging from their ends. Its linearity and rhythm, gentle movement and delicate balance evoke the mobile sculptures of Alexander Calder. When the work is on view, exhibition visitors are invited to play the forms.
In the Air: Projections of Mexico Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, January 14–February 12, 2005 This film and video series offered a look into the wealth of innovative work being made in Mexico, featuring artists' videos, short films, documentaries, narratives, and hybrid genres alongside a selection of films from the history of popular and classical Mexican cinema. More
The Sound of Art: Family Tour and Workshop Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, September 7, 2014 Inspired by the work of Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today exhibition artist Carlos Amorales, musician Skip La Plante from Bash the Trash leads this fun, hands-on workshop that invites children ages 5–12 to create musical mobiles from found objects. More
Harvard Installs “Triangle Constellation" Harvard Magazine, April 20, 2015 Before the Harvard Art Museums opened on April 15, the loudest sound came from the pulley and chains controlled by a worker standing atop a heavy red lift, hoisting pieces of steel to the rafters. On the cardboard-covered floor, members of the site crew conferred with one another to assemble the components of Triangle Constellation—a series of 16 triangles, hanging on 15 bars, weighing a combined 542 pounds—by Mexican-born artist Carlos Amorales. More
Carlos Amorales, Roberto Bolaño, and Amorality Within the Avant-Garde Cinema Scope, Winter 2014 Prolific, multi-disciplinary Mexican artist Carlos Amorales, known for his groundbreaking performance art and impressive large-scale installations, talks about his book, Never Say in Private What You (Won't) Say in Public, and his film, The Man Who Did All Things Forbidden. More