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The Mexican Cultural Institute of the Embassy of Mexico Presents The Overflow of Productivity Logic Group Exhibition

Eduardo Abaroa (Mexico), Untitled, 2000. Courtesy of Coppel Collection.

Eduardo Abaroa (Mexico), Untitled, 2000. Courtesy of Coppel Collection.

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On view through January 7

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The Mexican Cultural Institute of the Embassy of Mexico in the United States announces the opening of the exhibit The Overflow of Productivity Logic, featuring select works of modern and contemporary art from the Coppel Collection.

With works by artists Cristina Lucas, Irving Penn, Abraham Cruzvillegas, and more, The Overflow of Productivity Logic is a carefully curated selection of pieces that, through gestures, evocations, or representations, displace the meaning of some of the conceptual pillars of the prevailing economic model. Through three thematic axes, the exhibit calls into question production processes and economic exchange, reflects upon the role that the economy plays in the constitution of an individual, and challenges the logic of “productivity” within the capitalistic economic model.

On October 12 at 6:45pm the Institute will host a lecture by the director of the Coppel Collection, Mireya Escalante, who will discuss the artistic vision behind the exhibit, as well as the history and work of the Collection. The exhibit will be on display at the Mexican Cultural Institute through January 7, 2017. The Coppel Collection was started by Isabel and Agustín Coppel in the 1990s with a selection of Mexican modern art, which they promptly redirected to both national and international contemporary art with an important emphasis on photography. The collection is committed to the research and dissemination of contemporary art, supporting exhibitions, publications, research and art projects.

Mexican Cultural Institute is located at 2829 16th St. NW. For more information, visit call (202) 728-1629, visit www.instituteofmexicodc.org, or follow the Mexican Cultural Institute on Twitter @MexCultureDC and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mexculturedc.