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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
Open from Tuesday to
Sunday 12 pm → 6 pm

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Tendencies: New Art From Mexico City


In this brochure, published in 1995 by San Francisco Art Institute, curator Rubén Gallo introduces the exhibition Tendencies: New Art From Mexico City which took place at the Contemporary Art Gallery from May 18 – June 29, 1996.

This exhibition was guest curated by Rubén Gallo of Mexico City and Terence Gower of Vancouver. It included eight young artists based in Mexico City. The exhibition was conceived as a response to the stereotypes that circulate about Mexican art being in the tradition of figurative painting or based in folk art. It included painting, sculpture, installation and photography.

The exhibition complemented an exploration by CAG of work by Latin American artists which included Fernando Arias and an exhibition of Cuban art planned in collaboration with the Belkin Gallery for 1997. Tendencies: New Art from Mexico City was presented at the San Francisco Art Institute before coming to Vancouver.


San Francisco Art Institute