Only the Characters Change

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey (MARCO)
Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
Curaduría: Magalí Arriola, Patrick Charpenel y Ana Elena Mallet
August 2004

Aware of the paradox implied in its title, the exhibit Only the Characters Change gathered a handful of artists whose languages, strategies and designs were defined in parallel debates and contradictions that have transformed our context.

By making inquiries on the persistence of determined structures, the curators confronted the codification of the cultural horizon through small manifests, disarranged narratives, helpless characters and forgotten stories. The works explored the less or the secondary with actions and gestures that demystifies, or at least re-evaluate, some of the everyday emblems and historical symbols that have defined our times.