Tania Ximena: Río de Niebla, Río de Adobe, Río de Sangre

Ex Teresa Arte Actual


March 12-17


Ex Teresa Arte Actual

Time: museum hours

Admission: with museum entrance

Río de Niebla, Río de Adobe, Río de Sangre is an exhibition by Tania Ximena presented by the Secretaría de Cultura del Gobierno de México and the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (Inbal), through Ex Teresa Arte Actual, curated by Michel Blancsubé. The exhibition opened in November and closes on March 17th.

This exhibition arises from Tania Ximena’s research into the decrease in volume of the Jamapa, the last living glacier in Mexico, located at the summit of the volcano Citlaltépetl, better known as Pico de Orizaba, in Veracruz.

Since 2015, the artist has recorded this thick layer of ice with the intention of poetically expressing the voice of the natural elements that make up this ice giant, which resists disappearing but no longer feeds the river of the same name as the glacier.

As a result, Tania Ximena considers herself a conscious observer of her time, similar to a seismograph. As part of her field research, she also assumes the role of an ethnologist who ventures into the field to explore a geographical region. In this way, she shares her life with the local community, which includes individuals of Afro-mestizo descent.

Photo: Tania Ximena, Río de Niebla, Río de Adobe, Río de Sangre, 2023