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Projets pour une Possible Littérature

04.06-23.08 / 2015
Kunsthalle, Mulhouse

Projects for a Possible Literature is Jorge Méndez Blake’s first exhibition in a French art center. A Mexican artist born in 1974, he lives in Guadalajara and belongs to a generation of South American artists which is now
extremely present on the international scene.

Through drawings, installations or environmental interventions, Jorge Méndez Blake brings literature closer to art. In his work, texts have a meaning, which he translates into shapes or images. He amplifies it through an expertly constructed conceptual language, and takes part in rewriting games. From his monumental installations to his simplest gestures, he imbues his work with a physical relationship between the chosen texts and the
reader, who becomes a viewer.
His work creates new connections between literature and architecture. His pieces broaden the possible readings between authors, texts and architecture by placing them in new contexts.
Jorge Méndez Blake sees the exhibition at La Kunsthalle as an opportunity to come back to some of his existing work, but also to create numerous new pieces. He presents his work in an almost encyclopedic manner, gathering a range of buildings, books and other constructions to make up a complete collection of the formal elements of his work. The result is a set of small pieces which all carry the make-up for a possible literature.

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