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Dwelling Poetically: Mexico City, a case study

When: Until 24 June
Where: ACCA, 111 Sturt St Southbank, Melbourne.
How much: Free
More info: ACCA

Dwelling Poetically: Mexico City, a case study takes a look at the relationship between a city and its artists. On now until 24 June at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), the exhibition looks at how artists and cities influence the development of each other, through the prism of the portrayals and cultural influences of one of the greatest North American cities.

Guest curator Chris Sharp, assisted by Fabiola Talavera, created an exhibition that aims to propose a portrait of Mexico City through artists that live, have lived in, or frequently pass through the city. There is a strong focus on artists whose practices move outside the studio and engage with fabric of the city itself, such as Francis Alÿs, Abraham Cruzvillegas and Melanie Smith. Strong ideas that come through include the architectural forms of Mexican modernity, through to high density living and the highly urbanized environment.

[Main image: Chelsea Culprit, ‘Charm bracelet’ 2017. Courtesy of BWSMX, Mexico City and ACCA]