In 1946, the Mexican architect Enrique del Moral bought the land where this gallery is located to build his own house and garden. Nearly sixty years later, the resultant iconic modernist building was modified, and in 2002 Fernando Romero built his own offices in the garden area. For his third solo exhibition here, Jorge Satorre takes up this history. He has opened up a gallery wall to connect the white cube with the garden. In front of the opened wall he dug a pit that exposes fragments of the former building’s foundations. He has embossed the inner surface of this ditch with casted elements
Lodos inaugurated its new space with the group show “Se nos cayó el teatro” (Our Theater Has Fallen), which presented the work of eight international artists and collectives. The wide variety of works, from painting to sculpture to video to photography, coalesced into a sensitive, poetic reflection on the challenges of art- and exhibition making in this current climate of political instability.
At the entrance of the exhibition space, a worn-out wooden yoke hung from the ceiling and rotated mechanically. A rough copper sheet covered the wooden bar, embossed with the work’s title, They gather,