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  • Escultura Social: A New Generation of Art from Mexico City

    While the invocation of Joseph Beuys’s concept of “social sculpture” seems somewhat misplaced here, the exhibition’s shift away from work that makes sexy urban themes of violence, poverty, and the abject—a type that has been the cornerstone of most recent surveys of Mexico City–based artists—marks an important change in curatorial approach. Taking up the political strategies of 1960s and ’70s avant-garde art production, and adding more than a tinge of malaise, the show’s twenty artists contribute more than fifty works from the past five years—including phone