Felipe Ehrenberg

Museo de Arte Moderno Mexico

Encompassing fifty years of production, “Manchuria: Peripheral Vision” is the first formal retrospective of Felipe Ehrenberg. The artist’s participation in Mexican art and culture during the late 1960s and ’70s would prove critical in a country whose restrictions on artists and intellectuals, institutional inefficiency, disinterest, poor communication with the international art world, and political violence (especially the Tlatelolco massacre following large student demonstrations in October 1968 in Mexico City) led Ehrenberg to establish independence from any system or institution and move with his family to England in 1968.

Ehrenberg’s six years there were crucial for the development of his conceptual strategies, as evinced in Living in My Art Room: Considerations on the Habitable Space, Ideas for Ergonometric Actions, 1973. Here one is reminded of Mel Bochner’s approach to art as language

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