Praga 35, Col. Juárez 06600, Mexico City

Open by appointment


CONDO Mexico City

Édouard Montassut

(Puerto Rico)

exhibition extended through May 23
Condo Mexico City 2018
Hosting: Édouard Montassut & Embajada
April 14–May 12, 2018

Jutta Zimmermann, Untitled, 2017

Kaspar Müller, Untitled, 2006–2018

Rometti Costales, Columna de plumas (courtesy Azul Jacinto Marino), 2016
Jorge González, Los ojos cuadrados de Atabei (Part 1), 2018

Jorge González, Los ojos cuadrados de Atabei (Part 3), 2017

Victor del Moral
Extremos que se tocan (from the series El cagadero del lenguaje), 2018

Maria Loboda, The Evolution of Kings, 2017

Jorge González, Los ojos cuadrados de Atabei (Part 2), 2017

Özgür Kar, Interminable (Monologue 2), 2018

Matthew Langan-Peck, Cien Años, 2018

Diego Salvador Rios, Sobre los valores, 2011–2015

Sven Loven, Mobil, 2018

The presentation comes together by the means of language. Language is taken here as a forced transaction and as an impossible negotiation, which leads to humor and tragedy. Humor is the ability to abstract oneself from a certain situation, from the I to the We.

“You have model sentences with which you can get through life”
“You can learn and make yourself useful”
“You’ve been cracked open”
—W.G Sebald

W.G Sebald wrote in 1975, an essay about a Peter Handke play called «Kaspar» which is a case study of a wild boy, that wasn’t educated or forced to learn to speak. He was an object of study and experimentation. The essay narrates the symbolism of the punishment of language. Language as a limit, can be seen as an analogy - of the impossibility of passing something. Maybe also of the kitsch impossibility of saying what one really means, while words proof as insufficient.