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18 August 2013
Juan Downey at the Tamayo, Mexico City.

Juan Downey. Una utopia de la comunicació. Museo Tamayo. Mexico City. Anthology. 1940-1993. Text. Cybernetics. Video. Drawings. Novel. Plato Now. Chile. New York, Central America, the Amazon, road-trip. Entropy. Documentation. Trans American. Circuits, feedback. An investigation into the art world. Living in Venezuela with the Yanomami. Homeostasis, ecology, topology. Feedback in the Amazon. Disinformation. 1965, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1976, 1977. Impeccably mounted. Unbeatable retrospective. Very extensive. Still no catalogue. But soon. [Go to see it >] with time to spare. Until 25 August.

Paloma Checa-Gismero is Assistant Professor at San Diego State University and Candidate to Ph.D. in Art History, Criticism and Theory at the University of California San Diego. A historian of universal and Latin American contemporary art, she studies the encounters between local aesthetics and global standards. Recent academic publications include ‘Realism in the Work of Maria Thereza Alves’, Afterall, autumn/winter 2017, and ‘Global Contemporary Art Tourism: Engaging with Cuban Authenticity Through the Bienal de La Habana’, in Tourism Planning & Development, vol. 15, 3, 2017. Since 2014 Paloma is a member of the editorial collective of FIELD journal.

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