Monday 17 June 2013

Melanie Smith´s work is informed by the legacy of modernist painting, but overlaps into photography, video, and installation. Since 1989 she has lived and worked in Mexico City, an experience that has enormously influenced her works ever since. Past projects have focused on the metropolis of Mexico City, registering its multitudes, violence, banality, and clandestine nature, and in turn the inherent decomposition of the city. Her more recent work has extended the notion of site and non-site.

Her film Xilitla (in collaboration with Rafael Ortega) is currently on display at Wanås Konst, and this talk is organised in collaboration with Wanås.