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New SMoCA Exhibit Features Work of Prominent Mexican Artists
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art will feature two of Mexico’s most prominent artists in its new two-part exhibit, “Double Agents: Carla Fernández and Pedro Reyes,” which envisions an alternative future through artistic practices.
The two featured artists, who are also life partners, will collaborate for the first time on the exhibit in the form of protest posters alongside their individual works of sculpture, video, fashion and photography.
“SMoCA is thrilled to host two leading contemporary artists for a collaboration that activates the galleries, invites audience engagement and promotes discussion around current issues,” said SMoCA acting director Jennifer McCabe.
Reyes is known for his large-scale projects that address current social and political issues — through the exhibit he will debut one of his recent works — Disarm (Mechanized), a series of eight instruments built using remnants of weapons collected and destroyed by the Mexican army.
Fernández specializes in ethical fashion, and has developed a design method that works with indigenous Mexican communities to prevent traditions from becoming extinct and allowing artisans opportunities to make a living through their work.
The exhibit will premier clothing from the Carla Fernández Spring-Summer Collection 2019, inspired by the garments of agricultural workers in Mexico mixed with the factory uniforms from Bauhaus.
The exhibit will run from October 27 to February 3.