November 29, 2018 - March 9, 2019
Abrazos/Hugs is an exhibition of work by Mexican feminist artist and activist Mónica Mayer. Her exhibition at KSMoCA includes images and ephemera from two participatory artworks she has exhibited around the globe: El Tendedero/The Clothesline Project and Abrazos/Hugs. The exhibition includes artwork made by students in Ms. Jones’ 5th grade class, who participated in a hug-reinvention workshop with the artist. Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, November 29 from 4-6 PM at KSMoCA and meet some of the young artists who invented the new forms of hugs included in the exhibition. Students will be giving tours and leading an activity inspired by El Tendedero.
Mónica Mayer (Mexico City, 1954), studied visual arts at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas in Mexico City (UNAM) and in 1980 obtained a masters degree in sociology of art at Goddard College while participating at the Feminist Studio Workshop in Los Angeles, California. Her work has been exhibited in over 100 group exhibitions in Mexico, the U.S. and Europe and multiple solo exhibitions at places including: Casa del Lago, Museo Carrillo Gil, Lourdes Chumacero gallery, Pino Suárez subway station, Auditorio subway station, The National Gallery in Kingston, Jamaica, Centro Cultural Candido Mendes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, El Colegio de Arquitectos in Pichinche, Ecuador, the artist-run gallery Pinto mi Raya, the Trotsky Museum, the Centro Cultural San Angel in México D.F., La Masmédula Galería, Jardín de las Esculturas, Xalapa, Ver.