Adolfo Riestra
Cuerpo de Obra
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Mauricio Marcin
July 11, 2024
August 31, 2024

We are pleased to announce the opening of Cuerpo de Obra, an exhibition dedicated to Adolfo Riestra and curated by Mauricio Marcin Álvarez. The show will open on Thursday, July 11, at 6:00 PM.

Cuerpo de Obra presents an extensive selection of drawings, paintings and sculptures that traces the life and work of Adolfo Riestra (Tepic, Nayarit, 1944 - Mexico City, 1989).

Curated by Mauricio Marcin, the exhibition highlights Riestra's ability to explore the representation of the human body in unusual and disruptive ways, questioning hegemonic norms of beauty and identity. His universe is populated by beings that demand disidentification: arms that elongate to the point of defectiveness, torsos that twist, swollen thighs, exaggerated genitalia, hermaphroditic creatures... These beings avoid the construction of a stable ego and seek lightness and mutability.

Riestra does not oppose beauty, but implants it with other canons: his song is that of a bird that few understand.

Bodies in ceaseless recreation, in fantastical iterations bodies and bodily forms; non-conforming bodies, beautiful bodies
bodies until repetition makes them sound empty.

Bodies of work, work-bodies, bodies of engineers, collective bodies, bodies.

Adolfo Riestra committed to a bold repetition to dismantle a tradition and enable the emergence of an abnormal one.

— Mauricio Marcin

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