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NAFTAlgias
An open text towards the sensibility of free market

Arte y Trabajo BWEPS (Art & Labor BWEPS)


12/22/2017 – 01/27/2018


NAFTAlgias. An open text towards the sensibility of free market is the first exhibition by the Art & Labor BWEPS collective. The show—more than merely being an exhibit of objects in the space—is conformed of various elements that facilitate a group of activities, presentations, performances and study meetings that aim to activate the space through time.
Among them are a marathon of the Black Mirror series on Netflix; presentations with diverse topics such as NAFTA, the neoliberal sensibility of contemporary artistic production and mobilization strategies against violence; the workshop-performance Mezcálnica Popular held on Sundays at noon by artist Irak Morales; and finally, a group of studies that meets every Saturday to read essays on border art and aesthetics in order to assemble a collaborative text by the participants.
*Art & Labor BWEPS is a multidisciplinary group of Biquini Wax EPS to analyze contemporary art under the capitalist mode of production conformed by Alejandro Gómez Arias, Bernardo Núñez Magdaleno, Gustavo Cruz, Roselin Espinosa, Neil Mauricio Andrade, Daniel Aguilar Ruvalcaba and Israel Urmeer.

NAFTAlgias, 2017, Acrylic paint on wall


2017, Cardboard, inkjet print and paper cut portraits of the Arte y Trabajo BWEPS members and Carlos Salinas de Gortari, Variable dimensions


2017, Pillow, blanket and interlocking foam mats, Bed use as a resting spot for the artists, exhibition attendants and gallery workers, Variable dimensions

Tezcatlipoca (The Smoking Mirror), 2017, Clay over Hisense 50” Class TV screen streaming Black Mirror Season 4 (Netflix, 2017) on its release day, 29.3x25.7”


Group watching Black Mirror Season 4 (Netflix, 2017) on its release day as one of the lecture-performance-activities from the exhibition NAFTAlgias


Chalkboard paint on wall and writings or drawings by the attendants of the exhibition as a wall of ideas for the creation of a future collaborative text, 138x118”


Chalkboard paint on wall and writings or drawings by the attendants of the exhibition as a wall of ideas for the creation of a future collaborative text, 138x118”


Chalkboard paint on wall and writings or drawings by the attendants of the exhibition as a wall of ideas for the creation of a future collaborative text, 138x118”


Chalkboard paint on wall and writings or drawings by the attendants of the exhibition as a wall of ideas for the creation of a future collaborative text, 138x118”

Mezcálnica Popular, 2018, workshop-performance by Irak Morales

Mezcálnica Popular, 2018, installation of the workshop-performance by Irak Morales


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