Adrian Villar Rojas: Los Teatros de Saturno

5 February – 26 April 2014, Kurimanzutto, Mexico City

By Gabriela Jauregui

 Adrian Villar Rojas, Los Teatros de Saturno, 2014. Photo: Michel Zabé. Courtesy of the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City Adrian Villar Rojas, Los Teatros de Saturno (detail), 2014. Photo: Michel Zabé. Courtesy of the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City Adrian Villar Rojas, Los Teatros de Saturno, 2014. Photo: Michel Zabé. Courtesy of the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City

When you enter Adrián Villar Rojas’s Los Teatros de Saturno (2014), you enter a mode of being in the world akin to what Walter Benjamin called ‘the adorable detail’, and, I might add, the generous detail. In Villar Rojas’s works there is an overabundance that is lavishly baroque and at the same time as simple as dirt: everything starts with clay and mutates forth from there. One might even borrow the term neobarroso, coined by Argentinean poet Néstor Perlongher (with…

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