front-loteria-baja-150An international exhibition featuring art inspired by the Loteria Mexicana deck of cards
Exhibition Opening Party: Saturday, September 10, 7-10 pm
On View: Saturday September 10 - October 22, 2011
Hours: Thursdays & Fridays 3-6pm; Saturdays & Sundays 12-6pm

Borderline Projects is pleased to announce the opening of La Loteria, an international art exhibit that will feature the work of 29 artists from 11 countries, who drew inspiration from the symbolism, style, characters, themes and other aspects of the Loteria Mexicana deck of cards, in order to create their pieces. La Loteria is a game that uses a deck of cards illustrated with figures that represent everyday objects, plants, animals, mythical creatures and other characters. The origins of this game go back to 16th century Italy, where most of the lottery games (such as Bingo, the Lotto, etc.) were born, and where the first decks of playing card, including the Tarot, were introduced into Europe.

The idea behind this exhibition was to use the images of La Loteria as a matrix that helped generate dialogues, intersections, and points of encounter. To take a slice of Mexico’s popular culture, characterized by its hybridism, and ask artists to make it their own. We have invited artists from all origins and disciplines to adapt, pay homage, adopt or desecrate La Loteria: a true artistic experiment. This exhibition seeks to open a liminal space, a border-zone where it can be possible to explore our differences together.

The Artists: Josephine Coy (UK) / Yvianna Hernández (US) / Jeanne Sturdevant (US) / Tara Kathleen (UK) / David Trullo (Spain) / Richard Meyer (US) / Maria Liebana (US) / Elena Rodz (US)/ Enrique González (Mexico) / Patricia Espinosa (Mexico) / Shannon Daugherty (US) / Beatriz Albuquerque (Portugal) / Fay Torresyap (US) / Saredt Franco (Mexico) / Ted Enik (US) / Laura Conde (Mexico) / Art Garcia (US) / Sanaa Khan (Pakistan) / Raúl Mirlo (Mexico) / Giselle Elías (Mexico) / Stephane Eck (France) / Tomás  Hache (Mexico) / Chocolate Habanero Arts Collective (Mexico) / Cynthia H. Hsieh (China) / Ral Veroni (Argentina) / Fabian Debora (US) / Clari Netzer (Israel) / John Craig Freeman (US) / Chiara Cola (Italy)

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