The white-space Chalton Gallery has bagged a heavyweight duo for its current show: art collective Pinto mi Raya.
It was formed in 1989 by Monica Mayer, one of the most influential Mexican feminist artists since the 1970s, with multimedia don Victor Lerma. The pair’s self-objective is to “lubricate the art system” using humour, and establish a dialogue with different communities. It includes three long-term projects produced over the course of their thirty years of collaboration.
Not familiar with the independent, non-profit art space? It’s dedicated to showcasing contemporary art from the UK and Mexico. Working in collaboration with its sister-space in Mexico City, the gallery is about exchanging ideas, experiences and perspectives from and between the two nations.
“It’s an emerging economy so the art scene is developing rapidly,” says Javier Calderón, director of the gallery. “There is a lot of attention and investment in new art spaces and emerging curators.”
It is, it seems, a crucial moment to forge links between the upcoming art scene there and up-and-coming artists here.
Main image: Bodas/ Chalton Gallery