The Kaluz Museum, in Mexico City, has two new exhibitions, “Impressions”, by Alice Rahon, and “Of long ideas and short hair”, which present two women who came to Mexico to live their most fruitful artistic period.

“Impressions” offers a new reading on the development of non-figurative painting in the country, highlighting dialogues and possible influences of Alice Rahon with other artists of the time.

Alice Rahon was a French artist who arrived in Mexico in 1939 and, at the time, she was recognized as the first abstract painter in Mexico; however, she never identified her work with this term and always made explicit her adherence to surrealism. In fact, the title of the exhibition arises from the characterization of her paintings as “abstractions,” to which Rahon preferred the term “impressions.”

The exhibition It brings together 78 pieces in total, including works from the Kaluz Collection and 19 other collections, including institutional and private collections; The Oscar Román Collection, Museum of Modern Art, Carrillo Gil Art Museum, Franz Mayer Museum, National Museum of World Cultures, University of the Americas in Puebla, Windsor Gallery and Industrial Club, among others, stand out.

“Impressions” is divided into four cores. The first two cores explore from the trip that Rahon undertakes to the American continent, to the artist’s different collaborations in the publication DYN upon her arrival in Mexico. The third core analyzes Alice Rahon’s explicit interest in investigating the landscape, especially the Mexican one, and the way in which she manages to articulate it through different forms. And the fourth core addresses Rahon’s production around the sixties, which began to be more explicit as it demonstrates a countercultural disposition in line with various social demands that were manifested around the planet, such as greater concern for the state of the environment.

Alice Rahon – The verticals of the dream

On the other hand, the exhibition “Of long ideas and short hair” talks about the painter and illustrator of the Spanish exile, Elvira Gascón, who arrived in Mexico in 1939 to become one of the great exponents of both exile and Mexican art. thanks to the quality of their work and the innovations poured into their techniques.

This exhibition brings together 84 pieces throughout, mainly from the Kaluz Collection and the Guadalupe Fernández Gascón Collection, among which oil paintings, drawings, enamels, photographs, mixed techniques, transportable murals, books and objects stand out.

Elvira Gascón – IllustrationForSchopenhauer

The exhibition takes its name from an adaptation of the German philosopher’s phrase about women “those beings with long hair and short ideas”, and taking as reference the small piece ‘Illustration for Schopenhauer’, created by Elvira Gascón, to illustrate it. .

“Of long ideas and short hair” is made up of six cores that explore the influences and beginnings of Elvira’s career in her studies in Europe, her passage through eroticism and the role that indigenism played in her works, until arriving at the experiments he achieved in his works and the symbols rethought from tangible reality, of flesh and blood.

Both exhibitions can be visited from December 7, 2023 to April 8, 2024.

The Kaluz Museum is open from Wednesday to Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; It is closed on Tuesdays. The access ticket costs 60 pesos and for foreigners 90 pesos. Students, teachers and seniors with identification pay 30 pesos. Children under 12 years of age have free entry and on Wednesdays there is general free access.

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