From May 25 to August 31, 2024, the Museum of Mexico City exhibits “Zona de Indifference”, an exhibition by the plastic artist Mario Palacios Kaim, which invites the public to explore the relativity of authorship in art , where the sun, coincidence and destiny combine to transform the pieces presented.

With this exhibition, Mario Palacios Kai challenges traditional interpretations of art. “Zone of Indifference” is presented as an experiment on the indifference of the works towards the opinions of the viewer and the art specialist, creating a free space for the subjective relationship of the pieces with any person.

The exhibition highlights the relativity of authorship and reveals how the pieces on display are born from coincidence and synchronicity. Through solarization and exposure to the elements, Palacios Kaim has created works that demonstrate the indispensable transformation of all things with the passage of time. Since 2007, the artist has explored this technique in various textiles, and in 2015, he found the raw material for this project in steel plates from an armor company in Mexico City.

“My proposal ranges from drawing, painting, graphics, to this type of works, which are a little more like installations or solar imprints that appear, really appear, almost by coincidence,” explains Palacios Kaim.

Between 2019 and 2020, the artist completed the first series of the 21 pieces that make up “Zona de Indifference”. These “things,” as the artist calls them, inhabit a territory that precedes the word and remain outside the reach of definitions and theories. The pieces, indifferent to interpretations, are presented as they are, underscoring coincidence, synchronicity and destiny as essential elements of their existence.

The exhibition invites visitors to experience the passage of time through the transformation of the works, prioritizing observation and appreciation of what we look at. “The art world is not their only world: they are themselves. What matters to him is this presence that one can visit, that one can tour,” says Palacios Kaim.

This exhibition is an opportunity to reflect on the beauty inherent in industrial waste materials and the way observation and appreciation can transform our perception of them. The exhibition highlights silence and experimentation, inviting the public to appreciate the inexorable passage of time indifferent to theoretical speculations.

The exhibition can be visited until August 31 at the Museum of Mexico City, at José María Pino Suárez 30, Centro Historico, from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. General admission is 40 Mexican pesos.


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