Plataforma Puebla 2006
Edited by Príamo Lozada, Bárbara Perea.
From November 2006 to January 2007, Plataforma Puebla took over the oldest factory in Mexico, La Constancia in Puebla, for a large-scale exhibition showcasing more than 60 Latin American artists. The curators charted an artistic cartography of the city around the site, and made interventions that spilled over into the streets--altering traffic, inviting viewers to reevaluate the roles of landmarks, and highlighting connections between the landscape and its past. They connected viewers to alternate narratives that would otherwise have passed unnoticed, giving them a new experience of the same place without erasing or overwriting the existing one. Plataforma Puebla 2006 showcases participants including Teresa Margolles, Santiago Sierra, Francis Al˙s, Carlos Amorales, Thomas Glassford, Gabriel Orozco, Daniel Guzmán, Damián Ortega and Melanie Smith. It also includes essays on art and technology by curators Príamo Lozada and Bárbara Perea and additional texts by a host of international theorists, art historians, philosophers and the artists themselves.