Published by Mousse Publishing. Edited with text by Magalí Arriola. Text by Larissa Harris, Adam Kleinman, Alan Page Arriaga, Pablo Soler Frost, Pablo Vargas Lugo.
Mexico's artist in the 58th Venice Biennale offers fresh takes on the life of Jesus
For his Venice Biennale contribution, Mexican artist Pablo Vargas (born 1968) projected two looped montages depicting the life of Jesus but composed of outtakes, inconclusive or incomplete sequences and offering new moral perspectives. This publication documents Vargas' project, its origins and its concept.
Published by Turner. Text by Michel Blancsubé, James E. Brady, Rosina Cazali, Megan E. O’Neil, Rafael Ortega, Sandra Rozental, Pablo Vargas Lugo.
In 2017, Mexico City–based artist Pablo Vargas Lugo (born 1968) visited Naj Tunich—a Guatemalan cave housing the most extensive, sophisticated examples of Mayan cave art. The resulting publication collects images, interpretations and narratives connecting ancient traditions with modern-day experience.
Published by Turner/A&R Press. Essays by Michel Blancsub» and Sina Najafi.
Pablo Vargas Lugo is one of Mexico's fastest-rising contemporary artists, with an extensive resume of solo and group exhibitions there and abroad. This book, an artist's project highlighting a single installation--done for the ColecciÄn Jumex and then reinstalled at the San Paolo Biennale--documents the sprawling city of over 16,000 pyramids of varying sizes that he reproduced at both sites. Because they are too large to maintain in storage, this fleet of structures will have to be destroyed, at which point Skidproof View will be the only full record of their existence. Its design is inspired by a 1953 Mexican book on planets and stars.