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06.03.2018

Máximo at Lisa Sette Gallery / Phoenix Arizona

Lisa Sette Gallery

210 East Catalina Drive

Phoenix, Arizona

Máximo González and Ato Ribeiro

March, 3rd – April, 28th, 2018

05.03.2018

ArCo 18

ArCo Madrid 18

International Contemporary Art Fair
‘Aural Galería’
February, 21-25
Artists: Máximo González, Anna Bella Geiger, Concha Jeréz, Fernando Sinaga, Isaac Montoya, Javier Vallhonrat, José Maldonado, Juan José Martín, Luis Gordillo
Image
“Biography” of the Project “Small Money Labyrinth”, 2016
Out of circulation paper money

04.03.2018

Changarrito Project / Memory-Book 12 Years / Zona Maco

ZONA MACO

February, 11th, 2018

We are pleased to present the Memory-Book of Changarrito Project, published with the support of the Prince Claus Fund, the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) and the Contemporary Art Board (PAC). Contains History and Memory of the Changarrito Project through its 12 years of work in Mexico City and other 20 cities around the World. It includes texts signed by Artists, Curators, Researchers and Historians; records of all activities performed as exhibition platform, outreach and research; the books published by Letritas del Changarrito; the International Changarrito Residence and the Changarrito Archive Collection. Presented by Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico (CDMX)

The book can be obtained at EXIT Bookstore

29.12.2017

‘Anachronismes’ / Paris

Anachronismes

Mairie du 2e arrondissement de Paris
8 rue de la Banque
Paris
France

December 18th 2017 through January 2nd 2018

Monday to Friday: 8:30 am – 5 pm
Thursday : 8:30 am – 7:30 pm

Artists: Máximo González, Bibi, Lyes Hammadouche and Serene Debs

Curators: Lamia Tlass, Xin Guan and Gabriela Salomón

Image:

Untitled yet
Máximo González, 2017
Mixed media installation (detail)
From ‘An immense banyan’, Solo Show at Galería Aural, 2017
Installation developed at Lizieres Artist Residency, 2015
Photo by José Jurado

11.12.2017

Lisa Sette Gallery at Art Miami 2017

Lisa Sette Gallery at Art Miami 2017

December, 5 – 10

Artists:  Máximo González, Rachel Bess, Sonya Clark, Angela Ellsworth, Jessica Joslin, Mayme Kratz, Carrie Marill, Ann Morton, Reynier Leyva Novo, Luis González Palma, Ato Ribeiro, Xawery Wolski, y más.

Image:
Come back to me, Collage: out-of-circulation currency, 35.75″ x 28.5″ framed

03.11.2017

Pangea / 1708 Gallery / Richmond, Virginia

PANGEA

Installation located at
128 W Broad St, Richmond, VA

a 1708 Gallery exhibition

OPENING

Friday, Nov 3

7 pm – midnight

In the installation Pangea (2017), visual artist Máximo González (Argentina, 1971) seeks to draw a “new” world map that resembles Pangea, the supercontinent that was made up of nearly all the landmasses on Earth, in order to confront the geopolitical constructs that shape our society and to reflect on the degree to which these can be shifted.
The floor of the exhibition venue–a picturesque shop from the early 20th century–is covered with 1000 inflatable balls that resemble world globes and that are remains of the 7000 used for González’s emblematic installation Camino entre mundos [Walk Among Worlds] (2011). The visitors are inevitably immersed in the piece as they make their way through the inflatable balls, forced to move them around and to intermingle with other people to view and experience the work. Through this interaction that can be simultaneously playful, uncomfortable and chaotic, the spectator becomes aware not only of the materiality of the plastic balls filled with air–some of which might have been deflated by the constant manipulation of visitors–but also of his or her corporality in this space and in relation to the world. In what manner are we using the natural resources we share with other human beings? It is not about each individual inflatable ball, but about what is generated when 1000 of them are assembled in the same space. The plastic globes are rearranged over and over with the passing of new visitors; each configuration speaks of the multiple possibilities of relating to the world.
One of the walls of the space is covered with over one hundred red light bulbs, each representing the capital of a country belonging to the United Nations. These different cities are interconnected by copper wire, which demarks the shortest possible aerial route between them. When these individual light bulbs are linked by the wire, the outline of a form is created and each distinct city becomes part of a shared whole. Via this visual structure that inevitably reminds us of Pangea, González prompts us to envision a “bigger picture,” to think about the collective, and to reflect on how we have come to configure our world, as well as on the possibility of working towards the creation of a new model, one that perhaps is not delimited by political divisions, but rather conformed by conjunctions. If we were capable of configuring these manmade boundaries, are we not capable of reconfiguring them as well?

–Othiana Roffiel

Seven year unfinished art project stolen in Los Baños, California

Seven year unfinished art project stolen in Los Baños, California

An art thief is holding more than 250 paintings and drawings of dead trees. They were stolen Friday night out of truck parked at a hotel in Los Baños. Artist Máximo González has spent the past seven years working on his tree project.
His biggest fear now is the thief will pitch all seven boxes of art work in a dumpster or on the side of the road. González is hurt and hopes his stolen paintings and drawings will be recovered.
The 268 paintings and drawings are part of his ecological art project. “Its goal is to create consciousness about the devastation that is being done of our woods, of our nature, of our environment.”                                                                         González was planning to display his project at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga.
He says the paintings and drawings have little value if they are separated. This past weekend the art community reached out in Los Baños. Members searched for art in dumpsters. They also put out an alert at area churches.
González hopes the thief has a conscience. “We hope this person who don’t know about art, who don’t know about these paintings, please put these paintings somewhere where we can find them.”
The Los Baños Police Department is investigating the stolen artwork. If you have any information on the case call 209-827-7070 Ext. 0

12.09.2017

‘Imbalance’ / Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art / Gdansk, Polonia

Exhibition “Imbalance”

Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art (Gdańsk, Polonia)

September, 22nd / November, 11th

Curator: Blanca de la Torre

Artists: Xavier Ribas | Manuel Vázquez | Sergio Belinchón | Oligatega Numeric | Kamila Chomicz | Lúa Coderch | Julius Von Bismark | Perejaume | Philip Fröhlich | Jun Ngunyen-Hatsushiba | Cecylia Malik | Allan Sekula | Joan Fontcuberta | Máximo González | John Gerrard | Jennifer Steinkamp | Antoni Muntadas | Superflex | Federico Guzmán | Marjetica Potrč | Andreas Gursky | Anri Sala | Lara Almarcegui | Chus García Fraile

Photo

TITLE: Fiath Abarth/Kiwi, Citröen Ami 8/Pear and Helicopter/Grape, from the series ‘Project for the reuse of obsolete vehicles after the extinction of oil’
DATE: 2008
TECHNIQUE: Drawing, graphite, watercolor and colored pencils on paper. Variable measures

13.07.2017

An Immense Banyan / ‘Galería Aural’ / Alicante, Spain

An Immense Banyan
‘Galería Aural’
Labradores 17 Bajo
Alicante, Spain
July, 8th / September, 23rd 2017

Some of the works in the exhibition have been developed during the residency of the artist in Lizieres (Epaux-Bézu, Francia), the residency in Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago, USA)

28.04.2017

Stranger Lands / 500X Gallery / Dallas, TX

Stranger Lands / 500X Gallery / Dallas, TX

Opening Reception

May, 6th

19 to 22

Curator: Julie Libersat

Artists: Máximo González, Krista Caballero, Sean Miller, Lexie Mountain, Patrick O’Neil, Trudi Lynn Smith and Kate Hennessy, William Sarradet, Carolyn Sortor, Karina Skvirsky, Jenny Vogel, Gloria Wyatt and Longui Zhang

13.03.2017

Tell me why (Why Can’t We Live Together?) / Lisa Sette Gallery (Phoenix AZ)

GROUP Exhibition at Lisa Sette Gallery (Phoenix AZ)

210 East Catalina Drive

March 4 – April 29, 2017

GALLERY HOURS

Tuesday – Friday 10 – 5 Saturday 12 – 5

and by appointment

closed Sunday and Monday

ArtistsMáximo Gonzalez, Enrique ChagoyaSonya ClarkJamal Cyrus, Binh DanhClaudio DicocheaAngela Ellsworth, , Siri Devi KhandavilliMark KlettCarrie MarillLuis Molina-PantinAnn Morton, Reynier Leyva NovoKambui Olujimi and Charlotte Potter.

Image: Máximo Gonzalez, Archeology of the press, 2016, collage: white borders of out-of-circulation currency, 51 x 41 inches framed

16.02.2017

ArCo 2017 / ‘Music Score’ / ‘Galería Aural’

‘Music Score’, the Installation by Máximo, will be on show at

International Contemporary Art Fair ArCo Madrid 2017, from

February 22nd to 26th

PAVILION 7 

Stand of Galería Aural 7G02

Artists: Máximo González / Anna Bella Geiger / Concha Jerez / Fernando Sinaga  Ingrid Wildi Merino / Isaac Montoya / Javier Vallhonrat / José Maldonado

Music Score | Máximo González Arco 2017

‘The commitment to Argentine Art at ArCo 2017 by “Galería Aural”, Alicante is Máximo González – NEO2

 

01.12.2016

Máximo at Art Miami

Máximo at Lisa Sette Gallery

ART MIAMI

booth D107

Hours:

Wed Nov 30 – Sat Dec 3: 11 to 8 pm

Sun Dec 4: 11 to 6 pm

Midtown Miami / Wynwood Arts District

3101 NE 1st Ave

Miami FL 33137

03.08.2016

Exhibition ‘Afinidades / Discordancias’, ‘Museo de la Cancillería’, Mexico City

Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores

Instituto Matías Romero

Museo de la Cancillería

Afinidades

55 Contemporary Artists – SRE Collection Pago en Especie

Discordancias

Opening

August, 16th

19 pm

Máximo González / Agustín González / Alberto Castro Leñero / Ana Thiel / Betsabeé Romero / Boris Viskin / Cisco Jiménez / Damián Ortega / Daniel Alcalá / Dulce Pinzón / Emilio Chapela / Erick Meyenberg / Ernesto Alva / Ernesto Mallard Fabián Ugalde / Fernanda Brunet / Fernando García Correa / Fernando Ortega / Francisco Castro Leñero / Georgina Quntana / Ilse Gradwohl / Irma Palacios / Javier Peláez / Jeannette Betancourt / Jesús Lugo Paredes / Jordi Boldó / José Antonio Farrera / José León Cerrillo / Juan Manuel de la Rosa / Luis Rodrigo / Manuel Felguérez / María José de la Macorra / María José Lavín / Maribel Portela Mario Núñez / Mario Palacios Kaim / Marisa Boullosa / Mauricio Limón / Melanie Smith / Miguel Calderón / Miguel Castro Leñero / Miguel Cordera / Naomi Siegmann / Pablo Sigg / Pablo Vargas Lugo / Perla Krauze / Pía Camil /    Raymundo Sesma / Roberto Turnbull / Roger von Gunten / Samuel Meléndrez / Sandra Pani / Santiago Borja / Vicente Rojo / Yolanda Azul Paulsen