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Pia Camil, Pablo Helguera, Pedro Reyes

5 June 2015 - 6 August 2015

Pia Camil, The little dog laughed, 2014. Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles.


This exhibition brings together three Mexican artists: Pia Camil, Pablo Helguera and Pedro Reyes. Addressing concepts of well-being, community empowerment and
political landscapes, each artist is interested in social reform, believing that art can be used as a tool for change. The exhibition is co-curated with Kiki Mazzucchelli and is part of the ¡VAMOS!2015 festival.

Pedro Reyes, Pia Camil and Pablo Helguera

Pablo Helguera recreates his celebrated The Addams-Dewey Gymnasium, 2014, inviting visitors to engage in classes of turn-of-the-twentieth-century exercises designed to promote health and foster a connection between the mind and the body.

Pia Camil showcases hand-dyed curtains and craft pieces alongside a performance from the prominent 2012 – ongoing Espectaculares series.

Pedro Reyes presents a video that revisits historical critiques of capitalism as well as a new performance developed in conjunction with local choir Streetwise Opera.

Pablo Helguera: Debating Education, Progressive Ideas, Useful Art and Change

Thursday 23 July, 5.30pm – 7.00pm

Pablo Helguera (b. 1971), whose Addams-Dewey Gymnasium is currently installed at mima, joins us for a conversation around his practice in general and this work in particular. Topics include education as a tool for the creation of socially oriented projects and the relationship between art and society. Book your place here.


Performances of Pia Camil’s Entrecortinas will be taking place in the gallery at the following times:

Wednesday 10 June, 1.00pm

Saturday 20 June, 1.00pm

Wednesday 1 July, 1.00pm

Saturday 11 July, 1.00pm

Wednesday 22 July, 1.00pm

Saturday 1 August, 1.00pm

Opening Garden Party

On Thursday 4 June we celebrated the opening of Pia Camil, Pablo Helguera and Pedro Reyes, at our Mexican themed garden party, with Mexican street food, cocktails and live music. If you didn’t get to our opening celebration then have a look at some of the pictures from the night:

Image: Pia Camil, The little dog laughed, 2014. Hand dyed and stitched canvas. 108 1/4 x 330 11/16 inches (275 x 840 centimeters). Installed dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles. Photo: Joshua White.

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