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Memories on a Plate

Mumbai, 12th of November 2013

Memories on a Plate

Máximo González. Más que dinero

By Marisa Fernández, Revista Clase Premier de Aeroméxico, December 2012

Máximo González. Más que dinero

Máximo González in May issue of Caras magazine

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Maximo Gonzalez in May issue of Caras magazine

Máximo González participates with Iván Buenader in group show Codo a Codo, Parejas de Artistas en México in Espacio Cultural at the Universidad Iberoamericana

Dates: 17th of April to 17th of May 2012

Opening: Tuesday 17th April, 1pm

Universidad Iberoamericana
Prol. Paseo de la Reforma 880
Col. Lomas de Santa Fé
México DF, 01219

Codo a Codo, Parejas de Artistas en México Codo a Codo, Parejas de Artistas en México

Máximo González participates in group show En Mi Ser Eterno en La 77

Curated by: Karen Huber and Beatriz H. Caraveo

Dates:14 de Abril al 29 de Junio 2012

Joaquín García Icazbalceta 77
Colonia San Rafael
06470 México DF

En mi ser eterno

Being Playful: Máximo González on the social significance of art making

Being Playful: Máximo González on the social significance of art making

Máximo González participates in the group exhibition 'MEXICANISIMO THROUGH ARTISTS' EYES'

The artists whose works are featured in this exhibition draw inspiration from Mexico's deep well of visual culture. Their references include folk art, popular culture, and vernacular craft traditions as well as contemporary idioms. This exhibition includes works by artists who enlist traditional, refined artisan's techniques (such as weaving and ceramics) to challenge today's mass-market consumer culture, alongside the work of artists who transform the most expendable materials into art through their handiwork.

Curated by Kristen Evangelista

San José Museum of Art (SJMA)
110 South Market Street
San Jose, CA

Opening: Thursday, March 29, 2012, 7 - 8:30 PM
Fechas: March 30 - September 23rd 2012

Participating Artists: Natalia Anciso / Margarita Cabrera / Enrique Chagoya / Colectivo "La Malagua" / Jamex and Einar de la Torre / Máximo González / Gabriel Kuri Franco Mondini-Ruiz / Betsabeé Romero

Máximo González participates in the group exhibition MEXICANISIMO THROUGH ARTISTS' EYES

Máximo González in Artweek.LA

Witty, poetic and slightly subversive, González puts a fresh face on craft.

Playful is the first major solo exhibition in Los Angeles of Mexico City-based Argentinean artist Máximo González. Though González is best known for creating art objects out of devalued currency from Mexico, this exhibition is a journey through a decade of González's playful investigations into contemporary politics, popular culture, and the reutilization of material...

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Máximo González in group exhibition Tiempo de sospecha: un ejercicio sobre comunicación mediática, sistemas de conocimiento e información

Preview: Thursday 1st of December, 2011 - 8 pm

Dates: 2nd of December to 8th of April, 2012

Museo de Arte Moderno (MAM)
Paseo de la Reforma y Gandhi s/n
Bosque de Chapultepec
Ciudad de México

Participating Artists: Alex Dorfsmann, Anette Kuhn, Arcángel Constantini, Arián Dylan, Arturo Hernández Alcazar, Benjamín Torres, Carlos Aguirre, Daniel Alcalá, Demián Flores, Emilio Chapela, Emilio Said, Gerardo Enrique Santos, Erick Beltrán, Erick Meyenberg, García de la Garza, Ilán Lieberman, Iñaki Bonillas, Iván Edeza, José Miguel González CasanovaLaureana Toledo, Leo Marz, Luis Carrera-Maul, Manuel Rocha, Marco Rountree, Máximo González, Miguel Monroy, Moris, Oscar Cueto, Pablo Helguera, Pablo López Luz, Pablo Rasgado, Saúl Villa, Sebastián Romo, Vanessa García Lembo

Tiempo de sospecha Maximo Gonzalez - Cromagma

SARRO (mi brazo es una honda) at Galeria Valle Orti

Preview: Thursday 17th November, 2011 - 8pm

Dates: 18th November - 7th January, 2012

Avellanas 22 (26003) Valencia, Spain

La serie "Sarro" está compuesta de dibujos que nacen a partir de la oscuridad, del negro. Se utilizó la técnica del esgrafiado, la cual requiere de rasgar la materia para que aparezca la imagen.

Catálogo

Máximo construyó un telar siguiendo la tradición mexicana de los tejidos, y entrelazó tiras de papel de dinero descartado en el proceso de fabricción, creando porciones abstractas donde se mezclan los valores tradicionales de un pueblo con los valores económicos y especulativos de una sociedad.

SARRO (mi brazo es una honda)

Walk among worlds

Preview: Thursday October 27th, 2011 - 8 pm

Dates: 28th October - 5th November, 2011

Opening times: Mon-Sat 11-8 pm / Sun 11-3 pm

Casa América gardens
Plaza de la Cibeles, 2
(28001) Madrid - Spain

"Walk among worlds" is a playful and visually strong installation piece created by artist Maximo Gonzalez for the Cultural Centers Network Week organized by the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AECID). The installation takes place in the gardens of Casa America. It is a playful and visually strong sculptural piece, composed of 2 towers covered with thousands of inflatable globe beach-balls between which there's a tunnel. In the installation, Maximo explores the effects of light and lightness, looking for a reflection on culture and political division of the world, represented by the variety of colors on the world map.

Walk among worlds Walk among worlds

Changarrito @ Mobility show @ Momenta Art @ NYC!!!

Momenta Art, Brooklyn NY

Preview: Friday 9th fo September, 2011

Dates: 9th September - 17th October, 2012

Interactive Performance Dates:
Sunday, September 18th from 3-6pm
Sunday, September 24th from 3-6pm
Additional Performance Dates TBA

Participating artists: Atom Cianfarani, Máximo González, Miguel Luciano, Hidemi Takagi, Tattfoo Tan, Ricardo Miranda Zuñiga

Changarrito @ Mobility show @ Momenta Art @ NYC!!!

Toma el verso por la flor

Expocisión Individual

Art Careyes - Fundación Careyes, Careyes, Jalisco, Mexico, 2013-2014

Toma el verso por la flor

Maximo González at ARCO 2013

Stand 10 B 06, Travesia Cuatro & Stand 10 B 08, Valle Orti

IFEMA, Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I, Madrid, Spain, CP 28042

Dates: Wed 13th - Sun 17th Feb

Laberinth (Detail)

Untitled (mini-laberinto), 2013
out-of-circulation banknotes, foamboard, 90 x 90 cm

Arte insurrecto

Artículo por FMK, Revista Deep, México DF

Arte insurrecto

Máximo González will present new works at Travesía Cuatro (stand H210) and Valle Ortí (stand G213) in Zona MACO 2012

Opening times:
Wed, April 18th : 5 - 10 pm
Thu through Sat : 1 - 9 pm
Sun, April 22nd : 12 - 8 pm

Location:
Centro Banamex
Av. Conscripto 311
Lomas de Sotelo, Miguel Hidalgo
Ciudad de México, CP 11200

maximo gonzalez chair tree detail

Chair-tree (oak) (DETAIL)
sculpture at Valle Ortí: oak and tale on the wall
1.7 x 1.4 x 2.8 mts

maximo gonzalez fission flow detail

Fission-flow (DETAIL), installation at Travesia Cuatro
out of circulation money, pins
4 x 3 mts

Scrap-heap artiste - Máximo González in the LA Times

Scrap-heap artiste, LA Times

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Solo Exhibition at CAFAM, Los Angeles: Playful

CAFAM presents the first solo exhibition in Los Angeles of artist Máximo González

5814 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

VIP and Public Opening Reception: Saturday, January 28, 2012, 6-9pm

Fechas: January 28 – May 6, 2012

Máximo González: Playful is the first major solo exhibition in Los Angeles of Mexico City-based Argentinean artist Máximo González. Curated by Alma Ruiz, senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles, this compelling exhibition will be featured at the Craft and Folk Art Museum from January 28 through May 6, 2012. Though González is best known for creating art objects out of devalued currency from Mexico, this exhibition is a journey through a decade of González's playful investigations into contemporary politics, popular culture, and the reutilization of material.

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CAFAM: Timeline

Máximo González in "Conciencia Urbana"

Curated by: Sara Aroeste

Andrés Siegel / Arte, Av. Veracruz 40, Col. Roma Norte, Mexico City

Opening: Thursday 24th November 2011 - 19:30 hrs

Dates: 25th November 2011 to 20th January 2012

Closing: Friday 20th January 2012

Participating Artists: Daniel Alcalá, Ander Azpiri, Pablo Castillo, Verónica Cuervo, Alex Dorfsman, María García-Ibáñez, Máximo González, Armando Miguelez, Fernanda Sánchez-Paredes, Héctor Velázquez, Katri Walker

Conciencia Urbana

"cara y seca", Maximo Gonzalez, 2008, branch and out-of-circulation banknotes, 90 x 70 x 60 cm (approx)

Máximo González speaks about "Walk among worlds", his installation in Casa America gardens for the Spanish Cultural Centers Week

Maximo Gonzalez on Madrid Direct news

Maximo Gonzalez presents his installation "Walk among worlds" on Madrid Directo news, built in Casa America (Madrid) for the week of the Cultural Centers Network, organized by AECID

Máximo González participates in Art Room Talent 2nd Edition (40 artists, over 200 works

Centre of Architecture & Design (CAD), Mexico City

Dates: 12th - 18th October 2011

Opening times: 11am - 10pm

Avenida Juan Vázquez de Mella 481, (between Periférico & Horacio), Polanco, Mexico City

no more bets

"no more bets" (detail of materials at the studio)

Poetry and Politics

Nordic Watercolor Museum, Gothenburg, Sweeden

Preview: Sunday 25th September, 2011

Dates: 26th September - 12th April, 2012

An exhibition in collaboration with Professor Mark Johnson of San Francisco State University and Julio Morales as visiting guest curator. The museum presents the work of leading contemporary Mexican artists, often choosing to work in conceptual manner and whose underlying themes make frequent references to Mexico's turbulent political climate.

The exhibition is concerned to reveal how contemporary art handles urgent topics in the complex everyday life of Mexico, a life marked by recurring confrontations, violence and abuse. But it also deals with the beautiful and poetic elements of harsh daily existence. Another theme will show how contemporary art establishes links to those well known earlier generations of artists firmly rooted in Mexican culture. We shall be focusing on links with Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, José Guadalupe Posada, José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros.

The artists displayed include Francis Alÿs, Erick Beltrán, Máximo González, Dr. Lakra, Ilán Leberman, Teresa Margolles, Gabriel Orozco and Jaime Ruiz Otis.

chac mool calaverita

Maximo Gonzalez, "chac mool calaverita", 2007, money out of circulation, 15 x 7 cm

Máximo González in Art in America

Review of Máximo's work at the Hyde Part Art Center in Chicago by Ruth Lopez

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