Looking Like Something to Look At, is an exhibition of recent artwork from Mexico City, curated by Mexico City based curator J. Frederick Janka. Artists include: Oscar Cueto, Maura Falfan, Napoleon Habeica, Adriana Lara, and Ivan Villasenor.
The exhibition consists of works in a variety of media including photography and film along with painting and drawing. This exhibition tries to complicate an international, primarily art-market based, perception of contemporary Mexican artistic production. The works in this relatively brief exhibition are all examples of their respective artist’s self-reflective practice of art-making. Some of the primary aspects of their practice include references to a larger international art history, a technical formalism and an investigation of the role of the artist in today’s market driven art world. Production value, attention to detail and process are aspects, which are very much evident in this collection of work. Another link between these works is a relationship with the human body or with a visceral experience that demands the use of the body as a medium of understanding and perception.