PROYECTOSMONCLOVA is a contemporary art gallery based in Mexico City that focuses on facilitating dialogues between Mexican and international artists from different generations such as: Eduardo Terrazas, Fred Sandback, Martin Soto Climent, Josephine Meckseper, Tercerunquinto, Helen Escobedo and Chantal Peñalosa among others.

Established in 2005, the gallery’s program has evolved into one of the most important forums for contemporary art in Mexico.

In addition to the exhibition program the gallery publishes books and exhibition catalogues. Recent titles include: Restoration of a Mural Painting. Tercerunquinto 2000-2015Robert C. Morgan. Works 1967-2017The Properties of Light. Luis Barragán-Fred Sandback (forthcoming). Exhibition highlights include: Caramel Huysmans. Martin Soto Climent (2015); TRUE STORY, collective show curated by Michel Blancsubé (2015); The Properties of Light. Fred Sandback (2016); dre omins. Andreas Slominski (2016); Doble fondo. Tercerunquinto (2017); Concept and Painting. Robert C. Morgan (2017); and the upcoming Josephine Meckseper (2017).


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The Wittgenstein Suite



  • José León Cerrillo

The Wittgenstein Suite –with the both meanings implied in this word– are composed by thirteen songs stemming from texts by the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein and conform the core of the collaboration between the artists, José León Cerrillo and Saralunden. The lyrics of the songs are based on elements of Wittgenstein’s book, Bemerkungen über die Farben (Remarks on Color) and were written between 2009/2011. In harmony with Wittgenstein’s theoretical investigations on the ways one can speak about color and transparency, the performance series is constructed around shadows, projections, and music. The first installment of the series

was performed as part of and within the context of José León Cerrillo’s exhibition Hotel Eden, in 2009 at Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City. The exhibition investigated the potential behind the possibility of an abstract grammar. Framed by a series of shadows created by various structures inside the gallery, Saralunden sang the first in a sequence of several songs. For the second part of The Wittgenstein Suite, the entire performance was incorporated like a shadow projected on the windows of the Schindler House in Los Angeles, problematizing as such, a Modernist icon. It suggested an inevitable platonic association without leaving behind an ironic reconsideration; the title of the second iteration was, Schindler ́s window/Plato ́s Cave (2011). The third part, Hotel Eden Revisited (2012), was the end of The Wittgenstein Suite, echoing the previous works and placing the performance within 10 index-like open panels that synthesized graphical elements of previous iterations.

The current exhibition at Proyectos Monclova is presented as a memory, not to say reconsideration or re-thought, on the collaboration between the two artists.