October 25th, 2013
Llorona Art Gallery is proud to announce that on October 25, 2013 it will open the exhibition “Endless Death”, a limited edition collection of fifty five of renowned neologist Felipe Ehrenberg’s digital prints (giclées) related to the Día de los Muertos. The opening runs from 6 p.m. to midnight.
“Endless Death” (Muerte sin fin) is a selection of pen and ink drawings, some quirky or whimsical, some serious, even dramatic, all showing extraordinary penmanship, that Ehrenberg created over a time span of thirty six years, beginning in 1975 and continuing through 2008. Selected, digitalized and painstakingly printed by Ehrenberg himself in an signed edition limited to eight copies, the set of prints La Llorona will show is numbered 5/8 and is the only remaining complete collection. They are printed on recycled acid free parchment paper, using long-lasting ink. Ehrenberg destroyed the program that was used to digitally produce these prints once the production was complete.
Born in Tlacopac, near Mexico City, Felipe Ehrenberg has an extensive and extremely eclectic curriculum. He is a visual and book artist, print maker, activist teacher, politician, diplomat, editor, actor, organizer, traveler and a prolific essayist. Many of Felipe’s works deal with key issues of post modernism and the construction of national identity. He questions today’s information system, our institutions and their bureaucracies but most particularly, he examines the image of his own country. Ehrenberg has held nearly one hundred solo exhibitions throughout the Americas and Europe and his works has been included in countless international group shows. In 2008, Mexico City’s Museum of Modern Art presented “Manchuria–peripheral visions”, a retrospective exhibition covering 50 years of uninterrupted work. The show toured México, was presented at the Museum of Latin American Art at Long Beach and closed at the prestigious Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil, in 2010. Most recently, the MUAC, Mexico´s national university’s contemporary art museum presented “Circuito abierto” (Open Circuit) an exquisite selection made by curators Magali Lara and Martha Hellion, that traced the influence Ehrenberg’s ample production and practice as a book artist has had on several generations of artists in México and other parts of Latin America.
The exhibition at La Llorona Art Gallery will remain open until November 29, 2013.