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Uprising (after Ximeno y Planes), 2015-2018 (ongoing)



Uprising (after Ximeno y Planes: Destruction no.1), 2018. Fragmented fresco painting on plaster and wood base, variable dimensions. Documentation view during action, video still, monochannel video with sound.

Uprising (after Ximeno y Planes), 2015-2018
Plaster fresco painting on wood base, 3 parts of 3x3m
Monochannel video with sound
New pantings formed with fragments, variable dimensions


Based on the reconstruction of a mural that was lost in an earthquake in 1845. After 2 years of research to locate the original sketches and materials, the painting was reproduced in the original place where it existed many centuries ago.

The return of the painting was performed by opening to the public its recreation and, after completing the image, it’s destruction. The painting depicts the rebellion and killing of an indigenous community in Ixmiquilpan. Opening the process to the public led to a constant questioning of the history and memory of the event, that was awakened through the reenactment, repetition and disappearance of the image.

Exhibitions:

Reconstruction no.1 scale 1:2 and destruction part of the solo exhibition "Réplicas: Apuntes sobre historia material" (Replicas: notes on material history), Museo ExTeresa, 2017.

Invited painters for reconstruction no.1: Manuela Romo and Eric Valencia.
With the support of Nathaniel Cano, restorer and art historian, and José Luis Ruvalcaba, coordinator of the National Laboratory of Science for the Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage, LANCIC, IF, UNAM.

Uprising (after Ximeno y Planes: Destruction no.1), 2018. Fragmented fresco painting on plaster and wood base, variable dimensions. Documentation view during action, video still, monochannel video with sound.

Uprising (after Ximeno y Planes: Destruction no.1), 2018. Fragmented fresco painting on plaster and wood base, variable dimensions. Documentation view during action, video still, monochannel video with sound.

Uprising (after Ximeno y Planes: Destruction no.1), 2018. Fragmented fresco painting on plaster and wood base, variable dimensions. Documentation view during action, video still, monochannel video with sound.

Uprising (after Ximeno y Planes: Destruction no.1, Reconstruction no.2), 2018. Fragmented fresco painting, variable dimensions.

Exhibition view previous to destruction, Museo ExTeresa. Uprising (after Ximeno y Planes), 2018.