Reyes, Pedro b.1972 / Sombrero Colectivo IV
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about this work
In this variation of a seesaw there is a clear asymmetric relationship; one person equals in power a group of nine others. However, the single player needs the group to wield his influence. At first this seems a materialization of the hierarchies and power inequities found in almost all human organizations. The “oppressor” against the “oppressed”. Another interpretation could shift from finding problems to opportunities, a potential “social leverage”: the potential of an individual to transform his group. If you change your own habits you are multiplying your efforts by one. If you manage to introduce some change within your group the effect is multiplied by ten, by one hundred, by ten thousand...

The work of Pedro Reyes addresses the interplay between physical and social space, making tangible the invisible geometry of our personal relationships. His expanded notion of sculpture examines the cognitive contradictions of modern life, and the possibility of overcoming our particular crises by increasing our individual and collective degree of agency. 

Pedro Reyes (b.1972, Mexico)

Sombrero Colectivo IV, 2004

Pleated palm
200 x 200 x 35 cm.
78 3/4 x 78 3/4 x 13 3/4 in.
Provenance:
Labor gallery, Mexico City, Mexico Current Location:
USA - New Jersey S - M Mixed Media Wall WorkLatin America

exhibitions

"Everything You Are I Am Not": Highlights of the Tiroche DeLeon LATAM Collection, curated by Catherine Petitgas
MANA Glass Gallery, New Jersy, USA
May 2016 - August 2016

"Everything You Are I Am Not": Highlights of the Tiroche DeLeon LATAM Collection, curated by Catherine Petitgas
Mana Wynwood, Miami, US
December 2015

31º Panorama da Arte Brasileira [31st Brazilian Art Panorama]
Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo [São Paulo Modern Art Museum], São Paulo, Brazil
April 2009 - December 2009

Ad Usum: To be Used
Americas Society, New York City, NY, USA
February 2007 - May 2007

Ad Usum: To be Used
Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, Harvard University, MA, USA
January 2006 - January 2006

Artwork History
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