El/52 is situated in an old house in Colonia Roma, Mexico, (it used to be the home of avant-garde director Alejandro Jodorowsky) and this historical space was a perfect setting for Theo Michael´s “Scholars in Space”. The formal presentation is reminiscent of an archaeological exhibit in a museum, the work arranged to look like artifacts. On closer inspection, the imagery hints of something more, Greek statues mix with motorcycles, ancient masks with Malboro reds, and a tv sits on a Roman column. Throughout the various rooms, the relationships created by the different elements conjure a sort of cosmic history whose timeline is unknown.
Theo Michael is a Greek artist living in Mexico city.
Scholars in Space was presented at el52/OMR in Mexico city from september to november 2011
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