Los irrespetuosos 2013
This exhibition was curated by Carlos E. Palacios, Chief Curator of the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil and was made possible by the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes.
Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil
Mexico City

Artists: Eugenio Ampudia (ES), Maria Anwander (AT), Ivan Argote (CO), Ivan Candeo (VE), Oscar Cueto (MX), Juan José Gurrola (MX), Natalia Ibáñez Lario (ES), Bernd Krauss (DE), Uriel Landeros (US), Jason Mena (PR), Metapong Collective (MX), Diego Piñeros (CO), Pablo Rasgado (MX), Oscar Santillán (EC), Cristian Segura (AR) and the conceptual group Texto Poético (ES).

The relevance of this exhibition does not rely in the renovation of the principles of the so-called “institutional critique.” The works expose the common venture of dismantling “disrespectfully” the severity and rigorousness with which artistic creation is traditionally assumed. The artists gathered for Los Irrespetuosos / The Disrespectful / die Respektlosen confront us, through insignificant gestures, to transcendental problems related to art production, its institutions and its history. In its apparent flippancy, these works remind us of gestures that made a radical turn in the art history, such as the introduction by Marcel Duchamp of a vulgar urinary into the sacred space of the museum, one of the first examples of "disrespect."