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Melanie Smith. Farce and Artifice

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Fons audiovisual / Artist interviews

The artist Melanie Smith coments on 'Farce and Artifice', the largest and most comprehensive institutional exhibition of her work in Europe to date.

In 1989, after graduating with a B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Reading, Melanie Smith travelled to Mexico, where she has lived and worked ever since. European and Latin American realities collide in her work, generating a sensuous play of contrasts, tinged with irony, through which she exposes the contradictions of the modern project, colonialism, industrialisation, and neoliberalism. The colours, the shapes, the sounds, the bustle, and the folklore of Mexico City engage in an artistic dialogue with Smith's minimalist background and Anglo-Saxon cultural baggage.

Smith’s work embraces a range of media but informs them in unique ways with a persistent reference to painting; nevertheless, she does not describe herself as a painter.

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