Organized by Lodos, Mexico City at Echo, Cologne.
The group exhibition Es ist nur eine Frage der Zeit gathers works presenting perspectives regarding temporality, velocity, contemplation and control. The exhibition initiated as an inquiry surrounding perceptions of the term metropolis, yet, it rapidly became clear that time and its conditions would be the protagonists.
Several works on view regard the initial inquiry with depictions of painted cityscapes. Within these depictions the artists approach their subjects diversely, connoting the passing of time as contemplative, fleeting, and as a witness of grief and celebration. Subjects also appear figuratively. Their presence can indicate the state and effects of value, labor, care and consumption on the body over time. Some of the works are presented as tools and appendixes that confront the ephemeral and seek out strategies to measure and control its transitory essence.
Aureliano Alvarado Faesler (b. 1997, Mexico City. Lives and works in Mexico City) Recent exhibitions include La casa erosionada, Museo Anahuacalli, Mexico City (2023); Novedades La Calzada, Grupo Ascencio, Guadalajara (2023); La Situation (Solo Exhibition), Útil, Mexico City (2023); Juventud en éxtasis, Biquini Wax, Mexico City (2022); Amateur amantes in their dark fantasies, Waf Galerie, Vienna (2022).
José Eduardo Barajas (b.1990, Mexico City. Lives and works in Mexico City) Recent solo exhibitions include Mnemosine, Proyectos Multipropositos, Mexico City (2023); Mecánica Celeste, Luís Galería, Guadalajara (2021); ¿Por dónde sale el sol, Jardín 17 Barragán, Mexico City (2020); TIERRA-TIERRA, Neo-tortillería, Guanajuato (2020). Sofia Berakha (b. 1984, Buenos Aires. Lives and works in Buenos Aires) Recent solo exhibitions include Tartán, Lodos, Mexico City (2022); Paintings Arranged, 3rd Floor, Berlin (2019); Autopartes, Aldo de Sousa Gallery, Buenos Aires (2018); Melodrama Panorama, Big Sur Gallery, Buenos Aires (2016).
Anna-Sophie Berger (b.1989, Vienna, Lives and works in Vienna) She has had solo exhibitions at Cell Project Space, London (2019); MUMOK, Vienna (2016); Kunsthaus Bregenz (2016); Ludlow 38, NY (2015); White Flag Projects, St. Louis (2015); and Belvedere21, Vienna (2014). She has recently participated in group exhibitions at MAK, Austria (2019); CACBM, Paris (2019); PS120, Berlin (2018); Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem (2018); S.M.A.K., Ghent (2018); Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (2018); Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2017); Kestnerge- sellschaft, Hannover (2017); and Kunstverein Munchen, Munich (2017).
Samuel Guerrero (b.1997, Mexico City. Lives and works in Mexico City) Recent solo exhibitions include Obsesionados con encontrar señales, Cor- dova, Barcelona (2023); Solo presentation, LISTE, Basel (2022); Des- tino vas muy rápido, Lodos, Mexico City (2021). Recent group exhibitions include Equis, I Griega, Zeta, Anonymous Gallery, New York (2023); Body without Organs, Chapter NY, New York (2023); Esfíngico Frontal, Mendes Wood, São Paulo (2023); Les Urbaines, Es- pace Arlaud, Lausanne (2022)
Adriana Lara (b.1978, Mexico City. Lives and works in Marseille) Recent solo exhibitions include No Angles, Midway Contemporary, Minnesota (2018); The Future, Greenspoon, New York (2017); Club of Interesting Theories, Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington, D.C. (2017); The Interesting Theory Club, Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin (2016); Adriana Lara, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, Missouri (2013); S.S.O.R, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel (2012); and Salt 1: Adriana Lara, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City (2010).
Emanuele Marcuccio (b.1987, Milan. Lives and works in Milan) Recent solo exhibitions include Dream pop, Lodos, Mexico City (2022) SEP 2021, Damien & The Love Guru, Brussels (2021); Si o No, Damien and the Love Guru at CFA, Milan (2020); Terence, Sangt Hipolyt, Berlin, (2019); Lausanne, Ellis King, Dublin (2017); DARSE, invited by Fabrice Gigy, Geneva (2015).
Ryan Nault (b.1991, Grand Rapids. Lives and works in Chicago) Recent exhibitions include Double Q Gallery, Hong Kong (2023), Mickey, Chicago (2021), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2020), Soul Cairn Projects, Hong Kong (2020), Carrie Secrist, Chicago (2019).
Lucia Elena Průša (b.1985, Germany. Lives and works in Vienna) Recent exhibitions include Kunst Raum Riehen, Basel (2023); Austrian Cultural Forum, Berlin (2022); Alienze, Vienna (2022); Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna (2021); Simian, Copenha- gen (2020); Essex Street Gallery, New York (2020); Swiss Institute, New York (2019); Kunsthalle Bratislava (2019); Belvedere 21er Haus, Vienna (2019)