Projects pour une Possible Littérature is Jorge Méndez Blake’s first exhibition in a French art center. Born in Mexico in 1974, Blake lives in Guadalajara and belongs to a generation of South American artists which is now extremely present on the international scene.
Through drawings, installations or environmental interventions, Jorge Méndez Blake brings literature closer to art. In his work, texts have a meaning, which he translates into shapes or images.
His work creates new connections between literature and architecture. His pieces broaden the possible readings between authors, texts and architecture by placing them in new contexts.
Jorge Méndez Blake sees the exhibition at La Kunsthalle as an opportunity to come back to some of his existing work, but also to create numerous new pieces. He presents his work in an almost encyclopedic manner, gathering
a range of buildings, books and other constructions to make up a complete collection of the formal elements of his work. The result is a set of small pieces which all carry the make-up for a possible literature.
This exhibition is supported by the Cultural Institute of Mexico.