The exhibition featured wooden fishing boats that were dismantled by performers in work clothes using only hand tools without the aid of electrical appliances. At the heart of the exhibition was a questioning of August Comte’s positivist doctrine of “order and progress.” Héctor Zamora pushes us with the question, “Can progress be born from disorder?” The curator Vittoria Matarrese added, “Boats symbolize adventure and discovery, a hope for shelter, or the possibility of survival in a hostile environment. While conveying an imaginary nurtured by the great mythological epics, today they have become symbolically connected to the migrant crisis.”
The event honored the relationship between LUISAVIAROMA and Héctor Zamora, last brought together at the Havana Biennal Art Exhibiton. LUISAVIAROMA has supported the Mexican artist from the beginning of his career through to his recent international success.