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The Museo Jumex is presenting a new exhibition, On the Razor’s Edge, with more than forty works from the Colección Jumex. Curated by Patricia Marshall, the exhibition revolves around four thematic sections: migration and liberty; the human body; its environment; and the irrepressible and forever incomplete passage of time. Colección Jumex is is one of the most significant contemporary art private collections in Latin America with more than three-thousand pieces. Read a word from the curator on this exhibition which is visible through February 13th.

“In life you have to be an acrobat. We live on the edge of a blade, and we are constantly fighting to keep our balance while navigating from one moment to the next. Faced with the fragility of life, we scramble to take fate into our own hands, refusing to acknowledge we are subject to forces greater than ourselves, forces which are beyond our control.
Yet we humans persist in bending the world to their will. The results are often disastrous. We depend upon the environment to sustain life, but in our efforts to subjugate nature, we pollute the world. The need to exert control and dominate drives families to flee their homes in a desperate attempt to find freedom. Yet all too often they discover that freedom is an illusion and their new reality will not accommodate their dreams.
In the end, our struggle to conquer time transforms us. We grasp for every minute, striving for immortality. However, time does not belong to us. It cannot be bound or defined by an individual or even a culture. When we embrace the transient nature of life, we can find hope and beauty everywhere. Whatever we are and however we live, we all share this commonality. We are part of the infinite circle of time, where beginnings and endings become one and the same. On the Razor’s Edge confronts these pressing issues in contemporary life through works by international artists represented in the Colección Jumex. Four thematic sections reflect on the complexities of our existence: migration and liberation; our impact on the environment; the body and identity; and the nature of time.” – Patricia Marshall, curator of the exhibition.

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