Mariana Castillo Deball’s Tales from Mexico

High Line Art presents a wide array of artwork including site-specific commissions, exhibitions, performances, video programs, and a series of billboard interventions. Learn more about Mariana Castillo Deball's Who would measure the space, who would tell me the moment?, part of the group exhibition Panorama, on view at West 14th Street through March 2016.

Mariana Castillo Deball (b. 1975, Mexico) examines how objects' cultural and functional significance changes over time. For Panorama, the artist presents Who would measure the space, who would tell me the moment?, a series of three stacked ceramic columns, measuring 14 feet high, installed in the planting beds at West 14th Street.

The works grew out of a dialogue with Atzompa potters in Oaxaca, Mexico about their archaeological heritage and how it is expressed, contaminated, or dissolved in the present. Each column tells a story inspired by fictional tales composed around everyday objects and archaeological artifacts.





Photos 1 – 16 by Timothy Schenck. Photos 17 – 20 by Steven Severinghaus

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