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Camel Collective

3 Feb 2018
24 Mar 2018
Parque Galería
Puebla 170, Colonia Roma Norte
06700 Mexico City

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Lo más imperceptible posble, Strong Female Lead Camel Collective, PARQUE Galería, Mexico City, Mexico, 2018. Photo: Ramiro Chaves 

Lo más imperceptible posble, Strong Female Lead Camel Collective, PARQUE Galería, Mexico City, Mexico, 2018. Photo: Ramiro Chaves 

In light of the recent debates in which sexism and harassment have often come hand in hand, Camel Collective's latest exhibition throws light on the gendering of labour by posing a simple question: 'Do you like movies with a strong female lead?' The collective dismantles two myths that usually play against each other: that of the resilient, rational man, and the mysterious, sensuous woman. By combining the use of real and fictitious female characters, seductive body parts, and motivation for hard work, the included sculptures, photographs and a multichannel film hope to give visibility to the female subject's invisible hands pulling the strings behind much cultural production. It remains to be seen, if this gesture 'sufficiently evokes the hidden productive and reproductive labour that goes into the machinery of society' – a question the collective pose to themselves without any pretension to provide a definitive answer.

- Magalí Arriola