Project for a national development plan

2010-2012

  • Site-specific intervention

  • Objects

  • Photographs

Santa Inés Ahuatempan

 

 

 

In "a project for a national development plan", the boundary between art and crafts allows the works of Ulises Matamoros to move between the concepts of use value, sign value, exchange value and artistic value; the artist extracts objects to be intervened, resignified and recontextualized, making a return with them when returning to their conditions of habitual use thus offering a very complex reading about the network of relationships that are played in that transit from their community Ngiba to spaces of artistic validation

We can see an insertion of symbolic elements opposed to the supports used, as in the intervention made to the "Reboso " of Natalia Colmena, where Ulises Matamoros Ascención recovers a used rebozo of his community, which embroiders with gold thread; inserts it into the museum environment and finally returns it to its place and origin owners to be photographed in their usual conditions of use.

"I modify the status of the basic utilitarian object (indigenous), through a distinctive consumer product, to present it later recoded in the art space. Under shameless irony I use symbolic or real elements; crossing the sumptuous aspects of capitalism with the widespread poverty of the people. With an aesthetic irony I transform these functional shoes and garments into a symbol of what they are not".

 

Ulises Matamoros 
Project for a national development plan

"Sarape de Trinidad Ascención Santiago"

Serape embroidered with gold thread 2012

150 x 250 cm

 

Ulises Matamoros 
Project for a national development plan

"Sarape de Trinidad Ascención Santiago"

Serape embroidered with gold thread 2012

150 x 250 cm

 

Ulises Matamoros 
Project for a national development plan

"Sarape de Trinidad Ascención Santiago"

Serape embroidered with gold thread 2012

150 x 250 cm

 

Ulises Matamoros 
Project for a national development plan

Valentina con rebozo D&G 

Photograph 2014

100 x 70 cm

 

Ulises Matamoros 
Project for a national development plan

Pulso: art of the Americas Exhibition 2014

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts

Kendall College of Art & Design

 

Ulises Matamoros 
Project for a national development plan

Pulso: art of the Americas Exhibition 2014

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts

Kendall College of Art & Design

 

Ulises Matamoros 
Project for a national development plan

Pulso: art of the Americas Exhibition 2014

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts

Kendall College of Art & Design

 

Ulises Matamoros 
Project for a national development plan

State meeting of contemporary art exhibition 2013

Modern and contemporary art gallery

Puebla, México 

 

Ulises Matamoros 

Project for a national development plan

"Retazos"

Fabric scraps 2012