The Destruction Of A Suit
JAUS (pronounced ‘house’) is very pleased to present its first individual exhibition, The Destruction Of A Suit by Mexico City artist Horacio Cadzco.
This exhibition documents, through photography, drawing, notes and video, one of the most life changing experiences in Cadzco’s life and work. For an entire year (2005-2006 Mexico City), wore a tailored suit every single day without cleaning it, and without bathing, cutting his hair or nails. Questioning the limits of his own identity, and as an intimate exploration on self-esteem, detachment and acceptance, Cadzco makes a poetic enunciation about what the artist considers “the catastrophe of civilization.” To this end, Cadzco had forged a temporal pact between his body and his work. Both his private and public life became a canvas where he would deposit his physical and psychological "humors". His body itself became a metaphor for the idea of the body itself, affecting others during the living process: a body/suit that patiently bore daily wounds and pleasures, culminating in the symbolic death of the artist, and the destruction of not only an object, but identity itself.
Horacio Cadzco (1979, Mexico City) completed his undergraduate studies at the National School of Painting Sculpture and Printmaking “La Esmeralda” in Mexico City. Because of the nature of his work which uses human residues such as hair, teeth, snot, scabs, saliva, and urine, it gained notoriety not only in the Mexican contemporary art circuit, but in less formal arenas such as printed media, popular television and fashion as well. He has showed with La Estación Arte Contemporáneo, Galería 13 and Brummell de México gallery. In 2005 the Fundación Cultural del Centro Histórico de la Ciudad de México, gives him a grant to develop his work.
Invited by Brummell de Mexico gallery, Cadzco and The Destruction Of A Suit won First Prize among Young Proposals at ArteBA Art Fair in Buenos Aires.
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