Jonathan Hernández

Jonathan Hernández
Licht und Shatten (por fin)

“Confrontation between spirit and light is what moves us.”

Light and Shadow
– Ludwig Wittgenstein

MC is pleased to announce Licht und Shatten (por fin), with a new
installation by Mexican artist, Jonathan Hernández. This is also the
artist’s first solo exhibition in the US.

Licht und Shatten, borrows its title from an essay by Wittgenstein, in
which the author compares light to knowledge. The installation consists
of a human-size, white fist indenting a part of the gallery wall, which
strives to engulf the large empty space with its strong gesture frozen
in time. The installation balances the urgency and ideals contained in a
violent act with the overwhelming weight of space and emptiness. Its
limited presence blends into the space and the gesture can either
confront the viewer directly or easily be missed. The impossibility of
change lingers. With emptiness and silence ruling the gallery, our
attention clings onto the minimal gesture left behind by the artist, and
shifts slowly to the void in which we stand.

As with each project realized by MC, a multiple work by Jonathan
Hernández will be published during the exhibition. This will add to MC’s
growing collection of editions, examples of which can be seen at the
gallery or online at on our new website .

Jonathan Hernández lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico and is
represented by kurimanzutto (Mexico City). In 2007, he presented a 24
hour cinema marathon project in Mexico City. Past solo exhibitions
include Tiempo perdido, Ganada y empatado (2007) at Fundacion RAC in
Spain, Postpreterito (2006) at the Sala de Arte Publico Siqueirios in
Mexico City and Trafago (2004) at kurimanzutto. His work is also
currently on view at the New Museum (New York) in their inaugural
exhibition, Unmonumental. Hernández has been in group exhibitions at
Gagosian, New York (2007), Fragmentos Sonoros (2007) at Ex Teresa Arte
Actual, Mexico City, the International Triennial of Architecture in
Lisbon, Portugal and the Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia.
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