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16 March
26 May 2024
Free, no booking required

Frieda Toranzo Jaeger: A future in the light of darkness

Frieda Toranzo Jaeger’s intricately embroidered multi-panel paintings remix iconography from western art history with indigenous techniques to subvert and challenge dominant power structures and historical narratives.

Toranzo Jaeger’s work uses pre-Columbian Mexican embroidery techniques to disrupt familiar motifs of well-known western artworks as a way of proposing an existence outside of structural systems of control. Using recurring imagery of queer love making, lush tropical greenery and brightly coloured flora, intermixed with symbols of corporate power – the car, the engine, and the spacecraft – she invites us to think critically about the potential for an alternative future beyond colonialism and hyper capitalism.

This exhibition is the first UK solo institutional presentation of new and recent works by the Mexico City-based artist.



Please find the audio guide for the exhibition notes here:

This exhibition is supported by:

ISIS Removals
A future in the light of darkness is made possible thanks to the support of the Modern Art Oxford Commissioning Circle and Isis Removals & Storage. With additional thanks to Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Arcadia Missa, London, Bortolami, New York.