Per Hüttner in Mexico City

Alam + Petrov are proud to present its first solo exhibition by Per Hüttner in Mexico in collaboration with The City of Mexico and the Embassy of Sweden. For the project “Poseidon Recreates Lake Texcoco,” at Villa Punk, Swedish artist Per Hüttner teams up with musician Dungeon Acid to reflect on security and risk-taking with starting point in Homer’s “Odyssey” and James Joyce’s “Ulysses.”For the installation Huttner makes use of the unique situation of having a gallery in a hotel. He will invite the guests to reconfigure specially designed aquariums during their stay. He will also reshape an electric pole into a giant oar that will be placed vertically on the roof of the Hotel. The pole alludes to the “Winnowing Oar,” Odysseus was instructed by a soothsayer to take an oar from his ship and to walk inland until he finds a people who know nothing of the sea, where the oar would be mistaken for an agricultural instrument. At this point, he is to offer a sacrifice to Poseidon, and then at last his journeys would be over. The project forms the second part of the Schendel-Fahlström Institute for Research, where the first part was realized at MAM in Sao Paulo in October 2013


Performance by Per Hüttner and Jean-Louis Huhta, 4pm, 29 March, 2014
Concert by Dungeon Acid, 8pm, 29 March, 2014
Private view: 6-8pm, 3 April, 2014

Alam + Petrov, Gobernador Rafael Rebollar 80 esq. Gelati, Col. San Miguel Chapultepec, Mexico City

The exhibition is open until June 1