Carlos Amorales – The Factory is the first European retrospective exhibition by multidisciplinary artist Carlos Amorales. It showcases the work of one of Mexico’s most important contemporary artists from the 1990s to the present day.
Carlos Amorales made an extraordinary artist book that accompanies the exhibition, together with the Amsterdam-based designers Mevis & Van Deursen. Amorales collaborated with Mevis & Van Deursen in 2000 on his first book Los Amorales, which is now a collector’s item.
By plunging into the depths of a single silhouette taken from Carlos Amorales’s Liquid Archive, letting it run amok and infinitely transform, this highly original artist book coaxes a disturbing understanding of both Carlos Amorales’s recent practice and the perversions of our time.
Including an enlightening manifesto by the artist and a new, enthralling text by author Reinaldo Laddaga, embedded in interweaving and overlapping layers of comic-book-like frames designed by Elsa-Louise Manceaux.