Morpho de Anibal Catalan Antara / Arte Abierto




Morpho is a sculptural installation, especially conceived for the architectural space of Antara Polanco and developed in collaboration with Arte Abierto.

In Morpho, the Mexican artist Anibal Catalan takes as a reference the natural forms of the tiger dragonfly and the colors of the painting Yellow Landscape (1908) by the Russian artist Kasimir Malevich, to create a structure that allows the viewer to relate sensitively and spatially with the place that inhabits and travels. The side walls use the same shapes and colors in composition, creating a dialogue between the two-dimensionality of the murals and the three-dimensionality of the installation.

Morpho opens to the public in the main access tunnel of Antara and will be temporarily from Thursday March 23 to May 31, with free access.
To download Arte Abierto’s press release of Morpho click here.

To enter the Antara’s Morpho Press kit click here.


Anibal Catalan (Iguala, Guerrero, 1973)
Estudied Plastic Arts at the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving “La Esmeralda”. He was founder and member of the collective project GL Mutante (2003) and was part of the advisory committee of the Alterna y Corriente (2009) space in Mexico City. His work is based on a reflection on space and architecture, through painting, sculpture, video and installation, as well as site-specific projects and public spaces. Throughout his career, he has been part of individual exhibitions places like the MuseumsQuartier (Viena), Museo de la Ciudad de Querétaro, Polyforum Siqueiros, CAN Foundation (Seúl); de manera colectiva, su obra se ha presentado en el Museum Gyeonggi (Corea del Sur), Museo de Arte Moderno (México), MARCO, San Diego Art Institute as well as in biennials such as the Tamayo Biennial, the Photography Biennial at Centro de la Imagen, Istanbul Design Biennale, among others.


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