February 10, 2017
Lower East visited the Glass Museum in Ebeltoft for the opening of the wild and fabulous exhibition SLOTH. The two mexican brothers Jamex and Einar de la Torre have turned the museum upside down with glass, fur, crazy founds from the local vintage shops in Ebeltoft, lenticular prints. etc. They interpret the prejudice of the “lazy mexican” by filling a pillar with a pattern of mexicans sleeping on fur clouds and installing a mexican figure – sleeping under his big sombrero – on a robot vacuum cleaner, moving around in the exhibition. It is wild, crazy and surprising. You haven’t seen glass like that before – go to Ebeltoft and have a new view on glass art…
The exhibition is part of Aarhus 2017 European Capital of Culture. Seven Museums work together on the theme of the Seven Deadly Sins – and the Glass Museum Ebeltoft got the sin SLOTH.
From the museum website:
“With Mexican roots and current residency in San Diego near the border between USA and Mexico the two acclaimed Mexican artists, Jamex and Einar de la Torre are well aware of the cliché of “the lazy Mexican” – Pancho asleep under the cactus. But paradoxically Mexicans are handling practically all manual and physically demanding work in the Southern part of USA.
A fresh view on Sloth from a Mexican and a global viewpoint thus opens a number of new opportunities for rethinking the historical deadly sin in today’s society. In the exhibition Jamex and Einar de la Torres present a new installation, which comments on the subject in a characteristic baroque style using a variety of elements; blown glass, resin castings and lenticular prints.”
See more on the museum website