- As Time Goes By
Gonzalo Lebrija — As Time Goes By
280 x 210 mm (11 x 8 inches)
100+ colour illustrations
Text curated by Gonzalo Lebrija
Published by Other Criteria
ISBN 978-1-904212-66-9 (ENG)
ISBN 978 1-906967-34-5 (SPN)
The work of renowned Guadalajaran artist Gonzalo Lebrija addresses notions of power, bureaucracy and hypocrisy in Mexican society and, by association, the Western world.
Creating photographs and installations imbued with both humour and a probing insistence to unveil the faults of seemingly unfaltering political structures, Lebrija invites us to observe Armani-clad businessmen riding bulls, or lawyers participating in a paper-aeroplane competition from Guadalajara’s tallest office block. By undermining steadfast political and business hierarchies, Lebrija questions the true pecking order of modern society.
In his first major monograph, 80 full-colour illustrations of the artist’s multifarious work sit alongside texts by poets, artists and architects specially commissioned by Lebrija.
Gonzalo Lebrija was born in Mexico City in 1972 and obtained a BFA in Science of Communication at the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO) in 1998. He lives and works ...
Gonzalo Lebrija was born in Mexico City in 1972 and obtained a BFA in Science of Communication at the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO) in 1998. He lives and works in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Recent solo exhibitions include Lights On, I-20 Gallery, New York, USA, 2003; Gonzalo Lebrija, Pynercontreras Gallery, London, UK, 2005; The Damage is Done, I-20 Gallery, New York, 2007 and Gonzalo Lebrija, Laurent Godin, Paris, France, 2008. Group exhibitions include Clusterfuck, Latch Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA, 2003; So Far So Close, The Americas Society, New York, USA, 2004; Eco, Mexico, Museo de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain, 2005; El Desollado, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China, 2006; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK, 2007 and The Future is but the Obsolete in Reverse, Galerie Michael Janssen, Cologne, Germany, 2008.
September 11, 2015
Measuring the Distance
September 11th - November 1st, 2015
La Casa Encendida, Ronda de Valencia 2, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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March 14, 2015
March 14th – May 16th, 2015
Galerie Laurent Godin, 5 rue du Grenier St Lazare, 75003 Paris, France
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October 24, 2013
Who knows where the time goes
Until 20th November 2013
Gonzalo Lebrija‘s compelling and refined conceptual works offer a perspective on our modern age, critical of a society that no longer believes in Myths, Gods or Monsters and yet remains fearful, isolated and restless. The artist’s videos, photographs and installations are imbued with a probing intensity, as he invites us to observe political and corporate structures, male violence, and reflects on traditional hierarchies and long held assumptions. Often with a wistful and bittersweet melancholy, Lebrija’s works ensure that we examine our own desires and reactions to these themes.
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March 23, 2012
30th March - 9th May 2012
Central Exhibition Hall, Manege, Moscow
Riding on a BMW motorcycle, Gonzalo Lebrija undertook a journey along the Peninsula Baja California. The choice of the vehicle for this action art is not free: the model in the series R75/5 has an accessory that Lebrija used as a working tool.
February 24, 2012
1st March - 7th April 2012
- November 30, 2010 BOOK LAUNCH: As Time Goes By
July 14, 2010
History of Suspended Time: Monument for the Impossible in Colorado
Gonzalo Lebrija‘s latest project in Denver, Colorado is titled History of Suspended Time: Monument for the Impossible and was produced through a partnership between MCA Denver, Amy Harmon/Urban Market Partners and the Biennial of the Americas with assistance from Carleton Company.
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- April 5, 2010 T R A N S U R B A N I A C
January 25, 2010
Gonzalo Lebrija on Sunset Boulevard
Three videos by Gonzalo Lebrija will be screened via videotron on Sunset Boulevard between January 26th – March 9th 2010 as part of Via, a new project presented by Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND). Via will showcase twelve significant Mexican artists throughout 2010, starting with this launch of work exhibited in public places around Los Angeles.