New York: Americas Society, 2017. Paperback. New in shrinkwrap. Item #171545
Composed of a three-channel projection, flags, a relief sculpture, and archival materials, 'The wheel bears no resemblance to a leg' takes its enigmatic title from the 1917 prologue to Guillaume Apollinaire's 1903 play 'Les mamelles de Tirésias' (The Breasts of Tiresias). Meyenberg's project translates these sources into a critical stance toward normative pedagogical structures; here taking the form of uniforms, discipline, education, gender, the state, and symbols of nationhood; and a conception of the surreal not as an evasion of reality, but as an invitation to surmount other realities. Culminating in a synesthetic experience, 'The wheel bears no resemblance to a leg' suggests the complexities of Mexican modernity.
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