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'The bicycles' announce Aceves Navarro retrospective

December 15, 2008 |  9:25 am


"Las bicicletas" ("the bicycles") outside Mexico City's Museo de Palacio de Bellas Artes is one of two works created by artist Gilberto Aceves Navarro especially for the museum's retrospective exhibition of his art.

The sculptures are made of flat metal, and more than 60 of them have been placed around the grand marble plaza in front of the museum, as well as on the walkways approaching the building.

The exhibition, which looks back on more than five decades of work from the artist, was curated by Luis Ruiz and contains more than 400 pieces including paintings, drawing, recorded installations and sculptures.

The show is divided into three parts: the first covers the early development of the artist's work; the second features self-portraits and some works representing his pictorial history; and the third part examines  Aceves Navarro's work since 2000.

The exhibition runs until January 19th, 2009.

-- Deborah Bonello in Mexico City

Image: "Las bicicletas" outside Mexico City's Museo de Palacio de Bellas Artes is one of two custom works created by Gilberto Aceves Navarro for a retrospective exhibition. Deborah Bonello / Los Angeles Times.