Mexico City, February 8, 2016
A tape pasted on the floor of the booth of the Galeria e Arte Mexicano, in the space at Zona Maco Sur, indicates that if the visitor stops there, the security cameras will not be able to see him.
Miguel Monroy presented a project that immediately refers to the escape of Joaquín “El Chapo Guzmán”, by making a meticulous study of the plans of the Banamex Center, where the contemporary art fair, Zona Maco 2016, was presented from Wednesday until Sunday.
With interest, the public came to listen to the explanation of the gallery employee, who explained in detail what each wall was about, where there were instructions, a list of the necessary tools and the best possible plan to dig a tunnel from the room to a property adjacent to the fairgrounds.
There was also a video on how to open locks.
Monroy’s intention was to show a possible way to steal a work of art from those presented there.
“This information seeks to show a potential vulnerability in an artistic way. We are not responsible for the misuse that someone can make of this, “said a legend printed on one of the walls of the stand.
But Monroy was not the only one, the artist Miguel Fernández de Castro, also present in Zona Maco Sur, who treated the case of the escape of the drug trafficker as a piece of archaeo-anthropological study, deploying on a work table types of stone, earth and other materials found in tunnels.
The study of ‘narcology’, as Emma Molina titled it at the stand of the Monterrey gallery.