The Man Who Did All Things Forbidden

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    The Man Who Did All Things Forbidden

    El Hombre Que Hizo Todas las Cosas Prohibidas

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    Mexico, Chile


    40 min

    • Spanish


    The starting point of THE MAN WHO DID ALL THINGS FORBIDDEN is Roberto Bolaño’s book 'Distant Star' and its main character, Carlos Wieder, a Fascist avant-garde poet in Chile during the times of the dictatorship in the 70's. This provides the basis for Amorales to create an actual investigative office to search for testimonies corroborating the possible existence of Bolaño’s character.



    Philippe Eustachón
    Millaray Lobos García
    Jacinta Langlois
    Camilo Carmona
    Elsa-Louise Manceaux
    Carlos Amorales
    Dario Schvarzstein
    Carlos Amorales. Song “Baión de Madrid” by Germán del Campo
    Carlos Amorales

    Carlos Amorales


    Born in 1970 in Mexico City, he studied in Amsterdam at Gerrit Rietveld Academie, and at Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten (1992-1997).

    His work uses different media like drawing, animation, installation, performance, digital graphic, video and painting. He is also co-founder of Nuevos Ricos, a discographic project.

    Some of his solo exhibitions are: Germinal, Rufino Tamayo Museum, Mexico City (2013); La Langue des Morts, Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris, France (2012); Carlos Amorales Remix, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy, 2010); Four Animations, Five Drawings and a Plague, Philadelphia Art Museum, (2008); New perspectives in Latin American Art, MoMA, New York (2007); Amorales vs. Amorales, Challenge 2003, Tate Modern, London (2003). He has also been part of various biennials such as Manifesta 9, Belgium (2012), La Habana (2009), Performa (New York, 2007); Berlin (2001) and Venice (2003).

    His work is part of important collections as Jumex (Mexico), Tate Modern (London), The Museum of Modern Art (New York), Daros Latinamerica (Zurich), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis) and Museum Boijmaans van Beunigen (Rotterdam) among others.

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