Miguel Calderón

(Mexico, 1971)

"For this piece, with which Miguel Calderón participated in San Diego INSITE97, he went out into the street in the Daniel Garza neighborhood in Mexico City, hailed a cab and convinced the taxi-driver to take him to San Diego. The trip took three days, enough time for the taxi-driver to become convinced that contemporary art was “a vile endeavor” and for Miguel to become re-accustomed to riding in a taxi after having suffered a violent attack a few days prior to the trip. The piece for INSITE consisted of a selection of photographs taken during the trip and the taximeter, which kept running throughout the exhibition." —Andrea Paasch

Curators: Jessica Bradley, Olivier Debroise, Ivo Mesquita, and Sally Yard
Venue: Casa de la Cultura, Tijuana

CLOSEUP Miguel Calderón, Taxímetro, INSITE97.