Exhibition — 24 November 2019

The Stedelijk presents the first North-European solo exhibition by multidisciplinary artist Carlos Amorales (Mexico City, 1970) with a selection of his work from the past 22 years.

The Man Who Did All Things Forbidden is a total installation that fills eight galleries, and interweaves spatial work, video, animation, wall drawings, graphic arts, music, sound and performance. Among the work on view are several early pieces from his time at the Rijksakademie. Amorales’s work is constantly in flux: musical instruments morph into human figures, letters become spatial, video animations transform into sculptures. The dreamy, fairy-tale iconography of Amorales' films, animations and installations draws viewers into the work, only to confront them with a stark vision of human relationships and the socio-political reality of Latin America. 

The Cursed Village (still), 2017. Courtesy of Estudio Amorales and kurimanzutto, Mexico City
The Cursed Village (still), 2017. Courtesy of Estudio Amorales and kurimanzutto, Mexico City