past Exhibition

    Model Liliana Dominguez wears bracelets and a hand-embroidered rebozo garment designed by Carla Fernández and made in collaboration with Mexican artisans. Photography by Graciela Iturbide.

    Pedro Reyes, “Disarm (Mechanized),” instruments made from de-commissioned weapons, Lisson Gallery, London, 2013. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Double Agents: Carla Fernández and Pedro Reyes

Oct 27 – Feb 3, 2019


Double Agents: Carla Fernández and Pedro Reyes is a collaborative exhibition that envisions an alternative future. The exhibition features recent works by two of Mexico’s most prominent artists who happen to be partners in life. For the first time ever they work on an artistic collaboration in the form of protest posters, accompanied by individual works of sculpture, video, fashion and photography.

Premiering in the West at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) is a recent work by Reyes, Disarm (Mechanized) (2013), a series of eight instruments built using remnants of weapons collected and destroyed by the Mexican army. Presented with Amendment to the Amendment (2014), a project that invites participants to engage in the radical task of rewriting the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the works have particular resonance in Arizona, which has some of the least-restrictive gun laws in the country.

Carla Fernández works at the forefront of ethical fashion, having developed a design pedagogy that teams with indigenous communities throughout Mexico to keep traditions from extinction and to give artisans a way to make a living from their art. The exhibition premieres clothing from the Carla Fernández Spring-Summer Collection 2019, inspired by the uniforms of agricultural workers. Also on view are commissioned photographs by renowned artist and collaborator Maruch Sántis, as well as video that conveys the distinct handmade processes of the clothing line.

Organized by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Sponsored by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Foundation.