Freestyle wrestling is an indissoluble part of Mexican identity, such as mole, mariachis or tequila; the masks of the fighters identify Mexicans as much as the eagle on a nopal devouring a snake. The fighters are heroes of flesh and blood, who, unlike Batman or Superman, are real people: our neighbors, carpenters, drivers, police or even priests. Lucha Libre represents a micro cosmos of Mexican social realities, a place for social tension, a place of liberation and of endless possibilities.
Since 1933, wrestlers have been the heroes of Mexican urban life, protectors and avengers, who put the wicked in their place. The quadrilateral is the field of action of their mythical battles, they are like contemporary Prometheus that touch the flame of Olympus and share the sparkle of divinity. In Lucha Libre, we can see saints and demons, killer doctors and righteous clerics, empowered warriors and delicate gladiators, dwarves, robots and fantastic characters that each represent and exhibit the passions, desires and justice and injustices of everyday Mexico.
The exhibition was presented from November 18 to March 27, 2016.