September 2022

ART AND ARCHITECTURE DERIVES

Arte Abierto’s Art and Architecture Derives  is a program of routes proposed by invited curators, architects, artists and urban planners, to explore a series of architectural spaces and significant artistic interventions in public spaces in Mexico City. The purpose of the derives is to generate experiences of spatial rediscovery, which renew our view of the legacy of certain architectural and artistic works, both emblematic and forgotten.

The derives are held the last Saturday of each month of 2022 at 12:00 p.m. Free entry. Limited seating.

The ideal of the multifamily apartment complex.

A conversation with Juan José Kochen.

• Live talk with Juan José Kochen.

• Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 1:00 pm.

• The event will be held at Espacio Arte Abierto, located on the 2nd floor in Artz Pedregal.

• Free admission.

We all know some Housing Unit in Mexico City, we have visited them or even lived in them. They are considered a symbol of modernity in our country, but what stories do they hide? And how have they defined the ways of life and the image of the City?

Click here to learn more about the talk with Juan José Kochen.

Click here to download the press release.

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Juan José Kochen
Architect and publisher. He studied Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Journalism at the Carlos Septién García School of Journalism and a master’s degree in Analysis, Theory and History of Architecture at UNAM. He wrote for the newspaper Reforma, was editor of Arquine, consultant to the General Subdirectorate of Sustainability and Technology of Infonavit, fellow of the National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt), of the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and of the Youth Program Creators of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA) on two occasions. He is the author of La utopía como modelo, a professor at the Universidad Iberoamericana and director of the ICA Foundation.

TW @kochenjj

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Espacio Arte Abierto is located in the center of the garden, entering through the 2nd floor of ARTZ Pedregal (Periférico Sur 3720, Jardines del Pedregal, Álvaro Obregón) in Mexico City.

ART & ARCHITECTURE DERIVES

The ideal of the multifamily apartment complex.

A conversation with Juan José Kochen.

We all know some Housing Unit in Mexico City, we have visited them or even lived in them. They are considered a symbol of modernity in our country, but what stories do they hide? And how have they defined the ways of life and the image of the capital?

Join us in our 8th Art and Achitecture Derive, Juan José Kochen will talk about the idea of ​​the multifamily apartment complex in Mexico City.

The term multi-family emerged to identify a grouped housing typology –at different levels– to accommodate homes based on a social unit for the transformation of collective relations in the urban landscape.

Between notions of progress, modernization, “stabilizing development” and the “Mexican miracle”, the Welfare State built houses with squares, parks, gardens, murals, public art and infrastructure to add cities within the city.

How was the multi-family experience? What did we learn and what did we forget? Multifamily homes are the modern utopia of a Mexico without neighborhoods.

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The ideal of the multifamily apartment complex.
A conversation with Juan José Kochen.

  • Saturday, September 27, 2022
  • 13:00h
  • At Espacio Arte Abierto, located on the second floor 2 in Artz Pedregal
  • Free admission

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No registration needed.

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Juan José Kochen
Architect and publisher. He studied Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Journalism at the Carlos Septién García School of Journalism and a master’s degree in Analysis, Theory and History of Architecture at UNAM. He wrote for the newspaper Reforma, was editor of Arquine, consultant to the General Subdirectorate of Sustainability and Technology of Infonavit, fellow of the National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt), of the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and of the Youth Program Creators of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA) on two occasions. He is the author of La utopía como modelo, a professor at the Universidad Iberoamericana and director of the ICA Foundation.

TW @kochenjj

Arte Abierto continues with its new public program “Derivas de arte y arquitectura”, which seeks to renew our gaze on the architectural legacy of Mexico City. From a series of talks focused on rescuing the parallel stories of emblematic architectural projects and public spaces that have witnessed the variable intersection between art and architecture. In this first stage, the program deals mainly with modern architecture, based on a series of talks given by invited curators, architects, artists and urban planners.

With this program, ways of returning to architecture part of its public, experiential, collective character and close to those of us who inhabit the city are tested, recognizing in it its condition as a living archive. From these talks, circumstances, contexts and anecdotes are revealed that have been part of his sensitive memory and that complement his material memory, a relationship that often escapes documentary narratives and academic accounts.

The objective of the drifts is to generate experiences of spatial rediscovery, which allow us to renew our gaze on the legacy of certain emblematic architectural and artistic works, as well as those that have been forgotten.

The derives will be carried out free of charge on the last Saturday of each month, at 1:00 p.m. with a limited capacity.

Arte Abierto Derives :

February 26: Tania Ragasol / Entorno urbano, cotidianidad y arte: La Torre de los Vientos by Gonzalo Fonseca

March 26 : David Miranda / Del Animal Herido y otros eventos escultóricos dentro de la arquitectura moderna

April 23: Gustavo Lipkau y Xavier Hierro / Integración plástica de los edificios del campus central de CU: sus murales

May 28: Marisol Argüelles / La casa-estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo. Del espacio doméstico a la dimensión de lo público

June 25: Luis Javier de la Torre/ La Ruta de la Amistad MÉXICO68… más allá de 1968

July 30: Aldo Solano/ Architecture for playing in 20th Century Mexico City.

August 27: Christian del Castillo/ Tracing the modern in the architecture of the Historic Center of Mexico City.

September 24: Juan José Kochen/ The ideal of the multifamily apartment complex.

BETWEEN INTUITIONS AND ACTIONS

HOW WAS THE EXHIBITION THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE CREATED?

A CONVERSATION WITH ERICK MEYENBERG AND ROBERTO VELÁZQUEZ

DESCRIPTION

Arte Abierto’s Program continues with the activities linked to the current exhibition with a talk on the production processes and the implications of making an audiovisual and ceramic exhibition such as Things We Do for Love possible.

  • Thursday, September 22, 2022
  • Time: 17:30 hr
  • All audiences
  • Free admission

BETWEEN INTUITIONS AND ACTIONS: HOW WAS THE EXHIBITION THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE CREATED?

A conversation with Erick Meyenberg and Roberto Velázquez about the production processes and the implications of making an audiovisual and ceramic exhibition such as Things We Do for Love possible.

During the production process of  Things We Do for Love, there were a series of encounters and disagreements with different materials and supports that, despite the technical distances, made the project an assembled whole. Thus, this exhibition is an example of how the complexities of artistic practice and its transformations as a result of the multiple perspectives and actions that intervene in its production can be addressed.

This conversation with Erick Meyenberg and Roberto Velázquez, Director of Planning and Operations at Arte Abierto, will be a journey through the various collaborations that shaped the project, recounting the intuitions, actions, voices and finally, the matters that were involved. in its elaboration, such as ceramics, video, sound or museography itself.

Some of the questions that will guide the discussion are: How were the video and ceramic pieces in the exhibition created? What does it mean to mount an exhibition of these dimensions? What kind of knowledge, knowledge and trades are involved in the artistic creation and exhibitions?

For Arte Abierto it is essential to expose the collaborative nature of art through exhibitions that, like this one, arise from a process and an exchange of ideas, thoughts and feelings.

 

Roberto Velázquez

He is Director of Planning and Operations at Arte Abierto. He has experience in directing and coordinating artistic projects, as well as advising on the construction of museums and designing cultural management and administration programs for different institutions, exhibition spaces and warehouses specializing in the storage of works of art, such as the Museo Jumex, Jumex Collection Ecatepec, Arte Abierto para Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos and other private collections.

He is the founder and operational director of Oficina Particular, specialized in the management, development and construction of art and museum projects, as well as institutional strategies and artistic content programs.

IG: @robvelasquezsu

Erick Meyenberg

He is an interdisciplinary visual artist who sees painting as a fundamental element of expression, although he also explores other media such as sound installation, sculpture, drawing, collage, video and performance. His work is the result of research on topics such as literature, history, social sciences and natural sciences. He considers the editing process fundamental in his work, from where he explores the aesthetic potential of images.

He is a graduate of the National School of Plastic Arts of the UNAM. He has an MA in Visual Arts from the University of the Arts, Berlin, Germany (UdK, Berlin) where he studied under the mentorship of German artist Rebecca Horn. His work is part of some public collections such as the MUAC of the UNAM, Amparo Museum, the National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA), the Telefónica Foundation, Tamayo Museum of Contemporary Art (Mexico) and the Benetton Foundation, (Italy) . He has participated in numerous collective and individual exhibitions nationally and internationally.

Currently, he is part of the National System of Creators. Meyenberg lives and works in Mexico City.

erickmeyenberg.com/
IG: @erickmeyenberg


Erick Meyenberg’s show Things We Do for Love, is open from Tuesday to Sunday from July 24 to December 18, 2022 at Espacio Arte Abierto, located on the second floor in ARTZ Pedregal in Mexico City.
Fee $ 35 pesos.

ARTZ Pedregal: Periférico Sur 3720, Jardines del Pedregal, Álvaro Obregón, Mexico City.

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