Public Program

UN LIBRO ES…

UN LIBRO ES… A NEW STORY TO START THE YEAR.

With a selection of INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS who have explored and played with book formats.

Arte Abierto begins this year with the 2nd edition its editorial program Un libro es…  with a gathering and editorial sale where you will find books for children, young people, adults and art lovers.

A selection of INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS will join Arte Abierto that have explored and played with book formats, including:

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piedra ediciones

piedra ediciones is a series of publications that arise from conversation and processes that conceive the book as a space for experimentation for artistic projects, considering the book as an ideal space for collaboration and exchange. Each title becomes a multiple and simultaneous piece that makes new readings possible.

piedra ediciones is a project by Alfonso Santiago.

piedraediciones.com/

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Ediciones Hungría

Ediciones Hungría is a small independent publisher that has been publishing since 2011 in Mexico City. His projects are a creative and original exploration that plays with book formats and traditional reading.

edicioneshungria.com/

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Fulgencio Pimentel

It is an independent publisher, originally from Spain and focused on the high-quality edition of fiction, graphic novels, poetry, art books and illustrated books, for all ages. His policy is to be faithful to artistic principles.

fulgenciopimentel.com/

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MUAC

It is the editorial line of UNAM’s University Museum of Contemporary Art, which publishes the memory and record of the investigations developed for each exhibition project presented by the museum, as well as its critical and historiographical area. Their Folios collection are catalogs with key material and original texts on artists, artistic movements or artistic periods.

muac.unam.mx/

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S.A.R.A.

S.A.R.A. is the acronym for Sociedad Anónima de Reproducción Autogestiva, a project by Lucía and Rodrigo Alarcón, focused on printing using the risographic technique (similar to that of a copier, but close to screen printing). They work directly with authors and artists who are inserted in the culture of creative self-publishing.

saraaaa.bigcartel.com/

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Alacraña

Alacraña is an independent Mexican publisher founded by Abril Castillo Cabrera. Since 2019 has published books and narrative fanzines, drawing and essays in the collections: Los indelibles (with Libros de Mano), Tolvaneras and Ríos de piedra.

alacrannna.com/

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Libros de Mano

Libros de Mano is an editorial label of Estudio Mano de Papel, lidered by Santiago Solís, which publishes prints, posters, books, engravings, graphic merchandise.

IG @libros_de_mano

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Pitzilein Books

Founded in 2016, Pitzilein Books is a publisher born out of necessity: to write, modify, illustrate, imagine, and edit ideas. They have published books in a wide range of formats, on topics such as literature, visual art, and philosophy. Idalia Sautto, founder of Pitzilein, is an editor, art historian, and writer.

pitzileinbooks.com/

Also two independent bookstores will join us:

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Cafeleería

Read and laugh at Cafeleería.

Cafeleería is a cultural center, bookstore and cafeteria in the Mayor’s Office of Coyoacán, dedicated to the sale, dissemination and activation of unique, original and different books, printed matter and editorial projects from those of large bookstores.

cafeleeria.org/

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Navegantes Librería

An independent bookstore in the Roma neighborhood, specializing in illustrated children’s and youth literature. Claudia Milenka and Román Rivas are the mind behind this project and the experts in carefully selecting the books they offer to the public.

facebook.com/naveganteslibreria/

JOIN US TO LIVE TOGETHER BETWEEN BOOKS.

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Thursday January 5, 2023
Hours: 1pm a 5:30pm
For all audiences.
At Jardín Arte Abierto (Located on the 2nd floor at Artz Pedregal)
Free entrance.

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A BOOK IS… IMAGINING POSSIBLE FUTURES FOR 2023.

WINTER MICROLANDSCAPES

OPERA FOR THE GARDEN

In collaboration with Vanessa Freitag and students from the Escuela Superior de Música and the Academia de la Danza Mexicana

The winter solstice is the astronomical event that has made us aware of life cycles and renewal. We have celebrated and represented it with rituals, parties, traditions, deities, pyramids, mythologies and calendars. Despite the arrival of the cold and the end of the growing season, what is actually celebrated at this time is the next return of the sun and its reappearance in the sky.

To welcome winter, students from the Escuela Superior de Música and the Academia de la Danza Mexicana will offer an opera concert* for the plants of the Jardín Arte Abierto, accompanying them at the change of season and celebrating their new cycle , in a kind of celebration and momentary fiction.

As part of the concert, the artist Vanessa Freitag (Brazil, 1982) made a series of textile sculptures to cover the singers and turn them into abstract micro-landscapes and new garden-organisms. With this, they are transformed into artificial flowers that sprout momentarily with the sole purpose of comforting nature.

* The musical repertoire is a compilation of opera pieces related to winter, the changes of season and the cyclical celebrations of each end of the year, change or transformation.

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Winter microlandscape
Opera for the garden
In collaboration with Vanessa Freitag and students from the Escuela Superior de Música and the Academia de la Danza Mexicana.

    • Saturday, December 10, 2022
    • 12:00h and 17:00h
    • Free entry
    • At Arte Abierto Garden, located on the second floor 2 in Artz Pedregal

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VANESSA FREITAG (Santa Rosa, Brazil 1982)
She lives and works in León, Guanajuato. She is an artist trained in Plastic Arts, Artistic Education (Brazil) and Social Anthropology (Mexico), and a professor at the University of Guanajuato. Currently, she combines the teaching practice with the artistic one to investigate the contemporary textile language. Her interests revolve around crafts and the study of the natural landscape – flora and fauna – both in Mexico and Brazil, from where she thinks about her identity as a migrant. She creates textile clusters, micro-landscapes and abstract bodies that occupy space, and experiments with recycled materials to build organic forms that often inhabit an imaginary natural universe.

Among her individual exhibitions are O Jardim (Dos Topos Gallery / León / Mexico), Topiarius (Untitled Gallery / San Francisco / USA) and Pequenho Jardim Simbiótico (Latin Artists Gallery). She has also participated in collective exhibitions in Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the United States, Romania, and the Ukraine. She received first place in the sculpture category at the IV Guanajuato Contemporary Art Salon (2021, Irapuato / Mexico) and at FIBRA – Textile Art Biennial (2019, Porto Alegre / Brazil). In 2020, she collaborated in the MEIO Cura project (Flotar Programa, CDMX). Recently, she did a work production residency at Residencia Art Project (Playa del Carmen / Mexico).

freitagvanessa.com/
IG: @freitag_textileart

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SINGERS AND DANCERS
STUDENTS OF THE HIGHER SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND THE MEXICAN DANCE ACADEMY

Abel Josué Pérez Lara
Brianda Andrea Pancardo Cancino
Miguel Ángel Linares Ibarra
Miguel Ángel Ramírez Valencia
Nohemi Lozano Santiago
Rebeca Gabriela Rocha Campos

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TRAVELING INSIDE THE STORY

CHILDREN’S TOUR INSPIRED BY THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE IN COLLABORATION WITH CONTARTE

Things We Do for Love is an exhibition that began as a trip by the artist Erick Meyenberg to a remote place: Japan. Traveling Inside the Story is a journey for children that takes the idea of ​​the expedition as a starting point to embark on a trip through different areas of Arte Abierto and its surroundings. It is an opportunity to become explorers and observe the environment in a different way.

This expedition includes several stations in Arte Abierto’s Garden, the lobby and the Things We Do for Love exhibition. At each station, stories of travelers from other times who ended up finding themselves will be told.

How can we transform the everyday environment into something special?

With the idea that to be transported is to transform, this small expedition is an invitation for girls and boys to carry out explorations of listening with closed eyes, observation through spyglasses and movement dynamics, to focus their attention on small fragments of reality and form visual, auditory, and physical metaphors as they walk.

Activity in collaboration with ContARTE.

Oral narrator: Emma Reyes.

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NOTE FOR MOMS AND DADS:

At the beginning of the tour, the girls and boys will meet at Arte Abierto’s lobby, moms and dads must follow and accompany their kids at a certain distance at all times.

The narrator and Arte Abierto’s staff will guide and invite the children to follow the instructions and the route, always counting on the support and care of parents.

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Journey into the story. Children’s tour inspired by Things We Do for Love in collaboration with CONTARTE

  • Saturday, December 3, 2022
  • 13:00h
  • Tour duration: 45 min.
  • Children 6 to 12 years old
  • Limited access to 30 travelers | For pre-registration click here
  • Free admission
  • At Espacio Arte Abierto, located on the second floor 2 in Artz Pedregal

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CONTARTE
Is a project that has been forged since the year 2000. Its mission is to promote art, culture and education through disciplines such as theater, storytelling, locution and reading promotion. They have participated in various national and international events such as book fairs, theater festivals, storytelling and puppets. They give consultancies, courses and workshops to promote reading, strategies and reading comprehension, as well as playful workshops for children and young people. At the same time, they run a podcast called CUENTOS, which aims to promote reading.

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IN THOSE WATERS, IN ALL WATERS

CELLO IMPROVISATION WITH NATALIA PÉREZ TURNER

In those waters, in all waters is an improvisation and live interpretation that cellist Natalia Pérez Turner will perform based on Things We Do for Love. This sound action is a reinterpretation of the work and an opportunity to dialogue again with the already finished piece (after almost a year of having participated in the musical composition for the video installation), in order to revisit it from the cello and be able to react immediately. not only to the images, but to the sensations and atmospheres that they generate together in space.

It is a search to transform the work again, make music part of its plastic content and invite the public to perceive the sound of the cello in an almost visible way, like the images themselves.

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For the sound design of Things We Do for Love, Erick Meyenberg decided not to accompany the images with its real sound, but to experiment with the emotional and suggestive abstraction of electronic music, conducted by Roderic, in dialogue with Natalia’s cello performance. Pérez Turner, who contributed a great affective depth to the work and the space.

In this video installation, music is the emotional support that suggests multiple simultaneous readings and the sensation of being in an occupied space from floor to ceiling.

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In those waters, in all waters. Cello improvisation with Natalia Pérez Turner

  • Wednesday, November 30, 2022
  • 19:00h
  • Limited access | For pre-registration click here
  • Free admission
  • At Espacio Arte Abierto, located on the second floor 2 in Artz Pedregal

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Natalia Pérez Turner (Mexico City)
Cellist and improviser. Member of the Spontaneous Generation, the Filera Trio and the Liminal Ensemble. Her collaboration with artists from other disciplines, such as dance, visual arts, theater, performance and literature, is a fundamental part of her work. She has composed music for video art, theater, film, and dance. Not only has she dedicated herself to exploring the repertoire for contemporary cello, but also to that of the instrument itself, exploring its sound and expressive possibilities. She has appeared in different forums both in Mexico and abroad. She was a FONCA grantee during the period 2005-06 (performer) with the project La cellista is an installation that proposed recitals of contemporary music for cello solo in museums and galleries. She studied at CIEM, at the Ollin Yoliztli Advanced School, at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA, where she obtained her Master of Fine Arts Music Performance; and at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

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ART & ARCHITECTURE DERIVES

QUANTUM PRELUDE. SOUND ACTIVATION BY TANIA CANDIANI.

A conversation with Tania Candiani.

For our 9th Art an Architecture Derive our special guest speaker is Tania Candiani.

In this derive, the artist Tania Candiani will talk about her work Quantum Prelude, a two-channel audiovisual installation with octophonic sound and original music by Rogelio Sosa, in which different paradigms and readings on the perception and understanding of the emergence of life are intertwined and the world, ranging from ancestral indigenous knowledge and worldview to the implications of quantum physics.

The project, which was born after Candiani’s residence at CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research) takes shape at UNAM’s Sculptural Space, in the circular megalithic monument, circumscribed by 64 triangular prisms; 64 musicians were summoned, thus replicating the arithmetic, geometric and harmonic qualities constitutive of the sonority of music, the laws of physics, the organizing principle of nature and the expansiveness of the cosmos.

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Quantum Prelude. Sound activation by Tania Candiani.
A conversation with Tania Candiani.

  • Saturday, October 29, 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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Tania Candiani (Ciudad de México, 1974)
Multidisciplinary artist who is interest is the translation between the systems of phonic, graphic, linguistic, corporal, symbolic and technological languages. Non-academic researcher, she uses historical records as material, she creates interdisciplinary work groups, consolidating intersections between art, literature, music, architecture and science, with an emphasis on the recovery of early technologies. Her projects are related to tradition, sound, synesthesia, rhythm and translation. Scholarship holder of the National System of Art Creators, her work has been exhibited around the world and is part of important collections. She represented Mexico in the 56 Bienal de Venecia.
taniacandiani.com/
IG @tcandiani

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Tania Candiani (Mexico City, 1974)
Preludio cuántico [Quantum Prelude], 2022
Installation. Two-channel video with octophonic sound, single-channel video and wall drawing
27’20’’

Sound action for voices and orchestra, created ex profeso for the unam’s Sculptural Space.

Composition: Rogelio Sosa
Production: Rafael Acevedo, Fernanda Ezquerro, Xenia López, Marcela Moreno, Virginia Roy.
Photography: Ivan García, Juan Manuel López, Marcela Moreno, Miriam Ortíz, Katri Walker.
Audio: Raúl Cortés Ayal, Alexander Lozano, Carlos Merino, Ollin Miranda, José Luis Jiménez, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Antonio Jiménez Urbina, Arie Orihuela, Jacqueline Saavedra Peralta, Alan Zaragoza Corona.
Asisstants: Victor Barragán Zamora, Natalia Cáceres, Mariana David, Arturo Durán, Adrián León, Miguel Ángel Molina Gutiérrez, David Temoltzin, Fernanda Vázquez, Gerardo Zapata.
Audio postproduction: Miguel Ángel Molina Gutiérrez, Rogelio Sosa, Alan Zaragoza Corona.
Video postproduction: Joaquín Cordero, Ollin Miranda, David Sánchez, Alfonso Víquez Huicochea, Víctor Torres.
Musicians: Rodrigo Ambriz, Ernesto Andriano, Edgar Anguiano Molina, Carolina Aragón Lozano, Edgar Anguiano Molina, Alda Arita, Armando Daniel Arista Villar, Luis Alfredo Belmont, Emilio Bozzano Azpiri, Alexander Bruck, Anahlí Cerrillo, Manuel Chacón Acosta, David Iván Contreras, Nefi Hugo Domínguez Herrada, Alejandro Cruz González, Rocío Durán, Sofía Escamilla Galindo, Ángel Ricardo Espinosa Vidal, Diego Espinoza, Alonso González González, José Carlos Greco Pantoja, Jorge Galindo González, Carla González Ramírez, Rodolfo Gutiérrez Ocampo, Jireh Sarai Hernández Chávez, Ramón Hernández Mendiola, Javier Hernández Tagle, Albania Juárez Rodríguez, Katya Kazachkina, Paola Landa, Eduardo Lobaco, Omar López, Saúl López Arzate, Alina Maldonado, Miguel Francisco Manríquez Fernández, Misha Marks, Roberto Martínez (Roberto Tercero), Ulises Martínez, Azul Miranda, Leika Mochán, Sandra Muciño, Allan Muñoz Trujillo, Anahí Luisa María Navarrete, Ariadna Ortega Torres, Geo Alí Ortiz, Elizabeth Piña, Aleida Pérez González, Paulina Posadas, Gustavo Rangel Guerrero, Loretta Ratto Celiz, Miguel Ángel Rivera Bedolla, Jesús Humberto Rivera Iribe, Adriana Alejandra Rosales, Silvestre Ruiz Algara, Adriana Santiago, Elisa Schmelkes, Patricia Solís, Andrés Solis, Andrea Sorrenti, Luisa Amanda Tovalin, María Elena Tovar Garnica, Juan Armando Vázquez Carrillo, Rodrigo Adán Velázquez Hernández, Emmanuel Agustin Yañez Vera.

This piece was produced with the invaluable support of Interprotección.

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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.

October 29: Tania Candiani / Quantum Prelude. Sound action by Tania Candiani.

CINEMA-FISSURES

Things We Do for Love transversal visit with Mara Fortes

DESCRIPTION

As part of our activities linked to the exhibition Things We Do for Love we have a special visit with Mara Fortes.

  • Thursday October 27, 2022
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Aimed at all public
  • Limited admission
  • This visit/workshop is free

CINEMA-FISSURES
Things We Do for Love transversal visit with Mara Fortes.

The purpose of this visit is to investigate the extra-visual dimension of cinema, based on the idea of the “fissure of the image”, inspired by the concept of kintsugi that is addressed in Things We Do for Love.

Through exercises in the exhibition space of direct experience and a brief capsule of historical references, we will explore how this audiovisual installation awakens auditory, proprioceptive (the brain’s ability to recognize the muscles of the body in space), and intuitive intelligence. The visit is an invitation to be undisciplined spectators, to stretch time, fold space, feel the image, and navigate the multiverse of cinema —to grasp what overflows from the screen, sculpts stories and suspends the parameters that define our everyday reality.

Mara Fortes
Researcher and curator of cinema and audiovisual media. Her research focuses on media archaeology, installation art, avant-garde film history, experimental and expanded film, sound art, and queer film. She has curated for the Reina Sofía Museum, London MexFest, La otra bienal, REDCAT, and the Centro de Cultura Digital. Since 2003 she has worked in film distribution and exhibition, collaborating with NGOs such as Women Make Movies, and programming for various festivals, including the Morelia International Film Festival, the Ambulante Festival, and CUÓRUM. She is currently a Senior Curator at the Festival de Telluride. Her publications include the books Chris Marker Inmemoria and El cine como arte subversivo de Amos Vogel (edited with Lorena Gómez Mostajo), and Historias de la Noche (with Fabiola Torres-Alzaga).


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.

MEMORY BEAT

CERAMIC WRITING WORKSHOP

WITH SANDRA SÁNCHEZ

DESCRIPTION

Arte Abierto begins the Public Program activities linked to the exhibition Things We Do for Love with a ceramic writing workshop taught by Sandra Sánchez.

  • Saturday October 15, 2022.
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Aimed at all public: children, youth and adults.
  • Limited admission | Prior registration at actividades@arteabierto.org
  • This workshop is free.

MEMORY BEAT

This workshop is an invitation to explore personal memory through narrative, visual and tactile writing. We will investigate our own history and translate specific experiences into forms, sensations, intensities and flows.

Ceramics will allow us to capture not only stories and figures, but also forces, footprints and body movements. In addition to making an inquiry about intimacy and writing. The result will be a piece of pottery that each participant can take home, like a talisman.

No prior knowledge is required.

IMPORTANT: As we will be working on low-temperature ceramics, after the workshop, we will keep your piece for burning. A week later we will have the piece already fired and enameled available for you to pick up at Arte Abierto.

 

Sandra Sánchez Writes in different media, including ceramics. Her current research focuses on modes of collaborative writing and proposals for production and reception beyond the aesthetic relationship “artist-work-spectator”. In 2015 she founded Zona de Desgaste, a space dedicated to mediation, writing and critical reflection on contemporary art and art philosophy. She currently edits OndaMx magazine, leads Aeromoto Library and teaches at Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana.

IG: @phiopsia


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.

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.

DERIVES OF ART & ACHITECTURE

Tracing the modern in the architecture of the Historic Downtown of Mexico City.

A conversation with Christian del Castillo.

In our 7th Derive of Art and Achitecture we are joined by Christian del Castillo, who will talk to us about the modern architecture of the Historic Downtown of Mexico City.

The architectural imagery of the Historic Downtown of Mexico City is mainly nourished by the typologies of colonial architecture and the beginning of the 20th century, including pre-Hispanic architecture. It is a space where buildings from different eras and contexts overlap that have defied the passage of time, real estate speculation and the expiration of their materials.

Seeking to expand this imaginary, this conversation invites us to rediscover the projects and buildings —still standing— designed by those architects whose work was oriented towards the banner of modernity and who also emerged from the dialogues between plastic integration and the artistic avant-garde in Mexico.

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This talk that seeks to find modernity in the architecture of the Historic Downtown of Mexico City.
A conversation with Christian del Castillo.

  • Saturday, August 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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Christian del Castillo
He is an architect from UNAM, where he also studied a Master’s degree in Analysis, Theory and History with a focus on Mathias Goeritz and his contribution to Mexican architecture in the second half of the 20th century. He was curator and coordinator of the Micro-urbanism program of Casa Vecina (2013-2017). He is co-author of The Goeritz Guide (Arquine, 2015), author of Rastreando lo moderno, arquitectura en el Centro Histórico de la ciudad de México 1930-1960 (Casa vecina: Foundation of the Historic Center of Mexico City, 2017) and co-author of Mathias Goeritz: Espacio creativo (University of Guadalajara / CUAAD, 2019). He was a fellow of the Young Creators program of FONCA 2014-2015, in the Architectural Design category with the project “Possibilities of an emergency architecture”, the same project that was part of the exhibition “Mexicalidad. Design and new generations” carried out by the MODO museum (2018-2021).
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Click here to see Christian del Castillo’s publication Rastreando lo moderno, arquitectura en el Centro Histórico de la ciudad de México 1930-1960.

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.

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