Arte Contemporáneo Tag

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.

MEMORY BEAT

CERAMIC WRITING WORKSHOP

WITH SANDRA SÁNCHEZ

Because our guests asked for it, Arte Abierto’s Public Program launches a second session of the ceramic writing workshop with Sandra Sánchez, as part of the activities linked to the exhibition Things We Do for Love.

DESCRIPTION

  • 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.

If you need further information about this workshop or Sandra Sánchez click here.

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.

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.

ART AND ARCHITECTURE DERIVES

CONVERSATION WITH CHRISTIAN DEL CASTILLO

TRACING THE MODERN IN THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE HISTORIC CENTER OF MEXICO CITY.

• Live conversation with Christian del Castillo.

• Saturday, August 27, 2022. at 1:00 pm.

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

• Free admission.

If you need to know more about this Derive, please click here to enter Arte Abierto’s Public Program page.

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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).

<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.

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 August 20, 2022.
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Aimed at all public: children, youth and adults.
  • Limited admission | Prior registration at info@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 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.

CONVERSATION WITH ALDO SOLANO

PLAYGROUNDS ARCHITECTURE IN 20TH CENTURY MEXICO CITY.

• Live conversation with Aldo Solano.

• Saturday, July 30, 2022. at 1:00 pm.

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

• Free admission.

One of the fields in which the architecture of the Modern Movement in Mexico was most experimented with was that of playgrounds, a typology that attracted architects and artists for its playful, uncertain and novel quality.

Click here to see the book Playgrounds of Modern Mexico by Aldo Solano Rojas.

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ALDO SOLANO ROJAS (Mexico City, 1986)
He is a teacher in Art History from the University of Granada, Spain; he has specialized in Mexican historical industrial design and its application to public space, as well as in children’s street furniture. He is the author of Playgrounds of Modern Mexico, a publication supported by Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo and edited by Promotora Cultural Cubo Blanco. He is a doctoral candidate in Art History with a research on public space and his interventions in the years of activity of the Modern Movement by the Institute of Aesthetic Research at UNAM.

THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE

06.24.2022 – 12.18.2022

Things We Do for Love is a project commissioned by Arte Abierto to visual artist Erick Meyenberg (CDMX, 1980). It is a video-installation and a large-format sculpture that, both together, exposes the poetics of art and its effect in our perception of reality.

The exhibition exemplifies artistic practice complexities and its transformations as resulted from the multiple perspectives and actions intervening in its production. For Arte Abierto it is essential to expose the collaborative nature of art through exhibitions that, such this one, turn out from a process and an exchange of ideas, thoughts and feelings.

Inviting Erick Meyenberg to intervene in our space came up from the interest in bringing us closer to common ideas and concepts, transformed into an intimate reflection through art. Thus, what began as a personal path became a project to recognize how we define our gaze and the meanings that we produced from it.

In those waters, in all the waters, [the human being] hope[s] to see their real image reflection. An image that has been mutilated thousands of years ago. In that situation, lost in thought by the shore, we can find them anywhere. Yearning for what? What they used to be.

–Reinaldo Arenas, The Doorman (1989)

While in an artistic residency in Japan* I was going through a personal situation that made everything seem fragmented. As in any process, the way was guided by intuition and chance. Sometimes you must travel faraway to find your own reflection in other waters. Being unaware then, this journey of reencounter with myself arrived. I thought: How to move in such a foreign world? How to heal and paste the remaining pieces after a fracture?

Camera in hand, I started touring Tokyo, Kyoto, Kanazawa, Hiroshima and Naoshima by land and sea, capturing hundreds of images and life fragments that reminded me of the existence of beauty in everyday life. While recording everything that captured my attention, a phrase always came to my mind giving new meaning to what I was looking at: “Things we do for love”.

Back in Mexico, other lands and other seas showed up. With those waters came a new promise of life. Not knowing why, it seemed that my visual archive of two countries and cultures—so different from each other—was trying to say something. I wanted to find a way to put together these life fragments to transform them into a whole that, in turn, wouldn’t hide the fractures of its history. I found in Kintsugi (a Japanese philosophy that repairs broken objects and beautifies them by gluing the fragments with gold dust) the perfect metaphor to understand video editing as that affective binder capable of intertwining images apparently unconnected. Something that I could only have done with the help of my great friend, editor and filmmaker Martha Uc.

In Things We Do for Love, what once were wounds now are lines of light that accentuate the complex diversity of lived moments in the same story. I decided not to use the images’ real sound, but to experiment with the emotional and suggestive abstraction of electronic music. That’s where my friend and musician Roderic appeared—to me, the power of his music was the perfect light that recovered what had been lived and also a powerful emotional support to merge the collection of filmed moments. The cello—in the musical composition—emerged also because of instinct: Natalia Pérez-Turner’s performance gave the work a great affective-depth.

Later, after looking at a chrysanthemum that I filmed on a Tokyo cemetery ground after falling due to a typhoon, the idea of making a sculpture that would depict the water and the sea force and movement—video’s two recurring elements—came up. A new phrase came to my mind: “the sculpture had to rise from the ground, just as Aphrodite rose from the waters”. Coincidentally, the colors involved in the goddess of love and eroticism mythological birth are tied with Japan’s national colors. Along this path, the sculptor Óscar Garduño and the ceramist Carmen de la Parra helped me to create the sculptural work at Cerámica Suro workshop in Guadalajara.

At the end of this journey, Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas appeared. Literature always comes just like that: untimely, unexpected, forceful, needed… A new intuition gave life to his text in Louise Phelan and Francisco López-Guerra voices, to whom I dedicate this work.

Just as the space forms a whole with the chrysanthemum petals on the gallery’s floor, the video editing made possible putting together the fragmentary images of my experience, turning out to be a surprising and unexpected ode to life which taught me that, beyond personal experiences, the relentless force reigns tirelessly.

Erick Meyenberg

*Residence for artists Casa NaNo in Tokyo, Japan, sponsored by Fundación Casa Wabi.

ERICK MEYENBERG (MEXICO CITY, 1980)

Erick Meyenberg 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 an extensive investigation on topics such as literature, history, social sciences and natural sciences. To Meyenberg, art is a tool that helps to unearth that host of historical layers that has been left forgotten, making all the elements come into play to reach an “aesthetic whole”. He also considers video editing as a key process in his work. It is from there where he explores the aesthetic potential of images, where he plays with the possibilities they offer, their relationships, and through precise observations, he discovers new meanings, and new ideas.
Meyenberg graduated from Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas (National School of Plastic Arts) at UNAM. He has a Master’s degree in Visual Arts from the Berlin University of the Arts, Germany (UdK, Berlin) where he studied under the mentorship of German artist Rebecca Horn. His work is part of some public art collections such as the MUAC, Museo Amparo, National Institute of Fine Art (INBA), Telefónica Foundation, Museo Tamayo, Benetton Foundation. He has participated in numerous solo and collective exhibitions both nationally and internationally. He is currently part of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores (National System of Creators). Meyenberg lives and works in Mexico City.

erickmeyenberg.com

RODERIC (Monterrey)

Roderic is the pseudonym of the musician Rodrigo Ortiz. His music is not attached to any specific music genre, but seeks poetic arrangements of emotions that are influenced by jazz, blues, Balkan, psychedelic, African, Latin and trance. His first album was Perfect Mirror (2016) and was preceded by It All Depends (2018).

Martha Uc (México)

She is an editor, photographer, producer and filmmaker. Some of her films and video-editing works are Nos hicieron noche (2021), Sanjuaneros (2020), Ayotzinapa. El paso de la tortuga (2018), The Guy from Oklahoma (2016), Los otros mexicanos (2015), El patio de mi casa (2015) among others. She was director of Estela (2011) and cinematographer of Bajo Tortura (2013) and Estela (2011).

Natalia Pérez Turner

Cellist and improviser. Member of the Generación Espontánea, Filera Trio, and Ensamble Liminar. She divides her time between contemporary music, improvisation and collaboration with artists from other disciplines such as dance, visual arts, theater, performance, literature and children’s shows. She was a FONCA scholarship recipient during the period 2005-06 (performer) with the projects “La cellista es una instalación” (Cellist is an installation) that offered contemporary music recitals for cello performed only at museums and art galleries. She has composed music for short films, video art theater and dance.

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.

CONVERSATION WITH

LUIS JAVIER DE LA TORRE

THE ROUTE OF FRIENDSHIP MEXICO68… BEYOND 1968.

• Live conversation with Luis Javier de la Torre.

• Saturday, June 25, 2022. at 1:00 pm.

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

• Free admission.

This conversation with Luis Javier de la Torre will be a journey to rediscover the current Friendship Route MEXICO68, conformed by twenty-two monumental sculptures located south of Mexico City and created by artists from five continents especially for the 1968 Olympic Games.

To read more of this conversation visit the page within the public program.

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Luis Javier de la Torre (Mexico City, 1964)
He is currently president of the Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C. He has dedicated himself to the field of management and communication, carrying out public relations projects in the advertising field and fund management in the cultural field. He has a graphic design studio that offers communication alternatives to projects with an artistic and ecological focus. In 1992 he began his research around the ROUTE OF FRIENDSHIP project, and in 1994 he created, together with the architect Javier Ramírez Campuzano, the Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C., an institution dedicated to rescuing, preserving and disseminating the cultural legacy derived from the Olympic Games in Mexico. In 1996, in collaboration with Gonzalo Fonseca, he opens the Torre de los Vientos to house independent artistic projects. At the same time, he creates and directs the De-construction project and carries out urban ecological recovery initiatives, such as the restoration of the pedregales.

If you wish to know more about Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C. visit mexico68.org

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

THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE

ERICK MEYENBERG

Music and sound design by RODERIC

ARTE ABIERTO presents Things We Do for Love by Erick Meyenberg, a show specially commissioned for Espacio Arte Abierto.

• The exhibition is made up of a multi-channel audiovisual project with five screens and ten-channel surround sound, and a sculpture that represents his first ceramic work for the artist.

• The project results in an ode to life that emerged from an introspective journey in which the artist manages to document the beauty of everyday life.

Things We Do for Love will be open to the public beginning Friday, June 24, 2022.

Arte Abierto presents its fourth exhibition with a multichannel video installation with five screens and a large-format ceramic sculpture, specially commissioned from the artist Erick Meyenberg (Mexico City, 1980) for Espacio Arte Abierto.

Things We Do for Love results in an ode to life in which different fragments of what makes up and gives context to existence are interconnected: the universe, space, time, force and affections seen from nature, cities, people… The idea for the video installation arose after Meyenberg returned from an artist residency in Japan* during which he began to understand his gaze through the lens of his camera as the only tool available to heal a personal story: “When everything has been broken, how to move in a world that is so foreign? How to rebuild it? How to glue the pieces that have remained? Thus, what began as a journey to a geography and culture totally alien to his own, became an introspection to find the beauty of life.

In his month-long stay in Tokyo, Kyoto, Kanazawa, Hiroshima, and Naoshima, Meyenberg captured moments of life seemingly unrelated to each other. In the process, while looking through what the camera framed him, he says that a phrase resonated in his mind “Things we do for love”. Back in Mexico, the visual fragments from Japan were joined by others taken in Los Cabos, Valle de Bravo, Acapulco and Ixtapa, as well as the sequence of some cicadas in their process of metamorphosis, taken from the Internet, which completed the visual archive that now compose the sample video.

For Meyenberg, the great accumulation of images that documented hundreds of moments, situations or places, represented a broken and disjointed world. Thus, uniting them through editing meant transforming the vision of the torn into a promise of life. Based on Kintsugi, a Japanese philosophy that repairs broken objects and sticks their fragments with gold dust, the artist found the perfect metaphor to convene his image archive and form the video installation created by the editor and filmmaker Martha Uc.

The music for the video had to contain the affective force of what was experienced and provide an emotional and abstract support where the collection of filmed moments could be interwoven. Thus, by intuition, the artist decided not to accompany the images with his real sound, but to experiment with the emotional and suggestive abstraction that electronic music allows, in collaboration with the musician Roderic.

For its part, the large-format ceramic sculpture presents a dismembered flower. Due to the dimensions of the work as a whole and the delicacy with which ceramics* must be modelled, glazed and baked so as not to compromise the material, it was produced in parts until it formed a sculptural object whose forms refer to a series of elements to which that Meyenberg came from an imaginative insight while shooting in both Japan and Mexico. After filming a chrysanthemum on the ground of a cemetery in Tokyo, after a typhoon, the idea arose of a sculpture that would recover the force and movement of the water and the sea that appear in much of the video, and whose colors would reflect the love and eroticism: “the sculpture had to emerge from the ground, just as Aphrodite emerged from the waters”, the artist mentions. Both the petals and the space between them, which becomes the Kintsugi or gold dust that holds them together, are part of the sculptural intervention.

Beyond a specific and determined interpretation, Things We Do for Love proposes an introspective and emotional reflection on the transition that occurs between mourning and hope as experiences that are the product of love.

The video of the exhibition was made in collaboration with the video editor Martha Uc, Roderic in musical composition and sound design, Santiago Rodríguez Rebolledo in sound supervision, cellist Natalia Pérez-Turner and guest performers: Louise Phelan and Francisco López -War.

*Casa NaNo artist residency in Tokyo, Japan, sponsored by Fundación Casa Wabi.
* The sculpture was made in the Cerámica Suro workshop in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Things We Do for Love by Erick Meyenberg is open from June 24, 2021 to December 18, 2022 at Espacio Arte Abierto located on the 2nd floor  of  ARTZ Pedregal: Periférico Sur 3720, Jardines del Pedregal, Álvaro Obregón, Mexico City.

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