August 2022

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.

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).
www.christiandelcastillo.com/
FB @anarchitecture

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.

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.

BREAK THE BEAT

THIS FRIDAY BREAK THE BEAT COLLECTIVE MIXES

This Friday, August 12, you are welcome to join PASTNOIR – @pastnoir_beats y sus alumnos de la quinta sesión de BREAK THE BEAT – Mezclas Colectivas. Este grupo lo integran: Nancy Díaz, aka NANNPOWER (@nannpower), Diego García, aka OXES (@el_oxes) and Yael Flores, aka YAEL_FT (@yael_ft).

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The Collective Mixes begin at 4:00 pm at Arte Abierto.

Join us this Friday August 12, 2022 at our live sessions.

AUGUST 2022
PASTNOIR – @pastnoir_beats

GROUP 5
Mentorship (zoom) 08.08.2022 _ 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Live (at Artz) 08.12.2022 _ 4:00pm – 7:00pm

GROUP 6
Mentorship (zoom) 08.22.2022 _ 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Live (at Artz) 08.26.2022 _ 4:00pm – 7:00pm

As part of our Public Program we designed BREAK THE BEAT – Collective Mixes. It is an experience created for young adults and teens 15 and over, where they will learn music mixing basic principles with on line tutorials and mentorship with a professional DJ. Young adults will be able to explore music through DJing culture. After the mentorship they will have the chance to mix and experience with their favorite music in a live performance for their friends and music community from a profesional DJ booth at Arte Abierto Garden.

This link will take you to the Break the Beat site to learn about rules and registration.

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Arte Abierto’s garden is located on the 2nd floor of ARTZ Pedregal: Periférico Sur 3720, Jardines del Pedregal, Álvaro Obregón, Mexico City.

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