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< Arte Abierto > begins its new public program “Derives of Art and Architecture”, a series of routes proposed by guest curators, architects, artists and urban planners to explore a series of architectural spaces and artistic interventions that are historically significant for different public spaces in Mexico City .

The objective of the derives 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.

Each meeting will be guided by a professional in the field to address the importance of these places from the oral narrative and with the intention of generating a dialogue with the attending public.

The derives will be carried out free of charge on the last Saturday of each month, at 12:00 p.m. with a limited capacity.

Next meetings:

February 26: Tania Ragasol / Urban environment, daily life and art: La Torre de los Vientos by Gonzalo Fonseca

Urban environment, daily life and art

Live talk: La Torre de los Vientos
With guest curator Tania Ragasol
Saturday, February 26, 2022
At 12:00h
In Espacio Arte Abierto, located on the second floor of Artz Pedregal
Free admission.


No need to register.

Live talk about La Torre de los Vientos by , as an inhabitable sculpture, as an object perched in the urban fabric, as a ghost of the urban landscape and as a witness of the city.

The talk aims to recount the history of La Torre de los Vientos: from the 1968 Olympics in Mexico and its cultural program, to the present day.

A story that weaves personal anecdotes with historical data to recount the existence and future of La Torre de los Vientos and its importance in the contemporary art scene of the 90s in Mexico City.

The talk is based on Tania Ragasol’s account of La Torre de los Vientos in #Visor, a podcast recorded on the @convoynetwork platform.


La Torre de los Vientos (station number 6) was created by the artist and architect Gonzalo Fonseca (Uruguay, 1922 – Italy, 1997) as part of the Friendship Route, a project conceived by Mathias Goeritz with the support of Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, with the objective of creating a sculptural corridor with 19 stations (sculptures) made by artists from the five continents as part of the ’68 Cultural Olympics in Mexico. Currently La Torre de los Vientos is a multidisciplinary art laboratory created in 1996 by Luis Javier de la Torre González in collaboration with Gonzalo Fonseca, which has a current program of artistic experimentation projects.

For more information about La Torre de Los Vientos visit La Ruta de la Amistad website.


Tania Ragasol is an art historian, curator and coordinator of contemporary art projects. She has a career of more than 20 years as a curator, editor and manager, in spaces and institutions such as the Carrillo Gil Art Museum, the Tamayo Museum, inSite_05, the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City, Casa Vecina and Zona Maco. She currently hosts two shows on the platform @convoynetwork : #Visor, a podcast in which she shares personal and professional experiences about art in Mexico City during the 90s, and #TaniaRagasolEnConvoy, a live broadcast about music and culture.

In addition, she is responsible for the curatorship and conceptual development of projects at Oficina Particular, a cooperative of contemporary art professionals.


11.12.2021 – 05.15.2022



11.12.2021 – 05.15.2022

No Sound of Water is a large-format, immersive installation that takes the viewer into an isolated, salt-filled reality. Being inside, you can feel an atmosphere that transports you to a place that could exist in the future. With this installation that simulates a fictional ecosystem, Troika seeks to reflect on the future of the Earth and its transformation into an inhospitable place due to human activity.

For more than two decades, Troika art collective, formed in 2003 by Eva Rucki (Germany, 1976), Conny Freyer (Germany, 1976), and Sebastian Noel (France, 1977), has sought to challenge our perception of the world and its eventual destruction. For the exhibition ‘No Sound of Water’, they present two works that together form a hostile and desolate landscape that, although it could be thought of as part of a fictitious ecosystem, could become a reality due to the effect of various destructive human actions. Far from enunciating an ecological discourse or moral, the exhibition focuses on the problems caused by technological, capitalist and industrial advances and the impact they have to the point of causing a new geological era (the Anthropocene) and the eventual decomposition of the Earth .

No Sound of Water forms part of their ongoing project Untertage. Meaning ‘below the earth’, or literally, ‘under the day’, Untertage takes shape as an elaborate ecosystemic fiction: its protagonist, salt, is devised as the hero of an aeonian drama of world domination.

The No Sound of Water (2021) installation consists of an industrial processing machine that refers to extractive technologies. Through an upper channel, the structure works like a cascade of salt in constant movement, as if it were an infinite hourglass, to the point of becoming uncontrollable: the salt spills through the room, accumulates in the crevices of the floor or even in the folds of the visitors’ clothes. With salt as the central element, the piece proposes an alternative reading in which this mineral is not only an element of human and natural extinction but, is also responsible for creating an era based on non-organic intelligence and synthetic biology. The very title of the piece alludes to the total absence of a key and organic element such as water.

On the opposite side, the Terminal Beach (2020) video takes place in the middle of a desolate and impoverished territory where the only thing that can be seen is the last tree on the face of the earth and a robotic arm that constantly hits the trunk of the tree with an ax. The harshness of the atmosphere is reinforced by an acoustic background made up of the sounds of lightning, solar winds and geomagnetic storms, captured as radio waves by the British Antarctic Survey. The metaphor of the video is compelling: we are destroying the world that sustains us and every advance of technology, capitalism and industry is also a step towards extinction.

< Arte Abierto > presents Troika, with the exhibition No Sound of Water which will be on display and open to the public at Espacio Arte Abierto located on the 2nd floor of ARTZ Pedregal from November 12, 2021 to May 15, 2022 from Tuesday to Sunday from 12:00 to 7:00 p.m.



The < Arte Abierto > volunteer program, dedicated to the attention of the public of the exhibitions and activities carried out in Espacio Arte Abierto, opens a call to select two collaborators. It is a unique opportunity for learning and updating through daily work with contemporary art practices and strategies.


• Mediation actions in showrooms.

• Tours and visits for groups from schools, companies, institutions and specific groups.

• Support in the pedagogical mediation activities of < Arte Abierto >.

• Information, recruitment and orientation to the general public.


• Practical training (educational mediation, museography and communication) in the contemporary art field.

• Free access to exhibitions and < Arte Abierto > activities.

• Remuneration in kind with publications published by < Arte Abierto >.

• 100% scholarships for different courses and workshops with us.

• Certification of participation in the program.


• Availability: 10 hours a week (Thursday and Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.), for a period of 6 months.

• Studies: recent graduates or students of the bachelor’s degrees in Art History, Architecture, Arts, Humanities (Philosophy, Letters), Design and Communication.

• Profile: Empathy, enjoy dialogue, oral and written communication skills to communicate with different interlocutors and interest in the meaningful learning processes of the public.


Send curriculum vitae (one page) and letter of reasons (maximum of 500 words) to subject VOLUNTARIADO ARTE ABIERTO.

Application deadline: October 7, 2021.


The results will be announced on October 21, 2021 and will be final.

Accredited volunteers will be formally integrated into activities starting November 12, 2021.

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




Arte Abierto invites our visitors to the conversation between Irmgard Emmelhainz and Sebastien Noel from Troika.

  • Wednesday, February 23, 2022
  • MX 17:00 hr. / UK 23:00 hr.
  • This event is for everyone through Zoom.
  • (this link will only be active on the specified date).
  • Limited to 500 atendees.
  • The conversation will be held in English.
  • This event is free admission, no pre-registration is required.


Arte Abierto begins its 2022 Educational Mediation and Communication Program with a Zoom event: A conversation between the researcher and writer Irmgard Emmelhainz and Sebastien Noel from Troika, taking the exhibition No Sound of Water as a starting point, they will address the current issues in this project, like the Anthropocene, and they will make different readings and questions (Materialist Realism / Philosophy of Matter / Art as Image).

The conversation will take place in English through Zoom.

Irmgard Emmelhainz will broadcast live from No Sound of Water at Arte Abierto.

Irmgard Emmelhainz is a researcher and writer. Author, among other books, of Alotropias en la trinchera evanescente: estética y geopolítica en la era de la guerra total (2012), La tiranía del sentido común: la reconversión neoliberal de México (2016), El cielo está incompleto: cuaderno de viaje en Palestina (2017) and Jean-Luc Godard’s Political Filmmaking (2019). She has participated in seminars, courses and conferences at the University of Salamanca, The Americas Society New York, the District University of Bogotá, KASK. Art School in Ghent, Harvard School of Design, the Jumex Museum, SOMA and the Sharjah Biennale in the United Arab Emirates.

Irmgard’s photograph was taken by @LakeVerea for Constance Hockaday‘s Artists in Presidents project, 2021.

No Sound of Water exhibition by the Troika collective will be open to the public from November 12 to May 15, 2022 at Espacio Arte Abierto, located on the 2nd floor of ARTZ Pedregal in Mexico City.

Free admission.

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



El pasado 28 de julio, Tamara de Anda y su equipo del programa Itinerario en Canal Once, visitan < Arte Abierto > y la exposición Luz instante en Espacio < Arte Abierto > para entrevistar nuestra directora de Alianzas y Estrategias Institucionales Gabriela Correa en donde platica la propuesta de arte contemporáneo de la Fundación y también a la artista multidisciplinaria Julia Carrillo para hablarles de su exposición, así como de su proceso creativo.

Para ver el episodio nº 28 completo del programa de televisión Itinerario de Canal Once visita este vínculo.

La exposición Luz instante de Julia Carrillo se encuentra abierta al público de martes a domingo de 12 – 7 pm, del 26 de junio al 3 de octubre de 2021 en Espacio Arte Abierto ubicado en el piso 2 de ATRZ Pedregal en la Ciudad de México, ubicado en la PB de ARTZ Pedregal, en Periférico Sur 3720, Jardines del Pedregal, Álvaro Obregón, en la Ciudad de México.


On July 15, Sarah Len, founder and editor of the New York publication MATERIA, and her team, visits the exhibition Luz instante at Espacio < Arte Abierto > to interview the multidisciplinary artist Julia Carrillo where she talks about her creative process, her training as artist and mathematician, and how she values ​​diversity in his creative rituals.

MATERIA is an independent cultural publication with uncommon content on design, art people and places in the Americas. Its content gives voice to bold new narratives and high creative conversations.

To read the full interview enter this link.

Julia Carrillos exhibition, Luz instante opens from Tuesday to Sunday from 12 – 7 pm, from June 26 to September 19, 2021 at Espacio < Arte Abierto > located on the 2nd floor at ARTZ Pedregal, Periférico Sur 3720, Jardines del Pedregal, Álvaro Obregón, Mexico City.



Mexico City. March 3, 2021.- < Arte Abierto > opens Atelier Abierto space with the first educational methodologies exhibition focused on art entitled Fury and Poetry. Atelier Romo 10 Years, the exhibition will open to the public this Saturday, March 13th, from 11:00 5:00 p.m.

< Arte Abierto > Foundation interest in housing all the disciplines of contemporary art in its physical spaces, establishes here a site dedicated to the work of the “Atelier”, of the artist’s workshop. The intention of this initiative is to experiment and reveal the processes that give life to the creator’s ideas and how they are polished and taken to the limit, to their production.

Atelier Abierto‘s room named after the pedagogical and participatory lines of work that it intends to exhibit. Through this program we will develop unique educational strategies and activities to have direct contact with our audiences. To do this, we will collaborate with guest artists and experts whose strategies and concepts of artistic production are aligned with our institutional values and objectives, and propose specific projects of contemporary art that are easy to read and accessible to our audiences.

Since 2019 we have worked with Sebastián Romo, founder and creator of Atelier Romo. The result of this significant collaboration is the exhibition Fury and Poetry. Atelier Romo 10 Years, which illustrates a pedagogical methodology that has operated – over a decade, in the artistic and cultural field of our country – under the concept of deep education, understood as all knowledge that accompanies us and improves our life everyday.

The result is a playful exhibition in which priority is given to the spirit of the workshop, of various processes framed by practical and constant learning. An exhibition where the strategies and the constant changes implemented that build a methodology developed over ten years of work are revealed.

Click here to download the press release – Spanish version.


To guarantee your access, get the ticket online: for free throughout the month of March.

The exhibition Fury and Poetry. Atelier Romo 10 Years will be open to the public from March 13th to June 13th, 2021 in the Atelier Abierto space, located on the ground floor of ARTZ Pedregal, Periférico Sur 3720, Jardines del Pedregal, Álvaro Obregón, Mexico City.



Enter here to watch it directly on YouTube.

Art21 proudly presents this special extended segment as a complement to the “Borderlands” episode from the tenth season of the “Art in the Twenty-First Century” series. Edited to focus on a singular artist narrative, this film contains original material not included in the television broadcast.

Known for his large-scale, interactive installations, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer uses contemporary technologies like computerized surveillance, heart-rate sensors, and robotics to create participatory experiences and platforms for public participation and connection. The artist frequently works in and transforms public spaces, creating awe-inspiring, poetic, and critical installations, like ‘Voz Alta’: a massive megaphone system erected in a Mexico City plaza to commemorate the infamous Tlatelolco student massacre in 1968. Spurred by his Mexican heritage and the growing nationalism in the United States, Lozano-Hemmer embarks on his most ambitious project to date: ‘Border Tuner’, an enormous intercom system at the border between El Paso and Juárez that allows participants from both sides to speak and listen to each other via radio-enabled searchlights.

At his studio in Montreal, the artist works with a team of scientists, engineers, programmers, architects, and designers to develop the project; at the El Paso–Juárez border, he invites local artists and performers and members of the public to use ‘Border Tuner’ to listen to, share, and visualize their voices and stories. Highlighting the intimate, personal relations in a public space that is otherwise systematically dehumanizing, Lozano-Hemmer explains, “The most important role that art can play is that of making complexity visible. The usage of technology is inevitable; it’s up to the artist to use those technologies to create experiences that are intimate, connected, and critical.”

This extended segment includes Remote Pulse, 2019; an interactive installation consisting of two identical pulse-sensing stations that are interconnected over the internet. When a person places their hands on one station automatically the person on the other station feels their pulse, as the plates vibrate in sync with the heartbeat of the remote person, and vice versa. The piece was originally presented as part of Lozano-Hemmer’s Border Tuner’ installation across the US-Mexico border, with one station in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua and the other in El Paso, Texas. This piece is part of ‘Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Latidos’ exhibition showing at < Arte Abierto > until December 13th, 2020 and will stay here permanently.

‘Borderlands’ premiered on October 2nd, 2020 on PBS. Enter here to watch the whole episode on PBS.