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Public Works and Collective Housing by Abraham Zabludovsky

María Bustamante Harfush

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Public Works and Collective Housing by Abraham Zabludovsky
Conversation with María Bustamante Harfush

  • Saturday June 22, 2024
  • 13:00h
  • Arte Abierto | 2nd floor Artz Pedregal
  • Free admission

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No registration required.

Architect Abraham Zabludovsky had a prolific career throughout his life. He is mainly recognized for the public works that he developed between 1980 and 2000, with iconic buildings in Mexico City such as the Tamayo Museum, the renovation of the National Auditorium, the Infonavit offices, the Library of Mexico at the Ciudadela and many more. Previously, between 1950 and 1980 he committed his work to the development of residential houses and collective housing buildings. He designed and built numerous complexes that today are distinctive of Mexico City, in neighborhoods such as Hipódromo, Condesa, Polanco, Lomas de Chapultepec and Tecamachalco.

Within the framework of the 100th anniversary of Architect Abraham Zabludovsky’s (1924-2024) birth, María Bustamante Harfush will share with us some of the particularities and essences of his public and residential projects as part of the Derive on Saturday, June 22 at Arte Abierto . In addition, we will celebrate his anniversary with two special tours: on Sunday, May 26, for his collective housing works and on Sunday, June 23, for his public works.

FUNDARQMX in alliance with Arte Abierto and UNAM through the Faculty of Architecture are pleased to invite you to the Abraham Zabludovsky tours: I. Collective housing and II. Public work , guided by the president of FUNDARQMX, Architect María Bustamante Harfush and Architect Rodrigo Díaz.

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TOUR I
COLLECTIVE HOUSING BY ABRAHAM ZABLUDOVSKY
Guided by Arq. María Bustamante Harfush

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TOUR II
PUBLIC WORKS BY ABRAHAM ZABLUDOVSKY
Guided by Arq. Rodrigo Díaz

  • Sunday, June 23, 2024
  • 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • General: $500
  • Students, Teachers, INAPAM: $450
  • Tickets at: (link pending)

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María Bustamante Harfush
Architect from the Universidad Iberoamericana, where she teaches classes. She has a master’s degree in Housing and Urban Planning from the Architectural Association of London. She is the director of the Taller María Bustamante Arquitectura where she has created more than 30 works. She is a researcher and author of books such as “Tacubaya in memory”, “90 years in the Heart of the Lomas”. Jury and tutor of FONCA Young Creators, in Architecture 2023-2024.
Chronicler and vice president of the College of Chroniclers of Mexico City; Member of the Luis Barragán Tapatia Architecture Foundation and Modern Architecture Estudio y Conservación AC. President of FUNDARQMX, a foundation that promotes an urban-architectural culture in Mexico, awarded with the “Medal of Merit in Arts.”

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Arte Abierto continues with its new public program Derivas de Arte y Arquitectura (Art & Architecture Derives), 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 cComplex.

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

March 25: Ana Garduño/ Cultural Geographies: The invention of museum circuits in 20th century Mexico City.

May 27: Rebeca Barquera/ The Plastic Integration Movement México: More than murals on buildings.

June 17: Julián Arroyo Cetto/ Max Cetto in the beginning of El Pedregal.

July 29: Peter Kriegel/ The eco-aesthetics of El Pedregal and constructive botany in the megacity of Mexico.

August 26: Arturo Rivera García y Roberto Bustamante Castrejón/ Jardines del Pedregal Legacy: Memory and Identity.

September 30: Tonatiuh Martínez/ The garden as an extension of nature.

October 21: Lorena Botello/ Clara Porset’s Design: Between Tradition and Modernity.

March 23: Alejandro Ochoa Vega y Francisco Haroldo Alfaro Salazar/ Cinemas in Mexico in the 20th Century: Distant Spaces in Memory.

April 20: Rodrigo Torres Ramos / Pictorial Functionalism: The proposal for plastic integration of Mario Pani and Carlos Mérida.

ART & ARCHITECTURE DERIVES

Pictorial Functionalism: The proposal for plastic integration of Mario Pani and Carlos Mérida.

A conversation with Rodrigo Torres Ramos

The link between urbanism and plastic arts is one of the utopian visions of architectural modernity that is perceived most effectively in the urban space of Mexico City. Important housing, education, health, culture and entertainment venues were the receptacle for interventions—moderate or monumental in size—that explored the concern to integrate art into daily life.

Stated as “plastic integration”, this strategy was used by the team of architect Mario Pani and painter Carlos Mérida to provide the multi-family homes and housing units built between 1949 and 1964 with an environment conducive to the emotional enjoyment of their inhabitants, from the incorporation of painting and sculpture to architectural volumes.

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Pictorial Functionalism: The proposal for plastic integration of Mario Pani and Carlos Mérida..
A conversation with Rodrigo Torres Ramos

  • Saturday, April 20, 2024
  • 13:00h
  • At Arte Abierto, located on the 2nd floor of Artz Pedregal
  • Free admission

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No registration needed.

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Rodrigo Torres Ramos
Architect from the UNAM Faculty of Architecture (2019), specialized in Museum Project Management from the UNAM Faculty of Architecture (2022). He is a researcher and curator whose work delves into the complex intersections between art and architecture in the context of Mexican modernity, with a particular emphasis on the first half of the 20th century. His academic contributions have found spaces in academic journals such as Bitácora Arquitectura, and he has been a speaker at various national and international forums on architecture and modern art, organized by institutions such as FA-UNAM and CENIDIAP in Mexico, CIAP in Argentina and the International Sculpture Center in the United States. He has been a curator, museographer, head of the education department and guest researcher at public institutions such as the Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco, the Tamayo Museum, the Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros and the Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Studio Museum. He has brought his expertise to numerous curatorial and museographic projects in private galleries and independent spaces, and is the founder and director of Mirador Tlatelolco, an independent space focused on the research and exhibition of the intersections between art, design and architecture.

Arte Abierto continues with its new public program Derivas de Arte y Arquitectura (Art & Architecture Derives), 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 cComplex.

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

March 25: Ana Garduño/ Cultural Geographies: The invention of museum circuits in 20th century Mexico City.

May 27: Rebeca Barquera/ The Plastic Integration Movement México: More than murals on buildings.

June 17: Julián Arroyo Cetto/ Max Cetto in the beginning of El Pedregal.

July 29: Peter Kriegel/ The eco-aesthetics of El Pedregal and constructive botany in the megacity of Mexico.

August 26: Arturo Rivera García y Roberto Bustamante Castrejón/ Jardines del Pedregal Legacy: Memory and Identity.

September 30: Tonatiuh Martínez/ The garden as an extension of nature.

October 21: Lorena Botello/ Clara Porset’s Design: Between Tradition and Modernity.

March 23: Rodrigo Torres Ramos / Pictorial Functionalism: The proposal for plastic integration of Mario Pani and Carlos Mérida.

ART & ARCHITECTURE DERIVES

Cinemas in Mexico in the 20th century: distant spaces in memory.

A conversation with Alejandro Ochoa Vega and Francisco Haroldo Alfaro Salazar

Movie theaters represent typical 20th century architecture; a century that marked its appearance and also its decline. In modern Mexico they were a response to the technological and scientific developments of a time. With them, a milestone of the new spectacle and a new place to share not only the space, but the feelings and aspirations of modern cities was created. In the beginning, they appeared in spaces such as the adapted hall or the marquee and during their boom, between the 40s and 60s, they were built in all types of formats, from movie palaces to multiplex complexes.

Each new cinema was a new carrier of alternatives and architectural solutions. Their approaches increasingly required multidisciplinary work between engineers, urban planners, technicians, plastic artists—such as Carlos Mérida or Manuel Felguérez—and decorators, who captured colors, textures and styles in the space with all types of furniture and proposals. Cinemas such as Paris, Bella Época, Ópera, El Roble, Latino, Diana, Teresa, Ermita, among many others, whether classical or functionalist in style, played a determining role in the recreation of the modern city and provided an artistic legacy, cultural and architectural to the present day.

Nowadays movie theaters fight for their permanence; their space change as our way of making and watching cinema has also changed.

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Cinemas in Mexico in the 20th century: distant spaces in memory.
A conversation with Alejandro Ochoa Vega and Francisco Haroldo Alfaro Salazar

  • Saturday, March 23, 2024
  • 13:00h
  • At Arte Abierto, located on the 2nd floor of Artz Pedregal
  • Free admission

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No registration needed.

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Alejandro Ochoa Vega
He is an architect from the University of Guadalajara, a master’s degree in Architecture and a doctorate in Art History from UNAM. He is a professor of history and criticism of architecture at the universidades Autónoma de Sinaloa, Intercontinental and Autónoma Metropolitana (Campus Xochimilco).

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Francisco Haroldo Alfaro Salazar
He is an architect from the UAM Xochimilco in Mexico. He completed master’s studies in Architectural Restoration at the ENCRyM, and specialization at the International Center for Studies for the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Assets (ICCROM) in Rome, Italy. He has collaborated in different postgraduate programs, research and conservation and restoration projects of immovable cultural heritage. He is a professor-researcher in the division of Sciences and Arts for Design (CyAD) of the UAM Xochimilco, where he has also been coordinator of the bachelors degree in Architecture, coordinator of Postgraduate Support, Academic Secretary and currently Director.

Arte Abierto continues with its new public program Derivas de Arte y Arquitectura (Art & Architecture Derives), 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 cComplex.

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

March 25: Ana Garduño/ Cultural Geographies: The invention of museum circuits in 20th century Mexico City.

May 27: Rebeca Barquera/ The Plastic Integration Movement México: More than murals on buildings.

June 17: Julián Arroyo Cetto/ Max Cetto in the beginning of El Pedregal.

July 29: Peter Kriegel/ The eco-aesthetics of El Pedregal and constructive botany in the megacity of Mexico.

August 26: Arturo Rivera García y Roberto Bustamante Castrejón/ Jardines del Pedregal Legacy: Memory and Identity.

September 30: Tonatiuh Martínez/ The garden as an extension of nature.

October 21: Lorena Botello/ Clara Porset’s Design: Between Tradition and Modernity.

ART & ARCHITECTURE DERIVES

Clara Porset’s Design: Between Tradition and Modernity

A conversation with Lorena Botello

In 1952, in the rooms of the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City and in the corridors of the Faculty of Philosophy and Literature of the recently inaugurated Ciudad Universitaria (University City), Clara Porset presented the first design exhibition in our country: Art in daily life. Good design objects made in Mexico. With approximately 800 objects manufactured in Mexico, both industrial and artisanal, with varied uses and diverse materials, this exhibition was a symptom of the transformations and new perceptions of modern life, which produced new relationships between art, design and architecture. in the 50s and onwards. Designer, teacher and interior designer, Clara Porset was one of the central figures of modern design in Mexico. Through her work, she challenged design conventions of her time, understanding it as a tool of change, embedded in daily life.

In this Derive, the researcher and curator Lorena Botello will introduce us to Clara Porset as a designer and also manager who contributed significantly to Mexican modernity. We will review aspects of two of her important projects: on the one hand, exhibition design and, on the other, her own designs in which she developed an aesthetic that combined the regional and the modern.

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Clara Porset’s Design: Between Tradition and Modernity.
A conversation with Lorena Botello

  • Saturday, October 21, 2023
  • 13:00h
  • At Arte Abierto, located on the 2nd floor of Artz Pedregal
  • Free admission

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No registration needed.

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Lorena Botello (Mexico City, 1984)
She is an independent researcher and curator, dedicated to the study of modern and contemporary art and design history in Mexico. She is head of the Documentation Center at the Carrillo Gil Art Museum. She studied a master’s degree in Curatorial Studies from UNAM. She has participated in various research, editorial and curatorial projects in national and international institutions. As a curator, she recently held the exhibition Trazar una doble vocación. Sylvia Pandolfi (September 2023) and Picasso en la biblioteca de Alvar Carrillo, both at the Carrillo Gil Art Museum (May 2023). Among her most recent articles are: “Memoria de las exposiciones de escultura de Federico Silva” in the Federico Silva. Lucha y fraternidad: el triunfo de la rebeldía (Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, 2022) exhibition catalog. Struggle and fraternity: the triumph of rebellion (Museum of the Palace of Fine Arts, 2022) and “El diseño de la exposición El arte en la vida diaria” in the book Clara Porset Dumas. Reflexiones de diseño (2022), published by the Faculty of Architecture and CIDI of UNAM.

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Arte Abierto continues with its new public program Derivas de Arte y Arquitectura (Art & Architecture Derives), 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 cComplex.

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

March 25: Ana Garduño/ Cultural Geographies: The invention of museum circuits in 20th century Mexico City.

May 27: Rebeca Barquera/ The Plastic Integration Movement México: More than murals on buildings.

June 17: Julián Arroyo Cetto/ Max Cetto in the beginning of El Pedregal.

July 29: Peter Kriegel/ The eco-aesthetics of El Pedregal and constructive botany in the megacity of Mexico.

August 26: Arturo Rivera García y Roberto Bustamante Castrejón/ Jardines del Pedregal Legacy: Memory and Identity.

September 30: Tonatiuh Martínez/ The garden as an extension of nature.

ART & ARCHITECTURE DERIVES

The garden as an extension of nature

A conversation with Tonatiuh Martínez | Taller de Paisaje Entorno

Within any architectural, housing or urban approach, an environment is always present: a mixture of material, natural, climatic or symbolic aspects that are linked to each other. Landscape architecture projects make buildings and nature coexist and find a real and functional connection. There are gardens that produce aromas, disorganized or minimalist gardens, gardens with microfauna or gardens where architecture is not present, but how to generate atmospheres and sensations of nature with a landscape linked to an architectural project or without it? What aspects are taken into account to ensure that an open space or a garden has the necessary elements so that it relates and links as much as possible with the daily reality of its environment and its nature?

In this Derive we will explore the processes carried out by the Taller de Paisaje Entorno, a landscape architecture office located in Mexico City and formed by an interdisciplinary team of architects, landscapers and artisans, who are dedicated to design, development, execution and advice on landscape projects at an architectural, urban and regional scale. From the hand of its founder, Tonatiuh Martínez, we will learn how it was possible to develop landscape projects in places with particular characteristics and needs, taking into account the site program, orientation, views, complementary information such as background of the place, photos and documents that They feed back the criteria to resolve a proposal. Taller de Paisaje Entorno has been behind some projects such as the conservation of the scree of the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), the Vasconcelos Library open garden, the restoration project of the stone and native landscape of the Anahuacalli Museum that they carried out in collaboration with Mauricio Rocha , the rescue of the scree at Casa Pedregal by Luis Barragán, or the installation Modthern Nature by Gabriela Galván in Arte Abierto.

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The garden as an extesion of nature.
A conversation with Tonatiuh Martínez | Taller de Paisaje Entorno

  • Saturday, September 30, 2023
  • 13:00h
  • At Arte Abierto, located on the 2nd floor of Artz Pedregal
  • Free admission

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No registration needed.

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Tonatiuh Martínez(Monterrey, Nuevo León, 1962)
Self-taught since the 80s in the field of landscape, biology and botany. Founder of Taller de Paisaje Entorno, whose objective is to generate projects, consultancies, workshops and exhibitions in the field of landscape architecture both nationally and internationally for architecture offices, public and private institutions, as well as individuals. Martínez is the founder of the only landscape workshop in Mexico, an alternative place to the office located in Xochimilco, with the purpose of disseminating, promoting and physically showing the design of different spaces, showing the diversity of plant species that are used in the projects, as well as all the materials involved in their execution with an artisanal character and binding to the work of the landscape.

IG @tallerdepaisajentorno
IG @tonatiuhh.martinez

Arte Abierto continues with its new public program Derivas de Arte y Arquitectura (Art & Architecture Derives), 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 cComplex.

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

March 25: Ana Garduño/ Cultural Geographies: The invention of museum circuits in 20th century Mexico City.

May 27: Rebeca Barquera/ The Plastic Integration Movement México: More than murals on buildings.

June 17: Julián Arroyo Cetto/ Max Cetto in the beginning of El Pedregal.

July 29: Peter Kriegel/ The eco-aesthetics of El Pedregal and constructive botany in the megacity of Mexico.

August 26: Arturo Rivera García y Roberto Bustamante Castrejón/ Jardines del Pedregal Legacy: Memory and Identity.

26 de agosto: Arturo Rivera y Roberto Bustamante/ Jardines del Pedregal Legacy: Memory and Identity.

ART & ARCHITECTURE DERIVES

Jardines del Pedregal Legacy: Memory and Identity

A conversation with Arturo Rivera García and Roberto Bustamante Castrejón

In a Mexico City that does not stop growing, the Jardines del Pedregal Legacy emerges as a cultural diffusion project about the architecture, landscape and history of El Pedregal to raise awareness about the cultural and artistic value of its buildings and the neighborhood. It is also a search to share with its inhabitants the cultural importance of the houses they inhabit, together with their volcanic rock gardens.

In this Derive we will be able to learn more about this project which has reactivated local identity and memory, from a photographic exhibition and document reprography, and the creation of a digital archive that, in addition to collecting historical information from professional archives and of original families of the community, contemplates the documentation and registration of plans and current photographs of the buildings and gardens that continue to exist with a significant degree of conservation. At the same time, this archive is also carrying out records of contemporary buildings that reinterpret the modern architecture with which the subdivision was built and characterized.

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Jardines del Pedregal Legacy: Memory and Identity.
Arturo Rivera García y Roberto Bustamante Castrejón.

  • Saturday, August 26, 2023
  • 13:00h
  • At Arte Abierto, located on the 2nd floor of Artz Pedregal
  • Free admission

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No registration needed.

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Arturo Rivera García
He is an architect graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the UNAM. He has also taken several photography courses and diplomas at the Active School of Photography and at IMMAGINI. He works as a teacher at the SEP and teaches the subject of Visual Arts. He is currently doing a master’s degree in architecture in the area of knowledge of Restoration and Rehabilitation of architectural heritage at UNAM, and directs the cultural project Legado Jardines del Pedregal. Since 2017, he has dedicated himself to research and has been involved in projects related to the Pedregal de San Ángel. He has also collaborated with FUNDARQMX and the Bitácora Arquitectura Magazine of the Faculty of Architecture of the UNAM, to discuss and disseminate the architectural heritage of Jardines del Pedregal.

IG @JardinesDelPedregalExpo
IG @ArturoRivera.arq

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Roberto Bustamante Castrejón
He has a degree in Information Sciences and Techniques from the Universidad Iberoamericana, and is dedicated to real estate development. He is president of the Jardines del Pedregal A.C. Citizen Observatory. and member of the Community Participation Commission 2023. For several years he has been involved in current regularization projects in the Jardines del Pedregal urbanization, in addition to promoting the conservation of the architectural legacy of Pedregal. He has lived in the Pedregal since 1958 and is a member of the second generation of the creators of Jardines del Pedregal, linked to the architect Luis Barragán.

IG @robertombustamante

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Arte Abierto continues with its new public program Derivas de Arte y Arquitectura (Art & Architecture Derives), 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 cComplex.

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

March 25: Ana Garduño/ Cultural Geographies: The invention of museum circuits in 20th century Mexico City.

May 27: Rebeca Barquera/ The Plastic Integration Movement México: More than murals on buildings.

June 17: Julián Arroyo Cetto/ Max Cetto in the beginning of El Pedregal.

July 29: Peter Kriegel/ The eco-aesthetics of El Pedregal and constructive botany in the megacity of Mexico.

August 26: Arturo Rivera García y Roberto Bustamante Castrejón/ Jardines del Pedregal Legacy: Memory and Identity.

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The eco-aesthetics of  El Pedregal and the constructive botany in Mexico megacity

A conversation with Peter Krieger

With the participation of Juan José Kochen

This talk explores the urban-natural and artistic-architectural relationship of the Pedregal de San Ángel Ecological Reserve (REPSA), a unique reserve in the world that is located within Ciudad Universitaria and that protects an extraordinary fund of biodiversity stressed by the current unsustainable development of the mega city of Mexico.

Thanks to the fact that it is a place where the city, wild vegetation and volcanic rock remnant of the eruption of the Xitle volcano coexist, it has functioned as a didactic enclave that has been a source and inspiration for works of contemporary art such as STRATUM by Luis Carrera-Maul (MUCA Campus, 2022) or Modthern Nature by Gabriela Galván (Arte Abierto, 2023). It has also been the setting for imagining a new type of architecture that leaves only a minimal ecological footprint: constructive botany, a model created by the German architect Hannes Schwertfeger, who introduced it to Mexico in 2022 in a workshop given at UNAM.

This Derive reflects on how architecture, art and nature find points of confluence to think about our environmental responsibility as current inhabitants of the basin of Mexico and the world.

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The eco-aesthetics of El Pedregal and constructive botany in the megacity of Mexico..
A conversación con Peter Krieger.

  • Saturday, July 29, 2023
  • 13:00h
  • At Arte Abierto, located on the 2nd floor of Artz Pedregal
  • Free admission

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No registration needed.

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Peter Krieger
He is a PhD in Art History from the University of Hamburg, Germany, a researcher at the Institute for Aesthetic Research and a professor at UNAM’s Postgraduate Studies in Architecture and Art History. He has conducted research and publications on aesthetics, history, theory, ecology, and political iconography of architecture, cities, and landscapes. He is currently working on a book about the Pedregal de San Ángel Ecological Reserve. From 2004 to 2012 he was vice president of the International Committee for the History of Art (CIHA / UNESCO) and from 2010 to 2018 member of the Outdoor Advertising Commission, Ministry of Development and Housing, Government of Mexico City. During 2016 and 2017 he was visiting professor at the universities of Hamburg / chair Aby Warburg, Tübingen and Regensburg.

www.peterkrieger-ecoaesthetics.com/

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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 collaborator of the Sordo Madaleno Foundation.

TW @kochenjj

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Arte Abierto continues with its new public program Derivas de Arte y Arquitectura (Art & Architecture Derives), 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 cComplex.

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

March 25: Ana Garduño/ Cultural Geographies: The invention of museum circuits in 20th century Mexico City.

May 27: Rebeca Barquera/ The Plastic Integration Movement México: More than murals on buildings.

June 17: Peter Kriegel/ The eco-aesthetics of El Pedregal and constructive botany in the megacity of Mexico.

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Max Cetto in the beginnings of El Pedregal

A conversation with Julián Arroyo Cetto

For this 12º Art & Architecture Derive we moved the date to June 17 and we will have Julián Arroyo Cetto as a guest to talk about the beginnings of the area that we know in Mexico City as El Pedregal.

El Pedregal, a magnificent and unique terrain –almost untouched by humans since the seven successive lava flows from the Xitle volcano 2,000 years ago– became the setting for a virtuous mix of nature, art and modern architecture. Barragán’s vision, nurtured by Diego Rivera and Dr. Atl, among others, required a unique architecture for this singular place.

This task fell on Max Cetto, a German architect-engineer with a great cultural background –already with a career in his native Germany, a brief stay in the Neutra office in California and almost ten years in Mexico– to whom his friend Barragán entrusts to raise a first architecture proposal for the El Pedregal Gardens.

This is how the Show-Houses on Av. Fuentes and the Max Cetto Studio House arose, the first house in the subdivision and current witness to the passing of time on this site.

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Max Cetto in the beginning of El Pedregal.. Conversation with Julián Arroyo Cetto.

  • Saturday, June 17, 2023
  • 13:00h
  • At Espacio Arte Abierto, located on the 2nd flor in Artz Pedregal
  • Free admission

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No need to register.

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Julián Arroyo Cetto
Architect graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at UNAM and professor at the Universidad Iberoamericana. He has worked on various public and private projects; committed to the balanced integration of technical, artistic, economic and social aspects. He collaborated in the first projects of the Autoridad del Espacio Público: “Plaza de la República” and “Corredor Peatonal Madero”. He was Coordinator of architecture in the projects “Parque Hídrico La Quebradora” and renovation of the “Urban Park Monument to the Mother and Garden of Art”. He collaborated with Nuño, Mac Gregor and de Buen in the design of the “Building of Bars and Restaurants of the León Fair”. He has designed projects for SEDATU among which the “Garden of Shadows” and the “Garden of Water” (Collaboration with ORU); “Mirador Cultural Center”, “Main Square and Pisté Cultural Center”, “Sisbichén Square” and “Deportivo y Plaza Chelem”. He currently works in his own office and collaborates, both with public and private institutions in the development of projects.

IG @julian_arroyo_cetto
IG @dcmxarq

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Arte Abierto continues with its new public program Derivas de Arte y Arquitectura (Art & Architecture Derives), 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 cComplex.

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

March 25: Ana Garduño/ Cultural Geographies: The invention of museum circuits in 20th century Mexico City.

May 27: Rebeca Barquera/ The Plastic Integration Movement México: More than murals on buildings.

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The Plastic Integration Movement in Mexico:

More than Murals on Buildings.

Conversation with Rebeca Barquera

The historian and researcher Rebeca Barquera joins us in this 11th Art and Achitecture Drive.

In the middle of the 20th century, the Plastic Integration movement arose in Mexico, which sought to incorporate painting and sculpture into modern constructions, with the intention of fusing art with architecture, which produced a broad debate in which multiple voices from various disciplines and with very different arguments were involved. On the one hand, there was the architects and engineers point of view, and on the other, there were the discussions between artists interested in representation, the problem of technique and reflections on the transition of the muralist movement towards the exterior.

From the Cárcamo de Dolores (1951) going through the Museo Cabeza de Juárez (1972-1976), in this Derive Barquera will address some of the representative examples that managed to question the tradition of Plastic Integration from different positions and questions about representation and abstraction, the body and the landscape, and the form and ideology of the movement itself.

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The Plastic Integration Movement in Mexico: More than Murals on Buildings. A conversation with Rebeca Barquera.

  • Saturday, May 27, 2023
  • 13:00h
  • At Espacio Arte Abierto, located on the 2nd flor in Artz Pedregal
  • Free admission

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No need to register.

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Rebeca Barquera
She is an art historian, researcher and teacher. PhD in Art History from UNAM, her interests focus on the study of utopias, ghosts, erasures and anonymities in modernism, as well as the intersection of art and architecture with technology and scientific discourses in the last decades of the century. XIX Century and the first half of the XX. She is currently a professor at the College of History of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters and is doing a stay at the Institute of Bibliographic Research thanks to the Postdoctoral Scholarship program at UNAM.

IG @rbequisima
FB @rebecabarquera
TW @rebarquera

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Arte Abierto continues with its new public program Derivas de Arte y Arquitectura (Art & Architecture Derives), 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 activation by Tania Candiani

March 25: Ana Garduño/ Cultural geographies: The invention of museum circuits in 20th century Mexico City

ART & ARCHITECTURE DERIVES

Cultural geographies:

The invention of museum circuits in 20th century Mexico City.

A conversation with Ana Garduño

We restart our program Art & Architecture Derives. On this occasion we are accompanied by the historian and researcher Ana Garduño.

Have you observed how there are museum circuits in certain areas of Mexico City?

Join us in this 10º Art and Architecture Derive. Ana Garduño will talk about the various museum projects and “Cities of the Arts” that emerged throughout the 20th century in Mexico: from utopian proposals to completely feasible, passing through the Olinka of Dr. Atl or the City of Museums and Arts by Diego Rivera, until reaching projects such as the National Museum of Anthropology. Throughout this period, the urban process of Mexico City had an impact on the cultural infrastructure and produced an expansion of museums that went from the central zone to the south or Chapultepec.

The appearance of the new museum circuits, in addition to grouping in specific territories, promoted the strengthening and emergence of networks of art galleries and cultural centers in surrounding areas. These new circuits, in turn, fostered a certain cultural invisibility of other areas (north, east, west) and their erasure in the artistic life of the inhabitants of the city.

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Cultural geographies: The invention of museum circuits in 20th century Mexico City..
A conversation with Ana Garduño.

  • Saturday, March 25, 2023
  • 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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Ana Garduño
Es doctora en Historia del Arte por la UNAM e investigadora del INBAL. Actualmente es profesora de la maestría en Historia en la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, UNAM, y de la maestría en Estudios y Prácticas Museales de la Escuela Nacional de Restauración del INAH. Ha sido curadora de exposiciones temporales en diversas instituciones, como el Museo Nacional de San Carlos, el Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, el Museo de Arte Moderno y el Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil. Sus líneas de investigación son la historia y el análisis del sistema de museos en México, el coleccionismo de arte y las políticas culturales.

IG @anagard_o

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Arte Abierto continues with its new public program Derivas de Arte y Arquitectura (Art & Architecture Derives), 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 activation by Tania Candiani