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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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QUANTUM PRELUDE. SOUND ACTIVATION BY TANIA CANDIANI.

A conversation with Tania Candiani.

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

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

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

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

  • Saturday, October 29, 2022
  • 13:00h
  • At Espacio Arte Abierto, located on the second floor 2 in Artz Pedregal
  • Free admission

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No registration needed.

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

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

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

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

This piece was produced with the invaluable support of Interprotección.

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Arte Abierto continues with its new public program “Derivas de arte y arquitectura”, which seeks to renew our gaze on the architectural legacy of Mexico City. From a series of talks focused on rescuing the parallel stories of emblematic architectural projects and public spaces that have witnessed the variable intersection between art and architecture. In this first stage, the program deals mainly with modern architecture, based on a series of talks given by invited curators, architects, artists and urban planners.

With this program, ways of returning to architecture part of its public, experiential, collective character and close to those of us who inhabit the city are tested, recognizing in it its condition as a living archive. From these talks, circumstances, contexts and anecdotes are revealed that have been part of his sensitive memory and that complement his material memory, a relationship that often escapes documentary narratives and academic accounts.

The objective of the drifts is to generate experiences of spatial rediscovery, which allow us to renew our gaze on the legacy of certain emblematic architectural and artistic works, as well as those that have been forgotten.

The derives will be carried out free of charge on the last Saturday of each month, at 1:00 p.m. with a limited capacity.

Arte Abierto Derives :

February 26: Tania Ragasol / Entorno urbano, cotidianidad y arte: La Torre de los Vientos by Gonzalo Fonseca

March 26 : David Miranda / Del Animal Herido y otros eventos escultóricos dentro de la arquitectura moderna

April 23: Gustavo Lipkau y Xavier Hierro / Integración plástica de los edificios del campus central de CU: sus murales

May 28: Marisol Argüelles / La casa-estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo. Del espacio doméstico a la dimensión de lo público

June 25: Luis Javier de la Torre/ La Ruta de la Amistad MÉXICO68… más allá de 1968

July 30: Aldo Solano/ Architecture for playing in 20th Century Mexico City.

August 27: Christian del Castillo/ Tracing the modern in the architecture of the Historic Center of Mexico City.

September 24: Juan José Kochen/ The ideal of the multifamily apartment complex.

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

ART & ARCHITECTURE DERIVES

The ideal of the multifamily apartment complex.

A conversation with Juan José Kochen.

We all know some Housing Unit in Mexico City, we have visited them or even lived in them. They are considered a symbol of modernity in our country, but what stories do they hide? And how have they defined the ways of life and the image of the capital?

Join us in our 8th Art and Achitecture Derive, Juan José Kochen will talk about the idea of ​​the multifamily apartment complex in Mexico City.

The term multi-family emerged to identify a grouped housing typology –at different levels– to accommodate homes based on a social unit for the transformation of collective relations in the urban landscape.

Between notions of progress, modernization, “stabilizing development” and the “Mexican miracle”, the Welfare State built houses with squares, parks, gardens, murals, public art and infrastructure to add cities within the city.

How was the multi-family experience? What did we learn and what did we forget? Multifamily homes are the modern utopia of a Mexico without neighborhoods.

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The ideal of the multifamily apartment complex.
A conversation with Juan José Kochen.

  • Saturday, September 27, 2022
  • 13:00h
  • At Espacio Arte Abierto, located on the second floor 2 in Artz Pedregal
  • Free admission

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No registration needed.

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Juan José Kochen
Architect and publisher. He studied Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Journalism at the Carlos Septién García School of Journalism and a master’s degree in Analysis, Theory and History of Architecture at UNAM. He wrote for the newspaper Reforma, was editor of Arquine, consultant to the General Subdirectorate of Sustainability and Technology of Infonavit, fellow of the National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt), of the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and of the Youth Program Creators of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA) on two occasions. He is the author of La utopía como modelo, a professor at the Universidad Iberoamericana and director of the ICA Foundation.

TW @kochenjj

Arte Abierto continues with its new public program “Derivas de arte y arquitectura”, which seeks to renew our gaze on the architectural legacy of Mexico City. From a series of talks focused on rescuing the parallel stories of emblematic architectural projects and public spaces that have witnessed the variable intersection between art and architecture. In this first stage, the program deals mainly with modern architecture, based on a series of talks given by invited curators, architects, artists and urban planners.

With this program, ways of returning to architecture part of its public, experiential, collective character and close to those of us who inhabit the city are tested, recognizing in it its condition as a living archive. From these talks, circumstances, contexts and anecdotes are revealed that have been part of his sensitive memory and that complement his material memory, a relationship that often escapes documentary narratives and academic accounts.

The objective of the drifts is to generate experiences of spatial rediscovery, which allow us to renew our gaze on the legacy of certain emblematic architectural and artistic works, as well as those that have been forgotten.

The derives will be carried out free of charge on the last Saturday of each month, at 1:00 p.m. with a limited capacity.

Arte Abierto Derives :

February 26: Tania Ragasol / Entorno urbano, cotidianidad y arte: La Torre de los Vientos by Gonzalo Fonseca

March 26 : David Miranda / Del Animal Herido y otros eventos escultóricos dentro de la arquitectura moderna

April 23: Gustavo Lipkau y Xavier Hierro / Integración plástica de los edificios del campus central de CU: sus murales

May 28: Marisol Argüelles / La casa-estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo. Del espacio doméstico a la dimensión de lo público

June 25: Luis Javier de la Torre/ La Ruta de la Amistad MÉXICO68… más allá de 1968

July 30: Aldo Solano/ Architecture for playing in 20th Century Mexico City.

August 27: Christian del Castillo/ Tracing the modern in the architecture of the Historic Center of Mexico City.

September 24: Juan José Kochen/ The ideal of the multifamily apartment complex.

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.

DERIVES OF ART & ACHITECTURE

Architecture for playing in 20th Century Mexico City.

A conversation with Aldo Solano Rojas.

For the sixth session of Derives of Art and Achitecture in Arte Abierto our guest is Aldo Solano Rojas, who will talk about one of the fields where architecture was most experienced in 20th-century Mexico City: play areas or playgrounds, a typology that attracted architects and artists for its playful, uncertain and innovative quality.

During the first two thirds of the 20th century, the Modern Movement applied its principles in architecture and urban planning. In Mexico this resulted in a city full of buildings, squares and parks that obeyed different ideas and architectural principles.

Through the playgrounds, the principles of plastic integration were applied, also influenced by participatory sculpture and pedagogical currents. This talk reviews the history and evolution of playgrounds in Mexico, their importance as creators of public space and as an important fundamental typology for the history of Mexican architecture.

Click here if you want to see the digital version of the book Playgrounds of Modern Mexico by Aldo Solano Rojas.

 

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Live talk: Architecture for playing in 20th Century Mexico City.
With Aldo Solano.

  • Saturday, July 30, 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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Aldo Solano Rojas (Mexico City, 1986)
He is a teacher in Art History from the University of Granada, Spain; he is specialized in historical Mexican 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 of the UNAM.

< 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.