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ART & ARCHITECTURE DERIVES

Art Deco in Mexico. The Nationalization of Modernity

Veka Duncan

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Art Deco in Mexico. The Nationalization of Modernity
Conversation with Veka Duncan

  • Saturday July 27, 2024
  • 13:00h
  • Arte Abierto | 2nd floor Artz Pedregal
  • Free admission

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No registration required.

In this Derive, Veka Duncan will share with us some of the basic principles of Art Decó and its emergence into the Mexican panorama, exploring the historical and political context that surrounded the country during the decades of splendor of this architectural movement (1920 – 1940), as well as its role in the construction of a modern state after the Revolution and its assimilation to the nationalist discourse of the arts at the time.

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Veka Duncan
Art History Graduate from the Universidad Iberoamericana. Currently she works on research and cultural dissemination. Since 2018 she has hosted the television program “El Foco” on ADN 40 together with Héctor de Mauleón, focused on the history of Mexico City. She is a columnist for the cultural supplement of the newspaper La Razón and Este País magazine. Has collaborated in El Financiero, MVS Radio and “El Mañanero en Aire Libre”, hosted by Brozo. She has a YouTube channel where she addresses topics of art, history and culture. She is the author of the book Cara o Cruz. Lázaro Cárdenas from the Taurus seal. She has participated in more than a dozen publications as a researcher, editor, author and translator, including Los Contemporáneos en El Universal (CFE, 2015), El Universal. Cien años en la vida de México (El Universal, 2016), El Universal Ilustrado. Antología (CFE, 2017) y Un viaje. El Metro de la Ciudad de México. Additionally, she has collaborated as a researcher, curator and manager in various exhibitions in Mexico and abroad.

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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.

June 22: María Bustamante Harfush / Public work and collective housing by Abraham Zabludovsky.

IN SEARCH OF THE INVISIBLE:
COSITAS: CYCLE OF WORKSHOPS WITH ESTUDIO NÓMADE

MEMELOGRAM

Holograms and memes workshop (THREE)

In search of the invisible: Cycle of Cositas workshops with Estudio Nómade.

“Memelogram”: Holograms and memes workshop (workshop THREE)

 

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In this third workshop with Estudio Nómade, participants will make a sequence of drawings reimagining the content of their favorite meme; The objective is to create a hologram that is perceived in space through an easy-to-make device that they can take home to create new three-dimensional images.

Using techniques such as the hologram and Pepper’s ghost, methods for projecting three-dimensional images based on the use of light and reflections, and used in illusionism, theater, magic tricks and attractions such as the house of terror, participants will be able to explore other ways to relate to the 2D images on your cell phones or tablets.

You just need to bring your cell phone or tablet and download three applications:

• App to make gifs (giphy, ImgPlay, InShot, etc.)
• App to create or edit video(Filmora, Vidma, InShot, etc.)
• App to generate video holograms (Holapex Hologram Video Maker, Hologram maker)

In Search of the Invisible is a cycle of workshops designed by Estudio Nómade to explore Cositas exhibition by Mario García Torres from imagination, play and speculation.

 

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Estudio Nómade

This studio is formed by Elvia González and Carlos Villajuárez who combine their multiple disciplines to generate a space for creation, play, imagination, exchange of ideas, art and speculation. Within the studio they put into practice exercises that combine different disciplines such as visual arts, cinema, theater, literature, illustration and editorial design, in order to achieve a novel and playful space in which participants can discover other ways of creating and take it to life. everyday practice. As part of the development of the workshops, dynamics of integration, participation and collaboration are established to highlight the creative capacity and sensitivity as something natural in each of us.

Estudio Nómade has given workshops at the UNAM Palace of Autonomy, Open Art, Espacio Báltico, Universidad Iberoamericana, Children’s Libraries Working Group of the Official College of Librarians-Documentalists of Catalonia, among others. Likewise, its editorial line has been part of book fairs such as “A book is…” by Arte Abierto, “Fronteras. Independent Publishers Fair” organized by Casa Espiral at the Carrillo Gil Art Museum, “Cultural Book Fair” at the Iberoamerican University, among others.

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IN SEARCH OF THE INVISIBLE:
CYCLE OF COSITAS WORKSHOPS WITH ESTUDIO NÓMADE

GHOST DANCE

INVISIBLE INK FLIPBOOK WORKSHOP (TWO)

In search of the invisible: Cycle of Cositas workshops with Estudio Nómade.

For “Ghost Dance” (workshop two) we have scheduled 1 workshop.

  • Saturday, May 15, 2024
  • 1:00 p.m.
  • Arte Abierto | 2nd floor | Artz Pedregal
  • Free admission | Limited space (Pre-register here)
  • For children between 5 and 12 years old, accompanied by their family.

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For our second In Search of the Invisible workshop: GHOST DANCE, kids will make a flipbook with a sequence of drawings made with invisible ink about a character whose main characteristics are: likes to dance, is invisible in sunlight and to see it black light is needed. At the end, they will have a small book with pictures that move as they turn the pages.

In Search of the Invisible is a cycle of workshops for kids designed by Estudio Nómade to explore Cositas exhibition by Mario García Torres from imagination, play and speculation.

 

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Estudio Nómade

This studio is formed by Elvia González and Carlos Villajuárez who combine their multiple disciplines to generate a space for creation, play, imagination, exchange of ideas, art and speculation. Within the studio they put into practice exercises that combine different disciplines such as visual arts, cinema, theater, literature, illustration and editorial design, in order to achieve a novel and playful space in which participants can discover other ways of creating and take it to life. everyday practice. As part of the development of the workshops, dynamics of integration, participation and collaboration are established to highlight the creative capacity and sensitivity as something natural in each of us.

Estudio Nómade has given workshops at the UNAM Palace of Autonomy, Open Art, Espacio Báltico, Universidad Iberoamericana, Children’s Libraries Working Group of the Official College of Librarians-Documentalists of Catalonia, among others. Likewise, its editorial line has been part of book fairs such as “A book is…” by Arte Abierto, “Fronteras. Independent Publishers Fair” organized by Casa Espiral at the Carrillo Gil Art Museum, “Cultural Book Fair” at the Iberoamerican University, among others.

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ART & ARCHITECTURE DERIVES

Public Works and Collective Housing by Abraham Zabludovsky

María Bustamante Harfush

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CONVERSATION

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.

DISASSEMBLE THE TEXTS

Cross-sectional Journeys of Cositas with Cinthya García Leyva

Is there such a thing as a still, static exhibition?

During this tour with the researcher and cultural manager Cinthya García Leyva, the room texts, the ambient sounds and the music behind the pieces of the Cositas exhibition will be thought of as artifacts and waste that can be rearranged to find internal connections within the rooms.

Seeking to do practical exercises that link the text with the sound, and the visual with the verbal, they will put themselves at the center of looking and listening: the cards, the subtitles, the voices, the lights, the noises and the residues that emerge. of the objects and installations that make up the exhibition, to take a verbivocovisual tour and explore the exhibition together.

The Cross-sectional Journeys are visits to the Arte Abierto exhibitions with guests from various areas beyond art, to expand the themes and points of reference from other perspectives, perspectives, languages and disciplines.

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CROSS-SECTIONAL JOURNEYS
DISASSEMBLE THE TEXTS
Cross-sectional Journeys visits of Cositas with Cinthya García Leyva

  • MAY.THU.9.2024
  • 19:00 hrs.
  • Free admission
  • Arte Abierto | Piso 2

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CINTHYA GARCÍA LEYVA
She is a researcher and cultural manager. Her work focuses on interdisciplinary and intermedial practices. She is a teacher in Comparative Literature from UNAM. She has performed as a lecturer, workshop leader and curator in different countries. In 2018 she was part of the curatorial team of the exhibition Modos de Oír (LAAEx Teresa Arte Actual). She was general co-coordinator of the PoéticaSonora MX project in 2016 and 2017. She collaborated until 2019 as a co-founding member and responsible for planning and content for the Art, Science and Technologies Program (ACT – UNAM/Secretaría de Cultura) and the same year she coordinated the Cátedra Max Aub-Transdisciplina in Art and Technology. Since 2017 she has hosted the program Islas Resonantes for Radio UNAM and since 2020 she has directed the Casa del Lago UNAM in Mexico City.

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WE DON’T MAKE MISTAKES, WE JUST HAVE HAPPY ACCIDENTS

Cositas visit & tote bags workshop

We Don’t Make Mistakes, We Just Have Happy Accidents includes 1 visit to Cositas exhibition + 1 tote bags workshop (4 dates available):

    • Saturday, May 4, 2024.
    • Saturday, June 1, 2024.
    • Saturday, July 20, 2024.
    • Saturday, August 3, 2024.
    • 13:00 a 14:30 h
    • No registration needed | Limited quota | Free
    • For young people and adults
    • Arte Abierto | piso 2 Artz Pedregal

 

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What triggers between us a fall, a stumble or a mistake? What meaning do we give to accidents and to all things that do not turn out as we expected?

We Don’t Make Mistakes, We Just Have Happy Accidents is a visit/workshop to Cositas exhibition. This dynamic invites us to explore accidents in art, in life, and the thin line that unites or separates them. It is a small pause in our Saturday to reimagine our notion of the unpredictable, the imperfect and the uncontrollable.

Through the intervention of tote bags using a dripping technique, participants will explore the “controlled accident” as a form of artistic production and, thus, have an experience that brings them closer to assuming that nothing can be completely controlled and that, as the good Bob Ross said, “we don’t make mistakes, we only have happy accidents.”

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IN SEARCH OF THE INVISIBLE:
CYCLE OF COSITAS WORKSHOPS WITH ESTUDIO NÓMADE

I HAD PUT IT HERE

INVISIBLE INK WORKSHOP (ONE)

In search of the invisible: Cycle of Cositas workshops with Estudio Nómade.

For “I had put it here” (workshop one) we have scheduled 2 days of workshop with 2 different times per day.

  • Saturday, April 27, 2024
  • Sunday, April 28, 2024
  • 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Arte Abierto | 2nd floor | Artz Pedregal
  • Free | Limited space (Registration 15 minutes before each workshop at Arte Abierto’s box office)
  • For children between 6 and 11 years old, accompanied by their family

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Children will create a cinematic narrative on a crankie box using invisible ink. Based on the I had put it here meme that appears in the Cositas exhibition, we will invite you to speculate stories with the help of some questions such as: What was it that the cat had put there? Who moved it? Where is he? In such a way that it allows them to respond to the meme, clarify the case and get their imagination going.

In Search of the Invisible is a cycle of workshops for kids designed by Estudio Nómade to explore Cositas by Mario García Torres from imagination, play and speculation.

 

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Estudio Nómade

This studio is formed by Elvia González and Carlos Villajuárez who combine their multiple disciplines to generate a space for creation, play, imagination, exchange of ideas, art and speculation. Within the studio they put into practice exercises that combine different disciplines such as visual arts, cinema, theater, literature, illustration and editorial design, in order to achieve a novel and playful space in which participants can discover other ways of creating and take it to life. everyday practice. As part of the development of the workshops, dynamics of integration, participation and collaboration are established to highlight the creative capacity and sensitivity as something natural in each of us.

Estudio Nómade has given workshops at the UNAM Palace of Autonomy, Open Art, Espacio Báltico, Universidad Iberoamericana, Children’s Libraries Working Group of the Official College of Librarians-Documentalists of Catalonia, among others. Likewise, its editorial line has been part of book fairs such as “A book is…” by Arte Abierto, “Fronteras. Independent Publishers Fair” organized by Casa Espiral at the Carrillo Gil Art Museum, “Cultural Book Fair” at the Iberoamerican University, among others.

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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.

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Este 2023 iniciamos N4V1D4D, un nuevo programa de Arte Abierto, en el que cada diciembre comisionamos la creación de una obra a un artista para decodificar y jugar con el folklore de la Navidad, las celebraciones del solsticio de invierno y sus códigos.

N4V1D4D busca provocar múltiples reinterpretaciones lúdicas, formales o conceptuales sobre las tradiciones, ironías, anacronismos e imaginarios de la época navideña y sus simbolismos. En esta primera edición, presentamos Árbol destumescente (Caída), de Alejandro Ponce.

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Árbol destumescente (Caída), 2023

Alejandro Ponce

Uno de los orígenes de la tradición del árbol de Navidad como lo conocemos se le atribuye a la celebración pagana de las fiestas de Yule, llevadas a cabo por los antiguos pueblos germánicos para festejar la entrada del solsticio de invierno y al dios Odín. Como en muchas otras culturas antiguas, se le atribuía a la verticalidad de este árbol —originalmente de roble y no de pino— una fuerza eréctil, mágica y vital.

Así como un monolito vertical representa a nivel simbólico y ritualístico la vitalidad y lo trascendental, de forma contraria, un monolito horizontal o en reposo representa una tumba o la decadencia.

A partir de un juego entre lo vertical y lo horizontal, y todos los conceptos que estas dos posiciones engloban, Árbol destumescente (Caída) es un pequeño momento antes de una tragedia, la caída de un árbol navideño hacia la horizontalidad desde un edificio.

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01.DIC.2023 – 07.ENE.2024
Entrada libre
Jardín Arte Abierto | Piso 2 Artz Pedregal

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ALEJANDRO PONCE (Ciudad de México, 1987)
Artista interdisciplinario que trabaja desde medios como la escultura, el arte sonoro, la instalación, el performance, el dibujo y la pintura. Entre sus campos de interés se encuentran el análisis de la memoria profunda, la hipnosis como herramienta de producción artística, el lenguaje del inconsciente, la psicoterapia y el enigma.

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