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Behind the Scenes of Season 8: Mexico City

ART21 cinematographer Hatuey Viveros filming in Mexico City, Mexico, 2015. Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Photo: Ian Forster. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

ART21 cinematographer Hatuey Viveros filming in Mexico City, Mexico, 2015. Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Photo: Ian Forster. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

In the second installment of “Deep Focus,” we’re sharing behind-the-scenes photos from the second episode of Season 8: Mexico City! This episode features Natalia Almada, Minerva CuevasDamián Ortega, and Pedro Reyes, and premieres on Friday, September 16th at 10pm on PBS. Jump ahead to your favorite artists using the links below or scroll all the way through to see our complete collection.

In this post you’ll find us filming:

Damián Ortega’s Studio
Minerva Cuevas At Work
Inside Pedro Reyes’ Home & Studio
Natalia Almada’s Daily Routine


Filming Damián Ortega’s Studio

Damián Ortega at his studio in Mexico City, Mexico, 2015. Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Cinematography: Hatuey Viveros. © ART21, Inc. 2016

Damián Ortega at his studio in Mexico City, Mexico, 2015. Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Cinematography: Hatuey Viveros. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

Damián Ortega at his studio in Mexico City, Mexico, 2015. Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Cinematography: Hatuey Viveros. © ART21, Inc. 2016

Damián Ortega at his studio in Mexico City, Mexico, 2015. Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Cinematography: Hatuey Viveros. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

ART21 filming Damián Ortega at his studio, with director Deborah Dickson, in Mexico City, Mexico, 2015. Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Photo: Ian Forster. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

ART21 filming Damián Ortega at his studio, with director Deborah Dickson, in Mexico City, Mexico, 2015. Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Photo: Ian Forster. 

Damián Ortega at his studio in Mexico City, Mexico, 2015. Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Photo: Ian Forster. © ART21, Inc. 2016

Damián Ortega at his studio in Mexico City, Mexico, 2015. Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Photo: Ian Forster. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

ART21 filming a sculpture by Damián Ortega at his studio in Mexico City, Mexico, 2016. Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Photo: Ian Forster. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

ART21 filming a sculpture by Damián Ortega at his studio in Mexico City, Mexico, 2016. Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Photo: Ian Forster. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

ART21 filming Damián Ortega at his studio in Mexico City, Mexico, 2015. Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Photo: Ian Forster. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

ART21 filming Damián Ortega at his studio in Mexico City, Mexico, 2015. Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Photo: Ian Forster. © ART21, Inc. 2016.


 

Filming Minerva Cuevas at Work

ART21 filming Minerva Cuevas installing her work in the exhibition Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today at Museo Jumex in Mexico City. Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Photo: Ian Forster. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

ART21 filming Minerva Cuevas installing her exhibition Feast and Famine at kurimanzutto in Mexico City, Mexico, 2015. Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Photo: Ian Forster. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

ART21 filming Minerva Cuevas installing her work, Feast and Famine in the exhibition Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today at Museo Jumex in Mexico City. Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Photo: Ian Forster. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

ART21 filming Minerva Cuevas installing her exhibition Feast and Famine at kurimanzutto in Mexico City, Mexico, 2015. Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Photo: Ian Forster. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

ART21 filming Minerva Cuevas installing her work in the exhibition Feast and Famine at Kurimanzutto in Mexico City, Mexico, 2015. Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Photo: Ian Forster. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

ART21 filming Minerva Cuevas installing her exhibition Feast and Famine at kurimanzutto in Mexico City, Mexico, 2015. Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Photo: Ian Forster. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

ART21 filming Minerva Cuevas on Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City, Mexico, 2015. Cueveas is shown filming an encampment maintaining visibility for the forty-three missing students taken in the 2014 Iguala mass kidnapping for her project, Disidencia. Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Photo: Ian Forster. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

ART21 filming Minerva Cuevas on Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City, Mexico, 2015. Cuevas is shown filming an encampment maintaining visibility for the forty-three missing students taken in the 2014 Iguala mass kidnapping for her project Disidencia. Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Photo: Ian Forster. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

ART21 filming Minerva Cuevas on Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City, Mexico, 2015. Cueveas is shown filming an encampment maintaining visibility for the forty-three missing students taken in the 2014 Iguala mass kidnapping for her project, Disidencia. Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Photo: Ian Forster. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

ART21 filming Minerva Cuevas on Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City, Mexico, 2015. Cuevas is shown filming an encampment maintaining visibility for the forty-three missing students taken in the 2014 Iguala mass kidnapping for her project Disidencia. Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Photo: Ian Forster. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

ART21 filming Minerva Cuevas hanging a poster in Tepito, the artist’s neighborhood in Mexico City, Mexico, 2015. The poster reads, “Contra lo prohibido, las calles de lo posible (Against the Forbidden, the Streets of the Possible).” Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Photo: Ian Forster. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

ART21 filming Minerva Cuevas hanging a poster in the artist’s neighborhood in Mexico City, Mexico, 2015. The poster reads, “Contra lo prohibido, las calles de lo posible (Against the Forbidden, the Streets of the Possible).” Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Photo: Ian Forster. © ART21, Inc. 2016.


 

Filming Inside Pedro Reyes’ Home & Studio

ART21 filming Pedro Reyes at his home, with director Deborah Dickson, in Mexico City, Mexico, 2015. Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Photo: Ian Forster. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

ART21 filming Pedro Reyes at his home, with director Deborah Dickson, in Mexico City, Mexico, 2015. Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Cinematography: Pedro Gomez Millan. Photo: Ian Forster. 

ART21 filming Pedro Reyes at his home, with director Deborah Dickson, in Mexico City, Mexico, 2015. Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Photo: Ian Forster. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

ART21 filming Pedro Reyes at his home, with director Deborah Dickson, in Mexico City, Mexico, 2015. Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Cinematography: Pedro Gomez Millan. Photo: Ian Forster. 

ART21 filming Pedro Reyes at his home, with director Deborah Dickson, in Mexico City, Mexico, 2015. Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Photo: Ian Forster. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

ART21 filming Pedro Reyes in a bathroom designed by the artist in his home/studio, with director Deborah Dickson, in Mexico City, Mexico, 2015. Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Cinematography: Pedro Gomez Millan. Photo: Ian Forster. 

ART21 filming Pedro Reyes at his home in Mexico City, Mexico, 2016. Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Photo: Ian Forster. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

ART21 filming Pedro Reyes at his home in Mexico City, Mexico, 2016. Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Cinematography: Pedro Gomez Millan. Photo: Ian Forster. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

ART21 production gear in Pedro Reyes' home in Mexico City, Mexico, 2016. Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Photo: Ian Forster. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

ART21 production gear and the artist’s dog Fofo in Pedro Reyes’ home in Mexico City, Mexico, 2016. Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Photo: Ian Forster. © ART21, Inc. 2016.


 

Filming Natalia Almada’s Daily Routine

ART21 filming Natalia Almada in Mercado Juarez, a neighborhood market near her home in Mexico City, Mexico, 2016. Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Photo: Ian Forster. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

ART21 filming Natalia Almada in Mercado Juarez, a neighborhood market near her home in Mexico City, Mexico, 2016. Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Photo: Ian Forster. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

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ART21 filming Natalia Almada in Mercado Juarez, a neighborhood market near her home in Mexico City, Mexico, 2016. Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Photo: Ian Forster. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

Natalia Almada on the beach at the Marin Headlands, just north of San Francisco. The artist often escapes here from her nearby studio at the Headlands Center for the Arts. (Natalia Almada splits her time between Mexico City and San Francisco.) Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Photo: Ian Forster. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

ART21 filming Natalia Almada on the beach at the Marin Headlands, just north of San Francisco, 2015. The artist often escapes here from her nearby studio at the Headlands Center for the Arts. (Natalia Almada splits her time between Mexico City and San Francisco.) Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Photo: Ian Forster. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

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ART21 filming Natalia Almada on the beach at the Marin Headlands, just north of San Francisco, 2015. Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Photo: Ian Forster. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

ART21 filming Natalia Almada on the beach at the Marin Headlands, just north of San Francisco, 2015. Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Photo: Ian Forster. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

ART21 filming Natalia Almada on the beach at the Marin Headlands, just north of San Francisco, 2015. Behind the scenes of ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Photo: Ian Forster. © ART21, Inc. 2016.


Check back here on the ART21 Magazine next week for more from behind-the-scenes of Season 8.


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