Tag Archives: Mexico

Art on the Border

Art on the Border

Rachel Heidenry surveys the work of six artists investigating the U.S./Mexico border, all of whom collectively challenge political rhetoric with intimate perception.

The Implication of the Barragán Archive: An Interview with Daniel Garza-Usabiaga, Part II

The Implication of the Barragán Archive: An Interview with Daniel Garza-Usabiaga, Part II

Scholar and curator Daniel Garza-Usabiaga continues his discussion of archival practice in Mexico City, examining the implications of Jill Magid’s “The Proposal” that have remained beyond the scope of public discussion.

The Implication of the Barragán Archive: An Interview with Daniel Garza-Usabiaga, Part I

The Implication of the Barragán Archive: An Interview with Daniel Garza-Usabiaga, Part I

Scholar and curator Daniel Garza-Usabiaga discusses archival practice in Mexico City, and the complexities of demanding the repatriation of an archive that was legally sold.

Word is a Virus

Language, Time, & A Logo for America: An Interview with Alfredo Jaar

Word is a Virus

Language, Time, & A Logo for America: An Interview with Alfredo Jaar

Season 4 artist Alfredo Jaar discusses the latest installation of “A Logo for America,” coming this summer to London’s Piccadilly Circus.

Season 7 Preview: Graciela Iturbide

Season 7 Preview: Graciela Iturbide

In this preview from the ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 7, Graciela Iturbide describes her approach to photography, as illustrated by her series Frida’s Bathroom.

Artist Marela Zacarías works on her large painted sculpture, "Red Meander" (2014), in her Bedford–Stuyvesant studio, Brooklyn, 2014. Production still from the ART21 "New York Close Up" film "Marela Zacarías Goes Big & Goes Home." © ART21, Inc. 2014.

Art21 New York Close Up

Marela Zacarías Goes Big & Goes Home

Art21 New York Close Up

Marela Zacarías Goes Big & Goes Home

In a new film from the ART21 New York Close Up series, artist Marela Zacarías creates a work commissioned by the Art in Embassies program for the U.S. Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico.

Access 100 Artists: Get Involved!

Access 100 Artists: Get Involved!

Art21’s Director of Education, Rosanna Flouty, sends out a call to action. Get involved with our latest initiative, Access 100 Artists, and host a screening!

Are There Any Good Contemporary Art Museums in Mexico?

Are There Any Good Contemporary Art Museums in Mexico?

Guest blogger Mariana Aguirre looks at the state of contemporary art museums in cities such as Mexico City, Oaxaca, and Monterrey.

Sound in Recent Works by Mexican Artists

Sound in Recent Works by Mexican Artists

Israel Martínez guest blogs a post surveying the state of contemporary sound art in Mexico.

Interview with Critic, Curator and Art Historian Cuauhtémoc Medina, Part 2

Interview with Critic, Curator and Art Historian Cuauhtémoc Medina, Part 2

Part 2 of guest blogger Mariana Aguirre’s conversation with Mexico City-based critic, curator and art historian Cuauhtémoc Medina.

Interview with Critic, Curator and Art Historian Cuauhtémoc Medina, Part 1

Interview with Critic, Curator and Art Historian Cuauhtémoc Medina, Part 1

Cuauhtémoc Medina discusses the changing state of contemporary art in Mexico, and the integration of Mexico City’s cultural scene into that of the global art world.

The Taller Mexicano de Gobelinos: A Tapestry Workshop in Guadalajara

The Taller Mexicano de Gobelinos: A Tapestry Workshop in Guadalajara

Mariana Aguirre visits the famed Guadalajara workshop whose weavers have created tapestries for artists such as John Currin, Pae White, George Condo and Karen Kilimnik.

New Guest Blogger: Mariana Aguirre

New Guest Blogger: Mariana Aguirre

Our latest blogger-in-residence is arts writer Mariana Aguirre, who pens a monthly column for the Mexican contemporary art magazine Revista Replicante.

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | The Lexicon of Tomorrow: Print-Based Installation

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | The Lexicon of Tomorrow: Print-Based Installation

With the onset of spring, renewal is in the air.  In the world of contemporary prints, a fresh format that seems to be popping up everywhere is print-based installation.  In …

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Ephemerality and Eternity in “All of this and nothing”

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Ephemerality and Eternity in “All of this and nothing”

“It’s really about the magical and the mysterious in the everyday,” says Hammer senior curator Anne Ellegood, in the online video introducing the museum’s newest exhibition, All of this and nothing.  …

Gastro-Vision

The Fruit of Experience

Gastro-Vision

The Fruit of Experience

Fallen Fruit Collective formed six years ago through a project by artists David Burns, Matias Viegener, and Austin Young for the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest. The trio created a …

Catching Feelings

Catching Feelings

I’ve been trying to ignore all of the panic and mania surrounding swine flu, since as far as I know anxiety has not yet been proven to afford protection against …

Art21 Exclusive

Gabriel Orozco | “Mobile Matrix”

Art21 Exclusive

Gabriel Orozco | “Mobile Matrix”

EXCLUSIVE: Gabriel Orozco discusses the process behind his sculpture Mobile Matrix (2006), a permanent installation for the José Vasconcelos Library in Mexico City. Gabriel Orozco’s sculptures and photographs disrupt conventional …