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The Aesthetics of chance Joshua Jobb

By Regina de Con Cossío

“To know x=to know (Everything – x)”
René Dumal, Pataphysics and the revelation of laugher

Natural Interventions presents a solo show by Mexican artist Joshua Jobb. His pieces of art works around concepts such as chance, play, accident and the unexpected. His artworks use materials designed for a context that through his intervention suddenly become something else.

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Art History, Art Techniques, Art Theory, Curator's Journal

How and What We See? Art in the Instagram Age

By Andrea Cuevas

If we have always seen through the frames, why are we so afraid of the art seen through social media? As part of a public, but also as a researcher, I’m the kind of person who has mixed feelings on regard the “instagrammable art”: sharing and give some kind of light to exhibitions or artistic projects on Instagram is something I really enjoy.

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Curator's Journal, News, The Provocation Column

Casa Nakasone

Photo Courtesy of Sybaris Collection

1/ The Project Casa Nakasone

Casa Nakasone is a collaboration project I did with Escobedo-Soliz architectural firm, in which I activated their new piece,  a residential house “Casa Nakasone”, located in Mexico City, with art. For the project, pieces by Gabriela Salazar, Gustavo Artigas and Manuela Garcia were selected. The curatorial line was based on conceptual and material pieces., although a slight “brush” of minimalism was visible, both in the house and in the artworks. Roughly, the house and the pieces shared  a tendency of doing the maximum out of the minimum, the use of very rough materials, and combining natural elements, like the air and the light to complete the pieces.  We decided to present the exhibition to the public only through the records we did: videos and photography. The idea behind was to create a concept exhibition, that could match the works we were exhibiting.

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Curator's Journal, The Provocation Column

Old World, New Art

The rise of technology

With the raise of new mediums to produce artworks like digital arts, computer graphics, robotics, among others, comes a change as well in the ways of display and a challenge for the eyes of the observers to find new ways of interaction. Ways of seeing, like John Berger would say.

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Curator's Journal, News, Trips

From Houston to Austin: Summer 2019

Photo Courtesy of Sybaris Collection

On November 2018, The Menil Collection launched their fifth Building: “The Drawing Institute” where I began this Summer my Texas Odyssey.

Designed by Johnston Marklee, at the entrance of the white building lies a beautiful piece, the “Menil Curve” 20015 by Ellsworth Kelly. On view now is “When I Breathe, I Draw” a collection of drawings by Roni Horn (b.1955) that present different drawing methods by the Newyorker artist, curated by Michelle White.

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