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Collecting the Ephemeral: How to Collect Performance?

By Regina de Con Cossío

Performance is one of the most complex art expressions in all senses. It is about experience, time and space. But how to preserve those moments that run like a breathe? Is it enough having a photo, a video or simply a paper to archive those experiences that set a trace on the memory?

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Decline of Public Monuments

By Abel Cervantes

I don’t know how it works in other countries, but in Mexico there is a vicious circle between governments and departments that sell public monuments. On many occasions, artists collude with governments to sell them monumental works (with few artistic values ​​and many times frankly ugly) and offer maintenance services to guarantee business. However, which are the criteria that governments must have to acquire a work of art that will be part of the urban landscape?

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7 artists to follow in 2021

By Regina De Con Cossío

A new year ahead, and with it a fresh and new access to explore artistic manifestos!  Keen to research, follow and learn more of the contemporary art scene, let’s welcome this 2021 with an open-minded and free spirit to delve more into art. If you are looking where to commence this new journey, have at hand the names of this seven artists, for they combine smart narratives and strong critiques with a variety of techniques and sensibility.

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What awaits art in 2021?

By Abel Cervantes

It is not necessary to repeat it: the word of 2020 is Covid-19. What happened this year will cause a series of social, political, economic changes, whose remains to be seen. I have mentioned it in other places: perhaps the two most important events of the 21st century are September-11 and Covid-19.

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Art Theory, Opinion
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Image manipulation

By Camila Durán

There is a confusion between some concepts related to images, specifically documentary images, many of which are part of different works of contemporary art. When someone mentions the word manipulation, viewers and readers tend to associate the concept with the media and propaganda. However, the construction of any audiovisual discourse is a manipulation. As Harun Farocki said it: when I take an image and juxtapose it (montage) I am creating a sense of manipulation.

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