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Casa Nakasone

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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News, The Provocation Column

Can an Artwork´s record be a work of art?

There is a common belief that only things that can be seen, actually happened, as if there is no place for private memory. “To” witness and “a” witness are the key of history. Herodoto and Thucydides began the tradition many years ago. The importance of the trace, and the document have only grown in time: voices, notes, systematizing, catalogues, archives, photos, all resources that evidence that yes, something took place.

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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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Art History, The Provocation Column

From Joy to Peggy

I was recently at a night auction, when, in it, I discovered Joy Laville’s work. The British born painter, who was married to Mexican writer Jorge Ibargüengoitia, was until then only a name to me. Her paintings intrigued me instantly due to their beauty and elegance.Two days after, I was offered to see some pieces by Laville and I was already excited.

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