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The Materiality of Art

Materiality refers to the property of being, related or consisting of a material. It involves the use of ‘materials’ in making, forming or creating a thing. This definition may not have a general acceptance since the term ‘materiality’ has separate definitions in diverse professions and fields. Nonetheless, materiality may also refer to the matter rather than the form. In art, however, the definition of materiality expands – to a reasonable extent- from the generally accepted definition.

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You Want to Collect Art? Why Not Invest In It Too!

Art is timeless. There are few times in one’s life, which is void of the appreciation of creativity and beauty found in human artistic expression. Collecting art brings to mind many things: memories, sharing inspirations with others, even passing on something of meaning to future generations. Why, then, not consider the financial investment made when art is purchased and displayed?

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Studio Visit: Néstor Jiménez

Visual artist, Néstor Jiménez (Mexico City, 1988)graduated from the Escuela Nacional de Pintura Escultura y Grabado “La Esmeralda”. His  work focusses on the relationship between the collective political and historical memory, and social movements that emerged in the late 1980s on the eastern outskirts of Mexico City.

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Studio Visit: Wendy Cabrera Rubio

The work of Wendy Cabrera Rubio (Mexico City, 1993) is hard to categorize. Her multidisciplinary practice does not respond to specific artistic techniques, norms or tendencies, but it is defined by her deep research about the cultural and ideological potentials of images and objects. Visiting her studio in her home town was an opportunity to get to know closer not only her understanding about working with art, but also the multiple imaginaries than surround her and that has defined her way to see and to shape another visual and material world.

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Featured Artist, The Provocation Column
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Studio Visit: Wendy Cabrera Rubio

El trabajo de Wendy Cabrera Rubio (Ciudad de México, 1993) es difícil de categorizar. Su práctica multidisciplinar no responde a técnicas, normas o tendencias artísticas específicas, sino que se define por su profunda investigación sobre las potencialidades culturales e ideológicas de las imágenes y los objetos. Visitarla en  su estudio en la Ciudad de México fue una oportunidad para conocer más de cerca no solo su comprensión sobre el trabajo con el arte, sino también los múltiples imaginarios que la rodean y que han definido su manera de ver y dar forma a otro mundo visual y material.

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