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5 Art Collections in Mexico: A Very Short History

Mexico has a long history in collecting art at least since the 20th Century. Álvar and Carmen Carrillo Gil as well as Rufino Tamayo were wo of the most important art collectors who later donated their private collections to public institutions to give birth to their corresponding museums: the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil Art Museum and the Museo Tamayo. But how have the most important art collections in Mexico been formed?

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News
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Wikimedia for the Unseen: WikiUnseen and Editatona

Writing and drawing are powerful tools to turn the overshadowed into visible narratives. What makes history a story is the impact of the written and the imagery to built a social imaginary. But how many stories has been not only unwritten but obliterated?

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Art History
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Fallen Monuments or The Dead of the Symbols

By Sybaris

Destroying monuments and visual symbols is not a new form or protest or destrucion. However, in the past couple of years, several monuments and symbols has become a powerful tool for the social protests in Latin America, specially in Mexico and more recently in Colombia.

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News, Trends in Art
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The Rental of Works of Art

By Sybaris

The world has radically changed. It is not that analogous processes have become digital: social processes have changed. The ways of communicating have changed. And the way of understanding the economy has also changed. We haven’t realized it yet, but the world is going to be very different from how we knew it a couple of years ago.

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Artists, News
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Teeter-Totter Wall: Design of the Year 2021. Is this Activism Art?

By Sybaris

Last week, Abel Cervantes wrote on this pages about the decline of public monuments and questioned if the design of public spaces in Mexico were actually social spaces. A couple of days ago (on January 21st), the Design Museum in London awarded Teeter-Totter Wall (2019) with the Design of the Year, one of the most prestigious design awards around the world. However, although this project has good intentions, is it really the best option one could imagine to protest against a wall that has been specifically designed to separate the people?

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Art History, Artists
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5 works to meet Remedios Varo

By Sybaris

After the First World War, the world was rebuilding, and not just geographically or politically. From the arts there were many manifestations that shook the international arena. Surrealism was one of them. Surrealism had an impact on the visual arts, cinema and literature, mainly. Some of its most important representatives are André Breton, Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst or Man Ray. In Mexico, Surrealism was magnificently received. Luis Buñuel, for example, changed national cinematography by fusing realistic and surreal interests. Remedios Varo was born in Spain on December 16, 1908. However, she always considered herself Mexican. To commemorate her birth anniversary, we review 5 of her most important works.

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