Hecho en México: on the Mexican culture at first hand
12.04 - 13.04.2010
Place: Ural Federal University
Coordinator: [Irina Kudryavtseva]
Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation
In April Ekaterinburg has hosted a Mexican delegation headed by the ambassador of Mexico in Russia Alfredo Perez Bravo.
During 2 days lectures and other events dedicated to contemporary art, economics, politics and culture of Mexico were held in Ural State Gorky University presented by the ambassador of Mexico in Russia Mr. Alfredo Perez Bravo, cultural attaché of the Embassy of Mexico in Russia Henok de Santiago and curator Claudia Arozqueta. The guests gave a theoretical observation of the current processes taking place in modern Mexico and shared their views on Latino-American originality.
Nowadays attention of European and American art-community is more and more attracted towards the Latin American contemporary art. During the last several years there are increasingly more personal exhibitions of young Mexican artists as well as collaborative Mexican art-projects on various biennials of contemporary art being held in Europe and the U.S. Particular interest of international experts and curators of contemporary art is caused by works of Carlos Amorales, Francis Alÿs, Jaime Ruiz Otis, Jonathan Hernandez, Julieta Aranda, Maria Alos and others.
Lecture by the ambassador of Mexico in Russia Alfredo Perez Bravo
April 13 (Tuesday)
Claudia Arozqueta – curator, art critic, art historian. An expert in Mexican contemporary art as well as in media-art. Arozqueta has an ongoing interest in Russian art and art of former CIS members. In the recent years she actively collaborated with Moscow art institutions and frequently published in art-magazines, such as Artforum.com, Ambientes, Obras, Replicante, ArtNotes, Quattro, Umelec International, Revista Reves, ARTL!ES. Claudia is an author of several articles and papers dedicated to art of Cesar Martinez Silva, Joaquin Segura, Teresa Margolles and others.