Category Archive: News

Alejandro Almanza Pereda studio visit. Precarious installation work…

Alejandro Almanza Pereda is a fantastic Méxican artist. The precarious nature of his installation work inspires feelings of unease, and his illustrations explore concepts of physicality. We published some of his illustrations recently in VGLAZ magazine. The last two days we visited him in Mexico city at his studio, and last night at one of the great concerts Los Pellejos have been doing at the Kurimanzutto warehouse as a prelude to their appearance during Miami Basel. With several projects on the horizon, we are excited about his involvement in exhibitions with us in 2011. Check out his website: www.alejandroalmanzapereda.com

Marina Kurikhina, our Chief Curator, appointed Director of 360

Marina Kurikhina, our Chief Curator, is appointed Director of 360: an art initiative founded up by the super-talented Rachael Barrett concerned with experimental, ambitious and academic contemporary cultural activity. With many international projects on the horizon, we will certainly reach even more people through this new affiliation. Congratulations Marina! – Equipo Fundación Magnolia.

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Cristina Faesler, director of Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico, talks to Fundación Magnolia

Cristina Faesler invited us for coffee. She has been Director of the Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico (Museum of Mexico City) for some years now, while also celebrating many cultural endeavours independently. The books that she was kind enough to give for our collection were testament to that! Enthusiastic about our residence program, we agreed to explore the possibility for a collaboration between the museum and Fundación Magnolia for foreign artists visiting Mexico with us. They could exhibit the artwork they create, and provide a great way to see how a nation and a city can influence the people who visit it. We hope to start receiving artists to the residence in the new year.

Tufnell & Miall meet with Fundación Magnolia- talking about Mexico partnership

Curators Ben Tufnell and Nina Miall, both currently senior curators at the Haunch of Venison Gallery, London welcome us to the galleries private rooms. There is a great piece by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer on the wall. They are planning an exciting art project on a common subject, which is shared and experienced in Mexico City, Mumbai and London. We hope this will a popular project taken up by organizations in Mexico in the coming months. Watch this space!

Amin Jaffer, Lekha & Ranjan Poddar host and evening at the Wapping project

Amin Jaffer, Lekha & Ranjan Poddar hosted an evening at the Wapping project, London. An influential family in culture both in their native India, as well as in its representation abroad, there were many interesting guests, interest in Mexico, and talk of future collaborations with Fundación Magnolia. See their contemporary art foundation at:www.deviartfoundation.org

Kenny Shachter plays host during Frieze

Kenny Schachter, art dealer and charming host to charming crowd during Freize in London. Among his many interest, Kenny has been a keen participant in projects involving Mexico in the past. Working in the late 90s with the Chopo Museum, Mexico City, la Panaderia, the US-Mexico Fund for Culture, Mexican Cultural Instutute of NY and having a monthly column in Poliester Magazine, Mexico as well as being in the Mexican Media both with Canal 22 and Unam Radio. See his London Gallery:www.rovetv.net

BeyondBlack interviews Tarek Echeverría Samperio on Cultural Diplomacy

BeyondBlack publications interviewed Tarek Echeverría Samperio on Cultural Diplomacy and International Relations earlier this year. The printed edition will be seen in the next magazine. Get a preview by seeing extracts of the video interview now online at: http://vimeo.com/15130333

Academy of Diplomacy hosts Fundación Magnolia talk on Cultural Diplomacy, Kyrgyzstan

Director Tarek Echeverría Samperio addressed the next generation of diplomats from Kyrgyzstan at the Academy of Diplomacy, an official entity of the Foreign Office of the Kyrgyz Republic, with a talk on Cultural Diplomacy. Enthusiastic students remained after the talk, and a second presentation was given, introducing Mexico through a slide of Contemporary Art, as well as photographs of some traditional festivities in different parts of the country.

VGLAZ magazine release during Art Moscow

VGLAZ Art Magazine, released during Art Moscow, showcases Mexican & Russian Artists thanks to the contribution by our Curator Marina Kurikhina. She proposed the artists, and also worked closely with the project as and invited guest to the editorial team. See our contribution at: www.vglaz.org

B-Art Centre, Fundación Magnolia talk about Mexico

B-Art Centre. Bishkek Art Centre in Kyrgyzstan hosts Fundación Magnolia. With a good turnout, we introduce Mexico through key art figures of the 20th Century, culminating in an brief overview of some contemporary artists today. See a link announcing the talk at:http://bit.ly/buN3U6