Portraits of Artistic Residences – Focus on Mexico
Since 2010, the number of residency programs has grown vertiginously, from 1,500 residences in 2014 to more than 2,500 in 2018.
The phenomenon is particularly strong in Latin America where a quarter of the residences created in the world during this period have been created. Mexico and Brazil, almost ex-aequo with 60 residency programs, become the countries with the most artistic residencies in Latin America.
The proposal of each space is unique and has a great impact on the cultural, artistic, and social plan, locally and internationally. Art residencies are increasingly important in the lives of artists, giving them time to live, research, and develop new works of art, disciplines, concepts … Often offering a new context and culture, residences allow artists to more open-minded, to think outside the box and explore out of their comfort zone. Giving them time to focus completely on their projects also allows them to progress personally in their works and their quality. For artists, it is a unique opportunity to get to know other cultures, and for those local cultures, it is also a chance to connect and exchange with foreign ways of thinking.
The talk “Portraits of Artistic Residences: Focus in Mexico”, is organized by Artists In Residence Television, in collaboration with the Liliput Gallery, and the Álvarez Bravo Photographic Center, and counts with the participation of:
Alexandra Christev y Vladimir de Vaumas, founders of Artists In Residence TV – France
Rebeca Martell, founder of the residence Liliput Gallery – Puebla, México
Hugo Canseco, founder of the residence Proceso Abierto – Oaxaca and Puebla, México
Adriana de la Rosa, founder of the residence Casa Rosa – Oaxaca, México
December 6th, 2018 – 18pm
Centro Fotográfico Álvarez Bravo
Calle Manuel Bravo 116, Centro, Oaxaca, México.