Today’s Mexican Art Scene: Virtual Studio Visit with Javier Marin
Join us for the third in our series with contemporary Mexican artists who are making their mark on the international scene. Javier Marin (b. 1962) is one of the most influential and controversial artists working in Mexico today, with a wide body of work developed throughout 35 years, consistently recognized by international art institutions. During this rare virtual visit to his studio in Mexico City, he will talk about his working process, his sculptures and monumental works for public spaces, with emphasis on his newest project, the Fábrica de San Pedro Cultural Center in Uruapan, in the State of Michoacan.
This groundbreaking project is a collaboration between architects, restorers, curators, historians, designers, and artists, organized by the Javier Marin Foundation. This nineteenth-century textile factory brings together skilled artisans and contemporary artists to preserve and strengthen their unique cultural identity and community. To talk with him about the project, the artist has invited one of the main collaborators in this adventure, Eduardo Mier y Terán, Director at the Terreno Baldío Art Gallery.
This program, offered in Spanish and English with simultaneous interpretation, is in conjunction with Border Cantos | Sonic Border: Richard Misrach | Guillermo Galindo, which is on view at the HRM through May 9, 2021.
Support provided by Art Bridges. This program was developed in collaboration with The Mexican Studies Institute at the City University of New York, Lehman College, the Lehman College Art Gallery, the Javier Marin Foundation, and Terreno Baldío Art Gallery (Mexico).