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Entijuanarte 2009 Contemporary Art Pavilion, Tijuana, Mexico

Monday 09 Nov 2009

Pavilion for remembrance

Foto Alex Bertheau 
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20/11/09 arpg, MEX
Smart project, interesting curatorial proposal in regards to the language barrier that has been blurred for some years now. We are exposed to this "relative distance", so this hypothesis is common to all. Congratulations and hope to find this temporary exhibition (content and construction) travelling around the world.
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11/11/09 Ana Laura Martinez, Mexico
Its wonderfull, i love this proyect!!! congratulations from the architect briel Martinez and the fothography Marcela Quiroz!!
10/11/09 andrea, rome
Very interesting to get to know a positive inspiring view of Tijuana, capitol of the Baja California cultural renaissance, including music, design & international cultural exchanges .
US gotta look south and discover how vibrant is the young community of art & architecture in Mexico nowadays, despite of budget limits .
Architects like Martinez and curators like Quiroz will give us good surprises in the future and could be a pity to loose their track.
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Curatorial project and pavilion commissioned by entijuanarte 09 contemporary art fair in Tijuana 

The 'relative distance' exhibition curated by Marcela Quiroz gathered the photography, painting, drawing, video, sculpture, and installation pieces of 14 contemporary artists currently working in Baja California. Derived from astronomical principles the curatorial proposal interrogated the possibilities of relativity and its distances—socioeconomic, cultural, bodily, emotional, spatial, temporal and geographic—as means to understand, relate and construct our habitable environment.

Among the participating artists Shinpei Takeda presented the most ‘subtly-invasive’ work of all shown. His hand-painted calligraphic intervention, Nagasaki-Xochimeh (2009), completely covered the floor area of the pavilion inscribing the testimony of an atomic bomb survivor interrelated with ancient Aztec poems in Nahuatl. The pavilion offered an open floor plan of 1721 sq ft. During its brief 3 day existence the pavilion housed over 3,000 visitors.

The pavilion, designed by the architect Gabriel Martinez was structurally supported by a scaffolding system that supported the exhibition body. This first core was covered with a translucent skin made with aluminum residues and internally illuminated eco-resin; the pavilion showed as a box light, lightly elevated over the Tijuana Cultural Center’s leveled area, using ramps to link the expositive interior with the transit space and the exterior exposition.

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Status Temporary construction
Value 0(m€)
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Gabriel Martínez Architect

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