We discovered an open, creative and cosmopolitan city that has managed to promote its culture and craftsmanship through interesting industrial and artistic projects.
At the beginning of May Charo Froján and Alfredo Olmedo travelled to Guadalajara, Mexico, for the installation and inauguration of the exhibition ‘Woman in Black’, a project by D-due in collaboration with 90_20. The exhibition, which conceptually revolves around that ever-present figure in Galician culture, the woman in black and all the imaginary that surrounds her – with death always as a starting point – will remain open until September 2022 at the MAZ, Museo de Arte de Zapopan.
The trip to this Mexican city was for D-due an enriching exchange of sensations, ideas and experiences, an approach to a culture with certain points in common with the Galician one and the contact with artists, designers and entrepreneurs such as José Noé Suro
Artistic exchange reference
José Noé Suro directs Cerámica Suro in Guadalajara, a centre that goes beyond being a typical tile factory to become an influential place of artistic exchange. Artists, architects and designers of international relevance pass through this centre while local talent is also promoted there.
Through residency programmes and collaborations of different kinds, Cerámica Suro is weaving a collaborative network between artisans and all kinds of creative professionals who come to Guadalajara in search of a creative environment.
Church of Zapopan
The influence of Barragán
The first works of Luis Barragán are located in Guadalajara. The architect, a native of this city, began his architectural and urban planning work there in the 1920s. His influence was decisive in the development of the city and continues to be an indisputable aesthetic and cultural reference today.
Geometry, colour, light, water – and often gardens – are fundamental pillars in his projects. Some of them are already present in one of Barragán’s earliest works: the ITESO Clavigero house. Built in 1929 with local materials such as ceramics, tiles, wood and lime paint, it was declared a national artistic monument in 2006.
ITESO Clavigero House
La confluencia de culturas como eje de reflexión
MAZ, Museo de Arte de Zapopan, es un museo de arte contemporáneo ubicado en el centro histórico de dicha localidad. Inaugurado en 2002 en un edificio obra de los arquitectos María Emilia Orendáin y Enrique Toussaint, tiene como objetivo generar una programación con experiencias que animen a la reflexión y al aprendizaje a través del arte contemporáneo.
A través de una programación que potencia las experiencias artísticas locales y se abre a experiencias externas como el proyecto de D-due y 90_20 ‘Mujer de negro’
ITESO Clavigero House