Saturday, September 23, 2023

Latinos who run museums in the world and were trained in Mexico

These Latino talents have not only made the country a place full of culture that has become a world reference, but they have also turned cultural spaces into hotbeds for heads in charge of the art and incredible sites dedicated to its promotion. The enclosures are, rather, temples to those dedicated to spreading their heritage and philosophy.

Miguel Fernandez Felix, director of the Kaluj Museum, poses for a portrait at the museum. Jake Naughton

Miguel Fernandez Felix

Caluj Museum, Mexico City.

For this Baja Californian, who recently took over as general director of the Kaluzh Museum, this type of platform that reflects complex human reality should serve not only as safeguards for historical heritage, but also as a platform for new ideas. They should also serve as incubators for the experiments. And narratives and, with it, maintain an essential validity over time.

Fernandez began her career at the Viceroyalty’s National Museum and the Dolores Olmedo Patino Museum, but it was not until 2007 that she served as director of the National Museum of Art, years later having “walked a few streets” and as director. served in the Palace of Fine Arts (2013–2022). Miguel said, “In this place, I had the opportunity to connect Mexican art with contemporary Mexico, but also with foreign ones, through exhibitions that were an exchange of wonderful intellectual and artistic universes.”

Within his reflections, he highlights that we go to museums every time we want to see ourselves and get to know ourselves deeply. For this reason, it is extremely relevant not only to publicize collections and mount exhibitions, but also to prevent walls from being walls and become doors open to all.

Taiana Pimentel, Head of Macro. Courtesy of The Macro Museum.

taiyana pimentel

Mark, Monterey.

What would happen in Mexico if the Rufino Tamayo Museum did not exist? A question raised by this Cuban who was part of the curatorial team of this museum, and for whom the Tamayo Museum has become one of the transcendent places not only in the consumption and education of contemporary art, but also in intellectual creation. Of the many professionals of his generation. For a decade, Taiana belonged to the INBAL team as director of the institute’s museums, as well as the Siqueiros Public Art Gallery and La Tallera. These last two were marked by a rethinking of the meaning and role of these two institutions in the 21st century. It was here where, in curatorial and architectural terms, Taiyana summoned studios such as Arquitectura 911 and Frida Escobedo to question the idea of ​​the traditional white cube in order to promote it towards new museological and discursive possibilities of contemporary art .

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