Erasing Borders: Art History and Visual Culture in Mexico City
/ Schedule

June 3 – 18
3 undergraduate art history credits
Course Number: IPD-3661-A
Tuition: $3,200

Carla Stellweg

WEEK ONE

Sunday, June 3
Arrival to Mexico – settling into Hotel

Monday, June 4
10:00 am – Introductions/Orientation meeting/tour at SOMA
Free time for lunch – explore on your own
2:00 pm – Seminar on Mexico’s art history (part one): 1970s “Los Grupos” and artists’ publications
7:00 pm – Welcome Dinner

Tuesday, June 5
11:00 am – Guided visit with curator to Museo de Arte Moderno
Guided tour & lunch at Museo Rufino Tamayo
Visit close-by galleries
Return to Hotel
8:30 pm – Night out at Lucha Libre

Wednesday, June 6
11:00 am – Group session: impact of “Los Grupos” within current Mexican art production
Food at San Pedro de los Pinos local market
8:30 pm – SOMA’s public program, Miércoles de SOMA, special guest TBD

Thursday, June 7
11:00 am – Studio visit: artist related to the 80’s wave of artists’ publications
Lunch at SOMA
Afternoon Individual critiques: session with artist(s), curator and art historian tailored to each student
Night out: art opening TBD

Friday, June 8
10:00 am – Field trip to the Memorial Tlatelolco to discuss Mexico’s early context for contemporary art, or visit to a pre-Columbian site such as San Juan Teotihuacán or Tenayuca
Lunch in downtown

Saturday, June 9
Free day to work on assignments and visit sites not on the itinerary. A list of suggested museums, galleries, artist-run spaces, and restaurants will be provided. 

Sunday, June 10
Free day to work on assignments and visit sites not on the itinerary. A list of suggested museums, galleries, artist-run spaces, and restaurants will be provided.

 

WEEK TWO

Monday, June 11
11:00 am – Seminar on Mexico’s art history (part two): a review of the independent artist run spaces during 90’s in Mexico, the globalization era in the 2000’s and the development of digital art production, as well as the integration of social practices and community projects within today’s art production in Mexico as well as the impact of artist’s run spaces on the current Mexican art production
Lunch in San Pedro de los Pinos
4:00 pm – Guided tour at JUMEX Museum

Tuesday, June 12
11:00 am – Guided visit with curator to the Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo’s documentation center, Arkheia, which preserves and promotes archive material related to the contemporary art in Mexico and Latin America
Lunch at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
4:00 pm – Visit to Centro Escultórico, an art space that hosts a 1977 monumental sculpture project that included artists such as Federico Silva, Mathias Goeritz, and Helen Escobedo

Wednesday, June 13
10:00 am – Convene to visit, tour and lunch in Historic Downtown Mexico City: the mixture of Pre-Columbian (Templo Mayor with its Tzompantli), Colonial (Cathedral, Palacio Nacional with Rivera murals), and contemporary (Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Museo El Estanquillo, MUNAL & Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes)
8:30 pm – SOMA’s public program, Miércoles de SOMA, special guest TBD

Thursday, June 14
11:00 am – Studio visit: young Mexican artist
Lunch at Birriamen (Mexican-Asian fusion)
4:00 pm – Individual critiques: session with artist(s), curator and art historian tailored to each student
Night out: art opening TBD

Friday, June 15
10:00 am – Convene for guided visit to two artist-run spaces, Biquini Wax and Cráter Invertido, with discussion on current art practices related to community, experimentation and new paradigms of the Mexican art scene
Lunch near one or the other artist-run spaces 

Saturday, June 16
Free day to work on assignments and visit sites not on the itinerary. A list of suggested museums, galleries, artist-run spaces, and restaurants will be provided.

Sunday, June 17
1:00-3:00 pm – Final Group Session and closing remarks
6:00 pm – Farewell dinner and libations

Monday, June 18
Students depart from Mexico

 

Please note that this schedule is subject to change. For further information contact Tessa Morefield, program coordinator, via email at [email protected]