New Art Dialogues
By Karen Ocampo
San Miguel de Allende is a city of experimentation. Ultimately, it is a good place to open dialogues about new art concepts, styles, trends, ruptures, and forms. If you would like to experience proposals from the creative minds of Sanmiguelenses, check the following:
La Expendeduría, is a space of autonomous management interested in the various contexts that define the way we understand the new contemporary culture languages. You can check their activities on their website. Also, you cannot miss their fusion with ETCI (an editorial space), where they become an alternative for promoting reading through presentations, exhibitions, and workshops. Their publications have been presented in New York, Los Angeles, Madrid, Argentina, and Mexico.
Alejandra Mendonza is an artist at Yam gallery, located within the Instituto Allende. Part of her latest work shows melancholy scenes with silhouettes of people abducted, presumably violently. The people who remain have red strings coming out of their eyes, representing pain and crying. The work definitely leaves an uneasy feeling.
Leonardo Díaz, born in Querétaro and raised in Guadalajara, is now one of the most recognized artists in San Miguel. He has collaborated with the Galería O.M.O. inside Fábrica Aurora. In his work you may notice some of the urban style he developed during his clandestine era, when he began doing graffiti with more anonymous authors.
Finally, check Galería de Arte Vincent on Quebrada, a new gallery and a place that drives, emerging talent.
Expendeduría, Insurgentes 66, Centro Histórico
Yam Gallery, Ancha de San Antonio 20, Col. San Antonio/415 150 6052
Galería O.M.O., Calzada de La Aurora 5/415 100 8180
Galería de Arte Vincent, Quebrada 18, www.facebook.com/SMAVincent