There are rooms in #casaluisbarragan that will only be open to public during Danh Vo's exhibition, Garden with Pigeons in Flight.
📷: 3/3 Ramiro Cháves para Estancia FEMSA, 2018
Durante el buen fin, viernes, sábado y domingo, descuentos especiales en la tienda de la Casa Luis Barragán. No es necesario hacer cita para visitar exclusivamente la tienda.
Horarios de atención:
Viernes 10:30 a 14:00 y de 15:30 a 17:00 horas.
Sábado y domingo 10:30 a 12:30 horas #casaluisbarragan #buenfin
Danh Vo’s solo exhibition ‘Garden with Pigeons in Flight’ is currently on view at Casa Luis Barragán & Estancia FEMSA. -
The pieces and interventions in the exhibition—created specifically for this space—employ a series of silent, understated gestures to explore the life and architecture of the objects and people who have inhabited Casa Luis Barragán.
In the first part, Vo reveals the invisible systems at work behind the scenes to ensure the smooth functioning of the house, as well as the conservation protocols performed by its staff. The artist proposes subtle changes to these maintenance routines, such as removing carpets to expose the traces left by the light over the years; quickly restoring certain spaces and pieces of furniture; and outfitting areas closed to the public. He also moves objects or exacerbates decorative elements. Thus, the artist displays the temporal layers that have accumulated in the space, as well as the multiple transformations it has undergone since its construction. In this way, he emphasises the impermanence of the house’s museographic discourse and interprets Barragán’s architecture as a living archive, an active laboratory of ideas.
The second part is an installation in which Vo has arranged numerous beeswax candles, made by master artisans in Oaxaca. The interaction between the materials and the environment—and their transformation over time—is a constant source of fascination in Vo’s work. The candles allude to the historical lineage of carmine dye extracted from the cochineal insect. The ceremonial character of these candles also evokes the Catholic faith, which is a central subject both in Barragán’s life and work and in Vo’s own explorations. In using these specific elements from Mexican cultural history, the artist reflects on colonisation, globalisation, and the re- signification that occurs when objects are removed from one context and then “migrate” into another.
The exhibition is on view until 13 January 2018. -
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The floor was covered using hand-painted recycled paper.
The pink colour (rosa mexicano) is a tribute to the house of Luis Barragan.
The ofrenda is purposely beautiful on the surface but deeply problematic once carefully analysed.
This contradiction is an attempt to start a dialogue regarding art appreciation. It invites the audience to question the ways in which we consume and experience art in the digital era.
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«Jardín con palomas al vuelo» del artista Danh Vō es la nueva exposición que presenta la @casaluisbarragan, ideada como una intervención adscrita a las actividades de @estanciafemsa. Dicha intervención estará abierta al público con previa cita hasta el 13 de enero del 2019.
_on the road
Enjoyed a visit with Mia Egerstroem, owner of the well-known horse ranch Cuadra San Cristóbal today. It was designed by Luis Barragán for her father in law in 1967 and is still used as a horse ranch today. While I was very familiar with Barragán’s work from pictures, no photograph can replace experiencing the scale of these fantastic courtyards and the “happiness effect” of these intense colors. Thank you Mia for opening your home!
Legendary architect Luis Barragan was born in 1902 in Guadalajara Mexico. He is revered as a revolutionary in Modern Architecture, integrating austere structures with traditional Mexican materials and coloring. His buildings are recognized as beyond modern; they are emotional and autobiographical. I got to photograph the house he built for himself in 1948, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004.