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A Dispatch From Mexico

Each year, the M.F.A. students from the Art Division travel for a weeklong seminar. This was the scene.

Each year the M.F.A. students from the Division of Art go on a weeklong site seminar that alternates between Taos, N.M. and an international location. In October 2014, the students went to Mexico City. The program was run by SOMA, an alternative art school founded by Yoshua Okón. Students met with artists, visited museums and galleries and had private meetings with curators who gave them feedback on their work.


At the SOMA campus where students attended lectures by artists and art historians such as Magali Lara, who talked about the art scene in Mexico in the 1980s; Daniel Montero, who talked about the art scene in the 1990s and early 2000s; and Minerva Cuevas, who talked about her work.

The Jumex Museum, featuring a survey exhibition of works by Cy Twombly.

The library of the Jumex Collection in Ecatepec. Students talk with Curator of School Programs David Hernández.

UNAM campus sculpture collection.

MUAC, Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporaneo at UNAM, guided visit with curator Alejandra Labastida around the exhibition Color Theory.

Magali Lara and Galia Eibenshutz exhibition at Galería Metropolitana UAM.

Casa Maauad, an independent exhibition space, artist studio and residency project.

Meeting with Raúl Cárdenas at his Torolab exhibition at OMR Gallery. Torolab is an artist collective, workshop and laboratory founded in Tijuana in 1995, lead by Cardenas, which aims to end poverty through art.

Julieta Aranda exhibition at OMR gallery.

Roman Ondák exhibition at Kurimanzutto Gallery.

LABOR Gallery, Ernesto Mallard and Pedro Reyes exhibition.

Guided visit through the National Museum of Anthropology with Eduardo Abaroa, artist and SOMA academic director.

Food tour in Centro Histórico.

Teotihuacan archaeological site.

Jumex Collection in Ecatepec. Exhibition by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin.

View of Museo Soumaya and a work by Urs Fischer from Jumex Collection.

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