Concept Art / Coco 

This week, we recommend a film exhibition, a festival of art and technology, and two incredible exhibitions to experience Mexico City as a local.

63 International Film Festival

Over eighteen days, the Cineteca Nacional will screen 14 titles with the best of world cinema, including among its novelties some of the films recognized at Cannes, Venice, San Sebastian and Morelia festivals this year.

Among the most anticipated films are The Square by director Ruben Östlund, who was awarded the Palme d’Or at Cannes, and Loving Vincent, a film that pays homage to the work and life of Vincent Van Gogh. In the realization, each frame was painted by hand on oil, making it the first animated film created with paint. Check out the schedule. Where? Cineteca Nacional. View map. When? From 17 November to 4 December.  

Loving Vincent (2017) / Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman

Visual Art Week 2017

Art, technology and public space are the key axioms of Visual Art Week, an interdisciplinary, inclusive and avant-garde festival that aims to spread to a new generation of national and international audiovisual artists.

From November 29 to December 3, different activities will be carried out in different public spaces of Mexico City, with pieces that integrate interactive installations, urban interventions of video mapping, audiovisual performances and lighting installations, as well as educational spaces with workshops and talks.

This year, the invited artists will intervene 6 emblematic spaces of the city: Bellas Artes, Parque Lincoln, Monumento a la Revolución, Torre Reforma, Centro Cultural El Rule and Seminario 12 (next to the Templo Mayor). Check out the schedule. When? From 29 November to 3 December. Free entry.  

Horizontal Interferences / Kasjo Studio

The art of Coco

Behind the production of Coco, the latest film from Pixar Animation Studios, there is a journey of more than five years of research into one of the most important celebrations of Mexican culture: the Day of the Dead.

Currently, at the Galería de la Cineteca NacionalThe art of Coco is presented as an exhibition where the filmmakers’ trip to Mexico is shown and how the traditions of Mexican culture were reflected in the works of the film’s production, as photographs, models and digital pieces that were essential to tell the story and convey the importance of the Day of the Dead. Where? Galería de la Cineteca Nacional. See map. When? From 24 October 2017 to 07 January 2018. Opening hours: 11:00 a 21:00 hrs. Ticket cost: $65 MXN  

El arte de Coco / Cineteca Nacional

La merienda del señor Verde

Since its publication in 2007, the book La merienda del señor Verde by Javier Sáez Castán has continued to exert a strange fascination in its readers with its 6 peculiar characters: Mr. Green and his five guests, Mr. Yellow, Purple, Blue, Brown and Black, who together make a voyage of discovery and, paradoxically, it is a journey from fiction to a reality closer to the reader, a reminder of how extraordinary our world is if we dare to open ourselves to experience.

Now, the Museo Nacional de Arte (MUNAL), takes from the book to the halls, the history of these 6 colorful gentlemen in the first children’s exhibition that makes this space, integrating more than 25 pieces, including illustrations, paintings, sketches and a installation made by the Spanish author Javier Sáez Castán. Where? Museo Nacional de Arte. See map. When? From Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 am to 18:00 pm. Ticket cost: $60 MXN. Free admission on Sundays.  

¿Dónde está el señor verde? (2003 – 2005) / Javier Saéz

Temporary homes for a new way to stay in Mexico City, no matter if you’re in town for a couple of nights or a year. This is home away from home. 


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