The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Sunday, August 25, 2019


SOMA presents Tierra Incógnita
Miriam Salado, Huellas, 2016.


MEXICO CITY.- Beyond the horizon are the most remote places. Eleven artists are part of a two-year expedition, an art-educational process that seeks to expand the limits of their experience through a wide and constant dialogue with other artists. At the end of this sort of trip, an exhibition awaits. What is an opening, but an unknown land.

Yolanda Benalba, Aleph Escobedo, Daniel Evo, Santiago Gómez, Margot Kalach, Mimi Laquidara, Ángela Leyva, Roger Muñoz, Ilazki de Portuondo, Natalia Rodríguez Caballero and Miriam Salado -2019 SOMA PES generation-, present Tierra Incógnita, exhibition that gathers the result of the reflections, inquiries and experimentations made during their stay in this educational program through workshops, public sessions and events aimed at strengthening horizontal understanding on different aspects of the contemporary art production.

Tierra Incógnita, brings together different concerns and materialities: body politics, speculative narration, determined spaces by politic strategies, saturation and cultural chaos, fictional possibilities of photography, space habitability, metaphorical identity construction, satire and humor as subversion strategies, magic and alchemy in the context of globalization, mental health stereotypes, and cultural production linked to illegality.

SOMA was founded in Mexico City in November 2009 at the initiative of a group of artists who had joined forces, resulting in a unique platform in the cultural field.

SOMA is an organization dedicated to cultural exchange and arts pedagogy. SOMA departs from the same interests that, more than a decade ago, motivated its founders to collaborate in spaces of contemporary art production and dissemination, such as La Panedería or Temístocles 44. SOMA is supported by a core group of artists and advisors, including critics, curators and other professionals in the cultural field.

SOMA’s task is to build a platform to collectively investigate what art can become and how it can work in different contexts. The pedagogical program seeks to create a space for horizontal, collective interaction and critical thinking, taking into account the many different creative communities of Mexico City.

SOMA is a space for reconsideration and reflection, where students and participants have the opportunity to critically analyze their proposals and where revisiting the creative processes is encouraged. SOMA’s mission—promoting dialogue and discourse in our society and tracking the professional development of emerging artists—is conceived as three different programs:

1. Artistic Development Program: SOMA Academic Program
SOMA offers a two-year program imparted in Spanish targeted to contemporary artists and cultural producers interested in developing their practices. Participants in this program have access to a number of courses taught by leading artists and curators in the field of contemporary art in Mexico. SOMA stimulates an active and horizontal interaction among emerging artists and artists imparting the courses, by individual meetings, lectures, studio visits, among other activities. The program is directed by a diverse group of six artists. Funded by SOMA’s sponsors, the program awards grants of 90% of the tuition.

2. International Summer Program: SOMA Summer
During the months of July and August, SOMA offers an international eight-week summer program. Facilitated by artist Carla Herrera-Prats, the program is taught in English, and brings together a great group of artists, curators and art-historians from various latitudes who lead seminars and workshops. Every year SOMA Summer focuses on the examination and development of a specific topic. In an environment of intense work, participants have the opportunity to evaluate their practice through individual and group critiques, and to visit the studios of relevant artists in the international art world.

3. Public Program: Miércoles de SOMA
This program consists of a series of free lectures and/or presentations open to the public, in which specialists from different disciplines talk about their practices. The program has comprised panel discussions, artist talks, book launches, music events and live art projects, among others.





Today's News

May 30, 2019

Tate Britain opens the first major retrospective of work by Frank Bowling

Eli Wilner & Company recreates George and Martha Washington's Front Parlor Looking Glass

Very first Tintin cover discovered, heads to June 8-9 European Comic Art Auction at Heritage

Important William Hogarth painting saved for the nation

Frist Art Museum exhibits works from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection

Drawings by Michael Graves acquired by Princeton University Art Museum

Exhibition of new works by Michael Craig-Martin opens at Gagosian

Art Dusseldorf announces new partners

Nationalmuseum acquires illustrations for Elsa Beskow's The Tale of the Little, Little Old Woman

Golf legend Jack Nicklaus to auction his iconic Rolex Day-Date for Children's Hospitals

SOMA presents Tierra Incógnita

Artcurial to hold the Impressionist & Modern and Post War & Contemporary art auctions

Heritage Auctions launches monthly online fine & decorative art auctions

Getty Research Institute appoints Naoko Takahatake Curator of Prints and Drawings

Exhibition at Richard Saltoun Gallery celebrates Gina Pane's actions for which she is best known

Presidential campaign banner lifts Heritage Auctions' Americana & Political Auction beyond $1.9 million

Phi Centre's main exhibition this summer offers an intimate conversation between human body and machine

Getty Unshuttered 2.0 available for download now

Lights on! Vivid Sydney officially kicks off for 2019

Annet Gelink Gallery opens its second solo exhibition of works by Rezi van Lankveld

Massimo De Carlo exhibits works by Günther Förg, Mario Merz, Emilio Vedova and Mary Weatherford

Cotterstock Hall contents up for auction along with excess stock of Windsor House Antiques

Iconic & original cinema posters and artwork worth over 170,000 to be auctioned in the UK

Tiancheng International Jewellery and Jadeite Spring Auction 2019 achieves excellent results

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Newly restored Titian's Rape of Europa set to be reunited with accompanying works

2.- Krannert Art Museum acquires complete works of conceptual gay photographer Hal Fischer

3.- The Met's Rock & Roll exhibition reaches a milestone 500,000 visitors

4.- A new species of giant penguin has been identified from fossils

5.- Fondation Phi pour l'art contemporain exhibits works by pioneering artist Yoko Ono

6.- Comprehensive exhibition of Elfie Semotan's work on view at C/O Berlin

7.- 'Easy Rider' star Peter Fonda dead at 79

8.- Major exhibition explores the romantic fascination with the Scottish Highlands

9.- Meet the Ercolines, the Woodstock lovebirds whose hug made history

10.- Dallas Museum of Art re-opens European Galleries after total reinstallation



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful