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Arquetopia’s New Printmaking Facility Opening January 23: Sneak Preview!

printstudioarquetopia1We have some exciting news for January 2017!

1. The construction of Arquetopia’s amazing new, on-site Printmaking Facility is nearly complete, with the studio scheduled to open soon, coinciding with 2017’s first group of resident artists on January 23! The new, bright, airy, and spacious studio will offer various printmaking techniques and equipment to accommodate multiple artists simultaneously and has breathtaking city views.

2. Our Board of Directors recently lowered the age minimum for application to all of Arquetopia’s programs from 25 years down to 23 years of age.

Apply Now through Sunday, January 29, 2017. For information on Arquetopia’s Printmaking Special Artist Residency, please e-mail Chris at info@arquetopia.org.

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Just Launched: ArquetopiaSUMMER 2017 Special International Program. Apply Now thru Wednesday, November 30, 2016

ArquetopiaSUMMER 2017

SPECIAL 3-IN-1 INTERNATIONAL SUMMER ACADEMIC PROGRAM
INCLUDES NOVOHISPANIC GRAPHIC ARTS TECHNIQUE INSTRUCTION AND
SELF-DIRECTED ART PRODUCTION

Program Session Dates: June 5 to July 17, 2017
Apply Now through Wednesday, November 30 
E-mail Chris at info@arquetopia.org to request complete program info.

 
NEW! Full Program Itinerary and Schedule of Events Posted Below

Arquetopias flagship residency program: ArquetopiaSUMMER 2017 will focus on the relationship between individual art practices and the visual history of violence. How is the discourse of violence institutionalized? How is violence affecting art production systems and influencing art markets? How has violence become an important part of the visual history of Mexico? How is the normalization of violence through aesthetic principles critical to understand intention and representation?
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ArquetopiaSUMMER 2017 Special International Summer Academic Program (with Novohispanic Graphic Arts and Mural Art technique instruction, and self-directed Art Production) is a prestigious 6-week critical program that offers competitive professional opportunities for local and international emerging and mid-career artists, curators, art historians, and students age 23 and over.

This unique program offers critical methodologies to diverse art practices, exploring how violence is constructed through the language of aesthetics. The goal is to provide tools to understand visualities and gestures in art, while identifying institutional trivilization of intention, and representation in visual expression. Through the program, participants will conceptualize their art by engaging their practice in critical discussions. One of the central goals is to contextualize historical and contemporary articulations regarding the language of visual violence. The seminars and tours included in the program will explore the role of aesthetics in the construction of Mexico’s visual history and its categorization in the context of global visual culture. The program will also put into context the role of cultural institutions, such as museums and galleries, in the production of meaning through objects, social relations, and art consumption. Through hands-on workshops in collaboration with the Museum of Art of the Former Convent of Santa Monica, participants will have the opportunity to expand their art practice by exploring the artistic connections between the baroque graphic arts and the Novohispanic mural painting tradition.
   Special Guest Scholars, Artists-in-Residence, and Arquetopia Staff

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ArquetopiaSUMMER 2017 PROGRAM INCLUSIONS
This program includes 27 seminar hours; 9 hours of individual and collective critiques; guided tours and visits to prominent museums in Puebla, independent galleries, and relevant sites. The program also includes a 27-hour hands-on art workshop instructed by a master conservator, exploring the artistic dimensions of the baroque printmaking tradition and Novohispanic mural art techniques. Activities are designed to promote intense creative work and artistic dialogue; therefore, artists are expected to allocate self-directed studio hours as part of their weekly schedule. 

Renowned international art historians, artists, and master restorers facilitate the dialogues, individual and collective critiques, seminars, and workshops. Seminars are conducted in English. Workshop instruction is in Spanish or English. Participants produce work in our partnered studio at one of Mexicos most important art museums, in Puebla’s majestic central historic district.

ArquetopiaSUMMER 2017 SPECIAL GUEST SCHOLARS AND INSTRUCTORS
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Kirsten Pai Buick, Ph.D. specializes in American art, focusing her research on African-American art, the impact of race and gender on the history of art, representations of the American landscape, and the history of women as patrons and collectors of the arts. She has advanced scholarship of the work of numerous African-American artists through publications including the first book-length examination of the life and career of 19th-century sculptor Mary Edmonia Lewis. Buick is a tenured, full professor at the University of New Mexico, where she has taught for more than 15 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree in art history and Italian literature in 1985 from the University of Chicago. She earned her master’s and doctorate degrees in art history from the University of Michigan. Buick has published extensively on African-American art. Her book Child of the Fire: Mary Edmonia Lewis and the Problem of Art History’s Black and Indian Subject was published by Duke University Press, and her second book, In Authenticity: ‘Kara Walker’ and the Eidetics of Racism, is currently in progress. Her published articles include studies on the work of artists including Daniel Coburn, Patrick Nagatani, Joseph Delaney, Aaron Douglas, Horace Pippin, and Kehinde Wiley. Buick has earned numerous academic, professional, and scholarly awards and grants including the Driskell Prize, Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Predoctoral Fellowship, the Charles Gaius Bolin Fellowship at Williams College, CAA Professional Development Fellowship in Art History, Rhoades Foundation Visiting Lectureship, and the UNM University Libraries Faculty Acknowledgement Award.
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ANNETTE RODRÍGUEZ
Annette Rodríguez, Ph.D. received her doctorate in American Studies at Brown University in 2016. In 2015, Rodríguez was presented the 18th annual Catherine Prelinger Award by the Coordinating Council for Women in History for her scholarly and professional contributions to women in history, and for educating young women to pursue careers in the historical profession. In July of 2016, Rodríguez was selected as a winner of the Dixon First Amendment Award for her efforts on behalf of students, faculty and staff in New Mexico higher education. She has previously been selected as a National Graduate Fellow by the Law and Society Association, a Latino Museum Studies Program Fellow at the Smithsonian Institute, the George I. Sanchez Fellow at the Center for Southwest Research, and a Graduate Fellow at the Office of the New Mexico State Historian. Rodríguez has acted as an instructor at Brown University, the University of New Mexico, Northern New Mexico College, and Santa Fe Community College. She concentrates her work on perennial racist violences in the United States as communicating events that construct and reinforce ideologies and hierarchies of race, gender, citizenship, and national belonging.
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FRANCISCO GUEVARA
 
Francisco Guevara is a visual artist and curator specializing in creating projects using contemporary art to promote Development by designing alternative models of social entrepreneurship for human development. He graduated with the degree of University Expert in Management and Planning of Development Cooperation Projects in the Fields of Education, Science and Culture from the Universidad Nacional de Estudios a Distancia (UNED) in Madrid, Spain, in coordination with the Organization of Latin American States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI). He also received his postgraduate degree in Cultural Management and Communication from the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He joined the Race, Gender and the Historiographies of Art Seminar at the University of New Mexico in 2009 to incorporate into his curatorial projects a broader understanding of identity in the local and international context. His work and projects emphasize the role of contemporary art practices as a tool for social change. His experience covers international projects including: intangible heritage, public art, exhibits and visual arts education. As an artist he has researched, studied and worked exploring the connection between food, rituals of eating and collective identity. He is Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Arquetopia Foundation for Development.
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EMMANUEL ORTEGA
Emmanuel Ortega is a curator and a doctoral candidate in Ibero-American colonial art history at the University of New Mexico. He is an adjunct instructor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Since 2007, he has investigated images of violence in the Novohispanic context. For his master thesis, Ortega investigated images involving public performances organized by the Novohispanic Inquisition. For his Ph.D. dissertation, Ortega researches visual representations of the New Mexico Pueblo peoples in Novohispanic Franciscan martyr paintings. He has contributed several entries for the Khan Academy website and the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies online bulletin. He has presented his work in the XXXVI Annual Colloquium of Art History organized by the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico, 2012, the College of Art Association and American Studies Association in 2015. Also, in 2015, Ortega partnered with the Museo de Arte Religioso Ex-Convento de Santa Mónica in Puebla, México to curate two art exhibitions based on recently restored paintings from the museum’s permanent collection.
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ArquetopiaSUMMER 2017 PROGRAM ITINERARY AND SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Week 1
The first week of the program will serve as an introduction to Arquetopia’s methodologies. We will welcome art historian Dr. Annette Rodríguez, who will teach the first seminar exploring how violence constructs and reinforces ideologies and heirarchies of race, gender, citizenship, and national belonging. This first week will include self-directed art production hours and an introduction to historical and artistic connections between Novohispanic graphic arts and mural painting traditions. In addition, individual art critique sessions will help participants establish overall goals. The first tour of Mapping the City will focus on ritualized violence.
  • Seminar with Annette Rodríguez (9 hours)
  • Self-directed art production time (12 hours, approx.)
  • Introduction to Novohispanic Graphic Arts and mural painting traditions (9 hours)
  • Individual art critique
  • Mapping the City: Ritualized Violence
Week 2
The second week will focus on the diversity of art practices, collective critique, and in the assessment of conceptual needs for each individual project. Furthermore, we will be sourcing out materials for production. For this reason, the time allocated for self-directed art production will be increased during this week, allowing participants an exploration of their themes and projects independently. Art instruction is included in the second week, which will place a particular emphasis on Novohispanic Graphic Arts techniques. Lastly, the second Mapping the City tour will focus on violence through visual culture.
  • Self-directed art production time (18 hours, approx.)
  • Novohispanic Graphic Arts Techniques Workshop (9 hours)
  • Collective art critique
  • Mapping the City: Violence through Visual Culture
Week 3
During the third week, we will introduce participants to the complex mural tradition reflecting an amalgam of art techniques that produced a very rich visual culture. Studio hours will remain the same, allowing artists to continue their production. Art instruction will focus on Novohispanic mural painting techniques, and individual critiques will allow participants to assess their progress. Mapping the City will focus on exploring the Mesoamerican and Novohispanic mural tradition, including Cholula and Casa del Dean.
  • Self-directed art production (18 hours, approx.)
  • Novohispanic Mural Painting Techniques Workshop (9 hours)
  • Individual critique
  • Mapping the City: Exploring the Mural Tradition
Week 4
The fourth week will focus on contemporary art case studies as examples of discourse on violence and its normalization in art. Studio hours will continue the same, while collective critique will serve as feedback for the individual art practices. Mapping the City will focus on Mexico and Pueblas contemporary art scene, including studio visits and an artist talk.
  • Self-directed art production (18 hours, approx.)
  • Collective critique
  • Mapping the City: Contemporary Violence
Week 5
For the fifth week, we will welcome art historian Emmanuel Ortega who will teach a seminar on violence and the stratification of artistic practices. With the main purpose of challenging hierarchies that negatively impact the production of art and art history to this day, the seminar will also focus on the construction of national identity. This seminar also includes guided visits to relevant sites in order to further contextualize colonial art practices. Participants will continue to produce in the studio and have individual critiques. The activities and tours will include baroque architecture and other relevant sites.
  • Seminar with Emmanuel Ortega
  • Self-directed art production (18 hours, approx.)
  • Individual critique
  • Mapping the City: Violence and National Identity
Week 6
For the sixth and final week, we will welcome art historian Dr. Kirsten Buick, who will teach a master class on the aesthetics of violence and the writing of art history. Through a series of case studies, participants will explore how artists, art historians, critics, and the public construct meaning through objects and how we frame, at various times race, gender, sexuality, and class through visual expression. For the final critique, participants will present the results of their residency and collectively review the diverse processes. A farewell dinner for all ArquetopiaSUMMER 2017 participants will be held during this week.
  • Master class with Kirsten Buick
  • Self-directed art production (18 hours, approx.)
  • Final collective critique
  • Farewell dinner
Special Guest Scholars, Artists-in-Residence, Arquetopia staff, and Arquetopia studio spaces

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ArquetopiaSUMMER 2017 SPECIAL VENUE
The Museum of Art of the Former Convent of Santa Monica is one of Mexicos most prominent religious and colonial art museums. Its collections were formed in the 1930s with artwork from the 16th through 17th centuries including some of the greatest artists of the New Spain such as Juan Correa, Miguel Cabrera, Miguel Jerónimo de Zendejas, and Lorenzo Zendejas, among others. The museum also records monastic life in different periods of history, from everyday life to religious rituals.

RESIDENCY LOCATION

Arquetopia Puebla Our spectacular 1939 compound in Pueblas majestic central historic district

RESIDENCY DURATION / TIME PERIOD
Term of 6 weeks. Dates for this program are fixed, from Monday, June 5 to Monday, July 17, 2017.

WHAT THIS RESIDENCY INCLUDES
Staff Support:
  • Each resident meets weekly with our staff for individualized research assistance/resources, project guidance, and critiques
Accommodation and Meals:
  • Furnished, private bedroom
  • Meals and 24-hour access to the kitchen and dining room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Use of Arquetopias residency spaces including 4th-floor lounge and outdoor terraces
  • Shared bathrooms with modern fixtures and showers
  • Housekeeping
Studio Workspace:
  • 24-hour access to large and bright, shared art studio with generous natural light
  • Personal workspace with large table and wall space
  • Some tools provided
  • Equipped darkroom provided for photographers
  • Materials and supplies for the instructional course provided
  • Materials and supplies for additional project production not included but available for purchase locally
RESIDENCY FEE AND APPLICATION DEADLINES
E-mail Chris at info@arquetopia.org

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Now Welcoming Priority Applications for Day of the Dead 2016 and Winter/Spring 2017 Residencies

P1180849 - Version 2 copy 5For a limited time, we are now welcoming priority applications for Day of the Dead 2016 and Winter/Spring 2017 (and a few other spots in Fall 2016).

New Open Calls and Deadlines

E-mail Chris ASAP at info@arquetopia.org

Day of the Dead at Arquetopia in Puebla, Mexico – Highlights

Our El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) 2015 ofrenda (altar) at Arquetopia in Puebla, Mexico, honoring deceased Caribbean-American civil rights activist Audre Lorde and Mexican educator Ricardo Guevara.

Artists, Writers: Apply Now through Sunday, November 15. All Self-Directed and Instructional Artist and Writers Residencies 2016. Space is limited. Early applications receive priority status and immediate processing. Click here for Open Calls + Deadlines.

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Announcing the NEW Arquetopia Oaxaca International Artist Residency! Photo Slide Show!

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Arquetopia Oaxaca’s new alpine-style villa in the peaceful countryside village of San Pablo Etla, Oaxaca. Photo by R. Camargo

New as of April 2015: In contributing to more focused environmental consciousness and renewing our commitment to sustainability and nature, we are excited to announce the new Arquetopia Oaxaca. This new space honors Oaxaca’s traditions by incorporating into our residency a deeper comprehension of how art and the surrounding ecosystem coexist harmonically. Arquetopia’s residency spaces continue to be open for dialogue, exchanges, and encounters while emphasizing our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint, reusing materials, and recycling waste.

Our alpine-style villa hosts up to five artists at a time, with sweeping mountain and city views from the artist rooms.

In this countryside space, the intersection of art and nature set the tone for reflection, research and production. We welcome artists who are interested in developing projects with non-toxic techniques and seeking a deeper connection with the community, nature, and the environment. Artists are also encouraged to participate in diverse activities such as fieldtrips, cycling, and hiking as well as helping to maintain our organic orchard.

Visit our Open Calls + Deadlines to apply now through Monday, April 27.

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Along with the individual live/work space for each resident, Arquetopia Oaxaca has a larger shared art studio. Photo by R. Camargo

Our residents will enjoy a safe and peaceful environment surrounded by the mountains of San Pablo, a nature reserve of 7,500 acres with rich biodiversity. The residency center is located in the countryside village of San Pablo Etla, only 20 minutes away from the center of the city of Oaxaca on the south side; and to the north, it is only 20 minutes away from the Centro de las Artes San Agustín, an early 20th-century textile mill transformed into a spectacular arts center.

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Arquetopia Oaxaca’s dining room and common space.

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Arquetopia Oaxaca’s common space. Photo by J.L. Jiménez

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The mountain view from an artist bedroom at Arquetopia Oaxaca.

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One of the live/work spaces for residents at Arquetopia Oaxaca.

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One of the live/work spaces for residents at Arquetopia Oaxaca.

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One of the live/work spaces for residents at Arquetopia Oaxaca.

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The mountain view from an artist bedroom at Arquetopia Oaxaca. Photo by J.L. Jiménez

THE UNVEILING OF OUR NEW PUEBLA RESIDENCY SPACE!

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View of Arquetopia from the garden

New for 2015: A large, spectacular, four-story 1939 Mexican Colonial castle-style compound conveniently located in Puebla’s central historic district and close to the Zócalo (city square) accommodates the offices, residency space for up to ten artists-in-residence, and numerous production spaces of Arquetopia. Recently and artfully renovated, the residency offers large, natural-light studios; a natural-light art gallery; a classroom; a darkroom; a music studio; ten furnished bedrooms; an indoor/outdoor dining facility for 20 persons; an open-access kitchen; furnished outdoor terraces; a botanical garden; a research library; and a residents’ rooftop lounge.

View of Arquetopia from above the garden

View of Arquetopia from above the garden

View of Arquetopia from above the garden

View of Arquetopia from above the garden

View of Arquetopia from the second floor

View of Arquetopia’s artist dining hall from the second floor

View of Arquetopia's second-floor terrace

View of Arquetopia’s second-floor terrace

Night view of Arquetopia from the garden

Night view of Arquetopia from the garden

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View of Arquetopia’s main art studio

View of Arquetopia's main art studio, with instructional course in session

View of Arquetopia’s main art studio, with instructional course in session

Night view of Arquetopia from the garden

View of Arquetopia from the garden

View of Arquetopia's main art studio from the second-floor terrace

View of Arquetopia’s main art studio from the second-floor terrace

View of the second floor residence hall from the terrace

Night view of Arquetopia’s second-floor residence hall from the terrace

View of the second-floor residence hall from the terrace

Night view of Arquetopia’s second-floor residence hall from the terrace

View of the second-floor residence hall from the terrace

Night view of Arquetopia’s second-floor residence hall from the terrace

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Artist bedroom 3

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Artist restroom

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View of the interior of Arquetopia's music studio

Interior view of Arquetopia’s music studio

Exterior view of Arquetopia's music studio

Exterior view of Arquetopia’s music studio

The Puebla Cathedral and other landmarks comprise this downtown view from Arquetopia’s spectacular new home in the central historic district of Puebla, southern Mexico.

The Puebla Cathedral and other landmarks comprise this downtown view from Arquetopia’s spectacular new home in the central historic district of Puebla, southern Mexico.

Winter Holidays 2014 at Arquetopia Castle – Puebla, Mexico

Our first Christmas in the castle. Arquetopia’s new home as of July 1, 2014: a 1939 Colonial Mexican California-style castle in the central historic district of Puebla, Mexico. HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU AND YOURS!

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Arquetopia Castle 2014

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