Arte y Femenismo, Siete años de goce y encuentro, un libro para festejar el aniversario del MUMA

El Museo de Mujeres Artistas celebra siete años y presenta su libro en la nueva Librería Moebius Books.

Libro Muma

El Museo de Mujeres Artistas (MUMA) es un proyecto independiente sin fines de lucro, impulsado por la fotógrafa Lucero González. El MUMA nació de la necesidad de ofrecer un espacio dedicado a las mujeres mexicanas en las artes visuales: a pesar de que el debate sobre género parece superado es todavía necesario documentar las modificaciones del papel de las mujeres en las artes para seguir alimentando la creación. El Museo de Mujeres Artistas ofrece una plataforma internet a sus usuarios donde pueden encontrar materiales visuales y conceptuales para conocer este campo, así como exposición virtual de más de 200 artistas. Representa una fuente excepcional para enterarse de la creación contemporánea mexicana (museodemujeres.com).
Para celebrar sus siete años de vida, el Museo presenta el libro Arte y Feminismo. Siete años de vinculación y goce. El libro, que se presenta por primera vez en San Miguel en la nueva Librería Moebius Books, ofrece unos ensayos de Magali Lara, “Todo sobre mi madre”, de Lorena Wolffer, “Géneros fluidos” y de Ana Quiroz, “Estéticas del disturbio”.
En tono intimista, el ensayo de la artista visual Magali Lara reflexiona sobre la fragilidad de los relatos autobiográficos y la complejidad de la relación madre-hija-madre. Se apoya en el trabajo de artistas de diversas generaciones que usan el cuerpo materno en su obra para reflexionar sobre individualidad y comunidad.
Lorena Wolffer aborda el género como construcción social y evento cultural. Hace un repaso de las concepciones y debates del universo binario del género hombre-mujer y las tendencias actuales de ampliarlo, incluso con avances en materia legislativa. En su ensayo, Wolffer desgrana el trabajo de Sayak Valencia, Mónica Mayer, Ana Casas Broda, Maya Goded, Larisa Escobedo y Ambra Polidori.
Ana Quiroz aborda la relación entre arte y política. En su ensayo nos brinda un proceso de reflexión histórico desde América Latina para después enfocarse en México y más detalladamente en las aportaciones de algunas artistas de diversas generaciones tales como Marta Palau, Helen Escobedo, Lourdes Grobet, Maris Bustamante, Teresa Margolles, Laura Anderson Barbata, Marcela Armas, Adela Goldbard, Mónica Arreola e Ingrid Hernández.
Le presentación del libro el viernes 30 de octubre en la Librería Moebius Books es una oportunidad para hablar de estos conceptos en presencia de la iniciadora del proyecto Lucero González, las artistas Ana Quiroz, Daniela Edburg, Norma Suarez y Sabina Santana. Es una ocasión imperdible de enterarse de la creación contemporánea en las artes visuales en México.
La conferencia se apoyará en la proyección de las obras reproducida en el libro y se cerrará con un brindis para festejar la publicación del libro.
Presentación del libro Arte y Feminismo. Siete años de goce y encuentro
Librería Moebius Books, Instituto Allende, Ancha de San Antonio 20, int. 1A.
Viernes 30 de octubre, 6pm
En presencia de Lucero González, Norma Suarez, Sabina Santana, Daniela Edburg y Ana Quiroz.
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Impressive impresionism

While Musée d’Orsay in Paris opens a bold exhibition: “Splendeurs et Misères. Images of Prostitution, 1850-1910”, advising that “some images (…) may be shocking for some visitors”, at Moebius Books we have some nice books on impresionism.


Sorolla: The Masterworks
Written by Blanca Pons-Sorolla

Sorolla

A new survey of the best works by the elusive and spectacular Spanish Impressionist Joaquín Sorolla. Often compared to his contemporary, the American artist John Singer Sargent, Joaquín Sorolla (1863–1923) was a master draftsman and painter of landscapes, formal portraits, and monumental, historically themed canvases. Highly influenced by French Impressionism, the Valencian artist was a master plein-air painter known for his luminous seaside scenes of frolicking youths and for vivid depictions of Spanish rural life and its pleasures and customs. This beautifully designed and produced volume brings together one hundred of Sorolla’s major paintings, selected by his great-granddaughter Blanca Pons-Sorolla, the foremost authority on the artist. Benefiting from close proximity to the artist and his personal archives, she presents an in-depth essay that explores Sorolla’s life, work, and remarkable international legacy. With virtually all of the artist’s previous publications now out of print, this much-anticipated volume is an important addition to the literature on this great Spanish master.
About the Author
Blanca Pons-Sorolla is the foremost scholar on the work of Joaquín Sorolla and has written and contributed to numerous books.

Berthe Morisot
Written by Jean-Dominique Rey, Foreword by Sylvie Patry

Berthe

A comprehensive, illustrated tribute to the life and works of the most influential female Impressionist painter. Berthe Morisot won over the Impressionists with her talent and became the first woman of the period alongside Monet, Degas, Renoir, Pissarro, and Sisley. Morisot’s paintings demonstrate how far ahead of her time she was when she created them, pioneering a new style of painting. However, she was underestimated for more than a century–most probably because she was a woman. This book, a comprehensive monograph showcasing the life and works of this influential artist, focusies on the important stages of her career, including her first participation in the Salon de Paris at the age of twenty-three in 1864. Moreover, the book assesses the significance of the time certain paintings were created, taking into consideration what was happening in the artist’s life during that period. For example, in 1874 Berthe married Eugène, Manet’s brother, and gave birth to their daughter, Julie Manet, who became the subject of many of Morisot’s subsequent paintings. Berthe Morisot includes personal correspondence between Morisot and other important figures of the Impressionist movement, providing unique insight into this fascinating period. Portraits of her by her fellow artists have become significant works from the period. Likewise, she was heralded by the greatest writers of her time; a tribute anthology of citations from Paul Valéry, Stéphane Mallarmé, and Jean Cocteau offers an intimate portrait of the artist and her work. This book is an essential read for any lover of Berthe Morisot’s work, and indeed for anyone who appreciates the work of the Impressionists. Her works can be found in: The National Gallery, Washington D.C., Cleveland Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, Dallas Museum of the Arts, The Art Institute Williamstown, Massachusetts, as well as many other institutions.
> About the Author
Jean-Dominique Rey, art historian and exhibition curator, has published numerous essays, memoirs, and books including Monet: Water Lilies (Flammarion, 2008). Sylvie Patry, curator at the Musée d’Orsay, organized two retrospective exhibitions on Morisot.

Robert Carsen is the artistic director of the exhibition “Splendeurs et Misères, Images of Prostitution 1850-1910” at the Musée d’Orsay. He explains some of his choices.

San Miguel House and Garden tour… through books

San Miguel de Allende is a town where style matters! Architects and interior designers have talent to exalt the beauty of this colonial jewel.

Here are two new books featuring some of the most beautiful houses in San Miguel.


The Artisanal Home: Interiors and Furniture of Casamidy

Written by Anne-Marie Midy and Jorge Almada, Preface by Anita Sarsidi, Foreword by Celerie Kemble, Contribution by Ingrid Abramovitch

Artisanal Home

An arresting mix of artisanal, old, and contemporary furnishings is the hallmark of Casamidy’s vibrant and cheerful interiors. For the design duo of Casamidy, Jorge Almada and Anne-Marie Midy, creativity is a way of life that is reflected in their designs, a fusion of their French and Mexican heritages. They show how to incorporate artisanal objects and treasured family heirlooms to orchestrate vivid and dramatic surroundings. This inspiring book showcases their homes and other projects in urban and country settings that illustrate their appealing bohemian aesthetic. For a charming Mexico home, the front doorway is collaged with tin ex-votos and religious charms and crowned with a dramatic cement concha shell. Baroque mirrors, French-style armchairs re-covered in remnants from a fine Paris textile shop, and weathered Moroccan side tables grace the comfortable living spaces. The terra-cotta floors warmed by the sun recall homes in the South of France. For each project, the couple shares their design process, giving the textures and a color palette.
> About the Author
Jorge Almada and Anne-Marie Midy are the founders of Casamidy, a highly publicized contemporary furnishings company in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, which began in 1998. Their work has been published in leading lifestyle magazines, among them Elle Decor, Vogue, and World of Interiors. Midy is also an interior designer. Ingrid Abramovitch is a lifestyle journalist, a senior writer and editor at Elle Decor, and the author of Restoring a House in the City. Anita Sarsidi is the contributing interiors editor Architectural Digest. Celerie Kemble is a principal in Kemble Interiors. Her work has been featured in leading interiors magazines, and she is the author of two books, including To Your Taste.

Casa Bohemia, the Spanish-Style House

Written by Linda Leigh Paul, Photographed by Ricardo Vidargas

CasaBohemia

A celebration of the uniquely vibrant architecture and interiors of classic and new Spanish-style houses in the southwestern and southern United States, Mexico, and Spain. Casa Bohemia showcases a collection of some of the most beautifully preserved Spanish style houses, from restored haciendas in Mexico to early and recent 20th century California mission styles.
Twenty-nine residences built between the late seventeenth century and the present day are featured in new, stunning color photography that captures architectural details inside and out and enchanting Spanish, Moorish, European and Mexican antique furnishings, artifacts, and crafts. Author Linda Leigh Paul traces the history of Spanish style architecture from its Iberian sources to the development of the Mission style in the Americas to the still-flourishing Spanish Revival and Mediterranean styles, and endlessly rich details, including ornate wrought-iron, wood balconies, crafted glass, colorful tiles and textiles, and graceful arches. But what all of the houses featured in Casa Bohemia have in common—though they range across centuries and places as diverse as San Miguel de Allende, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Hollywood, Malibu, Texas, and Wyoming—is a visual richness and vitality that emerges from the distinctive approaches to preservation and decoration found in each.
> About the Author
Linda Leigh Paul is the author of many books, including Cottage and Cabin, Cottages by the Sea, Coastal Retreats, Desert Retreats, Cottages on the Coast, The Cabin Book, Island Living, and Lakeside Living.