@ AfriCHI

Mexico

Artist: Marcos Gama

l rostro de México de cara a una cultura global y tecnológica
l rostro de México de cara a una cultura global y tecnológica

In reference to México, thanks to the technology, we were able to contact the artist Marcos Gama through Facebook first, then via email and through skype. During the organization of this installation, no-one of the team was physically in Mexico, however our heart was also there.  Thankfully, Marcos accepted our invitation to be part of this project. Furthermore, he prepare a specially work for this exposition. Once he submitted his work, he accompanied with the following information:

Título: “El rostro de México de cara a una cultura global y tecnológica”
Title: The face of Mexico facing to a global culture and technology.

Técnica: tinta/papel
Tecnique: ink/paper

Serie: Sentimientos en un hilo
Serie: Feeling on a thread

Medidas originales: 120 X 89 cm
Original measures: 120 X 89 cm

Año: 2018
Year: 2018

Autor: Marcos Gama
Author: Marcos Gama

País: México
Country: Mexico
Significado
La obra representa la riqueza humana y cultural que nos distingue. Por una parte existen expresiones artísticas de gran valor como”la catrina” y con ella las tradicionales fiestas a nuestros difuntos caracterizadas por las “calaveras”. México posee una herencia histórica plenamente reconocida en el resto del mundo su origen como pueblo Guerrero y unido se simboliza en el “Caballero jaguar”.
Otros elementos representados son la pareja de jóvenes unidos a través de los hilos sentimentales y sensibles que los han formado generación tras generación. Ello permite su apertura e interés en el exterior, en el mundo que los rodea, por ello sus miradas se posan en la lejanía, en la sabana que tienen ante sí. Paisaje que enmarca la gallarda figura de un león, símbolo de la sede de este importante evento.
Los hilos que los rodean son los sentimientos que hacen latir su corazón y creatividad. Estos hilos también representan la tecnología. Aquella que globaliza la cultura mundial. Que sensibiliza, que abre nuevos horizontes que acerca a los protagonistas culturales y a su espíritu creativo sin importar distancias, idiomas o ideologías.
Finalmente la oscuridad que envuelve a las figuras son cada una de las culturas que habitan este mundo, a veces celosas y ocultas para los demás pero que a partir de estos esfuerzos organizados salen a la luz y se muestran maravillosas al resto del mundo. El juguete y la salamandra son las nuevas semillas que se siembran para bien de cada país que anhela la paz, la igualdad y las expresiones artísticas apoyadas en la tecnología pues esto garantiza indudablemente su propia supervivencia y una vida mejor en sociedad.

Meaning:

The work represents the human and cultural wealth that distinguishes us. On the one hand there are artistic expressions of great value as “la catrina” and with it the traditional festivities of our deceased characterized by the “skulls”. Mexico has a historical heritage fully recognized in the rest of the world, its origin as a warrior people and united is symbolized in the “Caballero Jaguar”.

Other elements represented are the couple of young people united through the sentimental and sensitive threads that have formed them generation after generation. This allows their openness and interest in the outside, in the world that surrounds them, for this reason their gazes settle in the distance, in the savannah that they have before them. Landscape that frames the gallant figure of a lion, symbol of the headquarters of this important event.


The threads that surround them are the feelings that make your heart beat and creativity. These threads also represent technology. That which globalizes world culture. That sensitizes, that opens new horizons that bring cultural protagonists and their creative spirit closer regardless of distances, languages ​​or ideologies.
Finally the darkness that surrounds the figures are each of the cultures that inhabit this world, sometimes jealous and hidden for others but that from these organized efforts come to light and are wonderful to the rest of the world. The toy and the salamander are the new seeds that are sown for the good of each country that yearns for peace, equality and artistic expressions supported by technology, as this undoubtedly guarantees their own survival and a better life in society.

Music: Mexico: Fragment of Maria from Café Tacuba

The composition of Mexico in the installation @AfriCHI 2018:

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1 thought on “Mexico”

  1. Gracias por la invitación, para mi fue un honor participar virtualmente con ustedes. Gracias una vez más Carolina por tu amistad y confianza. Gracias a mis hermanos artistas de otros países. Creo firmemente que la cultura , el arte y la tecnología, unen y hermanan al mundo y terminan con la violencia y con las barreras que nos separan.

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