A BIENNIAL THAT INTENDS TO CHANGE THE METHODOLOGICAL STRUCTURES
The XIII FEMSA Biennial- We Have Never Been Contemporary held in Zacatecas, Mexico, opened on October 25th with a novelty: a model of collaborative work among all cultural institutions in the state of Zacatecas. In this way, the Biennial establishes a dialogue from local towards the global cultural context.
With the aim of incorporating a new museological, pedagogical and editorial method, the curatorial program of the biennial will extend over 18 months around different countries in Latin America.
Differentiating from previous editions, the XIII Biennial FEMSA's curatorial approach is focused on a historical review. Thus, instead of looking for a current art manifestation, the exhibition proposes a diachronic reflection under the premise of "multiple space" concept incorporated into artistic literature by Manuel Felguérez (Zacateca, 1928). From here, the origin of We Have Never Been Contemporary name.
Finally, in addition to the works exhibited until February 9th, a series of seminars, curatorial conferences and other activities will take place within the framework of the biennial.
Institutions that are part of the XIII FEMSA Biennial:
Manuel Felguérez Abstract Art Museum, Pedro Coronel Museum, Rafael Coronel Museum, Zacatecan Museum, Guadalupe Museum, San Agustín Temple, Natural History Museum of the Autonomous University of Zacatecas and El Santero.