How does architectural space influence artistic production—and vice-versa? This is the question to be examined by means of a series of visits to the homes and studios of leading Mexican artists. The investigation will address the connections between a spatial and sensorial context—visual, auditory, material—and the work that is conceived or created within it. The discussion will successively advance more deeply, over several months, into the creative atmosphere in which a number of a key artists produce their work. Each event literally evolves in situ, with a specific character arising from the personality of the space visited, and of the person who inhabits it.
In this way, this series establishes a conceptual link between the traditional journeys made by modern architects to visit emblematic works from antiquity, and the contemporary practice of studio visits.
Last thursday 2nd of June the fourth event of the cycle Studio Interludes took place in the studio Graciela Iturbide, designed by Mauricio Rocha and Gabriela Carrillo in the district of Coyoacán. The studio, which is currently in the last phase of its construction, is placed next to Iturbide’s House-Studio designed by his son Mauricio Rocha in 1990. This proximity allowed the simultaneous visit of the future studio and the house where the interlude was concluded. There, the Mexican photographer talked about her career and the impending removal of some of her material to the new space.