The meeting point will be Kiosco Morisco: an emblematic place in the heart of Santa Maria La Ribera (SMLR) district that was manifactured in Pittsburg and built at the end of the 19th century by José Ramón Ibarrola as the Mexican Pavilion at the 1886 World’s Fair in New Orleans and at the Exhibition of San Luis of 1902.
Along the way, we will walk through some of the district’s centenarian streets, named after their illustrious inhabitants of the past and other personages, such as the writer Amado Nervo, the diplomat, essayist and poet Jaime Torres Bodet, the minerologist and painter Dr. Atl, the doctor and novelist Mariano Azuela, and the teacher, lawyer, play-wrighter, journalist and politician Eligio Ancona.
We will visit business areas, studios and cultural spaces with which La Embajada has developed collaborations and projects throughout its 4 years of work. We will then reach the Market La Dalia and the Sergio Magaña Theater, originally built during the Cristero War inside the estate of the Santa Maria.
La Embajada is an organization focusing on experimentation, investigation and production of site-specific projects; addressing the ideas related to economy, territory and nationality within the current crisis of representation.
Since 2013, La Embajada has held dialogues, conferences, projects and workshops with numerous artists, critics and curators from various nationalities and institutions such as the Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Diseño (EAPD) of Puerto Rico, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México UNAM), Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Casa Vecina, Centro de Cultura Digital (CCD), the Faro Tláhuac in Mexico City, Atlántico de Arte Moderno in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Cabildo of Gran Canaria and Gran Canaria Spain, the Biennial Of Cuenca in Ecuador and the Artist Pension Trust (APT), financial service specialized in contemporary art, among others.