EXPOSICIÓN EMME, CARTEL Y SPOT PREMIO MAGUEY 2018
INAUGURACIÓN VIERNES 9 DE MARZO
CONJUNTO DE ARTES ESCÉNICAS
PREMIO MAGUEY OVER THE RAINBOW
Somewhere over the rainbow,
Blue birds fly,
And the dreams that you dreamed of,
Dreams really do come true.
The Gay Liberation arrived hand in hand with cinema after the legendary Stonewall riots the night of June 27th, 1969. It was the day of Judy Garland's funeral, star of The Wizard of Oz and a gay icon. For the first time the LGBT+ community fought against the system that persecuted homosexuals. Months later, LGBT+ rights organizations arose in an international context, and the first gay Pride marches were born. From then on, the rainbow flag became a symbol of pride and freedom. After the Stonewall riots a new era was born, and with it, a new cinematography. A transgressive cinematography that doesn’t shy away from taboos, with images that celebrate the body and sexual diversity. Sage Skylight homages the “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” theme, sang by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz, and Héctor Fausto brings Naro Pinosa’s images to life in order to create an illusion of movement, that movement which aspires for a world with more freedom, where dreams really do come true.
Ernesto Acosta, aka Sage Skylight, was born in Ensenada, Baja California, en April 1994, and now resides in Guadalajara. He began in 2009 with a solo electropop project until, in 2014, Karla Garisoain, Alex León, Enrique García and Luis Castañeda joined him to form the pop/rock band under the same name, and whose biggest influences are Queen, Blondie, Paramore and Lady Gaga. They have played in events such as Festival RMX 212, Corona’s Revolutionary Fest, Fiestas de Octubre, and shared events with artists such as Torreblanca, La Sonora Santanera, Elis Paprika, Peter Murphy, among others. They have released two Eps, “Sir Sage Skylight” and “The Harpy Queen”, in all streaming services.
Héctor Fausto graduated from the University of Guadalajara. He specializes in Motion Graphics and VFX. He is a founding partner of POLAR STUDIO, a company formed by professionals of audiovisual arts, film, television, video and digital animation, with over 14 years of experience in these disciplines, a solid career and the backing of several awards recognizing their professional work. They have also created the spots for the last four editions of Premio Maguey.
PREMIO MAGUEY OVER THE RAINBOW
The human body and the pornography is dominated by the History of Art, going through different times and the so-called "styles", from the mysticism of the Italian Renaissance and the national Baroque through canvases and frescoes merged with homoeroticism, the leather trend and bondage, passing through the provocative French realism of Courbet, the popular icons of the 20th century, and a great importance assigned to classical sculpture of the Ancient World and its reinterpretation during Modern Art. Nudity is beauty in itself, of course, in one of its many meanings.
EXPOSICIÓN AL PASO DEL TIEMPO
INAUGURACIÓN SÁBADO 10 DE MARZO
The goal of the original practice of The Alchemy was the pursuit of absolute knowledge and the purification of earthly material from the intangible spirit. To achieve perfection, the alchemist created a series of procedures through which the imperfect object could transmute into a pure and authentic one.
"Al Paso del Tiempo” is a current representation of the alchemy practice. The pieces refer to the ancient process of transformation and its iconography, through stamps and symbols captured on objects that are, in fact, the result of a modern alchemy process.
It is also a reflection of the human impact on the physical environment and the collective spirit: through the pieces, acts of a utopian reality that may one day seize to be are affirmed.
EXPOSICIÓN NARO PINOSA
INAUGURACIÓN DOMINGO 11 DE MARZO
The human body is its foundation, especially the masculine, but without neglecting the feminine slenderness. These are merged with multiple elements through computer programs such as Photoshop, as well as different mobile applications focused on image manipulation.
Any marvel that nature generates is a faithful ally of the individual: fauna, flora, inhospitable landscapes, lush fruits from trees, vegetation and outer space. All of them replace, through collages, certain parts of the organism, just as Magritte pictorially hid faces with veils and apples.
Sex appears in front row, though it curiously serves as background. It is not explicit, it is disguised and suggested. It is represented by the delirious facial gesture and the emptiness; a depth that we wish to penetrate mounted on a horse at full gallop, the intimate relationship between peers.