The Mexico City will have its own “Festival of Lights”

19/09/2012 by admin No Comment

The Historic Center and Avenida Reforma in Mexico City will, in November, the scene of the first “Festival of Lights”, a spectacular event lighting and projections, sources of the organization.

The show, with light projections will transform some of the most emblematic buildings of the city, will take place from 7 to 10 November ahead NOTIMEX deputy director of the French Institute of Latin America (IFAL), Patric Clanet, one of the organizers .

The event “will wear throughout the Historic Center of Mexico through artists that will participate in fine arts and major historical facades” of the city, said Clanet on the “Festival of Lights”, the program has not yet been submitted . As part of the event, which was inspired by a similar one for years held in the French city of Lyon, southeastern, also be held the second edition of the “Night of the Fireflies”, which will take place on Avenida Paseo de Reform, said the source. “The night (of the Fireflies) enters this large device.

On Reform Avenue will install a dozen public open spaces with screens in which artists who will be involved and projections, “said Clanet to this agency. “It will be a night dedicated to the visual arts in which the Mexicans, the people of the City, may travel to see and meet the artists. Terminate on the Trail of light, where there will be a concert of electronic music, with projections, “said the source. Clanet said the “Festival of Lights” of Lyon has been the “precursor” that will take place in Mexico City and said the director in Mexico preparing this year met with the head of Lyon Festival other global festivals such visual arts.

 The head of the French Institute of Latin America in Mexico gave the details of the event at the end of a press conference held today at the Cultural Institute of Mexico in France on the Franco-Mexican “cross-artists residences,” which concluded its first edition . There, he explained that it is a cultural cooperation project between the two countries under which four artists and four French Mexican grantees, conducted a three-month stay in France and Mexico, respectively, making visual character artwork. “This program is a small laboratory of aesthetic experimentation in the field of visual arts between France and Mexico. Eight artists benefited “said Patric Clanet on the initiative sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) and the IFAL.

For his part, the Director of the Cultural Institute of Mexico in France, Sara Valdés, stressed “the major success of the program that offers young artists of great art schools a space for dialogue and aesthetic experimentation.” Clanet confirmed that the program will continue in the coming months and to be organized with 16 participating artists from both countries an exhibition at the Museo Carrillo Gil in Mexico and another in a great Parisian contemporary art museum to display works of the project outputs.


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