The title of the exhibition at the Council for Culture and Sports of Madrid, was taken from a well-known record by the musical group Nortec, whose members are important promoters of the cultural and artistic movement in Tijuana.
According to Príamo Lozada and Taiyana Pimentel, Tijuana Sessions is more a "curatorship of a specific 'generational moment and space' rather than a definitive interpretation of the region's cultural production". For this reason, instead of making a critical interpretation of the cultural production of Baja California, they favored the inclusion of different creative and intellectual disciplines. They explored the interaction between Tijuana and its neighbouring cities, San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco, as well as the mutual influence among the disciplines, in particular between music and visual arts. The exhibition is conceived as an interrelationship between narrative and sound spaces, with the idea of generating a sort of creative noise, which the curators feel is representative of the contemporary artistic work in Tijuana.
The exhibition brings together 39 works (video, installation, painting, printmaking, photography, life radio transmissions via Internet) by the following artists and groups:
Acamonchi (Gerardo Yépiz)
Pepe Mogt (José Morales Gutiérrez)
Radio Global (group)
Jaime Ruiz Otis
Sergio de la Torre
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18 image pages, in our Special about Mexico in ARCO
8 February -
10 April 2005
Sala de Exposiciones de Alcalá 31, Consejería de Cultura y Deportes
Taiyana Pimentel and Príamo Lozada
16 artists from Northern Mexico and California