La casa performances
Sept. 23-24 | Open House
Along with visual artworks, La casa que nos inventamos: Contemporary Art From Guadalajara included a number of performances, which were held during Open House weekend. Details on each are below.
Palm reading with artist Isa Carrillo
Sept. 23 | 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Sept. 24 | 12-1 p.m.
La casa artist Isa Carrillo’s palm reading sessions are grounded in her six-year study of the hand through chirology. In these private sessions, Carrillo revealed insights about the sitter using palmistry techniques. This participatory experience reflected the richness of Guadalajara’s cultural history, including its connections to mysticism and spirituality.
Limited participants were chosen via social media contests in the two weeks before Open House.
Performance of Cruz Roja by artist Claudia Cisneros
Sept. 23 | 7-7:30 p.m. | Creative Lounge
Sept. 24 | 4:30-5 p.m. | Main Gallery
In Cruz Roja, artist Claudia Cisneros explored language and meaning using objects connected to the culture of Guadalajara. The performance played out as a game in which women moved and transformed elements of Cisneros’ installation in La casa que nos inventamos. The results meditated on the female body and productivity, as well as relationships between humans and information.
(picnics) by artist peach
Sept. 24 | 9-11 a.m.
This picnic was a participatory artwork for La casa que nos inventamos orchestrated by artist peach. Attendees were guided to pause, engage, and self-reflect through prompts that encouraged care of self and community amid the chaos of everyday life.
In the Room: Artist Talks
2-4 p.m. | Sept. 24
This event provided a behind-the-scenes look at La casa que nos inventamos: Contemporary Art from Guadalajara through fast-paced, informal, image-driven talks with the exhibition’s artists and curator, visiting from Mexico. This was a fun opportunity to hear directly from those who have helped make Guadalajara one of the more dynamic creative communities in Latin America.