• Pentágono Estudio: The Contemporary Ritual of Mezcal

    Celebrating our 30th issue, Pentágono shares their latest work, the Mexcal series.  The set consisting of four shots and one jar reflect the contemporary aesthetics of the urban landscape of Mexico City and highlight the traditional mezcal ritual.  This spirit was believed by pre-Hispanic tribes to allow an spiritual connection with the gods.  Pentágono creates beautiful hand-made artisan […]

    Lily Duarte 0 Comments October 17, 2013
  • Pentágono Estudio: String Theory

    Rooted in an elementary process, the design studio creates objects of great complexity.  Members Salvador Fernández, Rodrigo Guadarrama, Hee Jong Moon, Erick Sauxedo and Luis Velázquez reflect on the evolution of their craft and give Installation a first look inside their new works called The Dark Series from the NODO collection. The NODO collection is […]

    Lily Duarte 0 Comments August 30, 2013
  • The Foundations of Javier Marín

    The influence of Javier Marín echoes throughout Mexico City.  His sculptures have captivated an international audience and inspire a dialogue about the way viewers engage in public spaces.  With three decades of experience in the art world, Marín sees an opportunity to spark a new social dialogue.  The artist has funded and founded La Fundación […]

    Lily Duarte 0 Comments August 9, 2013
  • Issue 15 Foreword

    If Installation’s 15th Issue were a sitcom, it’s title would be something like “the one written in the artist’s words.”  For the first time each editorial department is written by a different contributor and thus the magazine reads with a crescendo of nuance and perspective.  Contributing Editor Daniel Rolnik visited Jen Stark’s Los Angeles studio […]

    A. Moret 0 Comments July 6, 2013
  • Gabriel de la Mora: Lost in the Method

    Hair, eggshells, and Post-its transform once they enter Gabriel de la Mora’s laboratory.  Equipped with unique tools, the craftsman transmutes discarded materials into detailed works of art driven by process and investigation.  As he expresses, “My definition of art is parallel with the definition of energy, stated as: Art is not created or destroyed, it […]

    Lily Duarte 0 Comments July 6, 2013