Terremoto is a cultural platform dedicated to critical thinking around contemporary art that takes place in “the Americas” with an editorial focus departing from anti-patriarchal and anti-colonial knowledge that encourages artistic and curatorial practices.
Terremoto emerged in 2013 in Mexico City as a blog. As of 2015, it becomes a magazine that publishes original content which exists digitally from issue 1 and on print from issue 4 onwards. The bilingual, free magazine is published three times a year with a free distribution of 5,000 copies in more than 20 countries on the continent and beyond. Each issue deals with a specific topic, offering a cross-sectional point of view on current artistic practices, curatorial discourses, and their relationship with the region’s socio-cultural problems through critical thinking. On a weekly basis and with free access, original contributions are published online in English and Spanish.
In addition to the magazine, Terremoto has diversified its branches of activity, audiences, and outreach channels. Today we have an exhibition program around archives (La Postal), a publishing house (Temblores Publicaciones), and a non-profit Civil Association (Asociación Terremoto), pillars that allow us to act as an agency of interdisciplinary projects to devise and manage projects such as artist residencies, artist editions, public programs, among other initiatives that extend throughout “the Americas.”
Each thematic issue, published quarterly, contains approximately 12 articles that circulate throughout a specific season through their publication on the website on a weekly basis. The entire index is visible but the watermarked articles remain to be published.
Since September 2013, this section works as a growing archive where you can find installation views and the curatorial text, or press release, of contemporary art exhibitions that take place in the continent. Since its creation, the Terremoto blog has presented more than a thousand exhibitions taking place in more than 18 countries.
Launched in 2017, this section is a program of critical reviews of potent art events and exhibitions in the Americas. We seek a critical discussion taking into account both art and its context.
Reports are interviews, conversations, chronicles, or collective texts related to specific events in order to situate them in their context to unfold reflections and opinions about them.
Through this section, monthly, we invite agents of the artistic systems to share a selection of images related to their practice or current interests. Images are published daily in the header of our website and shared through our Instagram profile. At the end of the month, the complete selection of images is published together with a text that contextualizes them.
Within the thematic framework of the current issue of the magazine, and beginning next November, each month a high-quality video work will be shared for free. Available for fifteen days, the work will be accompanied by a brief interview with the artist(s) to deepen their concept(s) and discourse(s). After fifteen days, the video will no longer be available.
On certain Sundays, the Opinion section welcomes reflections on public-state and community cultural policies that condition artistic practices in the region. Started to reflect on the context of Mexico, the section will soon be opened to other countries.
Terremoto Shout-Out is a sponsored announcements service on current events in art and culture around the world: new exhibitions, open calls, biennials, fairs, festivals and many more activities. For more information on the costs of this service, contact Carla Canseco: carla (at) terremoto.mx
Terremoto in its print version is a magazine produced by:
Temblores Publicaciones S.A. de C.V.
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Terremoto uses Times Europa and Reader typographies designed by Colophon Foundry.