Terremoto is a cultural platform dedicated to critical thinking around contemporary art in “the Americas”. Our editorial focus is influenced by 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 became a magazine that publishes original content, available digitally since Issue 1 and on print from Issue 4 onwards. Our bilingual, free magazine is published three times a year with a free distribution of 3,000 copies in more than 20 countries on the continent and beyond. Each issue addresses a specific topic, offering a cross-sectional point of view on current artistic practices, curatorial discourses, and their links to the region’s socio-cultural issues 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 activities, audiences, and outreach channels. Today, Terremoto encompasses an archive-based exhibition program (La Postal), a publishing house (Temblores Publicaciones), and a not-for-profit Civil Association (Asociación Terremoto). These pillars enable Terremoto to act as an interdisciplinary agency to devise and manage projects such as artist-in-residence programs, artist editions, public programming, among other initiatives across the hemisphere.
Each thematic issue, published quarterly, contains approximately 12 articles that circulate during one season through their progressive publication on the website on a weekly basis. The table of contents and Editor’s Letter of each issue is made available at first, while watermarked articles are to be published progressively (one per week).
Since September 2013, this section works as an archive in-the-making where you can find installation views and the curatorial text, or press release, of contemporary art exhibitions that take place around the continent and the Caribbean. Since its creation, the Terremoto blog has presented more than a thousand exhibitions taking place in more than 20 countries.
Launched in 2017, this section features critical reviews of leading art events and exhibitions in the Americas. We seek to create critical discussions 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 and unfold reflections and opinions around them.
In this section, monthly, we invite artistic agents 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 in November 2020, each month a high-quality video artwork is shared for free. Available for a limited period of fifteen days, the piece will be accompanied by a brief interview with the artist(s) to deepen their concept(s) and discourse(s).
is a new section of partner online reviews by Terremoto that creates and publishes original content on what is happening now in art practices throughout the Americas and beyond. This space seeks to expand the possibilities of art writing offering an in-depth critical perspective through an informed, poetic and experimental gaze in collaboration with our extensive network of prominent collaborators. Ongoing provides artistic and curatorial projects with the voice and platform that can consolidate their media relevance while helping us sustain a valuable ecosystem of art writers and critics.
On certain Sundays, the Opinion section welcomes critical pieces on public-state and community cultural policies that condition art practices in the region. Beginning with a focus on the Mexican context, the section will soon be opened to other countries.
Terremoto Shout-Outs is a sponsored announcements service seeking to communicate on current events in art and culture around the world: new exhibitions, open calls, biennials, fairs, festivals and more. For additional information on the costs of this service, please 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.