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Have you heard of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Querétaro?

Carte blanche to Gonzalo García and Tania Quezada

From June 25 to August 29, 2021

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The Museum of Contemporary Art of Querétaro (MACQ) is located on the hill of Sangremal, one of the most historically important sites in the city. In 1640, the Convent of the Holy Cross was built on this site, and an adjoining building to house the first College of Propaganda Fide of America, from where the Franciscan missionaries departed to evangelize all the way up to California, a building that now houses the museum.  

The MACQ opened its doors to the public on November 8, 2018 with the mission of disseminating contemporary art through exhibitions, workshops and public activities. This space houses in its 2,400 square meters, exhibition halls, media library, warehouses, museography room, an esplanade where exhibitions, concerts, plays, dance and performances have been held; as well as a library/archive center, where workshops, courses and talks are given. MACQ has organized 37 exhibitions with 494 local, national and international artists; collaborating with Fundación Jumex, MUAC, Museo Tamayo, Colección Coppel, Alumnos 47, Galería OMR, Proyectos Monclova, LABOR, Hilario Galguera, among others.


Upcoming exhibition:

Carte blanche to Gonzalo García and Tania Quezada

From June 25 to August 29, 2021

Since the end of 2019 this exhibition has been on the scene; the perfect occasion to exhibit two artists who are friends and who have supported each other’s work.  Mirando al techo [Looking at the ceiling] is a way to play and expand the possibilities, and to give a space to two significant exponents of contemporary painting in Querétaro.

The only thing that existed when we started planning this exhibition was freedom: each one worked for a while on an individual proposal and when they met they realized that the aesthetics and narratives fit perfectly; this is the result we imagined would result from the collaboration between two friends and colleagues. Tania and Gonzalo have been part of each other’s lives, they have shared a similar academic background, making their way in the country’s art scene by collaborating in exhibitions and becoming family.

In this exhibition Tania and Gonzalo present pieces they made especially for this collaborative exercise. Gonzalo presents paintings from the series El lugar sin límites inspired by the narratives of the films produced in our country in the 70s and 80s.  In this exhibition we will have 5 pieces that address 5 chapters: 1. The intimate from the everyday, 2. The visit of the hidden is revealed and there is an initial interaction, 3. Denial, 4. Catharsis and 5. Rebirth.

Tania Quezada presents watercolor drawings intervened by her 4-year-old daughter, and an installation in the form of a dollhouse in which each bedroom is a representation in object art of the moments and emotions that made her become this entity that is to be an “artist”.

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