APRIL 06, 2012
Here are a few photos from the recent PechaKucha Night in Queretaro Vol. 5, along with some commentary from team member Lilian Gonzalez.
The 5th Queretaro Pechakucha Night was a unique and memorable event dedicated to music. It was part of the Musical Instrument Makers Congress by the National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA). The event took place at the majestic Queretaro City Museum. The night opened with the music of Guillermo Muñoz, welcoming the audience.
NOVEMBER 19, 2010
Queretaro held its PechaKucha Night Vol. 4 earlier this month, and here's a report on the evening by organizer Richard Ibarra, as well as a few photos courtesy of Black Velvet Studio.
The fourth PechaKucha Night's theme was “design." This time the event took place on a cold night in the historical Queretaro downtown. The beautiful "Plaza Constitución," an open and welcoming space hosted the PKN. It was a perfect place for diversity, with the stage placed in the midst of the "Somos diseño" (We Are Design) design fair, surrounded by a big crowd.
The night started with Beatriz de la Concha, an industrial designer who talked about graffiti and street art. After this, a couple of industrial designers Diana Hurtado & Bethsabe Cardiel presented an interesting student project, “Methane generation from fecal feces."More...
JANUARY 11, 2010
PKN Queretaro Vol. 2
It may have been a long time coming -- since the event was held back in September of last year -- but we're glad to finally get a look at Queretaro's second PechaKucha Night, courtesy of the following report by co-organizer Lilian Gonzalez. Our favorite bit: " It was amazing to witness how no one wanted to leave “La Fabrica,” demanding more presenters."
The second PechaKucha in Queretaro was hosted in September at “La Fabrica,” a contemporary art center. This was a perfect place for a PechaKucha Night, as this is a remodeled former factory that still keeps its industrial style. The forum of this artistic multidisciplinary spot was the stage where the PechaKucha took place.
The night started with the founder of "la Fabrica," Alonso Barrera. He is a theater director and a designer, with studies on experimental and visual theater in Spain. Alonso started with an emotional presentation about his personal history on how his theater career started. It was an original presentation featuring a performance.
Then it was the turn for photographer Margara Dehaene, accompanied by the compositor Ignacio Baca with “noise music". Dehaene showed us amazing oceanic photos while she recited a story followed by Ignacio's music, transforming the photos original sense.
After this, the industrial designer Raúl Moysen shared with us some of his works and his sources of inspiration such as “small is beautiful,” simplicity, and the use of everyday objects.
Then another photographer, Elena Baca, surprised the crowd with fantastic digital images that recreated imaginary worlds in our minds. She accompanied her work with poetry.
Juan Carlos Loyo started with the sentence “evasion of the gaze.” He is an architect and an artist. Juan Carlos shared with the crowd his interest in breaking the lineal gaze on paintings.
The audience had a 20-minute break, where the crowd and presenters mingled within the industrial scenery with strawberries and red wine. The second part started with graphic designer Héctor Muñoz Huerta. He showed images of Queretaro and how the city is represented by some special textures. These images are used in Queretaro’s tourist information magazine Asomarte.
Painter Gustavo Villegas was second in the lineup. He showed his recent watercolor paintings regarding crashed cars, accidents and speed representing how our current society thrives.
After this, pretending to be a charlatan, Eduardo De La Garma, talked to the crowd about fraud, scams and shame on art, politics and society at large, a fun and fluid presentation.
Finally, somehow confronting the last presenter with a different position, Fabián Giménez Gatto started his presentation. He is a researcher on post-modernity, contemporaneous art, and post-pornography. Giménez Gatto presented a written post-pornography essay of his authorship, accompanied with pictures of different artists on this subject such as Larry Sultan.
The second PechaKucha Night reached an audience of about four hundred people sitting, standing up and even on the stage. It was a night with diverse presentations that grabbed the audience attention at all times. It was amazing to witness how no one wanted to leave “La Fabrica,” demanding more presenters.
This PechaKucha Night was organized by Lilián González, Nayely González, Eileen Suastegui, Alonso Barrera and Richard Ibarra, who together with the presenters and a highly receptive audience, made this second PechaKucha Night a highly emotional night.
JUNE 04, 2009
PechaKucha Night launched in Queretaro at the Museo de la Ciudad just over a week ago to great success, and here's an amazingly detailed report and photos sent in by co-organizer Alberto Villarreal.
3 weeks before the night of Queretaroʼs ﬁrst PechaKucha, the organizing team had a really bad car accident in the Leon-Queretaro highway, but that didnʼt stop them from putting up the show and setting up a high standard for the upcoming events. All safe after 2 weeks of rest and medical care, the organizers did an almost heroic effort setting up what was the ﬁrst of a promising series of PechaKucha Nights in this central Mexico town.