Thought and constructive praxis at the interior of society. 1993-2018
In 1993 Sesma created Advento, a philanthropic civil association conceived as a bridge between economic sectors with the intention of preserving Mexican identity, and reaffirming artistic identities within the framework of a rich social architecture. Today Advento is made up of an international multidisciplinary group of philosophers, artists, anthropologists, industrial designers, photographers and architects.
The Neobaroque Self. Puebla in the 21st century.
Puebla, epicenter of Mexican Baroque sensibility, is moving towards the intense revitalization of its complex cultural identity.
The International Museum of the Baroque welcomes Art Without Borders Digital Gallery and appreciates its invaluable collaboration in this Project.
Cristobal de Villalpando. Baroque Splendor of Puebla.
The second half of the 17th century was an era of great cultural splendor in New Spain. During this period Cristóbal de Villalpando consolidated himself as one of the great artists of his time. The fascination with Cristóbal de Villalpando –which continues to this day– is explained by the monumental and grandiloquent tone of his work. The International Museum of the Baroque is proud to present his artistic legacy in Puebla, intimately linked to the preeminent institutions that gave life and direction to the lustrous city of Puebla during the last quarter of the 17th century.
Inversión de escena #2 por Juan Pablo Macías
He’s ingenuity explores the relationship between representation systems and affectivity. Through intervention, archival work and editorial projects he investigates the dynamics between artistic practice and social fields. In addition to Mexico and Italy, Macías’ work has been exhibited in France, Germany, Russia, Austria, The Czech Republic and Luxembourg.
Labyrinths. Cryptic Happening by Patricia Fabre.
The freedom that the artist embodies gives free rein to the effervecence of a temperament that explores within indecipherable labyrinths. The messages refer to neo-baroque attitudes that are in vogue today.
Viceregal Threads: New Spanish Textiles in Portraiture.
During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, decorative arts developed a refined taste for textiles due largely to the strengthening of transoceanic routes. During that first globalization, the Viceroyalty of New Spain played a leading role in linking Europe with Asian-Pacific markets; new textile styles proliferated, due European technological exchange, mass production of raw materials such as Asian silk, and the commercialization of natural dyes from New Spain, among them the cochineal, Tyrian purple and logwood. The city of Puebla de los Ángeles established itself as a thriving social, commercial and productive hub. In its market were numerous exotic textiles that were sold coming from distant territories, alongside those produced in the region. Puebla thus became one of the most important textile production centers.This exhibition shows the textile wealth of Viceregal Mexico through the display of portraits, costumes and screens, both civil and religious, recreating household rooms where garments occupied a prominent role.
Embroidered feelings by María Luisa D´ Chávez.
Is composed of works made in textile maché, which highlights the work of Mexican women artisans. Each one gathers elements from various regions of the country, intertwining them to imagine women who proudly wear the garments.
A la manera de Lazcarro.
A la manera de Lazcarro is the first major exhibition of a Poblano artist at the International Museum of the Baroque, which explores an area of the artist's extensive work from 43 pieces that denote a particular ways of doing of the painter José Lazcarro Toquero.
Moon, Sun, Duality
17 women painters recreate the Moon
17 men painters recreate the Sun
Picking up again the syncretism between the pre-Columbian and baroque symbologies, the painters give us their own vision of the Moon and the Sun. The aesthetic thinking that brought the birth of our culture to fruition is transferred to the personal iconography of these artists.
Pintando la Educación.
Exhibition of 41 pieces of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, who from the public initiative in favor of education could translate their works into free books, reaching each school in the country to be part of the memory of complete generations.
Magos y Magia de Puebla.
The reinterpretation of crafts, based on the worldview of Amador Montes, is the central theme for the interventions with artisans from five municipalities of the State of Puebla, with different visions, typologies and formulations of craftsmanship onto art.
The Divine Comedy
The illustration of the Divine Comedy was commissioned to Salvador Dali by
the Italian Government on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of the birth
of the poet Dante Alighieri. The collection consists of 100 engravings where
it is divided into three parts: Hell, Purgatory and Paradise.
The International Museum of the Baroque would like to thank the Fundación
Universitaria Iberoamericana in the development of this exhibition.
What does Baroque mean to us? Is there a single definition? When did it arise? What are its general characteristics? Is it the same everywhere or are there regional differences? What is Neobaroque?
A multisensory experience raises the curtain to introduce us to the great theatre of the world: the Baroque world.
Puebla de los Ángeles
Throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, Baroque culture developed in wide-ranging and far-away geographies. It inspired the design of cities with distinctive features, although they were immersed in ongoing cultural and commercial exchange between Europe, the Americas, and Asia.
A monumental model reveals why Puebla was one of the most remarkable stages in this cosmopolitan world of remarkable Baroque cities.
The Baroque Feeling: Architecture
El Sentimiento Barroco: Arquitectura
The thought and aspirations of Baroque society were materialized in an innovative vision of the city and architectural forms. Spacious plazas and gardens, as well as buildings with vibrant facades that led to exuberant interiors became the grand stage for Baroque society.
The New Order of the Times: Painting and Sculpture
The Baroque universe saw the materialization of its deepest concerns and convictions in images of intense emotionalism and great intimacy.
Paintings and sculptures were transformed into powerful didactic platforms for symbolic, moral, religious, and political content.
The Allegories of Knowledge: Letters and Sciences
What did people read and what was written in Baroque times?
Baroque sensibility, mentality, and concerns left a decisive mark on literature, science, and philosophy, occasionally provoking heated tensions between burgeoning modern science and religious theories.
Entertaining and Moving: Theatre, Costume and the Decorative Arts
Theatre was tantamount to an echo of the Baroque world, not only in terms of literary creation and performance, but also through the artifice of stage sets, costumes, and special effects.
Attire, interior settings from daily life, and ceremonial performances were crucial in a society where each individual played a role.
Artifices of the Ear: Music and Dance
Music was a source of pleasure, an expression of virtuosity, a path for communication with heavenly entities, based on discourse and drama. Progress in technology applied to instruments went hand in hand with the development of Baroque music and dance, creating methods and forms still present today.