Last week, as part of a 3-day workshop, Joel had the opportunity to discuss with industrial design students at Universidad de Monterrey relevant topics concerning design. Such as, the Mexican designer’s identity beyond form, the current state of design practice, both national and international, and the importance of reflecting upon the need of a change in the way we approach manufacturing and culture.
The workshop took place at Centro Roberto Garza Sada designed by Tadao Ando, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon.
We’re thrilled to announce that ammann//gallery will premier BALANCE, Joel’s latest Personal Edition project, at Miart (Booth O17) as part of Milan Art Week. BALANCE will be part of a carefully curated selection of works that highlights the strengths of the gallery’s international program while paying tribute to Italian art, design and architecture. The exhibition will also include works by renowned artists and designers like Hélène Binet, Florian Bokenhagen, Nucleo, Rolf Sachs and Ad Hoc.
As part of Milan Art Week, Miart is the Italian fair that presents the widest away of works, bringing together an international audience of collectors, curators, museum directors, artists, designers, art loves and journalists to Milan.
Ever since its foundation ammann//gallery has been known for its unique curatorial approach, cultivating a cutting-edge program devoted to innovation and connoisseurship in the fields of fine art, design, and architecture.
Miart will run from April 13th to April 15th, at the Fiera di Milano in Italy.
After an in depth analysis and experimentation with the pyrotechnical tradition of Tultitlán, Cooperativa Panorámica creates a new collection that reinterprets the character of the Mexican fiesta. Taking the ephemeral manufacture of “toritos” and “castillos” as the starting point, they use design as a means of exploration to emphasize the broadest aspects of this practice.
The exercise resulted in a series of sculptural pieces inspired by the construction of these structures, exploring the negative space and incorporating the metal, instead of bamboo and hemp, the original materials.
As you should already know, from the 7th to 11th of February we presented BALANCE, Joel's latest personal editions collection, in Zona Maco, the leading contemporary art and design fair in Latin America, the most relevant platform for designers and artists of the scene at an international level. Around 62,000 visitors came to this year's fair, both national and international. If you weren’t one of those lucky ones, here is a sneak peek of what you missed.
Great projects are made with great teams. Thank you.
In a public conversation at ZONA MACO, differences between design practice in NYC and Mexico City where discussed. Joel Escalona shared his view of today’s relationship between design, industry and design education while Joe Doucet, the founder of OTHR, complemented the conversation with the perspective and experience from his work in New York City.
Balance is found when we are in constant motion.
Glad to announce that for the first time we will take part in ZONA MACO this upcoming February, the leading contemporary art and design fair in Latin America, the most relevant platform for designers and artists of the scene at an international level.
February 7-11, 2018
We’re glad to announce our participation in the exhibition ARTE/SANO ÷ ARTISTAS 5.0, a project organized by Museo de Arte Popular with the aim of bringing together disciplines that naturally dialogue. where a master craftsman added his techniques and experience to the clever creativity of contemporary aesthetics.
For this year's edition we had the pleasure of working with two different craftsmen. With Napoleón Pérez Pamat specialized in copper, and Gonzalo Rodrígez specialized in woven palm. The results, avant-garde crafts, are truly something you shouldn’t miss.
The exhibition is from November 25th to February 25th in the Museo de Arte Popular in Mexico City.
Calle Revillagigedo 11
Colonia Centro, Delegación Cuauhtémoc
C.P. 06000, Ciudad de México
We are happy to share with you that two of the Studio's designs are featured in the book Silla mexicana by Ana Elena Mallet edited by Arquine, a book about the history of chair design in Mexico and its importance.
Get yours here.