The Words of Others: León Ferrari and Rhetoric in Times of War opens at the REDCAT Gallery in Los Angeles (September 16 to December 17, 2017). The exhibition, curated by Ruth Estevez, Miguel López and Agustin Diez Fischer, is the most significant solo exhibition of work by Argentine artist León Ferrari (Buenos Aires, 1920 – 2013) in the U.S. and features the first full performance of his seminal 1967 publication “Palabras Ajenas /The Words of Others”. PRODUCTORA was in charge of the exhibition design of the show which is part of the Getty-led Pacific Standard Time festival: LA/LA 2017.
PRODUCTORA was invited to represent Mexico at the next Architectural Biennale in Venice together with the following architects: Architecture 911, At 103, Dellekamp Architects + Gerardo Asali, Front Architecture, Mauricio Rocha ñ Architecture Workshop, Michel Rojkind Architects, Tatiana Bilbao and Taller Territorial de Mexico. Curator of the Mexican contribution is Javier Sanchéz.
Press release CAF (Caracas, 24 September 2008) – The Mexican firm “PRODUCTORA” wins the International Architecture competition for the New Headquarters of the CAF. The CAF made public that the Mexican firm PRODUCTORA, in collaboration with “Lucio Muniain et al”, are the winners of the International Architecture competition for the New Headquarters of the Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF). The jury emitted their decision explaining that the proposal envisions a simple and pertinent synthesis of the criteria of sustainability, urban and architectural quality combined with functional efficiency and integrates public spaces in favor of the community. In a first phase of this competition the CAF invited firms from 17 countries who form part of the Corporation to present their interest in the competition. After a process of selection 52 firms were invited and proposals were received from 12 different nations: Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Spain, México, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. The second prize was for the firm Andrade Morettin Arquitectos Asociados Ltda. from Brazil and the third prize went to the Spanish firm QVE-arquitectos. The architectural studios that obtained mentions were: Vigliecca & Asociados from Brazil; TEN Arquitectos from México; Juan Gustavo Scheps Grandal & Gualano + Gualano from Uruguay and Alessandro Famiglietti y Asociados from Venezuela. / New headquarters CAF
PRODUCTORA has the pleasure to anounce the opening of the exhibition ìCrossing: Dialogues for Emergency Architectureî at the National Art Museum of China, Beijing in which the studio participates with an architectural installation called: ‘Law of Closure’. The exhibition will open its doors on May 12, 2009 at 15:00 at the NAMOC. / Other invited participants in this exhibition are: Smiljan Radic & Gonzalo Puga (Chile), IIK Studio (USA), Shigeru Ban & China Southwest University (Japan/China), Encore Heureux & Studio G (France), Estudio Teddy Cruz (USA), Emergency Architects (France), Leondelima Arquitectos (Peru), Tham & Videgard Hansson Arkitekter (Sweden), Sou Fujimoto Architects (Japan), Rintala Eggertsson (Norway), Jiakun Architects (China), Calearth (USA) and OBRA (USA).
PRODUCTORA obtained honorable mention in the Open National Competition for the MPAC (‘Provincial Museum of Contemporary Art’) in Mar del Plata, Argentina. Our local partner was Architect Miguel Alvite. More than 204 entrees were received.
PRODUCTORA received first prize in the invited competition for the interior architecture of the Cultural Center ‘San Carlos’, an new exhibition space to be opened in the 18th Century Halls of the Fine Arts Academy in Mexico City. The new center will open its doors by mid March 2010.
At Bozar, the Fine Arts Centre in Brussels, the exhibition ‘Mexican Modernisms’ will open its doors to the general public the forthcoming 11th of February as part of the festival °MEXICO! The exhibition is a co-production between BOZAR (BE), A+ (BE) and CONACULTA (MEX) and presents a series of impressive enlarged photographs of 40 canonical architectural pieces build between 1930 and 1985. In addition, newly produced audiovisual documents review these buildings in their actual context. The curatorial work was realized by José Castillo and PRODUCTORA with additional research by Fernanda Canales and Alejandro Hernández. PRODUCTORA was in charge of the exhibition design. / Architects included into the exhibition are Augusto H. ¡lvarez, Alberto T. Arai, Francisco Artigas, Luis Barragán, Félix Candela, Fray Gabriel Chávez de la Mora, Enrique de la Mora y Palomar, Enrique del Moral, Mathias Goeritz, Teodoro González de León, Fernando Gónzalez Gortázar, AgustÌn Hernández, Horst Hartung, Ricardo Legorreta, David Muñoz, Carlos Obregón Santacilia, Juan O’Gorman, Jaime Ortiz Monasterio, Mario Pani, Augusto Pérez Palacios, Reinaldo Pérez Rayón, Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, Juan Sordo Madaleno, Héctor Velázquez, Ramón Torres and Alejandro Zohn.
The house in Chihuahua was selected as one of the ’50 most beautiful houses of the world’ for the Innovative and Excellence Awards by Zavod Big, creative industries, and their flagship publication HIäE magazine from Ljubljana, Slovenia. ‘The exhibition and accompanying special magazine issue assembles and recognizes a selection of the best residential architecture being practiced all over the world today.’ / Opening: May 14, 2010, Exhibition and Convention Center Ljubljana / Website
The ‘House in Chihuahua’ obtained second place in the votation for the ‘building of the year’ on the Chilenean website Plataforma Arquitectura. Thanks for all your votes. Project
The House in Chihuahua was awarded with an Honourful Mention in the category ‘single family dwelling’ at the XI Mexican Architecture Biennale 2010, celebrated in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Project