Taller Multinacional provides room for artistic and critical projects that contribute to development and diversity in Mexico. The organisation wishes to encourage discussion on visual arts within the social environment.
Taller Multinacional organises meetings, discussion groups, workshops and education, production funds and international networking, particularly in Latin American countries.
Taller Multinacional was created by in 2009 by Fernanda Mejía, graduate in visual arts, and Miguel Rodríguez Sepúlveda, a Mexican architect and photographer. They decided to open up a space to the public that serves as a platform for discussion and improvement of the visual arts. Taller Multinacional, as this platform was called, operates from Mexico City, which is home to a vast number of visual artists. However, even though the city has a great cultural infrastructure created by governmental and private institutions, room for the development of independent initiatives is limited. Taller Multinacional wishes to contribute to an independent infrastructure that is not being constrained by political or financial concerns, but contributes to social and cultural development of Mexican society.
Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas # 13 piso 21 despacho 2105
Metros Cercanos: Bellas Artes y San Juan de Letrán
In 2012, Arts Collaboratory sponsors two main activities of the organisation: 'Circulo de Ocio' and 'Viernes Social'. The first concerns the organisation of a study group of at least 25 art teachers and art students in which the relation between art, education and pedagogy will be discussed. The workshop, that will last nine months, aims to address the lack of tools, methodology and knowledge that teachers and art professionals are facing at present in art education in Mexico.
The latter activity, Viernes Social, consists of twenty lectures with artists, curators, researchers and art historians. The objective of this series is to share the research of these professionals in order to extend knowledge and notions within the visual arts practice.
Taller Multinacional’s projects are strongly embedded in their social environment. In the project supported by Arts Collaboratory, artists are connected with each other, with the general public and with art education institutes, thus promoting reflection on the visual arts from within the society and vice versa.