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Shaped in Mexico

Contemporary Mexican art gallery Distrito 14  and her emerging sister gallery Platform C, present Shaped In Mexico: a free immersive cultural experience bringing together over 20 talented and awarded visual artists, fashion designers and musicians, all living in or inspired by Mexico.

Art: 
The exhibition features a diverse range of Mexico’s most exciting contemporary artists, many of whom have gained worldwide recognition for their unique visual works, spanning painting, sculpture, photography, film and installation. Highlights include guided exhibition tours, interactive showcases, Q&A sessions with the curator and artists. The exhibition also includes a family friendly interactive hour-long guide, ‘MexKids & Parents’, through the exhibition designed to incite and expand the imagination of kids and parents alike.

Fashion: 
Shaped In Mexico features catwalk shows from renowned fashion designer Maria Vogel, whose work has appeared in Vogue, Glamour, Elle, Harpers Bazaar, Nylon and many other leading fashion titles. The show will also present the work of jewellery designer Mani Malaai, currently captivating the fashion world with her distinctive use of crystal quartz and raw materials.

Music: 
Music will be performed and provided by innovative electronic producer Leo Leal, an in-demand world touring DJ, releasing music on universally respected imprints including Musik Gewinnt Freunde, Kollektiv Turmstrasse Label, Dieb Audio and Inmotion, and Mexico’s godfather of bass music Ezekiel, making waves across the world with his own take on the genre, gathering support from the likes of Diplo, Buraka Som Sistema, Zombie Nation and collaborating with major brands including Adidas Football and Vans.

Food: 
Modern but authentic Mexican food will be provided by Mestizo restaurant, a favorite haunt for London’s Mexican creative community.

Event Programme:  

Wednesday 8 October 2014

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm / Opening Night / Invitation Only

Music by Leo Leal & Mezcal Tasting

Register on the website for a chance to win an invitation

Thursday 9 October 2014

10:00 am to 6:30 pm

12:00-4:00 pm – MexLounge: drinks and food for sale / Music by Leo Leal or Ezekiel

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm – MexDesign: a fashion concept / Ticketed event 

An interactive showcase of Mani Maalai and Maria Vogel’s designs to the sounds of Leo Leal and Ezekiel, with the option to sign up to a free guided tour of the exhibition.

Tickets: Early Bird £25/Regular £50,  Tickets online

Friday 10 October 2014

10:00 am to 6:30 pm

12:00-4:00 pm – MexLounge: drinks and food for sale / Music by Leo Leal or Ezekiel

5:00 pm – Talk: “A Map, The other Mexican Art Scene” with curator and artists / Free entrance / Register for tickets online

Saturday 11 October 2014

10:00 am to 6:30 pm

11:00 am to 12:00 pm – MexKids & Parents / ticketed event

An interactive hour-long event that immerses kids and parents through the exhibition. Designed to incite and expand the imagination: dancing, jumping and creativity will be required.

Tickets £ 10/family – Limited availability. Purchase tickets online.

12:00-4:00 pm – MexLounge: drinks and food for sale / Music by Leo Leal or Ezekiel

1:00 pm to 3:30 pm – Art Q&A Sessions with curator and artists / Free entrance / Register for tickets online

SESSIONS:

1:00 pm – olgaMargarita dávila

1:30 pm – Raul Cerrillo

2:00 pm – Maria Vogel 

2:30 pm – Leo Leal

4:00 pm – MEXPARTY

Join us for an afternoon of Mexican food, delicious and exciting drinks for sale, live DJ music and an artistic live performance.

Tickets:   £10, limited availability, purchase tickets online

Sunday 12 October 2014

10:00 am to 6:30 pm

11:00 am to 12:00 pm – MexKids & Parents

An interactive hour-long event that immerses kids and parents through the exhibition. Designed to incite and expand the imagination: dancing, jumping and creativity will be required. 

Tickets £ 10/family – Limited availability. Purchase tickets online.

12:00-4:00 pm – MexLounge: drinks and food for sale / Music by Leo Leal or Ezekiel

1:00 pm to 3:30 pm – Art Q&A Sessions with curator and artists / Free entrance / Register for tickets online

SESSIONS:

1:00 pm – Tania Lopez-Winkler

1:30 pm – Ezekiel

2:00 pm – Mani Maalai

2:30 pm – Omar Arcega

3:00 pm – Silvia Palacios, Lorena Junco and Daniela Fernandez

 

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