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INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AND LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE

Volume 1 - January 2018

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Aesthetic Manifesto

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by Martha Gill and Pamela Paci

¡QUE VIVA MÉXICO! WHETHER IT'S NATURE, CULTURE, ADVENTURE OR LUXURY, MEXICO IS THE IDEAL DESTINATION FOR ANY TRAVELER WHO WANTS TO MIX BEACH LIFE AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES. WHEN YOU THINK ART, DO YOU THINK MEXICO? IF NOT, YOU REALLY SHOULD.

David Alfaro Siqueiros, José Clemente Orozco y Diego Rivera (Photo: Courtesy of Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City)

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exico is one of the prettiest places on earth. Its immense beauty is expressed through a unique culture and landscapes. The country has different climates and each city and location have their own personality and radiance. The country boasts 67 national parks and 41 biosphere reserves. Among Mexico’s deserts, rivers and mountains, you’ll find more than 5,000 miles of coastline and one of the world’s longest underwater cave systems. From the many ancient archaeological sites, to the Riviera Maya region, located on the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, with the very best of high-end luxury resorts and one of the world’s top destinations for scuba diving and snorkeling. The colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, with a vibrant multicultural artistic community, amazes visitors with its explosion of baroque and neoclassic architecture surrounding its gothic cathedral, which made the city a UNESCO´s World Heritage site. Up to the Baja California peninsula, home to beautiful and diverse landscapes and endless beaches. Surrounded by a warm Mediterranean climate its Wine Route takes visitors close to small family-owned wineries and large-scale producers and exporters.

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Mexico is so much in the heart of the global communitiy that the city of Rome last October dedicated a short fest to the Mexican culture. Entitled ¡Que Viva Mexico! the event brought to the city the unique mexican atmosphere with its joyful colours, distinct flavors and spicy and tasty foods.

When you think art, do you think Mexico? If not, you really should. This vast country has been the birth or workplace of hundreds of great artists, from sculptors and tattooists to the many muralists that have decorated government buildings and public spaces up and down the country and abroad.

An important tribute to the Mexican vivid art, is the exhibition "México The Pending Exhibition Orozco, Rivera, Siqueiros", at Palazzo Fava (Bologna, ITALY) from October 2017 until February 2018. The exhibition of Mexican muralists, now known as "la exposición pendiente" (the pending exhibition) was scheduled to open in September 1973 in Santiago (Chile) as a proof of solidarity and friendship between the two countries. But the exhibition was cancelled due to the coup of General Augusto Pinochet, that brought him to power and started his 17-year dictatorship. 150


José Clemente Orozco , Don Juan tenorio, 1946. Oleo sobre tela. Soporte 61 x 74 cm | Marco 84.8 x 96.5 x 8.5 cm

Thus, the works by three great Mexican muralists José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros were taken out from Chile in the same Aeromexico’s plane in which Allende’s widow and daughters fled and the collection returned to the Mexican museums it had come from. Since then this exhibition was known under the name of "la exposición pendiente" (the pending exhibition). Orozco, Rivera, Siqueiros are the most important artists of great Mexican muralism. Their works are recognized as national Mexican heritage and belong to the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, the Museo Nacional de Arte, and the Museo de Veracruz. FRIDAMANIA | THE FRIDA KAHLO EFFECT

Frida Kahlo is the most iconic Mexican artist. With a back catalogue of almost 150 surviving pieces of art, the majority of which are self-portraits that predominantly hone in on her complex and tragic life, as well as a cult pop culture reputation, Frida Kahlo is a formidable figure of the Mexican art scene. The house which bore witness to her birth, life and death is now the wildly popular and much frequented museum better known as La Casa Azul. 151

"Fridamania" refers to the celebrity and cult-like status she and others nurtured, and it is clear that she is an archetype in which life and artwork become inseparable. In her cultural persona, Frida extended the history of Mexico into her art, thus building a patrimony of cultural ideals, artistic techniques, and social values that are today important for her country and the art she created. Frida Kahlo was very seductive and continues to be also 110 years after her birth. This is why the city of Milan is staging the most important European exhibition ever devoted to the most famous and acclaimed Mexican woman painter. "Frida Kahlo, Beyond The Myth" is the name of the show and tribute that will be held from February 2018 to June 2018 at the new Museum of Cultures (MUDEC) of Milan (Curator: Diego Sileo, one of the world's leading experts of Mexican contemporary art). The exhibition will include oils, drawings, watercolours, letters and photographs, and intends to bring together works by Frida that have never been displayed in Italy before.

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The exhibition will point out that Frida still holds many secrets. Apart from the numerous books that have been written about her, the Milan event will reveal, through artworks and documents, that Frida Kahlo was in effect a political activist, that she was aware of Diego Rivera’s influence on her painting and sought to avoid it, that she had a keen interest in drawing and, above all, that she was a great painter. It will also show that as well as expressing herself dramatically in her painting, Frida was also extremely witty and ironical, and brought a sensuality to her still lifes, like nobody else.

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The Milan exhibition has already obtained the loan of works from the Museo Dolores Olmedo in Mexico City and from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection. It envisages also the inclusion of works from the museums in Tlaxcala (Museo de Arte of Tlaxcala), Cuernavaca (Robert Brady Museum), Buenos Aires (Malba), Buffalo (Albright-Knox Art Gallery), Washington (The National Museum of Women in the Arts), and New York (MoMA). "Besides, we’re working to bring Las dos Fridas to Italy, as part of an exchange of works between the MAM in Mexico City and the museums of Milan", states the Organization.

"We are not only concerned with quantity, however, and the paintings and other works on display will be selected according to an analytical criterion, since the point of this exhibition is that the content will differ from all the others on Frida Kahlo staged in the past".

Pag. 150 Frida Kahlo, Autorretrato con changuito, 1945 Oil on masonite, Museo Dolores Olmedo ©Archivio Museo Dolores Olmedo/Foto Erik Meza -Xavier Otada ©Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust,México, D.F. by SIAE 2017 153

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THE WALKABLE CITY Nestled in the mountains of the Sierra de Guanajuato lies the beautiful colonial city of Guanajuato. The city was founded in 1554 next to one of the richest silver mining areas of Mexico. Guanajuato streets and many colorful alleyways spread out in every direction while most of its traffic is served by a network of underground tunnels making it an excellent city for pedestrians.

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SE77ANTASETTE Premiered at the last Monaco Yacht Show, Se77antasette is the first concept yacht designed for Benetti by Mexican designer Fernando Romero, one of the world’s most influential architects and famed for his high-profile civil projects. Among his works, the Soumaya Museum (pag. 154), with its awesome design and vast collection of important art, is one of Mexico City's best architectures,

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THE EXPERIENCE OF A MEXICAN YACHT OWNER

GIAOLA-LU IS A FAMILY YACHT BUILT BY BILGIN YACHTS IN 2016 FOR TWO MEXICAN BROTHERS, FOUNDERS OF A SUCCESSFULL MEXICAN BUSINESS GROUP IN MEXICO CITY INVOLVED IN INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS.

We met them at the Monaco Yacht Show 2016, when their 46m boat made her debut with Bilgin Yachts. A very friendly family, one of those it is nice to talk to. During the preparation of this article concerning Mexico, they released us a short interview concerning life in Mexico and their adventures on board their beautiful boat. How is life in Mexico today? How would you describe your country?

Mexico is a fantastic country, we pretty much get everything from ancient and traditional towns filled with history, extraordinary natural reserves and destinations, beautiful beaches and all the way to cosmopolitan cities like Mexico City is. All of this without mentioning the vast and delicious cuisine this county has to offer. Mexican culture in general is very joyful and full of traditions. Is it a business-friendly country?

Certainly, we see Mexico becoming ever more competitive in all different sectors and with this progressive development we definitely see great opportunities in local, regional and international markets.

As businessmen you are involved in the construction sector. What kind of impact has the recent earthquake had on your life? What did you feel in front of that tragedy? This is the second big earthquake that has hit Mexico in our lifespan and I can tell you, in that moment, it is for sure scary since it is something completely out of your control. After the tragedy the city was filled with a strong feeling of grief and anxiousness wherever you went, but this sorrow made masses come together to cooperate with any sort of support, supplies, labor, donations... So although it was a very sad time it was comforting see the country come together to help the most needed. What does Gioala-Lu mean for your family?

We are all ocean lovers since very long ago, we know this industry very well. And add that to the fact that we are both engineers, you could imagine our huge desire to design and build our “perfect boat�. We were extremely involved all the way through the process. You could say it is our passion! Can you tell us the meaning of her name?

It is the beginning of the names of the girls of our family. In which area did you cruise last summer?

We cruised between Marbella and Barcelona and spent a very nice time in the Balearics.


What are the best memories of your vacations on board? Well, it is always fantastic to be on board, so I would say, we all enjoyed the whole vacation so much. It is the only time we get the whole family to be in one place just relaxing. What are your plan for the next summer? Have you started to plan the next itineraries? Not yet, but we are certainly looking forward to.

You are a big family, do you have plans for a bigger boat in the next future? At the moment we are honestly getting the most out of Giaola-Lu but only time will tell.

THANKS TO THE GIAOLA-LU OWNERS FOR THIS EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW AND FOR HAVING SHARED WITH US AND OUR READERS THEIR VACATION MEMORIES AND ENTHUSIASM IN YACHTING.

Superyacht Digest | The January Issue: Interview with Giaola-Lu Yacht Owner  

Superyacht Digest | The January Issue: Interview with Giaola-Lu Yacht Owner

Superyacht Digest | The January Issue: Interview with Giaola-Lu Yacht Owner  

Superyacht Digest | The January Issue: Interview with Giaola-Lu Yacht Owner

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