The feet in the water and the gaze in the stars, waiting for the lightning

Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

Krešimirova 26c

Monday, October 16, at 6 pm

The main topic of the conversation with Ale de la Puente will be a search for the center as a physical and conceptual matter. Carried out through different expeditions and other methodologies Ale de la Puente will speak about the search that became the creative process for her recent work.

It is about the search of the LHC ring (Large Hadron Collider) at CERN (European Council for Nuclear Research) based in Geneve.
„We had learned that we are not the center of the Solar System, nor it is Solar System the center of the Milky Way, … and moreover, there is no center of the Universe.
The search of the center, in terms of encounter it, or to let it happen, seems to be different approaches to knowledge. Although the center does not have any dimension, neither it is fixed in time or space, the challenge to find it became a metaphor itself.“ (excerpt from Ale de la Puente’s text)

Ale de la Puente (1968.)

An artist with studies in Industrial Design, Goldsmith, boatbuilding and navigation.
Her diverse background and interests in time-space concepts had led her to collaborate with scientists in different fields from hypnotism, astronomy, nuclear physics to meteorology,  mathematics, and linguistics.
She has done collaborations with institutions such as the Biotechnology Institute of UAEM (Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos), The National Institute of Astronomy and the National Institute of Nuclear Science (UNAM Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).
She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally including, Laboratorio de Arte Alameda, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Museo de Arte actual Ex-Teresa, Museo de Arte Moderno MAM, in (Mexico); Polytechnic Museum (Moscow) KSEVT (Slovenia) Rubin Center (EUA), Centro Cultural Montehermoso,Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain; Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain; Bass Museum of Art, (Miami, Florida); Tokyo Wonder Site, (Tokyo, Japan); TCNJ Art Gallery, New Jersey; MALBA, (Buenos Aires, Argentina); Museo de Arte del Banco de la República, (Bogota, Colombia); amongst others.

Artist talk is held within the RISK CHANGE project.

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