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inSite Archive: Casa Gallina

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342 digital objects.


This collection consists of digital photographs, emails, planning documents, publicity materials and publications developed for Casa Gallina, the sixth edition of the inSite art collaborative located in the neighborhood of Santa María la Ribera in Mexico City. In the description for the book Experiences of the Common Good: inSite/Casa Gallina, which documents the six-year project, Casa Gallina is described this way: "The project proposed that although there would be artists (predominantly from Mexico) invited to participate in residencies and long-term research, neither they nor their works would be the main focus, but would constitute only one of the elements of a constellation of cultural, educational, scientific, and communal-social activities organized by inSite/Casa Gallina with residents of Santa María la Ribera. Instead of seeing the community at the service of a reconceptualized notion of 'social art practice,' the initiative would focus on the neighborhood in order to provide new opportunities for the community to rethink and reimagine itself. Of the six editions of INSITE, inSite/Casa Gallina is, perhaps, at the same time the one least focused on art and most concentrated on challenging curatorial conventions."

The records for Casa Gallina were donated to the UC San Diego Library on a hard drive. They complement the other inSite Archives records held at Special Collections & Archives in both digital and paper formats.

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  • 2013-2018
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  • Spanish; Castilian
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