Sotheby’s afternoon tea party

Tuesday August 30, 2011 sponsor: Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial Rosé

Opening antena Jan Mot in Mexico City

Exhibit: “Pavillon d’argent” by Dominique González-Foerster. Catering: Celeste.

más fotos de / 9OULA9/PARTIES and OTHER SHOTS

La noche anterior a la mañana después

Thursday August 25 Sopnsor: Three Olives vodka, Perrier.

LA NOCHE ANTERIOR A LA MAÑANA SIGUIENTE

Alcohol (as well as drugs) consumption has been historically, and most probable mistakenly, connected to a creative act. Yet there has been a number of visual artists that have resort the old idea of drinking and getting drunk to create their work, both as a medium and as its “content” as the English duo Gilbert & George argued with their Drinking Sculptures series where they took pictures of themselves in that very same act. In one of their most iconic works, besides the one which this menu take its title from, is Gordon’s Gin Makes Us Drunk (1972), the couple is seen on a video piece indulging in the mentioned spirit. Similarly, the entire Andy Warhol film Drink (1965) is a long take of the filmmaker Emile de Antonio downing a bottle of whiskey. The Act of Drinking Beer with Friends -I wouldn’t limit it as only such beverage- is the Highest Form of Art (1970), declared Tom Morioni as he inaugurated what now is called a social situation type of artwork.

By chance, and several years before this, the experience of art through a cocktail was extended after the fact, some would say into the morning after. Those who attended the opening of the French artist Yves Klein at the Galerie Iris Clert in Paris on April 29, 1959 could acknowledge it. For this exhibition the space had been painted with white enamel and stripped of all objects and furniture except for a white, empty cabinet. The almost bare gallery could not be seen from outside as the windows had been painted blue and the door was covered with a heavy curtain of the same color, and two Republican Gards kept watch over it. Nevertheless the artist had arranged for a specific cocktail made with Gin, Cointreau and Curacao to be served. To the French artist’s delight -who had been painting deep blue monochrome paintings made out of a self invented recipe for such pigment- all who enjoyed the drink eventually found their pee stained blue.

Thinking about this and proposing, again, to use the idea of the cocktail as a medium, or more so to use the mixology that such a drink requires to provoke a specific aesthetic experience, or… maybe just as a decoy to have a good conversation, I have invited a number of artists friends to present their own cocktail, either one that they like, have customized or that have put together themselves. Each month a new cocktails by artists will be presented until a full bar menu is completed. As an honorary place, the menu will open with the historic blue cocktail.

Mario García Torres

The Klein International Blue por YVES KLEIN Gin Bombay Sapphire, Curaçao Amerlalis, Cointreau y jugo de limón $95.00

Caesar por RODNEY GRAHAM Clamato, vodka Three Olives y pickle de ejote $90.00

Luis Barragán por PABLO LEÓN DE LA BARRA Tequila Herradura Blanco bendecido $75.00

Happy Stan por STAN DOUGLAS Vodka Chopin, tequila Corralejo y jugo de limón $135.00

El López por EDUARDO LÓPEZ Ron Bacardi Blanco, jugo de limón, agua mineral, jarabe de gengibre, pepino y menta $70.00

Wendt Up por KONRAD WENDT Té de mora azul, té negro, Amaretto Disaronno y Grand Marnier $150.00

Jonathan Johnson Por CARL MICHAEL VON HAUSSWOLF Refresco de limón, vino tinto de Rioja La Vendimia y vodka Three Olives $220.00

Luis G. Urbina por ZELIKA GARCÍA Champagne Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial y vodka Belvedere $360.00

Araki por ARAKI NOBUYOSHI $25.00

after party, Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros

Thursday, July 28 Sponsor: cerveza XX (beer).

Inauguración de 3 exposiciones. Las muestras abordan temas de la esfera pública, la ilegalidad y la exploración de la sexualidad:

Correspondencia de Laureana Toledo en colaboración con John Taylor. Poéticas del deshonor de Joaquín Segura, curada por Maria Elena Ortíz. Lambe Lambe de Fernando de la Rocque.

Pepe Casanova fiesta, presentación de su libro

Saturday, July 16, 2011. DJs: negro, yonosoydj. Sponsor: tequila Alacrán. Presentación del libro: Arnold Swazchzeneyer o como sea que se escriba en China pero en Nueva York, de José Pedro Casanova.

After party, Pablo León de la Barra, Museo Tamayo

Exposición: Incidentes de viaje espejo en Yucatán y otros lugares. Thursday July 7, 2011 Sponsor: cerveza Bohemia.

Esposición colectiva que reúne documentos históricos y propuestas de artistas contemporáneos que abordan el paisaje de ruinas antiguas y modernas a través del turismo, la arqueología, la antropología o la historia para construir una arqueología del presente. Participan, entre otros: Lara Almarcegui, Sam Durant, Jonathan Monk, Rubén Ortiz Torres, Cerith Wyn Evans, y el espíritu de Robert Smithson.

Christian Zárate

GRADUATION LUNCH

Tuesday, May 24

non industrial mezcal night / Ruby Ortiz Monasterio goodbye party / after party SAPS

Thursday, May 12, 2011

PABLO LEÓN DE LA BARRA, MIGUEL RODARTE

POST MACO / PRE-JUMEX PARTY / 2 cocktail parties

Wednesday, April 6, 2011.

GONZALO LEBRIJA

AFTER PARTY Solo exhibition ¨Deriva Especular”, Museo de Arte Moderno

Monday, April 4, 2011. Sponsor: Glenmorangie.

MONIKA SOSNOWSKA

DINNER HOSTED BY MUSEO RUFINO TAMAYO

Wednesday March 30, 2011

PIP DAY

Thursday, March 24, 2011

AFTER AFTER PARTY / NOT I: Encuentro sobre arte y política ORGANIZADO POR PIP DAY

MARÍA BERRÍOS BIRTHDAY CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL

MARIO GARCÍA TORRES

BIRTHDAY PARTY

Saturday, March 19, 2011.