From May 22nd to June 2nd, the 1st International Symposium of Visual Artists entitled "The Navel of the Moon"
- "El ombligo de la Luna" took place in Mexico City.
Trips to the Pyramids of Teotihuacán; the floating gardens of Xochimilco,
the Frida Kahlo Museum and the Casa de Cortés in the Coyoacán district,
the La Merced district and numerous museums (National Museum of Anthropology, Palacio de Bellas Artes,
Dolores Olmedo Museum, National Museum of Culture, Templo Mayor, Museum José Luis Cuevas, ...)
have become amazing sources of inspiration for the participating artists to create their art on site.
These impressions were supplemented by interesting conferences in the Museo Nacional de las Culturas del Mundo
e.g. On prehispanic art, Iconography; on Virreinal Art in Mexico; ...
The various sponsors have made this symposium possible, such as the Ministry of Culture; the market leadership of la Merced or the
National Polytechnic Institute (IPN - Instituto Politécnico Nacional), ... as well as the organizing team
around Rita Morales (president of Kupula Art Mexico), Daniela Jáuregui (artistic director of the symposium),
Dra. Habil Tundé Varga of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest (curator), Juan Tinoco Molina (director of IPN) and Gregorio Luna,
Carlos Quiroz Bazua, Alejandro H. Rosado, ... It is a symposium on unique a scale, for Mexico,
indeed for whole South America.
The paintings painted on site by the artists will be exhibited
in the Collection of Contemporary International Art in Mexico City.