translated from Spanish: The Monsters of Del Toro ‘ seize ‘ Guadalajara

Photos: Elizabeth Cruz
The Mexican director Guillermo del Toro presented the exhibition at home with my monsters, composed of 953 pieces, whose objective, he said, is to create a «creative dialogue with the young creators of Mexico.»
The exhibition, shown at the Museum of Performing Arts in Guadalajara, Jalisco, includes pieces brought from the house of Director Tapatio in Bleak House, California, which could not be presented in the 34 edition of the international film Festival of Guadalajara, last March 8th.
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Del Toro Exhibition Monsters
Among the pieces of the bull stood out is «woman on the Couch» and «The Mandrake», allegories to the beauty and horror presented in the room the others/us/monsters, a space dedicated to reflection on those people who, by some genetic defect , mistakenly labeled as monsters.
For the Mexican director, the sample is in the Museum of Arts at the University of Guadalajara (MUSA) has a great significance, as it was one of the spaces for which he traveled in his youth, in addition to the proximity to the Temple of the Blessed Sacrament Sacramento, which he visited in the company of his grandmother.
Del Toro Exhibition Monsters
«The museum has been part of me and the atonement formed all the Gothic art that I have. On Sundays I expected to see a corpse in the catacombs, «Guillermo said in laughter as he remembered his childhood in Guadalajara.
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Del Toro also spoke of the work of seven young people with whom he currently plays animated feature films in what will be the new International Animation Center (CIA) in Guadalajara, also called «The Chucho Workshop».
Del Toro Exhibition Monsters
Such is the case of Karla Castañeda, Jalisco cheerleader who exhibits some pieces of two of her short films: Jacinta, a story inspired by her grandmother and the Ferris wheel.
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As for the curation of the exhibition, the director said he was grateful for the work of his friend and colleague, Eugenio Caballero.
«The care of the work is the one that comes to me, it is the most personal and satisfactory that comes to me», he explained of the bull.
At home with my Monsters, an exhibition dedicated to young Mexicans
The exhibition was previously at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); At the Minneapolis Art Institute, and the Ontario Gallery in Canada.
«It was two years of discussion to nail me more in this and it seems that I did not have an immediate connection,» Caballero told media.
At home with my Monsters, an exhibition dedicated to young Mexicans
Artists such as the Mexican muralist José Clemente Orozco, Abel Quezada, Max Kiger, Francisco Goitia, James Cameron, among others, are part of the inspiration in the creative process of the productions Guillermo del Toro has made; The same goes for writers such as Edgar Allan Poe, Juan Rulfo, Horacio Quiroga, H. P. Lovecraft, Robert Louis Stevenson and Agustín Yáñez.
At home with my Monsters, an exhibition dedicated to young Mexicans
At home with my monsters will be open to the public from Saturday June 1, until October 31, 2019, at the Museum of Arts at the University of Guadalajara located at Av. Juárez 975, CP 44100, Guadalajara, Jalisco. The cost of the tickets goes from 150 to 180 pesos and children can be entered from the age of three.
At home with my Monsters, an exhibition dedicated to young Mexicans
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