LOOP Talks 2019: ‘María Elena, Behind the Making’

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Tanya Barson and Melanie Smith

The 2019 edition of the Talks gathered together artists, curators and collectors to discuss a variety of different topics such as the crossovers between politics and art, the socialization of private institutions and collections, precarity and resistance and the preservation of cultural heritage.

In this conversation with Tanya Barson (Chief Curator, MACBA, Barcelona), Melanie Smith (Artist, Mexico City) disclosed the strategies behind the making of her film María Elena (2018) that was presented at LOOP Fair by gallery Proyecto Paralelo (Mexico City).