TONY MACARENA IS A DESIGN
QUEERATORIAL DUO. TM

ABOUTTM Tony Macarena is a design queeratorial duo. Their practice transits the intersection between hegemonic aesthetics, the commercialization of culture and the production of identity politics. They undress neo-colonizing and de-colonizing dynamics, national representation and self-exotization tics. · Tony [ LORENA CANALES ] is a text producer (researcher, editor, interviewer and critic) based in Guadalajara and Macarena [ ALEJANDRO OLÁVARRI ] is an image maker (designer, graphist and painter) based in Mexico City. · Tony explores culture and identity construction through text, objects and pedagogical insinuations. She has a BA in Industrial Design ITESM, GUADALAJARA and a master’s degree in Design Research, Writing, and Criticism SVA, NEW YORK. Her work includes producing, editing and consulting for various platforms like Coolhuntermx, Emerge MX, Cream Magazine and more. She co-curated the academic contents for Campamento GUADALAJARA, a design fair, in its two editions. In 2017 she founded Casa Pública, an initiative that aims at developing artistic voices through publishing practices. · Macarena translates socioeconomic phenomena through graphics, objects and post-disciplinary illusions. He is former Assistant Curator at Archivo Diseño y Arquitectura. He obtained a BA in Visual Communication CENTRO, MEXICO CITY, with honors, and studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven NETHERLANDS. He has been part of the team for exhibitions and publications such as Mexico Design City [full series], The party was yesterday (and no one remembers anything), and Tu Casa es mi Casa NEUTRA VDL HOUSE, LOS ANGELES, along figures like Mario Ballesteros, Mimi Zeiger, Mario García Torres and Pablo León de la Barra. EXHIBITIONSTM ¿Original, Pirata o Piñata? is [an upcoming ABIERTO MEXICANO DE DISEÑO] queeratorial project that questions the status quo of design in Mexico through a ritualistic appraisal and destruction of symbolisms: piñatas of iconic Mexican chairs. · OCCASIONSTM Piñata Memphis CLOSING RITUAL AT CAMPAMENTO’S SECOND EDITION · A quien corresponda: COLLECTIVE SHOW AT KIRKLAND GALLERY, GSD HARVARD · Cartas de amor ESCUELA FICTICIA · SERVICESTM They are assistant queerators for Mario Ballesteros at the 2019 Abierto Mexicano de Diseño CDMX · They talk · They write · They consult · They produce · They direct · They eat · They critique · They teach · They perform · They party · They collaborate · They explore · They broadcast · They design LOREMDISEÑOIPSUMTM What kind of chair would she want way up there? The World is Round, Gertrude Stein Sólo los museos Acerca de la Crítica, Ulises Carrión, la geografía Ibid y la historia Ibid de la cultura Ibid y los coleccionistas Ibid en los países más ricos Ibid tienen un interés en identificar, fechar y registrar las supuestas diez mejores obras Ibid — "curated novelty" On Craft, Shopping in Jail, Douglas Coupland. A chair is about sitting in a contemporary context Disquieting Strangeness – A New Design Concept?, Strange Design, Jehanne Dautrey., questioning the very making Ibid, the public In the Ring, Mythologies, Roland Barthes., the designer Design as Art, Bruno Munari, the artist of today Ibid, his job Ibid, the human needs of his time Ibid, material practice Design History Interrupted – A Queer-Feminist Perspective, The Responsible Object, Ece Cancli., posture Jehanne Delautrey. Quisiera que una silla no fuera Estamos Hartos (Otra Vez), Mathias Goeritz. a call for a Ece Canli trend Ibid, an urge Ibid for a new movement in design Ibid, but a queer turn Ibid, not development, not sustainability but emancipation If Not Tomorrow, Then Today, The Responsible Object, Luiza Prado de O. Martins & Pedro J.S Vieira de Oliveira, a project of excavating, unfolding and unravelling the hegemonies Ibid. But that wouldn’t look very well up there Gertrude Stein. The challenge is Complicated Pleasure, Strange Design, Dunne & Raby the notion of artistic dignity Bruno Munari, stylistic preconceptions Ibid, earthly things The I Ching or Book of Changes, Wilhelm / Barnes; what matters to this public is not what it believes but what is sees Roland Barthes. Today Jehanne Dautreuy, reality is found in Da ficçao, Vilém Flusser the makingJehanne Dautreuy. Let’s hope Arts of Wonder – Enchanting Secularity, Jeffrey L. Kosky fictions Vilém Flusser pueden tener Ulises Carrión humility and ability to respond to whatever demand is made of him by the society in Bruno Munari la necesidad de buscar identidades locales y específicas Ser arquitecto, Futuros, Camilo Restrepo. Thus Vilém Flusser., he works in such a way as to re-establish contact between art and public Bruno Munari. In reality Luiza Prado de O. Martins & Pedro J.S Vieira de Oliveira, es un lujo, lo admito El Elogio a la Sombra, Junichiro Tanizaki., the deliberate use Most Design Fiction Will Of Course Be Pretty Bad, Design Fiction Vol.2, Bruce Sterling of prototypes to suspend Ibid certain problems Bruno Munari because he knows Ibid something very simple Open Letters, Alexandra Lange: una silla tal y cual Mathias Goeritz, lo esencial Junichiro Kanizaki, is that which always lurks in the corner of the eye Luiza Prado de O. Martins & Pedro J.S Vieira de Oliveira. CONTACTTM @tony.macarena tony@tonymacarena.com macarena@tonymacarena.com 2019TM Guadalajara & CDMX México ESPAÑOLTM

Tony Macarena is a design queeratorial duo. Their practice transits the intersection between hegemonic aesthetics, the commercialization of culture and the production of identity politics. They undress neo-colonizing and de-colonizing dynamics, national representation and self-exotization tics. Tony [ LORENA CANALES ] is a text producer (researcher, editor, interviewer and critic) based in Guadalajara and Macarena [ ALEJANDRO OLÁVARRI ] is is an image maker (designer, graphist and painter) based in Mexico City. · Tony explores culture and identity construction through text, objects and pedagogical insinuations. She has a BA in Industrial Design ITESM, GUADALAJARA and a master’s degree in Design Research, Writing, and Criticism SVA, NEW YORK. Her work includes producing, editing and consulting for various platforms like Coolhuntermx, Emerge MX, Cream Magazine and more. She co-curated the academic contents for Campamento GUADALAJARA, a design fair, in its two editions. In 2017 she founded Casa Pública, an initiative that aims at developing artistic voices through publishing practices. · Macarena translates socioeconomic phenomena through graphics, objects and post-disciplinary illusions. He is former Assistant Curator at Archivo Diseño y Arquitectura. He obtained a BA in Visual Communication CENTRO, MEXICO CITY, with honors, and studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven NETHERLANDS. He has been part of the team for exhibitions and publications such as Mexico Design City [full series], The party was yesterday (and no one remembers anything), and Tu Casa es mi Casa NEUTRA VDL HOUSE, LOS ANGELES, along figures like Mario Ballesteros, Mimi Zeiger, Mario García Torres and Pablo León de la Barra. · ¿Original, Pirata o Piñata? is [an upcoming ABIERTO MEXICANO DE DISEÑO] queeratorial project that questions the status quo of design in Mexico through a ritualistic appraisal and destruction of symbolisms: piñatas of iconic Mexican chairs. · Piñata Memphis CLOSING RITUAL AT CAMPAMENTO’S SECOND EDITION · A quien corresponda: COLLECTIVE SHOW AT KIRKLAND GALLERY, GSD HARVARD · Cartas de amor ESCUELA FICTICIA · They are assistant queerators for Mario Ballesteros at the 2019 Abierto Mexicano de Diseño CDMX · They talk · They write · They consult · They produce · They direct · They eat · They critique · They teach · They perform · They party · They collaborate · They explore · They broadcast · They design · What kind of chair would she want way up there? The World is Round, Gertrude Stein Sólo los museos Acerca de la Crítica, Ulises Carrión, la geografía Ibid y la historia Ibid de la cultura Ibid y los coleccionistas Ibid en los países más ricos Ibid tienen un interés en identificar, fechar y registrar las supuestas diez mejores obras Ibid — "curated novelty" On Craft, Shopping in Jail, Douglas Coupland. A chair is about sitting in a contemporary context Disquieting Strangeness – A New Design Concept?, Strange Design, Jehanne Dautrey., questioning the very making Ibid, the public In the Ring, Mythologies, Roland Barthes., the designer Design as Art, Bruno Munari, the artist of today Ibid, his job Ibid, the human needs of his time Ibid, material practice Design History Interrupted – A Queer-Feminist Perspective, The Responsible Object, Ece Cancli., posture Jehanne Delautrey. Quisiera que una silla no fuera Estamos Hartos (Otra Vez), Mathias Goeritz. a call for a Ece Canli trend Ibid, an urge Ibid for a new movement in design Ibid, but a queer turn Ibid, not development, not sustainability but emancipation If Not Tomorrow, Then Today, The Responsible Object, Luiza Prado de O. Martins & Pedro J.S Vieira de Oliveira, a project of excavating, unfolding and unravelling the hegemonies Ibid. But that wouldn’t look very well up there Gertrude Stein. The challenge is Complicated Pleasure, Strange Design, Dunne & Raby the notion of artistic dignity Bruno Munari, stylistic preconceptions Ibid, earthly things The I Ching or Book of Changes, Wilhelm / Barnes; what matters to this public is not what it believes but what is sees Roland Barthes. Today Jehanne Dautreuy, reality is found in Da ficçao, Vilém Flusser the makingJehanne Dautreuy. Let’s hope Arts of Wonder – Enchanting Secularity, Jeffrey L. Kosky fictions Vilém Flusser pueden tener Ulises Carrión humility and ability to respond to whatever demand is made of him by the society in Bruno Munari la necesidad de buscar identidades locales y específicas Ser arquitecto, Futuros, Camilo Restrepo. Thus Vilém Flusser., he works in such a way as to re-establish contact between art and public Bruno Munari. In reality Luiza Prado de O. Martins & Pedro J.S Vieira de Oliveira, es un lujo, lo admito El Elogio a la Sombra, Junichiro Tanizaki., the deliberate use Most Design Fiction Will Of Course Be Pretty Bad, Design Fiction Vol.2, Bruce Sterling of prototypes to suspend Ibid certain problems Bruno Munari because he knows Ibid something very simple Open Letters, Alexandra Lange: una silla tal y cual Mathias Goeritz, lo esencial Junichiro Kanizaki, is that which always lurks in the corner of the eye Luiza Prado de O. Martins & Pedro J.S Vieira de Oliveira.

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