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Mallet-Cárdenas, Ana Elena

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"I am interested in the written word. Writing as a means of communication but also as a space to share and reflect." Ana Elena Mallet Cárdenas shares, learns and discovers things about the past that she can apply to the present. She faces the challenge of being meticulous and understanding that historical research takes a long time, and thus requires her patience. Two of the books she has written are Silla mexicana and La Bauhaus y el México moderno, which display her interest in art history but in its widest spectrum; meaning, integrating design, cinema, architecture and new disciplines. She considers art and design to be two study areas with transformative competences: the first one, of perceptions, the second one, of lives. Mallet Cárdenas is a curator. She believes that museums are places to learn and reflect on different realities, and that is where her interest resides. She has served as consultant, adviser, deputy director and head of preservation in some of the most important cultural spaces in the country: Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Museo Soumaya, Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Artes (MUCA), Casa del Lago, Centro Cultural Universitario de la Universidad de Guadalajara and Museo del Objeto del Objeto (MODO). It was her who ran the first exhibition in Mexico dedicated to contemporary fashion; she was in charge of the creation of MexartDB, a digital memoir of contemporary Mexican art as of 1985, sponsored by the Patronato de Arte Contemporáneo (PAC), and has taken part in the organization of the Corredor Cultural Roma Condesa.
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