gabriel sierra - book launch of el topo y la tetera
Gabriela Jauregui and Gabriel Sierra will be in conversation about the publication of Roma Cortina’s fable, published in Spanish by Zolo Press.
El Topo y la Tetera chronicles one mole's trials with dyschronometria, a rare condition that prevents him from keeping track of time. For Mr. Mole, Saturday is Tuesday, and Tuesday Monday; morning is evening, and dusk dawn. Determined to help their bewildered friend, Serpent, Magic Mason, Cricket, Beaver, Mouse, and Spider team up to devise a most unlikely solution. Written by Roma Cortina in the late sixties, the children's fable has since been translated into six languages, each in collaboration with Cortina's friends in Mexico, Stockholm, San Francisco, Kyoto, and the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
The book launch of El Topo y la Tetera corresponds with the closing of Museum Hours, a group exhibition of Roma and Ferdinando Cortina, Bruno Burry, T. Folke, Pieter Müller, Gaston Bradbury, Severine Merle, and Haru Setsuko—Gabriel Sierra's fictional artistic aliases– at kurimanzutto gallery in Mexico City..
Gabriel Sierra (b. 1975, San Juan Nepomuceno, Colombia) is an industrial designer by training, and an artist by practice. His installations have been exhibited at the Centre d’Art Contemporain Brétigny, Aspen Art Museum, Kadist Art Foundation, Kunsthalle Zürich, The Renaissance Society, and CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts. He lives and works in Bogotá.
Gabriela Jauregui (b. 1979, Mexico City, Mexico) is a writer, poet, and critic. She has published texts in magazines, journals, and anthologies in Mexico, the United States, and Europe, in addition to two books of her own: the poetry collection Controlled Decay (2008) and the short story collection La memoria de las cosas (2015). She is the cofounder of sur+.
Zolo Press is an art publisher that explores the book as physical object and conceptual form. We work with artists to create books that are conceived as manifestations of the artist’s practice: as documentation, as actual artwork, or as exhibition itself.