18 Abril 2023 - 30 Abril 2023
Various places /
Mexico City, México
Ligia Lewis, "Deader than Dead" (2022) at Cordova Gallery. Courtesy of the Artist.
TONO is a festival in Mexico City for time-based artwork, including dance, performance, music, and video art. The inaugural edition will thematically deal with Rhythm and will explore how rhythm acts as a thread to investigate different group dynamics and social structures. At a point in which the idea of a greater “we” is fragmented Tono asks, what are the channels available for connection and communication with ourselves and our environments? How do local frequencies have a global effect? Participating video installations and performances will consider the role of dance and music in fostering identity-whether individual, collective, group, etc; interspecies connection; non-verbal language and transmission (virality of music); politics of sound; and ecological connection / rhythm.
The festival will take place across Museo Anahuacalli, Museo de Arte Moderno, Museo Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Centro de Cultura Digital, Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Casa Margarita, and General Prim. The satellite program will take place at participating galleries in Mexico City.
Artists include: Lotte Andersen, Cecilia Bengolea, Meriem Bennani, Alberto Bustamante aka Mexican Jihad, La Bruja de Texcoco, Naomi Rincón Gallardo, Santiago Gómez, Agata Ingarden, Arthur Jafa, Naima Karlsson, Kebra, Ligia Lewis, Paloma Contreras Lomas, Garush Melkonyan, Jao Moon, Lauro Robles, Pepx Romero, Luiz Roque, Jacolby Satterwhite, Diego Vega Solorza, Alonso Leon-Velarde, Wangshui, and Osías Yanov.
In the long-term, TONO aims to create a space for dialogue surrounding time-based practices and for creating new threads of research.
Please find more information on TONO’s Instagram.