Guillermo del Toro brings his monsters to Guadalajara

In the Museum of Arts of the University of Guadalajara (MUSA), the exhibition "En Casa con mis Monstruos" by Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, will show 952 pieces by 200 authors in an area of ​​1,800 square meters. The pieces cover periods from the 17th to the 21st century.

The exhibition will open from June 1 and will remain until October 27, authorities of the Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG) revealed, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday. Image: organizer courtesy
The exhibition will open from June 1 and will remain until October 27, authorities of the Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG) revealed, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday. Image: organizer courtesy

It will be defined by three axes chosen by Del Toro, with which it seeks young aspiring filmmakers and citizens to find the inspiration he has found over the years. 

These axes are Guillermo as a collector, a sample of pieces in which the film director has found inspiration; Guillermo creator, articles, materials, costumes and other items from his films, from "Cronos" to "La Forma del Agua" and predominantly Mexican artists with Del Toro's universe, in which will be exhibited pieces by national artists such as Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, José María Velasco, José Clemente Orozco and Julio Ruelas, among others.

The exhibition will also show personal elements of Del Toro's growth, as a representation of the magazine stand where he bought comics as a child.

IN SEARCH OF NEW TALENTS

During the press conference, a letter was read by Del Toro, in which he stated the reasons why he chose Guadalajara as the venue for the last exhibition.

"I seek to promote in young artists love for images and remind them that encouragement and inspiration can come from academia or popular culture. Hopefully and in some corner of this visit, they will find inspiration in the monstrous, the dark and the forgotten."

The exhibition will open from June 1 and will remain until October 27, authorities of the Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG) revealed, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday. Tickets will cost 180 pesos for general admission and 150 pesos for students, teachers, and people with disabilities.

FOR ALL THE PUBLIC

General tickets can be purchased at https://encasaconmismonstruos.com and the discount passes can be purchased at the MUSA ticket offices. At the request of Del Toro, Mondays will be free of charge. Children over three years old can enter and tickets have a date and time, so they recommend attending one hour before.

Along with the exhibition, an exhibition of fantastic themed films curated by Del Toro y Caballero was announced, along with the entire work of the Tapatío filmmaker, which will be screened at the Cineforo of the University of Guadalajara.

With the admission ticket, you can go to a screening.

By Mexicanist