Sedeculta Creates Colorful Catalog for the Artists of Yucatán

Sedeculta announces the completion of a huge archive of Yucatán artists. Photo: Lee Steele / Yucatán Magazine

In Situ, a new two-part catalog of Yucatán’s best-known artists, is online and filled with information and images.

Sedeculta’s colorful catalog features portraits of each artist and a small portfolio of their work, all accessible free online or at kiosks set up at the Center for Visual Arts, or the Centro de Artes Visuales, where a reception was held to introduce it. Yucatán Magazine was a proud sponsor of the event.

A sample spread from Sedeculta’s In Situ, a digital archive of the region’s artists. The catalog is in a flip book format.

Ana Ceballos Novelo, Sedeculta’s director of artistic development and cultural management; Rosa Arteaga Silva, the head of visual arts; and Leticia Fernández, the coordinator of Visual Arts of the Yucatán University of the Arts formally presented the project to the agency’s leader, Loreto Villanueva Trujillo.

Ceballos Novelo pointed out that the compendium meets “a need in the field and in the visual arts sector to know who we are, to make ourselves visible and in some way to have a document that would serve to share the work and directions of the artists.”

Kiosks display Sedeculta’s new digital archive of artists. Photo: Lee Steele / Yucatán Magazine

Artists’ voices

Arteaga Silva noted that In Situ differs from other catalogs because the creators were given a voice so that they could describe their own work.

The archive is a copyrighted work with an ISBN registration, like any other book. It is also a useful resource to show the world what Yucatecan artists and residents generate, both in the capital of Mérida and in smaller municipalitie.

View the catalogs here.

Lee Steele
Lee Steele
Lee Steele is the founding director of Roof Cat Media and has published Yucatán Magazine and other titles since 2012.
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