Day of reflection
Today was the day I had in mind to publicly present the second series of banknotes for the U-turn project in Mexico City. It is not a random date. The day of reflection on the Federal Electoral Process 2017-2018 on Sunday, July 1, 2018, coincided with the end of my Artistic Residence in Mexico and plunged the United Mexican States into a change of unprecedented social and political meaning.
A historic election to decide who will be the Head of State and Government of Mexico, as well as 128 senators and 500 federal deputies; a total of 18,299 positions will be stipulated among the 89 million citizens registered in the nominal list of the National Electoral Institute (INE).
Unfortunately it could not be possible. Due to the unjustified limitations of use of the engraving workshops in the ENPEG "La Esmeralda" by the current director Karla Villegas, who in turn invited me to come to Mexico, I could not finish the project.
I leave evidence of all the irregularities that occurred, in addition to the good experiences during my stay, in the final report of the Artistic Production Residence called GRAPHIC CONTENT. Document delivered personally in the Directorate of International Affairs, in the General Subdirectorate of Education and Artistic Research, in the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving "La Esmeralda" and in the School of Crafts, all of them with acknowledgment of receipt.
Today, therefore, for me and for the project it is a sad day. Hopefully tomorrow it is not for Mexico.
Agustín García García,
June 30, 2018