San Jose is a beautiful city whose buildings, shops and parks are full of history. And today the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design or MADC is inaugurating the first exhibition of the year.
This exhibit will have two displays; the design exhibition about San Jose’s historical shops and a conceptual shop exhibition by Max Cantillo.
The Cantillo’s Exhibit is a Parody and it seeks to a demonstration of the power of the consumer society we live in, to transform art and the way we think about products and merchandise. It consists of a conceptual shop, which specializes in products like the Ouija boards and vitamin supplements that enhance the creativity of critics, artists, and curators.
There is another section which exhibits seeks to showcase San Jose’s (The capital) of 12 of the oldest shops and their identities. This commerce is Sastrería Scaglietti, Tienda La Gloria, Librería Lehmann, Tienda Regis, Feoli Hermanos Ltda., Almacén Barguil, Distribuidora y Fábrica de Ropa Íntima Ana, Almacén San Gil, Almacén La Ópera, Antonio Gazel La Favorita S.A., Bazar San José and Paragüería Rego.
Back in the days, immigrants who came to our beautiful land in search of a better life for their families and them created most this commerces, and each one has an interesting story to share. The owners from some of these businesses came from countries like Syria, Poland, Lebanon, Italy, Spain, Cuba, and Germany.
The inauguration was yesterday at 7:30 pm, at the MADC, located in the capital, San José city, in front of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE). The entrance is totally for free. On February, the 9th, 11th, 16th, 23th, and 25th, the MADC will be giving guided tours with a symbolic cost of ₡1,000 (about $2).
If you would like more information on the matter, you can send an email and contact the MADC at proyectoseducación@madc.cr.