18:00 h


Alan Sierra 

The floral games are literary competitions held since the Middle Ages to recognize the best poet in a region. In some places, the jury awarded a golden rose as the prize. In Mexico, these types of contests remain as government initiatives that link cultural production with political objectives. Juegos florales is a contest—just with a few modifications. There’s an open microphone for anyone interested in sharing their poetry—a move that aims to dismantle traditional contest logic and the dynamics of competition. Instead of roses, Sierra gives out brass sculptures of the chamomile flower, associated with patience, simplicity, and humility. The artist will also act as master of ceremonies, offering speeches and presenting awards in an institutional contest style to highlight the tensions and contradictions within sponsorships, representation, and poetic production.


Duration: 1 hora