Memory, Heritage, and Art Production
The Jesús Ramon Frías Art Documentation Center and the Information System on Art Practice in San Luis Potosí
In this article we reflect on the need to create repositories for information about art practice in a location regarded as marginal to the Mexican and Latin American art worlds, through digital technologies and open source digital resources. We analyze the experience of creating the Information System on Art Practice in San Luis Potosí, México, and the Jesús Ramos Frías Art Documentation Center, two cases that allow us to study the significance of such spaces in peripheral locations from the greater Global South. Our working hypothesis is that the existence of documentary repositories is indispensable to knowledge, research, and dissemination of artistic heritage, and a crucial component of art education.