CASA (Oaxaca)

San Agustin Etla, Mexico. Centro de las Artes, in the renovated La Soledad textile factory.  The current temporary exhibition is "Contemporary Art of Shibori and Ikat". CASA is a center for "Ecological Arts" with workshops and residencies focused on non-toxic processes.

The exhibition is split between CASA and the Museo de Textil in Oaxaca, The textiles themselves are amazing...

And the building is extraordinary, using reflecting pools and other waterways, all working by gravity.

A stone wall inside the restrooms under the reflecting pool is planted to grow up above the waterline

The center is a sensitive, inspirational mix of grand old building and cutting edge environmental thinking, aesthetically breathtaking, set in the foothills of the Sierra Madre.

One of the workshops.