HISTORY OF “CHANGARRITO'S" CART


Changarrito can appear in different ways, it depends on the character that CH gets or needs, for example: CH takes shape of publisher with “Letritas del Changarrito”, as a pretext for making books. The excuse for inviting and hosting artists of other countries at Changarrito Residency. Changarrito Project is a complex and dynamic work, CH is an idea that can appear in different formats, CH is not reduced to a cart. The designed carts are the excuse for moving the Works of the artists, if the cart disappears, breaks, get lost, Changarrito carry on because CH does not depend on the object. Here we present the History of the Cart.

2004 - Model

In September, 2004, Máximo González develops a sketch of cart for Changarrito Project.
Through Escuela de Cultura Popular Mártires del ‘68, Iseo Noyola Isgleas is hired for the interpretation of the design of the first Changarrito cart. This cart is in turn built by Alfredo Meneses. This model is called: 2004 Model.


Measures

Opened: 150 cm high x 136 cm width x 83 cm depth
Folded for transportation: 87 cm high x 80 cm width x 35 cm depth

Shelves: from top to bottom (high, length, width)
1: 70 x 16  cm
2: 18 x 70 x 18 cm
3: 19 x 70 x 18 cm
4: 26 x 70 x 18 cm

5: 15 x 70 x 29 cm
6: 14.5 x 70 x 29 cm
7: 14.5 x 70 x 29 cm

8: 14.5 x 70 x 29 cm



 2008 - Model

Due to the limitations presented by the previous model regarding weight, mobility and practicality for air transportation, Máximo González designed together with Juan Zuñiga, an appropriate model for traveling, which was built by Jesús Zúñiga Montes de Oca, in March, 2008. This model was called 2008-Model. With Fuse-Box Festival, CH moved to Austin, Texas. Leslie Moody took charge of Changarrito, and continued making projects with Changarrito while she was living there. 

Nowadays, this cart is permanently assigned to Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX, that carry a program of resident artists, with an artist by month, that exhibits its own work at the door of the museum.

Measures

Opened: 150 x 71 x 71 approx. Adaptable Shelves. Folded: 50 x 50 x 35 cm approx.




 2008 - Plus - Model

Owing to the popularity acquired by Changarrito Project among artists, promoters and fans, and the consequent quantity of invitations to different forums that are received, it is necessary to build additional cart. The third design (July, 2008), also is in charge of Máximo González and Juan Zuñiga, it is produced twice, provoking 2008-Plus-Model, generating this way 4 Changarrito cart in stock, allowing this way its presence in different spaces and the support to geographically distant artists in a simultaneous way.

Measures

Opened: 150 x 71 x 71 approx. Adaptable Shelves. Folded: 50 x 50 x 35 cm approx.




 Supermarket - Model

Owing to inconvenients with the airline during Miami Art Basel Fair, December 2008, Juan Requena improvises a changarrito from a shopping cart, which is called Supermarket-Model. Other models for Changarrito cart were proposed and probably will be developed very soon. Here below there are some sketches:


 Máximo González Design 4



 Máximo González Design 5



 Iván Buenader Design





 Armando Miguélez Design (image pending)





Changarrito CAFAM Edition 2012

‘John Maeda built this Changa-CAFAM since our poor little aluminum Changarrito was looking a little bent out of shape.’


Sasha Ali




"Letritas del Changarrito" Edition - Model 2012 Petit Cart

Measures

Opened: 192 x 46 x 46 cm approx. Folded: one tube of 20 cm diameter x length 100 cm + bulge 50 x50 x 35 approx.




Changarrito Venice Edition - Model 'heladero-organic' 2013





Changarrito Venecia "bici-boleador" Edition - Model 2013



'Bici-boleador' & 'Heladero-organic': changa-duet 2013



'Changa-Gelatineros' at the presentation of  'Careyes Foundation' - 'Zona Maco', 2014
Contemporary sculpture, multiple artists



Changarrito / Quick & Dirty / 'Cantina Buenos Aires', Contemporary pottery in Changa-Gelatineros, 2014



Changa-Gelatineros in Affordable Art Fair AAF, Mexico, 2014




'Gelatineros' measures / high x width x thickness (removable legs):


156 x 25 x 25 cm 
160 x 35 x 35 cm 
148 x 53 x 23 cm 
160 x 53 x 35 cm 
138.5 x 53 x 25 cm 
146 x 30 x 30 cm 

Total 'Gelatineros' 8 




2015 Model

The New Changarrito Model exists thanks to the generosity of Verónica González Zavala, who designed it, and also thanks to the help of Yuri Sagorin, for donating it and for all his logistical support.


Measures

200 x 170 x 85 cm (Not detachable)