As galerias da nova cena artística mexicana
Published5 Feb 2015
Imagem: “A few horifying moments of lucidity #1” (2013) an installation by Julieta Aranda, exhibited at Galeria OMRCourtesy of Galeria OMR
Decorre esta semana, entre 4 e 8 de Fevereiro, a Zona Maco 2015, a feira de arte contemporânea criada em 2002 por Zélika Garcia que reune mais de uma centena de galerias e museus locais e estrangeiros. Considerado um dos eventos mais relevantes da América Latina, a Zona Maco acontece na Cidade do México, recentemente indicada pelo El Pais como o local da erupção artística do continente.
No site DazedDgital, são destacadas algumas galerias e artistas que marcam a cena artística actualmente, como Curro y Poncho, House of Gaga e Kurimanzutto.
Gone are the days when art tourism to Mexico means just a visit to Frida Kahlo’s Blue House. Sure, it can still be a priority, but Mexico’s contemporary art scene should not be overlooked. On a slow but steady rise over the years, Mexican galleries and artists have been gaining the attentive eye of independent curators, arts writers, and passionate international collectors. With art non-profits like SOMA (which offers artist residencies, puts up exhibitions, and is a source of education), and publishing houses such as Alias, run by artist Damian Ortega to translate texts essential to the study of contemporary art into Spanish, along with an increasing number of contemporary art museums and initiatives, people should be looking at the art scene in Mexico more. For a country gripped with political, social, and cultural clashes and changes, it is no surprise that the arts are flourishing. So, with Mexico City’s contemporary art fair season kicking off today with Zona Maco and the new but promising Material Art Fair (starting tomorrow), here we celebrate our favourite galleries from Mexico, galleries that have been, and still are, invigorating the scene there, with shows that are both internationally and locally viable.