Centre Pompidou and Museo Jumex Partnership Rumored

The Museo Jumex, in Mexico CityPhoto via: WGSN
The Museo Jumex, in Mexico City
Photo via: WGSN

The Centre Pompidou is planning a project in partnership with the Jumex Collection in Mexico City, the Art Newspaper reports. But what exactly this partnership will consist of, nobody seems to know.

According to TAN, a Pompidou spokeswoman denied that there would be a Pompidou “pop-up” in the Museo Jumex. Instead, she somewhat cryptically said: “The Centre Pompidou is working with Mexico on Modern and contemporary cultural projects, which was confirmed by the French and Mexican presidents (François Hollande and Enrique Peña Nieto) during President Hollande’s visit to Mexico in April.”

Intrigued, and still in the dark, artnet News contacted the Pompidou’s press department, where a press officer denied knowledge of this partnership. She did not respond to questions related to the specific content of the project and estimated time line.

Last April, TAN reported that, during an official trip of President Hollande and his delegation to Mexico, the French culture minister Aurélie Filippetti said: “The Centre Pompidou is exploring the possibility of establishing a temporary space here, a ‘pop up’ Pompidou.”

The Museo Jumex, set up by the heir of the Jumex juice empire and art collector Eugenio López Alonso, opened last November in Mexico City to great praise. The museum, designed by David Chipperfield, runs a program of temporary exhibitions, as well as featuring a hang of highlights from the Jumex contemporary art collection, said to be the largest in Latin America.

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