Must-See Art Guide: Mexico City
This week's guide features Matthew Hale, Fernando Ortega, Dorothée Smith, and more.
Not a lot of things make sense these days. I don’t know about you, but I’m having a hard time concentrating on much besides the news. That being said, art is one of the few things that still feels important, somehow? If you’re in Mexico City and want to immerse yourself for the sake of clarity, resistance, or distraction, I get you. There’s about to be a lot more to see than usual: The Zona Maco art fair opens its doors on February 8. Billed as Latin America’s most important contemporary art fair, it brings together galleries from all over the world, notably including Bortolami, David Zwirner, Tina Kim Gallery, Marlborough Gallery, and many more. If you’re looking to explore something local, you’ve got plenty of options scattered throughout the capital, with gallery exhibitions like the current one at Galeria OMR to keep you busy, and subtly intriguing museum shows like one by artist Fernando Ortega on view at Museo Tamayo to contemplate. Be sure to hurry, as some of these shows are closing in the next week. Good luck out there.
Exhibition: “Rafael Uriegas: Cueva Semilla Sol, and Keke Vilabelda: Overwrite“
When: February 7–March 10, 2017
Where: Galeria Karen Huber,Av. Bucareli #120, 1st Floor, Colonia Juarez, Mexico City, Mexico
Exhibition: “The Queen Falls”
When: February 7–March 25, 2017
Where: Galeria OMR, Córdoba 100 Roma Norte, Mexico City, Mexico
Exhibition: “Mathew Hale: NO RECTO || no verso”
When: November 3, 2016–February 9, 2017
Where: joségarcía, Dresde 2 Col. Juárez, Mexico City, Mexico
Exhibition: “Nota Rosa: Fernando Ortega”
When: December 10, 2016–April 16, 2017
Where: Museo Tamayo, Paseo de la Reforma 51, Bosque de Chapultepec, Mexico City, Mexico
Exhibition: “Antek Walczak: Kompromat”
When: February 7–March 18, 2017
Where: House of Gaga, Amsterdam 123, Mexico City, Mexico
Exhibition: “Dorothée Smith: Traum”
When: February 7–27, 2017
Where: Patricia Conde Galería, General Juan Cano #68, San Miguel Chapultepec, Mexico City, Mexico
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