Must-See Art Guide: Mexico City

This week's guide features Matthew Hale, Fernando Ortega, Dorothée Smith, and more.

Miguel Calderón, caída libre (2017). Courtesy of kurimanzutto.

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: Miguel Calderón: caída libre
When:
January 26–February 25, 2017
Where:
kurimanzutto, Gral. Manuel F. Loera 42, col Daniel Garza, Mexico City, Mexico

Rafael Uriegas, Cueva – paisaje 2 (2016). Courtesy of Galeria Karen Huber.

Rafael Uriegas, Cueva – paisaje 2 (2016). Courtesy of Galeria Karen Huber.

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

Ugo Rondinone, We are poems (2011). Courtesy of Galeria OMR.

Ugo Rondinone, We are poems (2011). Courtesy of Galeria OMR.

Exhibition:The Queen Falls
When: 
February 7–March 25, 2017
Where:
Galeria OMR, Córdoba 100 Roma Norte, Mexico City, Mexico

Matthew Hale. Courtesy of joségarcía.

Mathew Hale. Courtesy of joségarcía.

Exhibition: Mathew Hale: NO RECTO || no verso
When: 
November 3, 2016–February 9, 2017
Where:
joségarcía, Dresde 2 Col. Juárez, Mexico City, Mexico

Fernando Ortega, Nota Rosa. Courtesy of the Museo Tamayo.

Fernando Ortega, Nota Rosa. Courtesy of the Museo Tamayo.

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

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Hans Meyer (1988). Courtesy of Skot Foreman Fine Art.

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Hans Meyer (1988). Courtesy of Skot Foreman Fine Art.

Exhibition: Permanent Collection
When: 
Ongoing
Where: Skot Foreman Fine Art, Fábrica La Aurora Arts Complex, Suite 12a, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Dorothée Smith Untitled #3 (2014). Courtesy of Patricia Conde Galería.

Dorothée Smith, Untitled #3 (2014). Courtesy of Patricia Conde Galería.

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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