YAM Gallery at Contemporary Art Fair Zona MACO
By Marie Moébius
In February, Mexico City attracts the attention of the contemporary art world: gallerists, collectors, museum directors, artists, and amateurs from all over the world gather for the most important contemporary art fair in Latin America. This year, for the 15th iteration, Zona MACO is held once again in the Centro Banamex convention center of Mexico City. From February 3 to 7, 122 art galleries from different cities in the world (30 percent of the galleries are Mexican) will show the most cutting-edge art selection, from young emergent artists to the most famous ones.
Zona MACO 2016
Centro Banamex, Mexico City
YAM Gallery, Booth NP18
The upcoming Zona MACO will have the same structure of past years: a general section, a section dedicated to modern art, the curated program known as Zona MACO SUR, a section devoted to young galleries and emergent artists (Nuevas Propuestas/New Proposals), and a section focused on design.
For the New Proposal section, curated by Humberto Moro, the YAM Gallery has been selected. This is now the second edition in which this San Miguel-based gallery will participate. For the 2016 venue, YAM Gallery has selected the newest works of four artists. Ana Quiroz (Mexico) will show a group of sculptures selected from her last exhibition “Reparaciones” at Queretaro Museum of Art. French photographer Charles Fréger will present his last series of portraits, “Mardi Gras,” of characters from the New Orleans carnival. The last drawings of Massinissa Selmani, a young and rising Algerian artist who has received a special mention at the 2015 Venice Biennale, will also be part of YAM’s booth. Finally, painting on canvas will be presented with the works of Mexican artist Javier Areán. His series of oil on canvas “Madrid 55” is homage to the exile of his family from Spain to Mexico in the 1940s.
Mexico City offers a vivid contemporary art scene, with a growing number of galleries, extraordinary museums like the MUAC at National University, and private collections opening their doors to the public (for example, the Jumex Collection). All of them inaugurate special events during Zona MACO week. It is a great moment to pay a visit to the capital and witness this outstanding level of creativity: Mexico at its best!