Contemporary Art is at Zona Maco Art Fair!
By Marie Moébius
Mexico City in February is the place to be for professionals of the contemporary art world, artists, collectors, and everyone who wants to catch a glimpse of the Mexican and international contemporary creation. The annual rendezvous with visual arts is the contemporary art fair Zona Maco (i.e., Mexico Arte Contemporaneo), which this year will celebrate its sixteenth anniversary at the Banamex Convention Center of Mexico City until February 12.
Zona Maco Contemporary Art Fair
Until Sun, Feb 12
Centro Banamex, Mexico City
YAM Gallery Booth NP42
Each year more than 100 galleries are selected by international committees composed of renowned gallerists and specialized curators. This year the structure of Zona Maco is basically the same as last year and will include a general section, divided to show some of the biggest artists in the world. This includes international galleries such as Gagosian or Continua, New Proposals, a section dedicated to emerging artists, ZsONAMACO Sur, solo shows, Modern Art—there you can buy a Picasso if you want—and Design. There is also a brand new section, SAMPLE, dedicated to video. More than 40,000 persons will visit the fair during those its days!
For the third year in a row, the San Miguel-based YAM Gallery will participate at Zona Maco inside the New Proposal section. Gallerist Adolfo Caballero and section curator Humberto Moro have selected the work of two young artists. Chilean Ignacio Bahna will present a big-format wall sculpture crafted out of wood and natural resin. This sculpture is part of a series presented at YAM Gallery in 2015 dealing with volcanic activity. The other artist, Mexican painter Rocío Gordillo, will display her beautiful series of encaustic paintings, an abstraction based on her practice of Vipassana meditation. YAM Gallery will also be present inside the SAMPLE section with videos by San Miguel artist Adam Chamandy and Chilean performer Cristian Velasco.
At the same time, many museums and art foundations offer great exhibitions as Mexico City becomes the playground of art lovers during this week! If you add to this a program of fancy cocktails and fiestas, you might also want to visit the capital for an arty weekend!