Zona Maco 2020: Interdisciplinary art in Mexico City

Zona Maco: Interdisciplinary art in Mexico City
English 04/02/2020 12:51 Sonia Sierra Mexico City Actualizada 18:50

Zona Maco wants to offer an art experience including contemporary art, design, antiques, and photo

Piece by artist Fabián Ugalde

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Zona Maco: Interdisciplinary art in Mexico City

"Without Title" by Daniel Samper, series " Volumetric Geometry

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Zona Maco: Interdisciplinary art in Mexico City

Performance at Galería Freijo's booth

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Zona Maco: Interdisciplinary art in Mexico City

Neon lights by Eduardo Secci

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Zona Maco: Interdisciplinary art in Mexico City

Zona Maco will take place at Centro Citibanamex

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Zona Maco: Interdisciplinary art in Mexico City

Zona Maco gathers over 200 galleries from 26 countries

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Zona Maco: Interdisciplinary art in Mexico City

Alzer 65 Monogram at Louis Vuitton's booth

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Zona Maco: Interdisciplinary art in Mexico City

There are over 60 galleries in the Contemporary Art section

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Zona Maco: Interdisciplinary art in Mexico City

"Brooms Tissue" by Trine Ellistagaard

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Zona Maco: Interdisciplinary art in Mexico City

"My First Portable Cassette Tape Recorder" by Manuel Rocha Iturbide

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Zona Maco: Interdisciplinary art in Mexico City

Piece at Maia Contemporary's booth

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Zona Maco: Interdisciplinary art in Mexico City

"Crowded Waters: Rio Grande, 2018" by Seol Park

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Zona Maco: Interdisciplinary art in Mexico City

Wooden sculpture by Reynaldo Velázquez - Fundación Cultural Mario Uvence

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Zona Maco: Interdisciplinary art in Mexico City

This year, there will be four fairs in Zona Maco: Contemporary Art, Design, Salón (antiques), and Photo

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Zona Maco: Interdisciplinary art in Mexico City

The art fair promises a comprehensive experience and also an offer of performances, exhibitions, and conferences

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Zona Maco: Interdisciplinary art in Mexico City

Copper curtain at Hechizoo Colombia's booth

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Zona Maco: Interdisciplinary art in Mexico City

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“More than fearing the creation of other art fairs that have generated in Mexico, we think that we are part of a circuit with Zona Maco at the head,” said in a news conference Tania Ragasol, artistic director of the fair.

“We think that everything is worthy; if you plan your days, you can see all the high-quality things taking place in the city,” she said in reference to other activities that will take place during the art week, such as inaugurations in museums and galleries.

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Zona Maco will take place from February 5 to 9 in Centro Citibanamex and will gather over 200 galleries from 26 countries. Ragasol added that there are over 60 galleries in the Contemporary Art section that includes other sub-sections such as Forum with 17 galleries, New Proposals with 21, and Solo with 12. There will also be over 20 galleries in Zona Maco Photo and nearly 30 in Design.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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In the same space this year, there will be four fairs in Zona Maco: Contemporary Art, Design, Salón (antiques), and Photo, under a new architectonic proposal created by the studio Tom Postma Design from the Netherlands along with the Salinas Lasheras studio from Mexico.

In words of the curator, this year the fair promises a comprehensive experience that gathers these four fairs and also an offer of sub-sections, performances, exhibitions, and a very special program of conferences.

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“The challenge is for visitors – over 60,000 last year – to not only see contemporary art but to have a wider experience. I like talking with people about how they visit the fair; it’s not only for you to enter and leave, there’s a lot to see; it’s an opportunity to see galleries from three continents: Europe, Asia, and America. The architectonic plan to achieve this is a nice experience both for visitors and galleries. There are books, conferences, exhibitions; there’s a menu so that it is not an in-and-out experience.”

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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About collecting in Mexico, the curator said that it has grown in the city in many ways; some are institutional and corporative collections, others are private with a social responsibility commitment. Also, she said, there is the case of those who buy art but not precisely as collectors. And each fair that has been created in the city has a very established profile of galleries, artists, and collectors. “As professionals, I think that Zona Maco has collaborated to break barriers and to lose the fear of how to start a collection,” she asserted.

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The 17th edition of Zona Maco Salinas will have on its conference program Kate Fowle (director of MoMA PS1), artist Olaf Breuning, writer William J. Simmons, Magalí Arriola (director of the Tamayo Museum) and Zoë Ryan (curator of the Art Institute of Chicago), among others.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Tania Ragasol stressed that this year, they will feature once again galleries like Lisson Gallery from London and Labor from Mexico City.

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