Fair Days

Fair Days

February welcomes art week in Mexico City, a cultural tour inviting enthusiasts on the matter to enjoy the new national and international proposals across today’s galleries.

Salón ACME is back with its eighth edition, artist platform created by artists. Its main purpose: to offer visibility to the wide range of projects made in Mexico and abroad through a different exhibition style.

Something essential for the event is the follow up on previous exhibitors; it is for this reason that it created Bodega Acme, a hall dedicated to them, where curated exhibitions will be held under specific guidelines and topics. This time, the guest state is Yucatán and its curator, Daniela Pérez, seeks to offer a look at the current scenario of the emerging scene in this Mexican state. For the first time, Patio Escultórico (Sculpture Garden) will be set in the main courtyard, dedicated to ephemeral installations.

When: Until February 9th.
Where: Salón General Prim Prim 30-32, Juárez, C.P.06600, Ciudad de México, CDMX

Foto: Salón ACME

Last year, art week gave us a novel gift: QIPO Fair. The fair consists of an installation in an abandoned building in Mexico City (this year will be the turn for the Gaona Building), where a series of multidisciplinary projects from Europe, the United States, and Mexico will intervene in an unconventional context, its different spaces.

Among the participants of QIPO 02 are CACtTUS (Tijuana), CICLO (Mexico City), Claudia Huiza Presents (California), THE FARM & DISTILLERY (Germany), Hector (Mexico City), and Meta Projects (Monaco). QUIPO also offers an additional feature, along with the exhibitors there will be a special emphasis made on residential projects both in Los Angeles and Mexico City, made by their directors, Laura Reséndiz and Ichiro Irie.

When: February 8 – 10, 7am to 11pm.

Where: Gaona Building, Bucareli 80, Centro.

MASA is back under the motto Recover/Uncover, a collective showing of collectable design by Mexican and international artists. Host galleries this time are (some are repeating): Atelier van Lieshout, Hollie Bowden, Jose Dávila, Pablo Dávila, Héctor Esrawe, EWE, Mario García Torres, Misha Kahn, Krau Zepela, Lanza Atelier, Adeline De Monseignat, Milena Muzquiz, Tania Pérez Córdova, Jerónimo Reyes-Retana, Gabriel Rico, Rooms Studio, Savvy Studio, Joe Sweeney, Tezontle, Brian Thoreen, Vidivixi, and Vissio.

When: February 6th through April 8th.

Where: Gobernador Tiburcio Montiel No. 5, San Miguel Chapultepec.

Foto: MASA

Joining art week for the first time is Maroma, an alternative way to present emerging artists over three days with live music, performance, and in situ creations. The showing will feature 23 artists and a diversity of disciplines including painting, photography, and sculpture. The fair will organize eight installations with a collective exhibition, whose goal is to include those artists whose careers are just starting.

When: Friday February 7th, 7pm to 12am, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th, 12pm to 12am.

Where: Foro Frontera, Frontera 88, Roma.