27 APRIL- 2 MAY, 2021
ZⓈONAMACO in its original art fair format has been postponed until February 2022. This year, ‘ZⓈONAMACO Art Week’ will be held from April 27 to May 2, 2021, presenting special projects of art galleries in Mexico City. This proposal will focus on the local scene, emphasizing the relevance of Mexican art galleries and strengthening the connections with collectors, professionals, and the general public.
From April 27 to May 2, exhibitions of art, design, photography, and antiques will be presented in five colonias
As a reactivation of the artistic context in the face of the changes that the pandemic has brought to the cultural sector, Zonamaco 2021 will have a realization that will intervene in museums, galleries, restaurants, and outdoor spaces in five neighborhoods of Mexico City from April 27 to 2 May, where exhibitions of art, design, photography, and antiques will be presented.
At a press conference, Juan Canela, artistic director of Zona Maco explained that given the need to postpone the fair as it is known to February 2022, an alternative option has been proposed in which exhibitions and exhibitions will be held this year. special projects that will take place in five circuits: Condesa, Juárez A and B Polanco A and B, Roma and San Miguel Chapultepec.
“We seek to contribute within our position as a Fair, within the context and current possibilities for the reactivation (of the artistic sector).”
Juan Canela stressed that “first we wanted to value the role of galleries within the artistic ecosystem and highlight the concept of collaboration” and explained that in them “we will be able to find projects made for the occasion and that perhaps it is not so common to find such Collaborations between the Travesía Cuatro gallery and AGO Projects in a design project, then we will see works of art that are mixed with works of design ”.
He explained that there will be different types of collaborations that will make up these circuits, “we will have galleries in the city that host other galleries from other cities, for example in the Nordenhake Gallery space we will be able to see projects by CURRO in Guadalajara or FF Projects in Monterrey. The MUY Gallery of San Cristobal de las Casas will be hosted by the OMR. But also exhibitions in collaboration between the Labor Gallery and PENA of Monterrey, or the Parallel Project with La Caja Negra in Madrid that develop group exhibitions with artists from the two galleries ”.
At the same time, two programs Zonamaco Patio and Ruta Metrobús Reforma will be launched, the first is a program of artistic interventions and performance that will bring art to the public space in the Polanco neighborhood and in Casa Jardín Ortega with works by the architect Luis Barragán. Meanwhile, JC Decaux will present works of digital art in the advertising billboards located at the Antropología, Gandhi, Chapultepec, La Diana, and el Ángel stations on line 7 of the metrobús.
“With this idea of continuing to take advantage of or continue to understand the city as a place where we can find ourselves and also go outdoors in these complex moments, it creates an opportunity to be in easier circumstances for the meeting but also to be able to generate encounters with the public or with the city passer-by who does not expect these encounters and who may suddenly be surprised to find something that was not expected, ”said Canela.
At the same time, the Emergent program will be developed aimed at young designers under 35 years of age, curated by Cecilia León de la Barra, Jorge Diego Etienne and Diego Escalona, which consists of 30 proposals ranging from lamps, accessories to ceramic pieces, same It will be exhibited in the Blu Dot showroom, with limited access without prior appointment and from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Meanwhile, the Jumex Museum and Zonamaco, in a joint curatorial collaboration, create Air Conditioners, and from which arises the exhibition Normal Exceptions: Contemporary Arts in Mexico, which addresses the Mexican context in recent years through objects from the museum collection and new productions. “In this collaboration, we recognize the role that Zonamaco has had in the development of contemporary art in Mexico,” said Ruth Ovseyevitz, communication manager of the Jumex Museum.
Zonamaco is an art fair platform founded in 2002 by Zélika García that works in the artistic, design, antiquarian, and photography contexts and that seeks to bring together leading and emerging national and international art galleries annually at Centro Citibanamex in Mexico City. After the beginning of the Pandemic, in 2021 the event was suspended and the resumption of the Fair is expected in 2022.
This year, access to all participating galleries will be free with a limited capacity and with prior reservations made from the event website, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The purchase of the exhibited pieces can also be made online from April 26.