Due to the success of ARCO week in Madrid this year, Chelsea Art Group is once again going international with our clients!!
This time we are headed to Mexico City in February 2020 for the amazing ZONA MACO Art week/Art Fair
We are in touch with the fair organizers and will be coordinating the week's schedule with the ZONA MACO VIP program as well as scheduling our own group events, museum visits, dinners, parties and nightlife
ZONAMACO ANNOUNCES 2020 EDITION
• ZONAMACO announces that, starting next year, its four fairs will simultaneously and independently take place in Centro Citibanamex
• The Main Section of ZONAMACO MÉXICO ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO will have a new structure, making way for a new section.
• ZONAMACO welcomes new curators and members of its selection committees.
For the first time, the four ZSONAMACO fairs will simultaneously and independently occur in Centro Citibanamex from February 5 to 9, 2020 during the 'ZONAMACO Art Week', enriching the experience for visitors and collectors, enhancing national and international focus in Mexico City. This is how this fair platform reaffirms itself as the main art promoter in Mexico and Latin America.
Furthermore, ZSONAMACO MÉXICO ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO is proud to announce that its Main Section will be reorganized, making way for Foro: a new section created to promote 'mid-career' galleries. ZSONAMACO welcomes Anna Goetz (Switzerland, 1984), independent critic & curator, who will be in charge of Foro. The applications to participate in ZSONAMACO 2020 will be open from starting today and until July 8, 2019.
ZSONAMACO MÉXICO ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO
This fair presents young and mid-career proposals, historic pieces of Modern Art, and contemporary works by globally renowned artists. It will now gather world-class galleries in five sections:
The biggest section of the fair presents leading international galleries with top-quality pieces in different media–painting, prints and editions, sculpture, installation, video, and new media–by the most representative contemporary artists in the global scene.
Ben Loveless – Nordenhake Gallery, Berlin/Stockholm/Mexico City.
Inés López Quesada – Travesía Cuatro, Guadalajara/Madrid.
Fernando Mesta – House of Gaga, Los Angeles/Mexico City.
ZONAMACO also welcomes three new members to the Committee:
Tina Kim – Tina Kim Gallery, New York City.
Teófilo Cohen – PROYECTOSMONCLOVA, Mexico City.
Juan Eyheremendy – Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo.
The section will present artistic practices that, as the title suggests, aim to change frameworks. Rather than focusing on the time-based definition of “new,” this section will showcase work by artists that points towards imaginative and experimental ways of living and thinking.
Curator: For the second year, José Esparza Chong Cuy (Mexico, 1984), Executive
Director & Chief Curator at Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York, will be in
charge of this section.
For 2020 aims to reflect the movement of broadening art historical narratives that has gained momentum in the new millennium. Over the past 20 years, artistic canons have been increasingly reviewed and expanded to embrace practices that have been systematically overlooked by the mainstream circuit due to geographical location, race or gender. The next edition of ZMS will focus on the work of mostly renowned Latin American female, non-binary and queer artists, bringing together both historical and contemporary practitioners who directly or indirectly address gender issues in their work.
Curator: For the third year, Kiki Mazzucchelli (Brazil, 1972), independent curator, will be in charge of this section.
For the eighth time, this section shows historic pieces by international artists and provides an outlook on different genres, as well as emblematic pieces mainly created during the 20th century.
Curators: ZONAMACO welcomes Daniel Garza Usabiaga (Mexico, 1975), independent curator & theorist, and Alma Ruiz (Guatemala, 1950), Senior Fellow at the Sotheby's Institute of Art/Claremont Graduate University & independent curator, who will be in charge of this section for the first time.
This new section is defined by an open structure, aiming to bring different voices in dialogue and foster new forms of collaboration between galleries to present their artists, based on thematic or formal connections, and also to allow more ambitious presentations. The architecture of the section is developed based on an open field, and at the same time for each gallery presentation individually.
The title for the 2020 edition OPEN RELATIONSHIPS broadens the idea of rethinking established dynamics in the art system towards a reconsideration of traditional mechanisms and structures in our everyday defining our way of acting and thinking.
Curator: For the first time, Anna Goetz (Switzerland, 1984), independent curator & critic, joins ZSONAMACO and will be in charge of this new section.
This fair is curated by Cecilia León de la Barra and consists of furniture, jewelry, textiles, everyday and decorative objects, as well as limited editions and historic pieces. Director: Cecilia León de la Barra (Mexico, 1975), Director of ZSONAMACO Diseño & independent curator.
This section presents ancient, modern, and contemporary photography with a selection of the most representative galleries worldwide, selected by an appointed committee.
Henrique Faria – Henrique Faria Fine Arts, New York City.
Patricia Conde – Patricia Conde Galería, Mexico City.
For the third year, ZONAMACO SOLO will present individual projects of artists represented by galleries. This section's approach is based on the following reflection: In the context of over-saturation of images that we consume day by day: what can be the response or situation to be proposed to pursue a different view, a selected and selective view, that is not only linked to consumption, but is also active and reflective? What can a new view be about and which are the images that can promote and represent it?
Curator: For the third year, Johann Mergenthaler (Mexico 1990), Creative Director of the publication HUUN & Creative Director of Fashion Week Mexico, will be in charge of this section.
This space will be dedicated to the exhibition, promotion, and sale of exclusive antiques, decorative arts, folk art, furniture, as well as other design objects and artifacts produced before 1960.
Daniel Liebsohn – Daniel Liebsohn Antigüedades y Excentricidades, Mexico City.
Ottavio Freggia – Safra Antigüedades, Miami/Barcelona.
Mario Uvence – Mario Uvence Antiques & Fine Arts, San Cristóbal de las Casas.
Juan Manuel Corrales – Coordinator of the Certification Program in Cultural
Management & Communication of the UDLAP Jenkins Graduate School.
Leonor Cortina – Researcher & Specialist in applied arts.
Lastly, ZONAMACO will have a special area devoted to books next year.
Starting in 2020, ZONAMACO Libros will expand, becoming a special area that will offer specialized books on art and photography. For its next edition, it will once again gather several national and international
exhibitors of art, design, photography, and antiques in Centro Citibanamex, from February 5-9, 2020.
Established in 2002 by Zélika Garcia, ZONAMACO is an international art fair with four events that take place every year at Centro Citibanamex, Mexico City. Each year ZONAMACO México Arte Contemporáneo brings together the largest selection of leading and emerging international galleries. In addition, Zélika García established ZONAMACO Diseño in 2011, ZONAMACO Salón del Anticuario in 2014 and ZSONAMACO FOTO in 2015, with the goal of covering and strengthening the design, antique and photography sectors in Mexico.