ECA Art News Briefs

Curator’s Perspective on International Arts Fair in Mexico City

Daniel Garza-Usabiaga, curator of Visual Arts at the Museo Universitario del Chopo, anticipates the dual effects of “preservation and progress” that Zona MACO, an international art fair in its 12th edition, will have on its host city. Held in Mexico City, Mexico, an old city attune to the development its spaces, MACO and its companion fair, Material, invite the criticism and collaboration of international curators, collectors, artists, gallerists, and other institutions with the intention of eliciting heightened interest and appreciation of Mexican art in general and contemporary Mexican art in particular. Acutely aware of the effects of global capital and the art market, Garza-Usabiaga encourages the rise of small , independent art spaces alongside private contemporary collections in a city that values its established institutions dedicated to more traditional art.

See the full article at ARTSY, here.