Samples of contemporary art, painting and more that you cannot miss this month
Whether it’s contemporary art or photography, the best artists are in the museums in Mexico City. Create your own route to visit one of these unique exhibitions, such as the one in the Self-Service Museum, yes to visit it from your car, or that they are so important that we remind you that you can still see them as Modigliani’s Paris in the Museum of the Palace of Fine Arts. Arts.
Unmissable art shows of the month of December 2020
1. Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear
Art Contemporary art
The pandemic that we are experiencing throughout the world has left us extensive reflection on the way in which we interact and interact. In art, many museums, galleries and workshops have had to close their doors due to this problem; however, new proposals have also appeared with other resources that rethink our way of creating and consuming art. This is why the Self-Service Museum aims to bring art to viewers in a safe and innovative way.
All this is made concrete through his exhibition The objects in the mirror are closer than it seems , which was mounted inside the parking lot of the Antara shopping center and which can be visited in the comfort of a car.
But what is the exhibition about? Read more
2. Van Gogh Alive – The Experience
ArtAudiovisualMonument to the Mother, Cuauhtémoc Until Jan 31, 2021
What is supposedly the “most visited multimedia exhibition in the world” arrives in Mexico City, a festive display in which you will immerse yourself in Arles, Saint Rémy and Auvers-sur-Oise, where Van Gogh created most of his plays. Van Gogh Alive – The Experience brings both iconic and lesser-known paintings and artworks to life from a 1,500-square-meter structure installed at the Monument to the Mother. Read more
3. Stuart Sandford, exploring masculinity through ideas
Gay and lesbian
Stuart Sandford is a multidisciplinary British artist living / working in England, the United States and recently in Mexico. His work has been exhibited in various galleries and museums around the world, is part of the Sir Elton John Photography Collection, and has been a resident of the Tom of Finland Foundation. Sandford’s work uses various artistic tools, such as photography and sculpture, to tackle a broad reflection on masculinity, eroticism and fragility.
From his Cumfaces to his famed Sebastian , Stuart’s exploration of the male body is an ode to contemplation and queer aesthetics. The masterful combination of techniques and disciplines with which he builds his visual imaginaries give his work a highly particular complexity. The image of the ” twink ” is the ideal pretext to talk about self-representation and the cult of desire. In his work, the most idyllic bodies become landscapes and objects that are transformed into metaphors about modern life and everyday life.
The artist is currently in Mexico for the presentation of Lush, a collective exhibition in conjunction with Federico Fernández and Mariana Corcuera, which is currently being exhibited in the Photographic Almanac. Regarding his visit to our country, we take the opportunity to talk with him Read more
4. The Paris of Modigliani and his contemporaries
ArtPaintingMuseum of the Palace of Fine Arts, Cuauhtémoc Until Dec 31, 2020
The Museum of the Palace of Fine Arts reopens its doors with an exhibition dedicated to the Italian painter Amadeo Modigliani and other artists of the 20th century.
Modigliani is a good example of the word bohemian. He spent a large part of his short life in Paris, where he met other great artists such as Pablo Picasso, Diego Rivera, Carlos Mdiversia and Constantin Brancusi. It was also part of his nightly and decadent stages with which his work was inspired and created. Read more
5. Historic Center. Heart of the City
ArtMuseum of the Object of the Object (MODO), Rome Until Dec 31, 2020
The Historic Center is a symbol of freedom, artistic vision, economy, nightlife, and a host of other aspects (difficult to list here). They are characteristics that fit more than one person and more than one generation. Its presence over the years and in different contexts is such that the Museum of the Object decided to highlight it as a producer of images – well, it has given us thousands of them – identity givers.
With the exhibition Centro Histórico. The Heart of the City explores the unusual and uniting of these streets; taking into account the historical part, but without losing the main axis of identity. Read more
6. Monet Experience and the Impressionists
ArtForum Buenavista, Buenavista Until Dec 13, 2020
Installed in our country by the same organizers of Da Vinci Experience, Monet Experience, and the Impressionists, it is a sensory immersion in the works of Claude Monet, the forerunner of Impressionism, and other leading artists of this movement such as Edgar Degas, Camille Pisarro, Paul Cézanne, Édouard Manet, Berthe Morisot, and Mary Cassat, just to name a few.
In accordance with the advances that Crossmedia has presented, the tour will consist of 800 high resolution images, of which 71 refer to the work of Monet and 60 to other Impressionists Read more
7. Jumex Collection: Razor’s Edge
ArtContemporary artJumex Museum, Granada Until Feb 13, 2021
As an exercise in introspection and collective analysis, in a context dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic and its inevitable consequences, the Museo Jumex presents the exhibition Al filo de la navaja, a selection of works belonging to its collection, created by national and international artists who rethink the fragility with which we exist in these moments of the health crisis.
During the tour of the exhibition Al filo de la navaja you will be in front of pieces by figures such as Francis Alÿs, a Belgian artist living in Mexico since 1986 who with his works restructures the phenomenon of migration and the definition of freedom. Read more
8. Mexico and Mexicans in the Kaluz collection
Museums and cultural centersWarrior
The new museum in the Historic Center of Mexico City, the Kaluz Museum, will open this weekend to give an account of the Mexican artistic heritage with the exhibition Mexico and the Mexicans in the Kaluz Collection.
Located in the Old Hospice of Santo Tomás de Villanueva, known as El Hotel de Cortés, the new Kaluz Museum will welcome you from this Sunday, October 25 (free) with the Urban Garden mural —sculpture by the Mexican artist Vicente Rojo— and with works by artists such as Pelegrín Clavé, José María Velasco, Joaquín Clausell, Gerardo Murillo “Dr. Atl ”, Ángel Zárraga, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, José Clemente Orozco, Raúl Anguiano and Eugenio Landesio. Read more
9. The impact of the invisible
ArtDigital and interactiveInteractive Museum of Economy (MIDE), Cuauhtémoc Until Dec 27, 2020
The impact of the invisible is the special exhibition with which the MIDE reopens, which aims to make you reflect on the effects of the pandemic on people’s lives. One of its sections explains how people’s economies were affected around the world, while another section talks about personal and emotional effects on the vast majority of the population. Read more
10. Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam. A baroque look at the Society of Jesus
ArtPaintingMunal. National Museum of Art, Cuauhtémoc Until Jan 1, 2021
In the exhibition of the National Museum of Art MUNAL Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam. A baroque look at the Society of Jesus you will see a part of our culture that flourished from the viceregal era. Inside the Jorge Alberto Manrique Hall, you will find the artists Juan Francisco de Aguilera, Juan Patricio Morlete Ruiz, Miguel Cabrera, and Juan Rodríguez Juárez, four of the greatest exponents of the art that occurred in New Spain.
Each of his works shares the religious beliefs, sometimes imposed, of the artists since they captured the image of saints from a view that reflects their body, their expressions, and their encounter with God. At the same time, we will see the colors and style of the 18th century. Read more