The third edition of Material Art Fair is taking place at Expo Reforma in the Juarez neighbourhood of Mexico City from February 4 to 7.
Over 60 spaces from across the world have been invited to exhibit by this year’s selection committee, which include curators Willy Katz and Attilia Fattori Franchini.
The fair’s 2016 public programme has now been announced, titled: ‘Open Call’. Instead of working towards a theme and asking for response, ‘Open Call’ – a little like the organisers of concurrent event, Transmediale/ conversationpiece decision to run it around discussions and no concrete theme – asks participants of the fair to offer work around the work, conversations around the booths.
Exhibitors to look out for in particular include:
Lodos Gallery, SPF15 , Et Al., Yves Scherer with Jose Garcia, Exo Exo, Kimberly Klark, La Plage, Anna Sophie Berger at New Galerie, Parallel Oaxaca, Queer Thoughts, Smart Objects , Spinello Projects, XPO, Buenos Tiempos Int., whose most recent online show by Juliana Huxtable ends on Feburary 3, Cactus, who are showing Candice Jacobs, and Proyectos Monclova.
Events and performance highlights from:
Opening Times, American Medium, Mexico City’s Bikini Wax Gallery, Buenos Tiempos Int., SPF15 whose director, Morgan Mandalay will talk with artist Chelsea Culprit and Lodos Gallery.
Taking place around the fair itself is a show by Korakrit Arunanondchai, also at Lodos, Index Art Book Fair at Museo Jumex, and Garrett Nelson’s Cruising Objects of Agency at Museo de la Ciudad de Querétaro, which we’ve reviewed here.
See the Material Art Fair website for the full programme. **