Zona Maco 2012 in Mexico City
Sparse is the adjective I would use to describe the interior of the Zona Maco fair. I went three years ago (the year that Swine Flu broke out) and felt that this year the fair had lost some of its sophistication and clout from previous iterations. That was until I stepped into the vans that shuttled visitors to the collateral events for the fair held in various locations around Mexico City. I soon learned how well attended Maco is –I met curators, collectors, dealers and artists from all over the world. It was amazing! And with galleries like Lisson, Sadie Coles and Salon 94 participating, there was some stellar work to be seen. I particularly enjoyed the section of younger galleries and the single artist booths. However, the design area was in a terrible location and fell flat.
Highlights for me:
I loved the video installation at Max Wigram’s booth.
In two corners of Galleria Continua’s booth were Daniel Buren installations with mirrors that I found appealing.
Mario Mauroner’s booth was topped with a neon cow. Hard to miss.
Lisson came with some big guns including an Anish Kapoor, Lawrence Weiner and this beautiful Richard Deacon.
I fell in love with this colorful felt-filled coffee table at Enrique Guerrero.
I just found this visually fun.
I loved this installation at Nordenhake’s booth!