Gallery Weekend Mexico: The Highlights
Five exhibits worth traveling for.
Gallery Weekend Mexico returned for its fifth year this November to celebrate the country’s standing as Latin America’s hub for world-class art. The weekend is typically held throughout Mexico City in September, but was postponed after that month’s devastating earthquake.
Two months later and the city barely skipped a beat with 47 galleries leaning hot-pink wooden beams (the signature color of native son architect Luis Barragán) against their entrances to mark their participation. Mexico City’s art world can be as sprawling and dizzying as the capital itself, but the weekend hones in on the most important galleries (54 exhibitions featuring 165 artists—easy, right?) and draws an international crowd of collectors, critics, and admirers alike.