Gallery Weekend Mexico
Gallery Weekend Mexico City + Flux//Zone
Gallery Weekend will celebrate its sixth edition in Mexico City from September 20th to September 23rd, 2018. This cultural project circuit is a museological showcase that presents art galleries as centers that promote critical, innovative, creative and transgressive thinking by fostering the exchange and dialogue of new proposals for contemporary art.
The platform has been established in the national cultural scene by placing art in the media spotlight by encouraging the participation of collectors and giving visibility to the galleries of Mexico City, which strengthen their link with the community interested in art and culture during this weekend; likewise the circuit is a space of international impulse, since, with presence in more than fifteen cities in the world such as Barcelona, Paris, Tel Aviv, Seoul, Santiago de Chile and Havana, it is an opportunity for the Mexican galleries to find diffusion in the cultural field at an international level.
For the first time in the six years of existence of the program in Mexico, San Angel one of the most well-known colonial areas in the city joins the route previously integrated only by the areas of Lomas, Polanco, San Miguel Chapultepec, Condesa, Roma, Juárez, San Rafael and Santa María la Ribera.
The forty galleries participating in Gallery Weekend especially designed an exhibition for the program. Flux // Zone will present Out of Silence by Spanish photographer Miguel Soler-Roig, a project carried out at the end of summer 2016, when Soler-Roig traveled to one of the most inaccessible regions of Tibet to hear the first words of a Lama that held a vow of silence during three years and document it through graphic video work and photography.
In addition to the chain of boutique hotels Grupo Habita and Fundación Telefónica, which promotes social and cultural action in Mexico, as sponsors Gallery Weekend México partners with two digital platforms of utmost importance for the international art scene: with Revista Código, specialized in producing articles, interviews and videographic productions about art, architecture and design, as well as Artsy, the most important online medium for collectors with the most innovative art proposals of the moment showed through auction offering, full cataloguing of works of art and galleries, criticism and analysis of fairs and shows. It also has a magazine that publishes on art history, as well as the latest news of the international cultural field. The participation of these media in the circuit is fundamental, since they promote the approach of young and new collectors to the galleries of the moment.