Zona Maco | Mexico
Centro Banamex, Sala D
Feb. 24, 2017
THIRTEEN MUST BE A LUCKY NUMBER for Zona Maco. Or maybe it took twelve years for Mexico City’s primary art fair to graduate from an undisciplined, provincial tradeshow to the worldly, sophisticated bazaar that it was last week. I don’t know what sold between February 3 and 7, but the layout made it possible to have a focused experience of art, despite the airport-concourse environment of the Centro Banamex.
Flashback: 10 of the Best Artworks at Zona Maco 2016
What’s good at Zona Maco this year? There’s a lot to rummage through at this year’s expanded edition of the Mexico City fair, which has amped up its design section and organized a robust selection of solo project booths by emerging galleries to go alongside the blue-chip fare from top local galleries and globe-bestriders like David Zwirner and Gagosian. Amid this scrum there are plenty of standouts—here are 10 of them.
Mexico City was stamped as the number one place to visit in 2016. And based on the throngs of smiling collectors who spilled into ZsONAMACO on Wednesday morning and equally ecstatic gallerists gushing, “this is my favorite fair”—it appears the art world would agree. For the fair’s 13th edition, 123 galleries from 25 countries are spread across a single floor of the Centro Banamex.