Linda Yablonsky wasn’t having such a good time at Mexico’s Zona Maco art fair. In the first place, she’s no fan of art fairs. In the second place, she wasn’t impressed by Carlos Slim’s new Museo Soumaya. But don’t call Yablonsky a sour puss because she made the most of her trip and was sure to give Zelika Garcia her props and she had these nice things to say about Jumex:
An hour (if you’re lucky) outside of town at Jumex, where Eugenio Lopez Alonso holds the largest, and most cutting-edge, private collection of contemporary art in Latin America, curator Osvaldo Sanchez put 69 works on view in “Glimmer.” They included a Louise Bourgeoisspider, a sexy pair of medicine balls by Miroslaw Balka, a great photo of a matador by Denise De La Rue, a gourd wrapped in plumbing hardware byThomas Glassford (evidently a Mexico City favorite), and an exquisite jigsaw puzzle painting wrapped in plastic by Felix Gonzalez-Torres.
The show’s generally black-white cast gave it the look of a sleek bachelor pad, in direct opposition to the tropical colors that lit the tent for the opening dinner next door, where artist DJ Slater Bradley brought the crowd to its feet.
Close Encounters (Artnet.com)