Fresh from Mex
Mexico City's art scene is hopping, and Reno will host a few of its art stars in 2017. NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART CURATOR JOANNE NORTHRUP visited in february and shared a few trip notes.
First stop: ZsONA MACO
Zsona Maco is an annual showcase that bills itself as "Latin America’s most important contemporary art fair." Northrup got to know the director of Kurimanzutto Gallery, which appears to be the Mexico City gallery world's hottest ticket.
In past work, Cuevas has remixed logos and brand identities to critique injustices in the food and oil industries. In more recent work, she uses chocolate as a material and delves into colonialism.
Next stop: Bestabee Romero's studio
Romero addresses consumer culture and traditional culture on a few levels at once, uses car bodies as art supplies, tires as sculpture materials, and custom-designed tire treads as printmaking tools. Her work appeared at the NMA last year.
LAST STOP: HOME
The "Unsettled" exhibit at the Nevada Museum of Art is scheduled for Aug. 19, 2017-Jan. 21, 2018. To stay up to date on upcoming museum programs, visit this page.