Program Highlights 2014
20 Million Mexicans Can’t Be Wrong
A series of roundtable conferences at Material Art Fair curated by Dorothée Dupuis with the support of Polina Stroganova
“20 Million Mexicans Can’t Be Wrong” was the title of a group show curated by Cuauhtemoc Medina at London’s South Gallery in 2002. Now more than ten years later, what’s left of the tacit prophecy implied in this title? Can the success of a curator like Medina, consecrated as much in Europe for his ability to curate large-scale events like Manifesta, as in his native land through his recent nomination as director of one of the most prominent institutions for contemporary art in Mexico City, the MUAC, mirror the fate of an entire scene? Has Mexico City finally succeeded in overcoming its post-colonial complexes and established itself as one of the key global art capitals? That’s what Dorothée Dupuis proposes to examine through this three-day roundtable conference series at Material Art Fair, featuring an impressive list of international panelists. The talks will take place in the main exhibition hall on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday beginning at 12 each day, for maximum conviviality.