Central to Material’s public program is IMMATERIAL, a dedicated series of performance-based works curated by Michelangelo Miccolis, which will celebrate its third edition in 2019. Past editions have included works by acclaimed artists like Maria Hassabi, Mårten Spångberg, Adriana Lara, Geoffrey Farmer, Dora Garcia, and Cally Spooner, among others.
Highlights from the fair’s most recent program included the presentation of artist Pedro Reyes’s monograph, Ad Usum, as well as that of Mexican architect Frida Escobedo’s winning proposal for the 2018 Serpentine Pavilion in London. For the fair’s common areas, Material commissioned the design and research project Sillas Callejeras (Mexican Street Furniture) by Fabien Capello and curated by Mario Ballesteros, director and curator in chief at Archivo Diseño y Arquitectura.
Material also welcomed the New York City-based bar and curatorial project, Beverly’s, which took over one of the Frontón’s locker rooms with installation-based works and participatory performances.
Material’s organizers look forward to announcing the complete program for IMMATERIAL VOL. 3 later this year, along with all of the other incredibly exciting activities and special projects to take place during Material next February. Stay tuned.