FREEDOM TO ART
Material Art Fair celebrates its fifth edition in Mexico City from February 8th – 11th, 2018.
Since its debut four years ago, Material has revitalized Mexico City’s most important week for contemporary art and, in many ways, has come to symbolize its city's vibrant and youthful cultural scene. The fair’s emphasis on experience — through its intimate scale, sense of community, and adventurous programming — has made it a required visit for collectors, curators, artists, and the general public alike.
For this upcoming edition, Material will debut at the Frontón México, an Art Deco-era sporting arena constructed in 1929 by the architects Teodoro Kinhard and Joaquín Capilla. Abandoned for over two decades, the Frontón has been recently restored to its former grandeur as part of a massive rehabilitation project overseen by Mexico’s National Institute of Fine Arts.
Located alongside the plaza of the breathtaking Monument to the Revolution, the Frónton México is just a few blocks away from the fair’s previous venue, Expo Reforma, and nearby Reforma Avenue, the Centro Historico, as well as the Roma, Condesa, Juárez and San Rafael neighborhoods.
VIP Preview (invitation-only)
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De La República 17
Col. Tabacalera, Del. Cuauhtémoc
CDMX, CP 06030
Information coming soon.
Material welcomes applications from commercial galleries as well as non-commercial or hybrid exhibition spaces with year-round exhibition programs. The fair’s last edition featured 53 exhibitors from 17 countries and 33 cities.
Material’s 2018 edition will maintain a similarly selective number of exhibitors, chosen by the fair’s selection committee based upon its careful review of all received proposals.
Following up on the remarkable success of IMMATERIAL — Michelangelo Miccolis’s debut performance program for the fair’s 2017 edition — this next edition will feature IMMATERIAL Vol. II, a presentation of long-durational dance works by two internationally-acclaimed artists engaging with expanded notions of choreography.