WHAT MACO ZONE LEFT
The 14th Edition of the Maco Contemporary Art Fair in Mexico City culminated, for some, the most important one that takes place in America after Art Basel in Miami. Besides the arguable that may be in the previous assertion the fact is that Zona Maco is one of the most publicized ... and discussed.
Arte por Excelencias was present in those days when a lot of public had to go to the pavilion of exhibitions Citibanamex to observe this exhibition of art from all over the world attended by 150 exhibitors representing 120 art galleries. You do not always have the opportunity to visit in just one location the most important galleries in the world, and to see all the trends in contemporary plastic arts.
"Contemporary plastic arts" is perhaps not the best definition to include in everything seen in Zona Maco 2017. Multiplicity of readings could be done by just moving from one pavilion to another. Many of those who paraded through our booth at the Fair questioned whether such an installation could be considered art or was a tease directed at naive or neophytes. Art, if it is art, alone is distinguished. And if what our eyes see awakens a logical reasoning, either for or against ...
Art? Moody? Snobbery? Expansion of large chain stores? These are the questions asked by the audience again and again. Can this be blamed on the organizers? Well, no, man, there is no fair of contemporary art that does not also have something of deceit and of market so related in these times that run.