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Thursday 30 of May 2024

What You’re Doing This Weekend in Mexico City

Museo Jumex was designed by David Chipperfield,photo: Cuartoscuro/Diego Simón Sánchez
Museo Jumex was designed by David Chipperfield,photo: Cuartoscuro/Diego Simón Sánchez
This year's Art Week Mexico has an event for every art lover


Material Art Fair’s fourth installment takes place this weekend at Expo Reforma. This year the fair will feature over 50 international galleries, non-profits, artist-run and independent spaces. The public opening is at 3 p.m. on Thursday and runs 11 a.m. to 8 p.m Fri.-Sun. General admission is 150 pesos and you can find more info here.


This year marks the fifth edition of Salón ACME in Juárez. A select number of independent artists are invited every year to this event which supports and promotes national talent. In addition to art featured from galleries such as OMR, José García, Curro, Travesía Cuatro, Arroniz and others, there will be conversations, presentations, live performances and food from La Zaranda Miravalle. The opening event is Thursday at 6 p.m. at Proyecto Público Prim. Casa Juárez and starts at 12 p.m. Fri.-Sun. The events are free.


This week has an event for every type of art lover. To see the mainstays of the art world, head over to Zona Maco at the Centro Citibanamex for “Latin America’s most important contemporary art fair.” In its 14th edition, this year the fair will feature more than 1,500 artist from over 120 galleries. Entrance costs 250 pesos and opens at 12 p.m. Thurs.-Fri.

For those of us who don’t have lovers for V day, there’s fun planned for us as well. All weekend Le Cinéma at the Instituto Francés de América Latina is hosting a film festival called “Desiring Love,” to remind us how lonely we are. There will be films every day of the weekend and on Saturday you can catch “La Belle Saison” at 5 p.m. Tickets are 45 pesos. You can find more info here.


If you have not yet seen “General Idea: Tiempo Partido” at Museo Jumex, make sure you do this weekend as the show closes on Sunday. General Idea is a queer artist collective comprised of artists AA Bronson, Felix Partz and Jorge Zontal who worked together from 1970 to 1994. The show features 120 of their works and engages a number of issues facing the queer community. The museum is open from 11 a.m to 8 p.m. Tues.-Sun. General entrance 30 pesos (50 for foreigners) and free on Sundays.