Friday, February 13, 2009

MUAC - Mexico City's newest Art Gallery

Travel down to the South of the city to the UNAM University Campus, and you will find the latest edition to Mexico City's already buzzing modern art scene. Housed in a cool , contemporary building with lots of light, glass, and easy on the eye vistas, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporaneo (MUAC) opened to the public just a few months ago, and is already drawing the crowds...

Drawing on a wide selection of Mexican and International artists, the works are beautifully displayed with the space to contemplate each piece...

( Artist - Jan Hendrix : Holland )

You can admire from a distance or get up close and personal and interact with the works of art...

( Artist Edgar Orlaineta : Mexico : Estalagmitas )

The most complex piece currently on display is a walk through installation containing a mixture of photographs, collages, designs, artefacts, dead rats.... and a labyrinth of live rats... all forming an ironic and critical commentary on Hitler's Germany and Totalitarianism....

( Artist Miguel Ventura and the NILC Project : Mexico : Cantos Civicos)


The gallery is well worth a visit and is open from Wednesday to Sunday. It can be reached by the Insurgentes metrobus or a short 20 peso cab ride from metro Universidad.

13 comments:

hitch writer said...

Looks like a really interesting place to visit...

Thanks for sharing !!

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

I love it when the buildings which house art are also art!

Catherine said...

Hi Hitch and Cecile...DF is brilliant for art galleries of all types... and often the buildings are great works of art in their own right..

jess gonacha said...

it looks amazing!

Varunavi said...

Liked the narration and the snaps of the lovely city mexico

Rakesh said...

I never understand Art, especially abstracts! Though it appears intriguing for a moment but the purpose is never understood.

I remember I was in Amsterdam for a morning and decided to go to a few Museums and I walked the fastest across the pieces. I pretended, now and then, to stand and look closely at a particular painting but... just couldn't get it.

Las Terror Sisters said...

love this museum and love the pics...

Hey Harriet said...

What an amazing looking gallery space. I'd love to visit it, but sadly it's a long way from me. Perhaps one day.... :)

Catherine said...

Hi Jess, Varunavi, Rakesh, Terror Sisters and harriet... thansk for stopping by... DF is best known abroad for its crime, pollution and kidnappings... I am trying to promote a very different side of the city as I love living here!!

Catherine said...

ps Harriet...just found your blog yesterday and will be giving the shadow shot sunday a whirl...glad to find it!!

kristine said...

this looks like a fantastic museum! I am a bit jealous that you have this near you...there's nothing like that here...

winston jamz said...

Hello

I had the pleasure of seeing the exhibition even though I live far away in London. Loved the Art Gallery. Loved the Exhibition. Had a wonderful week, on holiday, in Mexico City.

Winston

ideolatras said...

hi! if you want more info about "Cantos Civicos", by Miguel Ventura, you can visit www.ideolatras.info. there's the complete coverage of the final event, and a photo gallery (hosted at Flickr).