Preview: Zona Maco, Mexico City


The fifteenth edition of Zona Maco, the annual contemporary art and design fair of Mexico City, opens today, brimming with colourful and uncanny works. In its most inclusive iteration yet, the fair consists of 170 galleries from over twenty countries around the world. Paint is the material of the month as the surreal work of hair-obsessed artist Julie Curtiss is centre-stage at New York’s The Hole, along with trippy technicolour visions by young American painter Morgan Blair. From the West Coast of the states, Honor Fraser gallery is exhibiting beautifully hazy dreamscapes by William Leavit. Illusions reign at Italy’s Galleria Continua, with huge mirrored sculptures by Anish Kapoor alongside the printed mirrors of Michelangelo Pistoletto, and at Galeria Hilario Galguera, Gwladys Alonzo’s sculptures bring marble together with dripping wax. Neon strip lights are integrated into expressive neon paintings by Thrush Holmes at Beers London, whilst at Mexico’s GE Galeria, RETNA’s indecipherable works incorporate influences from Arabic, Egyptian, Hebrew and Anglo Saxon script with popping colours.

Zona Maco

Until 11 February in Mexico City

Kevin Simón Mancera, Es Tarde Ya, 2017 with Michael Sturm