Not all that shines is gold:
Mexico City’s current art landscape

Fuente: Elephant.com

Written by Fabiola Talavera

After February’s high tide of international artists, gallerists and collectors trotting down to Mexico City for art week, spring exhibitions can often be uneventful, an endogamy of burned-out artists recovering from the demands of the prior months and group shows overpacked with participants in loose curatorial stances, while public and private institutions rearrange their collections to try to say something new, and at best, take the plunge to do solo exhibitions with so-called emerging young creators. In congregations such as Zona Maco, Material Art Fair and Salón Acme, which have garnered major recognition in the past years, if you’re not participating in the project space section (where there’s no booth fees charged) it might be a struggle to break even as a gallery, but it’s still considered to be a more affordable investment than other international events of this order.
This time around Condo Complex invigorated Mexico City’s art landscape, an international initiative started by Vanessa Carlos that aims to have foreign galleries collaborate with local galleries that act as hosts of temporary exhibitions. (...) On the second week of April, Condo inaugurated shows of 42 galleries packed in 20 spaces around Mexico City. Visiting them all on the first opening days was an ambitious plan, but I had high hopes of getting to know new talents and finding artistic propositions outside of a purely commercial socialization.

On my way to N.A.S.A.L, my husband spams me with Twitter screenshots of the breaking news of Iran launching missiles towards Israel, by the time I arrive to the place, I’m convinced WW3 has initiated. In there, I find a group show titled "Actos de Fe" organized with Peruvian gallery Revolver. The text, written by one of the participating artists, Luis Enrique Zela-Koort (Peru, 1994) meditates on the cult of violence and crumbling systems of beliefs. Following his exploration of desire as a force ingrained in the cellular and the cosmic realm, what he denominates, Queer Metaphysics, Zela-Koort’s work in this material domain displays a fractal cross made out metal with heart shaped amber-colored rubber fitted on grids of squares across it.