ZsONAMACO 2018: Design with Life

Designers look toward the organic for inspiration at this year's fair in Mexico City

Though dwarfed by the festival’s main contemporary art event, ZsONAMACO Design is a lively world of its own, featuring a remarkable selection of fashion, jewelry, interior decor and furniture. The category was an obvious success, with attendees enthusiastically walking out the door with pieces purchased right off the floor. Stylistically, exhibitors were as diverse as the industry itself, but one particular theme seemed to emanate …

ZsONAMACO 2018: Women on the Verge

Artists and art collectives commanding attention around the Mexico City art fair

Alongside its main event, ZsONAMACO hosts a series of parallel activities which invite attendees to explore Mexico City‘s fortuitous gallery scene and meet those who set the local standard for art and design throughout the rest of the year. It’s a far more intimate experience, and one that seems to be overshadowed by the industry party at the edge of town. Future guests take note: …

ZsONAMACO 2018: Things Are Not What They Seem

Five artists who revealed a surprising reality at the Mexico City art fair

While not uncommon or infrequent, an art fair at a convention center can be a strange juxtaposition. There is a mimicking of the white cube gallery as though it will make guests feel a bit more at home while they turn a blind eye to the incongruous fluorescent lighting, the metal detectors, the medical conference next door. Still, none of these things matter when in …