ZonaMACO- Mexico City
What a fair and what a city!
Let me please start by talking about this city!
Mexico City! What a vibrant, alive, beautifully chaotic city. A city with hellish traffic and chaos, yet at the same time charming and bustling with positive energy.
A city, where if you stay in the right areas (and you should) you can hear the birds chirping all day long!! Something I hadn’t heard for a long time in a busy city.
So my advise is to stay in certain areas, as it is advisable and safer (some areas can be quite dodgy and are said to be unsafe for women traveling on their own). Not that I felt unsafe at any point, but better to be safe than sorry as they say…
The people are extremely friendly, and seem very content. There is an easygoing and blasé feel to everything, and if you plan your day well, even the insane traffic cannot get you down. There are incredible amounts of beautiful art around the city, and the museums can keep you busy for days on end.
The Colonial architecture, Beaux Arts mansions, and the general Art Deco style of areas like Roma, Condesa, Polanco, and Chapultepec is reminiscent of grander times, and a perfect mix of beautiful European flair mixed with authentic Central and South American warmness and comfortability.
The food is a whole other story altogether, and I cannot remember the last time I ate such good food at such prices. You can read about my favorite places to eat in the eat, sleep and enjoy section.
As for the fair, I have to say I loved it. Great Mexican art, a perfect selection of local and international galleries, and a generally positive atmosphere. The gallery owners all had a nice content and happy smile on their faces, and I was told that sales went very well.
My favorite discoveries were Galeria Hilario Galguera, Modernism Inc gallery, the Cassina Projects, Galeria LGM, and JD Malat.
I also loved meeting Sophie Dupont at Zilberman Gallery, and chatting with her about her amazing installations.