18 November 2008

Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC)

The best art news in Mexico in years. A great museum in one of my favorite places on earth. I am very lucky that I will be visiting it as soon as next month!

Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Mexico City's
opens November 26th, 2008
Info on the openings' exhibitions.

Ciudad Universitaria is the main campus of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, the largest university in Latin America (300,000 students).
The impressive new building, in the University's Cultural Center, was designed by internationally renowned Mexican Architect Teodoro González de León, (the Campus was declared World Heritage in 2007). Embedded in the volcanic lava landscape that characterizes this area in the deep South of Mexico City is the handsome 13,000 M2 two-story building.
Following a proposal authored by Olivier Debroise, the MUAC created an acquisitions program for the Collection that covers a broad historical spectrum, beginning with works rescued from the time of the construction of the Campus in 1952. This ongoing project brings together not only a survey of the fragmented tendencies of the last 50 years of Mexican production - it has also established a permanent agreement with two of Mexico's most respected international collectors – the Corpus Group and the Charpenel Collections - to enhance the dialogue with global experience.
Museum's founding Director: Graciela de la Torre
Curatorial program team: Guillermo Santamarina and José Luis Barrios.

Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City
from E-flux

More news on Muac.
More: Replica 21, article in Spanish.

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