Don't Call it a Satellite Fair
Material. An art fair that takes place during Zonamaco in Mexico City. But it's not just a satellite fair, and stands solidly on its own. While not every booth is a 'home run' I found some definite gems and had a great time in the process. According to their site, this year they had
They also have one of the best websites I've seen in a long time, including well thought-out details such as the gallery's Instagram handles, which becomes really important when looking up パン (🍞)'s artist.
Located at the Frontón México, the fair is three stories (on metal scaffolding), two showing off the core of the fair, with the third sporting a reading section and special projects.
It's already one of the most interesting fair venues I've been to, and I really appreciated the communal tables they set up for people to gather and work out (charging outlets readily available as well). ... but now onto the art.
The first booth I was immediately drawn to was that of パン (🍞, aka (Brett Wiliam Schult's gallery..who also happens to be one of the owners of Material Fair). They featured solo works by Japanese pop artist, Hideki Yukawa, who genius-ly mixed famous gallery names with corporate logos (see below).
Walkway to each level...
Neri Barranco gallery from Mexico City brought these fascinating sculptures by Daniel Aguilar Ruvalcaba. As one of my friends wisely pointed out they reflect very well my mental state on a Monday and Friday.
I was super excited to see these works by Aneta Grzeszykowsa at Lyles & King's booth since it was one of their only shows I missed last year. What she's wearing in these photographs are different 'beauty masks' that women are given post plastic surgery.
I love learning about a new artist - and Cosima zu Knyphausen was that for me when I saw her works at Stadium's booth. Light, playful and interesting...always with the theme of books, so what's not to love?
Last but not least... Chez Mohamed's booth
Genius. To say the least. A vending machine where you can buy the gallery's art. Did people actually do it? By the out-of-stock signs in the machine... yes.
The Reading Section
Such an amazing fair! I'd also recommend you'd purchase a tote bag if you have the chance to visit - they're so well designed and were the perfect addition to my growing collection.