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Zona Maco

Feb 5 – Feb 9, 2020
Mexico City

Pace Gallery is pleased to return to Mexico City for the 2020 edition of Zona Maco. In Booth D118, Pace will present works by artists from across the gallery’s program—ranging from contemporary artists such as Tara Donovan, Kiki Smith and Yto Barrada, to artists and estates long represented by Pace, including Roberto Matta, Louise Nevelson and Antoni Tàpies.

Art Fair Details

February 5 – 9, 2020
Booth D118

Above: Antoni Tàpies, Franja negra central, 1991, paint and varnish on paper, 47-1/4” × 31-11/16” (120 cm × 80.5 cm)© 2019 Fundació Antoni Tàpies / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, VEGAP, Madrid

Centro Citibanamex
Mexico City

Pace Gallery is pleased to return to Mexico City for the 2020 edition of Zona Maco, on view from February 5-9, 2020. In Booth D118, Pace will feature a group presentation by 28 artists across the gallery’s program—ranging from recent works by contemporary artists such as Lynda Benglis, James Turrell, Yto Barrada, Richard Tuttle, and Lucas Samaras to seminal pieces from artist estates long represented by the gallery, including Louise Nevelson, Roberto Matta, Alexander Calder, Robert Rauschenberg, and Antoni Tàpies, among others.

Highlights from the booth presentation at the fair include:

  • Louise Nevelson’s signature monochromatic black wood assemblages alongside rare collages. During the 1940s and 1950s, Nevelson spent time in Mexico and Guatemala and was inspired by Pre-Colombian art.
  • Historical works by Roberto Matta, one of the most influential Latin American artists of the 20th century who spearheaded Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism in the region and beyond.
  • Yto Barrada’s works on paper that were inspired by designs that the artist found in the endpapers of books within the library of the late architect Luis Barragán at his home in Mexico City.
  • A selection of drawings by Robert Rauschenberg that were discovered in June 2007 in the artist’s studio in Captiva, Florida, in which we see the artist employing the grid format for the first time.
  • Drawings from post-minimalist and conceptual artist Richard Tuttle’s basis series—a groundbreaking body of work made in in the 1970s that blurred the distinction between drawing and sculpture—as well as the artist’s new sculptural works made at his studio in Maine in 2019.
  • An iconic piece by Lucas Samaras made in 1965 alongside a series of his recent digital photographs. Pace is currently presenting an exhibition of Samaras’s new photographs in New York entitled Me, Myself and… that tracks the artist’s longstanding investigation into self-imagery and experimental photography throughout his six-decade career.

Concurrently on view in Mexico City is Pace artist James Turrell’s major survey, Passages of Light, at the Museo Jumex. The exhibition presents new works from Turrell’s Ganzfeld and Curved Elliptical Glass series, spanning two floors of the museum’s galleries. Pace will spotlight one of the artist’s hologram works in its booth at the fair.