“You will be picked for the building based on image. Worlds runs on graphics,” said architect David Chipperfield on Saturday in Mexico City recently opened Museo Jumex. If Chipperfield, who won the contract to design in 2009-is correct, then the building first week visual Jumex produce enough coins to go around Mexico, if not the world. Bienvenidos dinner in the city forest backlit tangerine with people such as Eva Longoria, Richard Buckley, and Stavros Niarchos, a whitewashed penthouse studio with Damien Hirst and Richard Prince jokes cow sex, and two-hour DJ set Mark Ronson, who spun to thousands of partygoers in purpose built Studio 54-inspired Mayan temple, just a few highlights from the event.
Located in the upscale Polanco district municipality, Jumex will serve as a second home for Colecci?n Jumex, a contemporary art collection billed as the largest in Latin America, led by Mexican tycoon Eugenio Lopez drinks. With ridged roofs and sand-colored geometry, the building is absolutely charming, and will primarily serve as a gallery space to house curations from Colecci?n, as well as exhibitions of other artists. When that Jumex is a huge exhibition called A Place in two dimensions, the artists of the Colecci?n as Thomas Ruff, Jorge Pardo, and Francis Alys side solo display by Fred Sandback, a sculptor known for a string of features tied-off loaded with power and subtlety. Curator Patrick CHARPENEL stated, “We want to play with the idea of being on the verge of collapse.” This is a provocative sentiment, but may contain a layer of subtext reversed: Mexico City-especially in front of Renaissance art in the modern mode and ready to bloom as a major international player and enduring culture. Although, after this weekend, we are sure that many who claim that it is in full swing.