There's more than just earthquakes shaking up Mexico City. From April 18 to 22 in the Centro Banamex ZONA MACO, Mexico's most important international art fair will take place. Up to 95 galleries from 19 countries will be represented (click HERE for more information).
At the Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, one of my favorite museums in the city, a compelling show by Swedish portrait artist Johan Falkman is on display through June. Using vivid brushwork that brings to mind Velazquez, Van Gogh and DeKooning as well as the German Expressionists, Falkman brings to life a host of characters from all walks of life--don't miss the scary portrait of his mother at the end of the show (click HERE).
At the Museo de Arte Popular, photographs that document Mexican life and culture by Mariana Yampolsky are on display (click HERE).
At the Palacio de Bellas Artes a big show by Colombian artist Fernando Botero is drawing big crowds (click HERE).
In Polanco, the Galeria Juan Martin is showing the work of Oaxacan artist Francisco Toldeo (click HERE), and the Galeria Lopez Quiroga presents a retrospective of the work of
The monthly magazine Time Out has published its first edition in Mexico City, with listings and articles of cultural events here. It now joins Chilango and Tiempo Libre as one of the most important sources of information for what's going on around town. The first issue is free--look for it at newsstands and galleries around town.