Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Affordable Art Fair Mexico presents its first edition in Latin America!


Anibal Catalan, Sin Titulo (Zona Morpho Series). Courtesy of YAUTEPEC Gallery.

Affordable Art Fair México presents its first edition in Latin America!

October 19 – 21, 2012

Expo Reforma

Ave. Morelos 67, Col. Juárez | Cuauhtémoc, 06700 | México D.F.

Affordable Art Fair, the leading showcase internationally for contemporary art, arrives for the first time to Mexico and Latin America. It will be held from October 19th to the 21st at Expo Reforma, located in the heart of Mexico City near the famous Reforma Avenue.

For three days, Mexico City´s residents aka Chilangos, will enjoy contemporary art from 40 galleries, mostly national but also a strong presence of international galleries, through paintings, graphics, sculptures, photographs and drawings. The relaxed format that has characterized AAF since its first edition in London over 10 years ago, invites attendees to browse freely not only the details of each work, but also its prices, which will be on display throughout the show.

Among the galleries that will take part on this first edition are Aldama Fine Art, Ethra, Terreno Baldío Arte, Garash, Altiplano, Yautepec, Fifty24mx, Jesús Villafán from Oaxaca, No Name Gallery from Guadalajara, and the Veracruz Institute of Culture featuring winning artists in last year´s Veracruz Biennale. Among them, countries such as Cuba with Galería Avistamientos and Guatemala with Arthis, will take part.


Reynerio Tamayo, La Ola. Courtesy of Avistamientos.

Affordable Art Fair México will present a Young Talent Show where people will have the chance to discover masterpieces by young artists who just started their careers. The exhibition is part of the Educational Program supported by AXA, and will be showing the work of new artists selected through an open call held during September by Cultura Colectiva, in order to encourage the career or these young artists and provide greater visibility for them in this field.

Another aspect of the Educational Program will be the print workshops in which the public can learn about the processes behind the different techniques and learn how to create their own works of art.
For the youngest there is also place inside Affordable Art Fair, an educational space that seeks to encourage and facilitate the creative development of children and youth through art.

This first edition will also have great allies to foster affordable contemporary art in Mexico in a fun way. There will be talks and lectures with renowned speakers and topics for both beginners and professionals in art. All these activities will be offered at no extra cost to the attendees.

Undoubtedly, Affordable Art Fair México will be a come to revolutionize not only the way we appreciate art, but also the way we enjoy it, live it and buy it.

For more information, please visit: www.affordableartfair.com/mexicocity

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