August is here and it will be a month that will make all art lovers in CDMX happy. Free digital exhibitions, and visits to houses, workshops and studios of very interesting artists in the city.
All this and more is the must-see of our beloved leonine month of August.
Art in CDMX in August
– ‘Van Gogh: Alive’ on the Esplanade of the Monument to the Mother
The multisensory exhibition with digital screens, sound effects and projections that will allow you to immerse yourself in the world of this 19th century genius and the places where he created his masterpieces is back in CDMX.
Van Gogh: Alive has more than 3,000 images that are responsible for transforming the surfaces: the walls, the columns and the ceilings to project everywhere the paintings of the Dutch impressionist in great detail.
An experience that is enjoyed, above all, when you stand still for a moment and let yourself be invaded by the stimuli of lights, colors and sounds. Without a doubt, a way of interacting with art that will totally change your perspective.
Dates: From July 1 to September 2022
📍Esplanade of the Monument to the Mother: Av. Insurgentes Sur Esq. James Sullivan, Cuauhtémoc
– ‘🔥 and The Shape of Lies‘ in Saenger Gallery
At Saenger Gallery we can currently find two art exhibitions that you will surely love. The first for Fernanda Brunetand the second by Victor Rodriguez under the name of The Shape of Lies.
In his second solo exhibition with Saenger Gallery, titled with the fire symbol used as an emoji, Brunet brings together a wide range of recent works with his well-known pictorial style, with vibrant colors and shapes that evoke unexpected visions of the human sensory experience.
On the other hand, Rodríguez’s painting is based on the argument that photorealism “is more than a form and the absence of content”.
; he says: “I use it as a language, and vaguely, among others, because I am not even interested in the perfection of its manufacture, but always something more”.
The exhibition The Shape of Lies de Rodríguez allows us to approach an important and current manifestation of contemporary painting that draws from classical and modern sources, photorealism and the diverse field of action that includes hyperrealism.
Dates: From July 7 to September 3, 2022
📍 Manuel Dublan 33-4th. Apartment, Tacubaya, Miguel Hidalgo, 11870 Mexico City, CDMX
– ‘From the Inside: Works of psychiatric patients in prison’ in the mode
‘From the Inside: Works of psychiatric patients in seclusion’ is the new exhibition of the Museum of the Object of the Object (MODO) that brings you closer, through 52 works, to the psychiatric area of the CDMX prison system.
You will find different artistic manifestations such as paintings, drawings, collages and textiles that make up the exhibition and reflect on numerous important issues such as mental health, administered and regulated medication, the spaces that are inhabited or places where one resides. , understood as housing, home or shelter.
The works are accompanied by 490 objects from the MODO collection, with which a dialogue is established and which in many cases inspired their creation.
Dates: From July 12 to September 18, 2022
📍Colima 145, Cuauhtémoc, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700 Mexico City, CDMX
– ‘Mirror‘ at Jumex Museum
From the July 27th you can visit Mirroran exhibition of the Mexican artist Rodrigo Hernandezorganized by the Museum of Modern Art of Medellín and the Jumex Museum.
This exhibition presents a group of new sculptures interacting within a space covered by an enveloping mural painting.
The installation seeks to conjure up the possibility of a meeting between two real characters –Verner Panton and Antonio Grass–, and to suggest to the visitor a scene in which the limits between the pictorial and the sculptural or between fiction and reality are blurred.
The exhibition becomes, therefore, a situation that juxtaposes in a real area different spaces or places that are essentially incompatible; the result is a metaphor that proposes similarity or closeness between different objects and, as a consequence, the ability to reveal what is common between them.
Dates: From July 27 to October 30, 2022
📍 Blvd. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 303, Granada, Miguel Hidalgo, 11520 Mexico City
– ‘Joanie Lemercier. landscapes of light‘ at Alameda Art Laboratory
“Joanie Lemercier. Landscapes of light” takes over Laboratorio Arte Alameda in August with this exhibition that immerses the viewer in a journey through different landscapes that transport us from the contemplation of refined abstract lines and the fascination caused by majestic mountains generated by computer to the disturbing reality of an overexploited nature.
With video mapping, light holograms, optical illusions and music you will enter a world of changing dimensions, drawings and geometric figures. Totally free!
Dates: From August 3 to October 30, 2022
📍 Calle Dr Mora 7, Colonia Centro, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06050 Mexico City, CDMX
– ‘Presence and transcendence. Japanese artists in Mexico‘ in Alternative Space Gallery
This exhibition arises as part of the Mexico-Japan Conference, within the framework of the First International Colloquium of Ibero-American Art and Culture Studies-Japan at Cenart.
You will be able to see a sample of the artists who arrived in Mexico and learned from the great muralists and engravers of the nationalist movement of the mid-20th century and who, attracted by the cultural richness, society and nature, chose to stay to create new techniques, guide other generations and adopt the roots and identity of the country.
Dates: From August 25 to October 2, 2022
📍 Av. Río Churubusco 79, Country Club Churubusco, Coyoacán, 04210 Mexico City, CDMX
– ‘ Art and culture route: Tlalpan Route‘ in different spaces
Art and Culture Route (RAC) is a unique experience to discover the artistic and fun side of the city.
Through different tours of houses, workshops and studios, you will be able to appreciate and acquire works of art, listening to the artist’s own voice about his ideology and creative process.
These tours take place once a month, and the good news is that there are already confirmed dates and spaces for the next RAC route!
On August 28, the Tlalpan route will be inaugurated, where the spaces of Eugenia Benabib Córdova, Marco Vargas, Casa Textitlán and Sociedad Anónima Reproduccion Autogestiva will be visited.
Date: August 28, 2022
📍Different spaces in the CDMX
– ‘Prolonged grief disorder’ in NIXXXON
“I wonder if the works that I suppose I am producing are really self-producing themselves. If matter has its own will, its own memories and its own worldview. I wonder if all the materials I use know that they come from oil, if they keep that memory, if they share the same notion of primitive origin. I feel vampirized by my own work, by the oil, which is using my blood and my time to produce itself.” – Magdalena Petroni
Dates: Until August 6, 2022
📍Motolinia Street 20-Int. 201, Historical Center of the City. de México, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06000 Mexico City, CDMX
– ‘MUFO’ in the Old Hotel Reforma
MUFO, the immersive museum of the future is still waiting for you at the Antiguo Hotel Reforma. Through digital and sensory spaces, the doors to unknown, relentless, wonderful worlds will open for you.
With mirrors, sounds, fruits, lights and movement you will feel in a new plane of reality with forms never seen before. They will have access all weekend.
Do not miss it! Buy your tickets here either you can buy your tickets in person, at the Buenavista Forum box office.
Dates: Until August 7, 2022
📍París 32, Tabacalera, Cuauhtémoc, 06030 Mexico City, CDMX
– ‘The Zone, Chernobyl‘ in Monclova Projects
Passionate about the history of what happened in Chernobyl? Then you will love the exhibition “The Zone, Chernobyl (2013-2020)” by the artist Raúl Ortega Ayala.
It shows the environmental and social repercussions of the Chernobyl accident in 1986. The artist exhibits his project The Zone, Chernobylproduct of several visits he made to the site over five years.
Dates: Until August 13, 2022
📍Lamartine 415, Polanco, Polanco V Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11560 Mexico City, CDMX