Mexico City exhibition embraces architecture, artwork and style
Nomadic style and design gallery Masa provides ‘The Last Tenant’, an exhibition of artwork and structure pieces curated by Mario García Torres and set from the backdrop of a modernist villa in Mexico Town
A gallery serving as a global platform for Mexican design and style, Masa provides its fourth exhibition, titled ‘The Past Tenant’ and curated by artist Mario García Torres. Set towards the backdrop of the gallery’s modernist white villa HQ in Mexico City, the exhibition features is effective by Mexican and intercontinental designers and artists, which includes Héctor Esrawe, Brian Thoreen, Ewe Studio, Rooms, Jorge Yázpik as effectively as Torres himself.
The exhibition shows were being arranged to imagine the house’s earlier life, its inhabitants and their stories. ‘Little details is readily available from the modern white property at Palmas 1145 in Mexico City but while moving into it, it is not tough to get started imagining each day routines, celebrations and singular moments,’ says Torres. ‘One commences to hook up very little details that transpire from the materials used and still left guiding in it.’
Parts on exhibit contain Georgian style and design studio Rooms’ ‘Butterfly’ chair in stainless metal, developed in collaboration with Masa Torres’ carved stone furnishings and lights by Esrawe, between some of the Mexican designer’s a lot more experimental pieces. Artworks and furnishings structure coexist in the house, which regardless of acquiring been left uncooked and untouched, has managed its modernist charm.
For Torres, showcasing contemporary furnishings, objects and art in this position suspended in time sorts an vital curatorial assertion. ‘After an extraordinary calendar year that has largely questioned our lives’ rhythms and values, this working experience seeks a deeper knowing of our artists’ and designers’ procedures,’ he states. ‘If some functions need the audience to quit for a moment to be deemed, others have been by themselves waiting for us to catch up with them, and make them pertinent to our time.’
The gallery opened in 2019 as a system for collectible and minimal-edition style and design in Mexico, and has because evolved with standard exhibitions celebrating art, design and style and architecture. §