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Masa Gallery has opened its first permanent art space in Mexico City

Nomadic art project Masa Gallery has put down permanent roots by launching its new and permanent Mexico City space with a pair of exhibitions exploring materiality.

The gallery, which is located in the Miguel Hidalgo neighbourhood, opens just in time to mark Masa’s fifth anniversary and follows on the heels of shows in New York and elsewhere in Mexico.

A pair of solo exhibitions from Brian Thoreen, one of Masa’s founders, and Mario García Torres inaugurate the space. Thoreen’s Non-Zero-Sum features 16 objects, many of them made using unexpected materials – for example, a chair made from two tons of folded neoprene. The gallery describes it as ‘a bold exploration of shape, form, and utility’.

Torres’ exhibition, entitled The Space Under My Chair & The Music I Was Listening to, similarly explores ideas of function, featuring an aluminium stool inspired by an iconic Bruce Nauman work, as well as a series of monochrome paintings attached to LED lights. The latter was created while listening to Daddy Yankee’s ‘Gasolina’ track on repeat.

Both shows are open from 8 February to 8 April 2023.

6 Joaquín A. Pérez, San Miguel Chapultepec I Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11850, Mexico City, México

Photography: Alejandro Ramirez Orozco
Photography: Alejandro Ramirez Orozco

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