"Economia de mercado/Market Economy" is the title of the inaugural group show at the new Kurimanzutto, until March 14. Each of the gallery's artists was given a set space -- a shelf -- to present original work. The stone sphere that dominates above is by Monika Sosnowska.
After almost a decade of nomadically roaming the art world, Jose Kuri and Monica Manzutto decided to finally settle, finding a former timber yard in San Miguel Chapultepec to the west of Condesa between metros Constituyentes and Juanacatlan. San Miguel Chapultepec is an ideal residential neighborhood, tucked away, very quiet, and a likely successor to Condesa. Some top young creatives in the local scene have or currently live there.
The new Kurimanzutto space -- integrated with its offices, book shop, and storage facilities -- is very striking. For a delicious scene report on the faces and events during the lavish November opening weekend, please go read Linda Yablonsky's diary at Art Forum. The Contramar-catered gala dinner at the Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico was the definite highlight.
* Previously, "New at LA Daily: The 'Palm Pavilion' in Mexico City."