The Jumex Collection is currently the most extensive contemporary art collection in all of Latin America with 1500+ top-notch works. Each year, they invite a world-renown curator to rethink the exhibit space by selecting works from the entirety of this juicy collection, in order to showcase their own particular vision of the whole. This year, the guest curator was Shamim M. Momin (curator of Contemporary Art of the Whitney Museum) who put together an amazing show, cleverly titled Nothingness and Being, inspired by Jean-Paul Sartre’s Being and Nothingness of 1943.
Here then are some photographs which I personally took during my visit to the Jumex Collection in my recent trip to Mexico:
Not Yet Titled (Bergen Chair), 2006-2007, by Banks Violette
Cross II, 2006, Philippe Decrauzat
Untitled (Delineated Bowls Mural), 2008, by Marco Rountree Cruz
Untitled (One is no one), 2007, Claire Fontaine
Kiss of the Egg, 1998, by Gabriel Orozco
Double Diamond, 2003, by Eva Rothschild
Somewhere Between Here and There, 2001, by Jim Hodges
The New Slavery (22 hours of illegal immigrant labor), 2005, by Jonathan Horowitz.
Zero Painting, 2007, by Mike Bouchet
Steer Skull, Horned, 2002, by Sherrie Levine
Untitled (Vitrines 3 – Coffin), 2006, by Terence Koh