Alternative curatorial projects are taking creative risks and shaping Mexico City’s art fair ecosystem on their own terms.
Mebrak Tareke is the founder of TiMS Creative, a global consultancy on the future of storytelling. She has written for Arnet News, Frieze, and The Brooklyn Rail on art, politics, and culture in the African diaspora and the Americas.
Institutional Critique That Makes You Laugh and Cry
Miguel Calderón examines class, violence, and corruption in Mexican society with macabre, irreverent humor.
What Is Happening in Tigray?
Scores of cultural heritage sites are in ruins amid a fragile truce and an ongoing war of narratives.
Ways of Seeing, According to Roberto Gil de Montes
Nothing on the canvas wholly captures what it means to belong on land or at sea.
Reflections on Asmara’s Modernist (and Colonial) Dream
It’s hard not to question why Asmara was named a World Heritage Site, especially as the country is reeling from decades of hardship.
Searching for Oscar Murillo in a Small Town in Colombia
Even if Murillo poked fun at the art world’s oblivion and privilege, what a fool I was to think that my stint in Palenque would instantly morph into a sequel to his work.
The Unsettling Urge to Find Beauty Amid War
At Jack Shainman Gallery’s The School, a show of four artists explores how our memories of a place can shift radically after war.
In Ireland, a Biennial Examines the Vestiges of Empire
LIMERICK, Ireland — Still (the) Barbarians is the bold title for this year’s EVA International Biennial in Limerick.