NJM Loves: Mexico City Art Week
After a couple of tamarind margharitas at Olivia Steele’s afterparty, whose dazzling neon artworks looked stunning against Mexico’s iconic Angel de la Independencia, we had a nightcap at the buzzing launch party of the new Andaz Hotel and called it a night.
On our last day, we attended the Grupo Habita brunch at the Anahuacalli Museum located in the Coyoacan district of the city, once home to Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Leo Trotsky, among others. The Anahuacalli was built by Diego Rivera in correspondence with architect Frank Lloyd Wright, resulting in a playful dialogue between pre-Hispanic and contemporary architectural design. I found the contrast between the Museum’s permanent volcanic rock walls with the gold and metal sculptures of the temporary exhibition by Alma Allen absolutely captivating.
As a designer, I could not miss the chance to visit Mexico’s thriving design studios. From the stunning glassblown light sculptures at EWE, to a series of phosphorescent chairs in AGO Projects, and a golden bespoke table at MASA, the local talent did not disappoint!
Exhausted but inspired, I cannot wait to return next year!
17/02/2023s, By nataliamiyar