Since it opened its doors in 1981, the Tamayo Museum has dedicated itself to hosting the most significant national and international modern and contemporary art with a dynamic program of temporary exhibitions.
Over the course of four decades, the venue -located on Paseo de la Reforma avenue- has offered a space in which art allows us to imagine new tools. to contribute to the development of Mexico’s cultural scene and its dialogue with the world.
For this reason, annually within the framework of the Mexico City Art Week the traditional is performed Gala Tamayoan event organized by the Olga and Rufino Tamayo Foundation (FORT) to continue supporting the museum and its programming.
This art event that took place this Thursday night was attended by the museum patrons, gallery owners, collectors and artists of international stature, who have contributed to the development of Mexico’s cultural scene and its dialogue with the world, giving continuity to the museum’s mission of presenting the most representative of contemporary art in the country.
Among the attendees, the presence of the Secretary of Culture, Alejandra Frausto, who counted on exclusive for El Sol de México that art in our country and the rest of the world is on the move. “There are already about ten fairs, it is a very important moment for contemporary art in Mexico and art in general; It is a very big movement that has been consolidated in these 20 years of Zona Maco and we must congratulate them for this initiative.”
The promoter of cultural art did not miss the opportunity to extend an invitation to consume contemporary art which, according to her, “is the best of the moment.”
“I invite you to buy this type of art that is being made at this moment, which is the best in the world, it converges from all over the world, Mexico is very thriving and we are a city that is showing how to live in freedom, with I enjoy extraordinary spaces and museums in museums and that it is not only a market, it is a very large cultural movement,” he concluded.
The actor also walked the black carpet Gonzalo García Vivanco, who declared that this event is his favorite of the art week: “I think this gala is already traditional, I like coming, it is really the only one I come to, it is a good platform at the world level for art.”
Upon arrival, the businesswoman Alejandra Rios He shared with us that he has seen a significant evolution in the art world: “we are very happy to be in Art Week, more and more evolution is seen in art and there are more and more Mexican artists who represent us, it is a pride to see to emerging young people who are growing and who are going to the Venice Biennale.”
The actress Ana de la Reguera He also shared his opinion on this movement. “It’s been 20 years of Zona Maco, we are very proud of Zélika García, I was very close to her when the fair started and today I was just thinking about everything that this fair entails and that it was a woman who started it is to be applauded. ”, he told Círculos.
The famous woman confessed that she does consume art, but prefers to do so in a more circular way, in small and local galleries and second-hand.
Other attendees who gathered were Soumaya Slim, designers Kris Goyri, Carla Fernández, chef Elena Reygadas, Sira Pévida, Eugenio López, among others.
The benefit dinner was hosted by the renowned chef Gabriela Cámara, who is behind the kitchen of the Contramar restaurant.
Guests were able to taste several dishes such as a sweet potato puree and black sauce soup; oyster with cured ikura and habanero; casserole with pickled shrimp and cauliflower puree; cured cactus toast with avocado and turnip; kampachi-infused green aguachile; Esmedregal strained tamale with potatoes, chard and crab chilpachole and for dessert, a chocolate mousse with mamey and pixtle cream. The menu was paired with Casa Dragones tequila, in three of its labels: Joven, Reposado Mizunara and Añejo Barrel Blend.