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By Eugenia Bertelè

The most prestigious and international- projected art fair platform in Latin America, comes this August, from 22nd to 26th at Centro Citibanamex, Hall D, Mexico City, with the 4th edition of ZONAMACO FOTO 2018, presenting a significant selection of vintage, modern and contemporary photography and the 5th edition of ZONAMACO SALÓN 2018, a unique encounter in Mexico for antique lovers; conferences, activities, VIP events, create an intriguing plan for art travellers planning to be in Mexico this summer

ZONAMACO is very well known in the art world because of México Arte Contemporáneo Fair, the most herald event for Latin American contemporary art market, born in 2002. Since 2011 ZONAMACO also organizes ZONAMACO DISEÑO, a selection of Mexican and international exhibitors, featuring furniture, jewelry, collection objet and limited editions.
ZONAMACO FOTO & SALÓN, photo courtesy Mauricio Aguilar

ZONA MACO FOTO & SALÓN, photo courtesy Mauricio Aguilar

ZONAMACO FOTO 2018, during the last 4 years, has expanded the panorama of photography in Mexico, with a selection committee comprised of renowned international gallerists: Patricia Conde (Patricia Conde Galería, Mexico City), Raffaella de Chirico (Raffaella de Chirico Arte Contemporanea, Turin), Henrique Faria (Henrique Faria, New York) and Arturo Delgado (Almanaque, Mexico City).
ZONA MACO FOTO & SALÓN, photo courtesy Mauricio Aguilar

ZONAMACO FOTO & SALÓN, photo courtesy Mauricio Aguilar

Mexico has a powerful relation with photography and many of its artists have been recognized internationally. Since 1980 it promotes a Biennial dedicated to photography, which is produced nowadays by Centro de la Imagen founded in 1994, one of the most important trustees of Mexican an Latin American history of contemporary photography.
ZONA MACO FOTO & SALÓN, photo courtesy Mauricio Aguilar

ZONAMACO FOTO & SALÓN, photo courtesy Mauricio Aguilar

In 2018 ZONAMACO FOTO presents for the first time, behind the main section, a PHOTOBOOKS section made up of Ana Casas (La Hydra, Mexico City) and Ramón Reverté (RM, Barcelona/Mexico City) selecting more than a dozen international exhibitors that include new and classic titles: Aperture Foundation (New York), which stands out for its development of photobooks in the United States; La Hydra (Mexico City), one of the most outstanding platforms for photobook projects in Mexico; Exit (Barcelona), renowned for its editions of contemporary art; and RM (Barcelona / Mexico City), recognized as the most important photography books publisher in Latin America.
ZONA MACO FOTO & SALÓN, photo courtesy Mauricio Aguilar

ZONAMACO FOTO & SALÓN, photo courtesy Mauricio Aguilar

Another interesting program at its 2nd edition, curated by Johann Mergenthaler, is ZONAMACO SOLO, where visitors can find works, among others, by Mauricio Alejo, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, David Lachapelle, Leandro Katz, Georges Rousse, Graciela Sacco, Dario Villalba. The curator approaches the image as a kind of conscience, based on the Jean-Paul Sartre book, The Imagination.
ZONA MACO FOTO & SALÓN, photo courtesy Mauricio Aguilar

ZONAMACO FOTO & SALÓN, photo courtesy Mauricio Aguilar

For antique lovers ZONAMACO SALÓN 2018 will feature some of the most important international exhibitors with sculpture, painting, graphic and decorative arts, furniture, lamps, vessels, tapestries, rugs, textiles, documents, manuscripts, medals, maps, masks, numismatics, tools, collectible automobiles and motorcycles and other artifacts and objects prior to 1960. From thus year it also features fine crafts, ceramics, vinyl records, jewelry, clocks and books, produced before and after 1960, which maintain a connection with antiquities through their content, production, research or design.
ZONA MACO FOTO & SALÓN, photo courtesy Mauricio Aguilar

ZONAMACO FOTO & SALÓN, photo courtesy Mauricio Aguilar

Look Lateral is always discovering destinations for art enthusiasts and art lovers! Don’t miss the chance to find out more about the two side Fairs organized by ZONAMACO in Mexico City! https://zsonamaco.com/