The Fundación/Colección Jumex, Mexico’s largest private contemporary art collection with more than 2,600 works, is presenting The Hunter and the Factory, an exhibition highlighting the impact of urban development on the natural environment. The selection of work by artists such as Doug Aitken, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Olafur Eliasson, Damián Ortega and Peter Fischli & David Weiss – all taken from the permanent collection – also attempts to consider the impact an art institution can have on its surroundings, in Jumex’s case the industrial suburb of Ecatepec in Mexico City.
The Fundación/Colección Jumex, Ecatepec, Mexico, until 28 July 2013.
David Weiss: Works, 1968-1979
This exhibition of Swiss artist David Weiss looks at the years before he and Peter Fischli became a famous duo. A sense of childish whimsy pervades these formative works, done when he was immersed in Zurich’s bohemian counterculture
The Pérez Art Museum of Miami, Miami
Whereas everyone raves about the building, asking about the content is akin to inquiring after a terminal patient’s health. The decision to launch with Ai Weiwei’s travelling show, though not obvious to locals (as the Miami artist who recently smashed Ai’s pot demonstrated), must have seemed a no-brainer, given that the artist had consulted on Herzog and de Meuron’s “Bird’s Nest” in Beijing, but what else, and what after that?
América Latina 1960-2013
América Latina 1960-2013 is a vast and brilliant exploration of a continent looking at itself. It is also a timely reminder that America is plural, existing not just as North and South, but in every inhabitant and each world therein.