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press: In uncertain times, Mexico City’s art scene embraces the emerging

On the gallery side, Kurimanzutto, also commemorating 20 years, had just opened its exhibition experiment ‘Siembra’ (‘Sowing’) in February 2020 when the pandemic hit. Alluding to the cycles of agriculture, the show divided Kurimanzutto’s galleries into seven smaller spaces allocated to individual artists and collectives to use during an open period of time dictated only by the cross-pollination of creative processes. It looked like a fancy art fair, with impeccably installed booths and discrete discourses. Emerging artists pushed their own agendas and aesthetics, as did more established ones like Carlos Amorales and Gabriel Orozco. Highlights included YOPE’s ‘Loma Bonita’, a group show by the Oaxacan project space that filled its tiny booth with the anarchic energy of genuine youth.