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ZONA MACO. MEXICO ARTE CONTEMPORANEO
Centro Banamex, Hall D
Mexico City
T:+52 (55) 5280.6073
F:+52 (55) 5280.8247
E: info @ zonamaco.com
 
22 - 26 April 2009 
 
 
THE FINAL COUNT DOWN HAS BEGUN FOR THE OPENING OF ZONAMACO® , THE YEARS MOST ANTICIPATED ART FAIR
 
ZONAMACO
 
 
·     More than 900 artists and 80 galleries of 19 countries together in the most important Art Fair in Mexico and Latin America.
·     Adriano Pedrosa will present ZONAMACO® SUR, featuring solo projects from 15 Latin American artists.
·     During the Fair, there will be a grand number of activities as openings, expositions and private events that will make of Mexico City a unique attraction center for tourism and arts.

The final countdown has begun for the opening of ZONAMACO® MÉXICO ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO that takes place on April 22nd-26th, 2009 at Centro Banamex, Hall D.

This year the Art Fair will count with 80 galleries of 19 countries (Spain, Italy, Germany, Brazil, England and Mexico among others). Those galleries were chosen from a meticulous selection process made by the Selection Committee who evaluates the galleries for their artists and artwork. 

The galleries that form the Committee are:  Nara Roesler from Brazil; Krinzinger Gallerie from Austria; Travesía Cuatro from Spain; Massimo de Carlo from Italy; De la Barra Gallery from England and OMR from México.
 
This year the fair will feature the special project ZONAMACO® SUR, led by art curator Adriano Pedrosa, which will present solo shows of the most important avant-garde artists in Latin America with the purpose of supporting artwork of talented artists. 
 
The Fair will be open on April 22nd at 17:00 hrs. From the beginning the visitors could get involved in the art world which will give them the opportunity to get in touch with different disciplines of contemporary art as painting, sculpture, drawing, photography and video among others. With all this, we can reach the main objective of the Fair.  
 
"Our goal in this Fair is to receive over 25,000 visitors: therefore, we want to invite you to be attentive to the various projects we will be carrying out in order to promote and diffuse ZONAMACO® 09 and the activities we will carry out within this fair", García pointed out.

During the Fair a whole program of activities will take place including award ceremonies as "Perrier en ZONAMACO®, Artista Emergente Chilango en ZONAMACO®, ZONAMACO® se viste en Pepe Jeans London y el Premio Tequila Centenario en ZONAMACO® ", all with the purpose of increasing the production, distribution and commercialization of contemporary art.

The Fair is also collaborating with "Aprendiendo a través del arte", which is a program that developed abilities in children based in the meaning of "Peace and Love". This program has the objective of promoting values of nonviolence and equality through a number of workshops.
The workshops will be given by very prestigious plastic artists as Jorge Galavuz, Manuel Reyes ,Cecilia Mancera y Loela Galaviz.
 
In addition, there is a dynamic program of social and cultural activities in different venues of Mexico City such as visits to museums and private collections and exclusive dinners, events and parties that will give a chance to surprise and delight our guests.

 
On April 22, ZONAMACO® will host Perrier's award ceremony "...we invited all the plastic artists to create an art work that reflects elegance, presumptions and forefront, using the communication elements of the brand"...pointed Frederic Puertas, Marketing Manager of Perrier. For this contest there will be five finalists who will exhibit their work in the Perrier stand. There will be two winners. The first place wins $5,000 USD and the second place $2,500 USD.
 
By the evening of April 23, Chilango magazine invites the people to admire the intervention "Banality by Repetition" by Rubén Gutiérrez on the building of Hotel Habita. This project uses drawings, in situ intervention and a short film to simulate events that happen in a private context, turning the Hotel in "Hotel Paraíso".

The winner of the contest "Tequila Centenario in ZONAMACO® " will be announced on Friday 24TH. In its third edition, the winner will receive $10,000 USD besides the acquisition of the artwork.

 With the whole program of activities, contests and the exhibitions, ZONAMACO® consolidates as the most important art fair in Latin America, were more than 19 countries visit Mexico giving the opportunity to know more than 900 artworks of the most important worldwide galleries.
 
 
More Information: www.zonamaco.com 
 
 
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