THE JUMEX MUSEUM WILL CELEBRATE ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY IN NOVEMBER 2023
Museo Jumex will celebrate its 10th anniversary after a decade of exhibitions and public programs that have established it as an important contemporary art institution in Mexico.
Created as the main platform of the Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, created by philanthropist, art collector and president of the Foundation, Eugenio López Alonso, Museo Jumex has achieved international recognition for its dual mission of bringing works by renowned international artists to Mexico for the first time and enhancing the work of today's Mexican and Latin American artists. To commemorate its anniversary, Museo Jumex will present a building-wide exhibition of works from the Jumex Collection curated by Lisa Phillips, as well as a commemorative book published by Rizzoli International Publications.
Museo Jumex's 10th anniversary exhibition, entitled Todo se vuelve más ligero (Everything Gets Lighter), will feature works from the Jumex Collection by 70 international artists, curated by Lisa Phillips, director Toby Devan Lewis of the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. While offering a critical survey of the collection, with works created between 1964 and 2020, the exhibition will highlight poetic and personal responses to light as a healing force for today's problems. Considering "light" as both illumination and liberation from gravity, Todo se vuelve más ligero invites the public to explore themes of ecology, identity, society and spirit. As part of the exhibition, Museo Jumex will present Waterfall (1998), a large-scale sculpture by Olafur Eliasson in the museum plaza.
Todo se vuelve más ligero is a thematic exploration in tune with current times. The exhibition considers the healing power of light and lightness as an antidote to the forces of darkness and heaviness that surround us today. The title is inspired by the late artist John Giorno's poem Everyone Gets Lighter; life is transitory and ultimately immaterial. Light and lightness are powerful elemental forces of spiritual transcendence, clarity, renewal and rebirth.
Artists have shaped our perception of what it might mean to "become lighter" through experiments with enlightenment and weightlessness, immateriality and humor, as well as freeing us from negative forces such as accumulation and waste. "Reduce, reuse, recycle" has become something of a new mantra.