May the January slope not cost you! Fulfill your purpose of visiting more museums and cultural spaces this 2023 with this list of free exhibitions in CDMX to visit in January.
Galleries and free exhibitions in CDMX that you must visit in January
‘Convergences’ RGR Gallery
This exhibition will play with your perception! convergences is an unprecedented exhibition by Elias Crespín and Felipe Pantone, who will play with your eye through optical illusions.
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The sample is made up of 20 pieces, two of them specially designed for the exhibition, in metallic tones, striking shapes and color gradients.
Throughout this exhibition, the relationship between art, time, movement and technology is put on the table, as well as the repercussions of the latter in the artistic process. Hurry to visit her because she will only be in CDMX for a few more days!
- When?: Until January 14 // Monday to Saturday – 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Where?: Calle Gral. Antonio León 48, San Miguel Chapultepec I Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11850 Mexico City, CDMX
‘Transverberations’ Ex Teresa Contemporary Art Museum
transverberations is an exhibition by Ximena Labra that has a mystical and, to a certain extent, divine touch. This proposal proposes an interpretation of the spiritual experiences described by Saint Teresa of Ávila; a poet and mystical woman of the 16th century.
The expo is made up of 10 pieces: sculptures, pictorials and sound installations. The pieces have been created expressly, with the aim of conversing with the architecture and pieces of the enclosure.
This exhibition, to a certain extent immersive, is a visual, sound and sensory experience. Hence the name, which comes from the Latin transverberationwhich means piercing and refers to a mystical experience in which the heart is pierced by a supernatural fire
- When?: January 3 to February 12 // Tuesday to Sunday – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Where?: Lic. Verdad 8, Historic Center of the CDMX, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06060 Mexico City, CDMX
‘Renaming the world: botanical expeditions’ at the CCU Tlatelolco
This free exhibition in CDMX is a must-see in the month of January. rename the world shows the relationship between science, botany and nature in two important moments in the history of Mexico: the botanical expedition of Francisco Hernández and the Royal Botanical Expedition of New Spain.
The exhibition is an approach to the archaeological heritage of the Institute of Biology of the UNAM. Here you will be able to learn about the uses that we have given to nature (medicinal and nutritional) through semiotics, science and writing.
By the way, if you visit the CCU Tlatelolcowe recommend you take a tour of the M68 exhibition, a memorial to the 1968 movement.
- When?: Until April 23 // Wednesday to Sunday – 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Where?: Ricardo Flores Magón 1, Col. Nonoalco, Cuauhtémoc, Tlatelolco, CP 06995, Mexico City
‘Red Love’ at the Alameda Art Laboratory
Red Love is an exhibition inspired by the life and legacy of Alexandra Kollontai, a revolutionary, socialist, feminist and the only woman to be part of the first Bolshevik government. The name of the exhibition comes from the book ‘Red Love’, written by Alexandra herself in 1927.
In this writing, Alexandra sought to revolutionize the way in which we conceive the concept of love. For her, love should be understood as a “love-comradeship” relationship, an inclusive and collective concept, based on care and mutuality.
The exhibition, curated by Dora García, is made up of a series of medium-length films and videos. It also includes the section “I had to burn and other calls”, curated by the researchers Paloma Contreras, Carla Lamoyi and Olga Rodriguez, where a historical reflection on feminism and the role of women in the present is undertaken.
- When?: Until March 26 // Tuesday to Sunday – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Free entry on Sundays
- Where?: Calle Dr Mora 7, Colonia Centro, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06050 Mexico City, CDMX
‘Disruptions of the Real’ at the Museum of Modern Art
The art of Remedios Varo arrives at the Museum of Modern Art. Disruptions of the Real it houses 39 works by the artist as well as various pieces from her personal archive such as letters, diaries and sketches that will allow you to delve into the privacy of this great exponent of surrealism.
Throughout the exhibition, a review of the work of Remedios Varo is made and a more contemporary interpretation of her work is opened, taking the body and the gender perspective as the central axis. At the same time, the impact that his works have had to this day is put on the table.
the entrance to Museum of Modern Art It is completely free on Sundays. If you have a student, teacher or INAPAM credential, you can enter at no cost any day of the week.
- When?: Until March // Tuesday to Sunday – 10:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Free entry on Sundays
- Where?: Av. Paseo de la Reforma s/n, Bosque de Chapultepec I Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11100 Mexico City, CDMX
‘What you see, you wonder’ and ‘Game Over’ at the Jumex Museum
The Jumex Museum It hosts two free exhibitions in CDMX not to be missed in January.
What is seen, is wondered is a retrospective of the artist Lari Pittman. Through colorful sculptures, strident compositions, and collages, the artist invites us to reflect on diversity and question ourselves about gender and race stereotypes.
Secondly, Game Over is the exhibition of the artist Minerva Cuevas. This installation is made up of several participatory pieces through pieces that make references to children’s playgrounds and contemporary landscapes.
The particular thing about this exhibition is that you can be part of them. The pieces have been designed so that you can interact with them and you can even participate in making them, as is the case with “200 mammoths, almost 25 camels, five horses”.
- When?: Until February 26 // Tuesday to Friday – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Where?: Blvd. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 303, Granada, Miguel Hidalgo, 11520 Mexico City, CDMX
‘Sculpture and time: Africa, Asia and Oceania’ at the National Museum of Anthropology
sculpture and time is the new exhibition of the National Museum of Anthropology in collaboration with the Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac Museum in Paris. In it, 106 anthropomorphic sculptures from different cultures of Africa, Asia and Oceania are exhibited.
The pieces are made of different materials such as wood, clay and stone. These objects are testimony to the identity and religion of various cultures, since many of them were used in spiritual rituals or represent a deity.
- When?: Until April 2023 // Tuesday to Sunday – 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Where?: Av. Paseo de la Reforma s/n, Polanco, Bosque de Chapultepec I Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11560 Mexico City, CDMX
‘Maison Diez Company’ in San Miguel Chapultepec
House Ten Company it is a tribute to light and interior design. This exhibition, which has been set up in an old gym, brings together the latest in lighting and design trends.
The exhibition is made up of light installations, floating lamps, plants and even an abandoned pool. Even though some of the pieces have already been removed, you can still find very cool installations to take photos.
To visit this exhibition, it is necessary to schedule your visit through the website of Ten Company.
- When?: Until March 31 // Monday to Friday – 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Where?: Governor José María Tornel 34, San Miguel Chapultepec II Section, Miguel Hidalgo, 11850 Mexico City, CDMX