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How Mexico City became a global center for contemporary art

Mexico is a country where violence often dominates headlines. But in recent years, its capital has experienced something of a contemporary arts boom. Mexico City’s annual Zona Maco festival has grown to become Latin America’s largest art fair — and a global center of creative culture. For our ongoing coverage of arts and culture, Canvas, Jeffrey Brown reports on how the impact of Mexico’s artistic surge can be felt far beyond museums.

Note: This story was produced before the widespread international response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Collective Sistema Binario | “En carne propia” | Josué Martínez Alcántara | Fernando González Buenrostro

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