Colección Jumex

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Colección Jumex is a private art collection owned by Eugenio López Alonso. It includes works by Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol, Gabriel Orozco, Cy Twombly, Jeff Koons, Marcel Duchamp, Andreas Gursky, Darren Almond, Tacita Dean, Olafur Eliasson, Martin Kippenberger, Carl Hopgood, Bruce Nauman, David Ostrowski and Francis Alÿs.[1]

History[edit]

Eugenio López Alonso purchased his first work of Mexican art in 1994. This was the symbolic beginning of Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo: from the outset, López was more interested in sharing his interest in art than in amassing a collection of objects.

Over the 1990s, Eugenio López spent his time studying contemporary art while also traveling and researching how to put together a collection that would encourage the development of the work of artists of his generation in Mexico.

Buying pieces by local and foreign artists while further broadening his scope and focus as a collector, López conceived Fundación Jumex with a team of art professionals in order to promote contemporary art through programs that involved collecting, education, research and the funding of artists and museums.

Venues[edit]

Galería Jumex[edit]

López’s collection was exhibited publicly for the first time at Galería Jumex: a 15 000 square-foot space designed by Gerardo García on the premises of the Grupo Jumex juice plant in Ecatepec. Though one sector of the art community was surprised by the gallery’s location in an industrial area on the outskirts of Mexico City, López and his team were convinced that this space for experimentation would further aid the development of contemporary art in Mexico.[2] [3]

Museo Jumex[edit]

Museo Jumex opened its doors to the public in November 2013 as an institution devoted to contemporary art, whose aim was not only to serve a broad and diverse public, but also to become a laboratory for experimentation and innovation in the arts.[4]

The building was designed by David Chipperfield Architects. It was conceived in response to its surroundings and local context, incorporating domestically sourced materials. In addition to exhibition galleries, the museum features public spaces designed as meeting places and leisure areas that complement the visitor’s experience.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Iván Castaño, "Art-Collecting Mexican Juice Scion Casts Eye On Homegrown Artists", Forbes
  2. ^ [1] Historia Fundación Jumex
  3. ^ Deborah Bonello (June 10, 2009), Coleccion Jumex moves closer to Mexico City action Los Angeles Times.
  4. ^ [2] Museo Jumex Fundación Jumex
  5. ^ [3] Arquitectura del Museo Jumex Fundación Jumex

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Coordinates: 19°26′26″N 99°12′12″W / 19.44056°N 99.20333°W / 19.44056; -99.20333