Casa Versalles, an initiative envisioned to benefit the Mexican cultural sector, opens second edition in Mexico City – Art Newspaper

Minerva Cuevas, Energol – Motor Oil Vases (2019) Courtesy Kurimanzutto

As federal budget cuts in 2020 crippled the Mexican cultural sector, toppled by the disruption of the international art fair calendar, ten Mexico-based galleries mobilised to form the Casa Versalles project, a boutique selling exhibition that aimed to build solidarity between artists, galleries and collectors and benefit financially-strained Mexican museums. The show was imagined as a respite from the online viewing room format popularised during the pandemic lockdown, as a means to combat the “digital fatigue that we have all experienced in the last year”, says the dealer Mónica Manzutto, of the participating exhibitor Kurimanzutto. 

The second edition of Casa Versalles, which opened this week and runs until 20 June, returns to its eponymous 19th-century mansion in the Colonia Juárez neighbourhood. While the inaugural
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