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It’s no secret that Mexico’s art scene is currently thriving, with fantastic art galleries springing up all across the country to accompany the established options already available. Mexico City is undoubtedly leading the charge and many art bloggers are now getting in on the act, exploring the artistic offerings available in the capital and the country as a whole. Here are the Mexican art blogs to watch.
Art Room Talent is a massive Mexico-based website that centers on bringing together emerging artistic talent and encouraging Mexico-based artists to share their work through the site. However, it’s the blog section of Art Room Talent that is of particular interest for anyone looking to get a greater insight into the Mexican art scene right now, as here you can find out about upcoming exhibitions and read critical pieces about art in Mexico and worldwide.
Avelina Lesper is an independent, Mexico City-based art critic who blogs on a regular basis, with a particular focus on contemporary art and artists. Having said that, recent posts have also mused over topics ranging from King Lear to La Academia Francesa and even the Mona Lisa. Her broad span of topics and knowledgeable approach make her an excellent writer to follow and if you enjoy her blog, then it’s worth noting that she’s also the author of a book titled El Fraude del Arte Contempóraneo.
A digital magazine/Spanish-language blog, Inkult Magazine positions itself as a cultural platform with a focus on all things art, design and lifestyle, promoting new and interesting works from young Mexican creatives, as well as international talents. If you also follow their Instagram, you can see a wide range of artworks from a diverse group of artists, whereas the blog itself focuses on upcoming exhibitions and artist bios.
Blog de Crítica is a sleek and informative Mexican art blog run by Fundación Alumnos47 and SOMA, examining the diffusion and production of art critiques with a focus on the contemporary Mexican art scene. The promotion of free speech, independence and respect for political opinion are some of its core principals. With a range of independent contributors, you can be sure to get a broad range of views and opinions about the art world through Blog de Crítica.
Terremoto describes itself as a ‘quarterly online (and print) magazine dedicated to contemporary art in and around Mexico City and the Americas’, covering shows taking place in Mexico City in particular, as well as features on the art scene itself. This is the ideal Mexican art blog to follow if you don’t read Spanish, as they accept contributions and publish pieces in both English and Spanish, from leading voices of the art world.
So, our final Mexican art blog to watch isn’t an art blog per se, but rather one of the leading art movements in the capital, Mexico City, and definitely one to follow if you love all things street art. Street Art Chilango compiles photos of the best examples of street art from across the capital, even offering tours of the most spectacular examples from numerous famed street artists, both Mexican and international. For the best photos, follow their Instagram.