Reopening of Museum Tamayo, Mexico City
The Museo Tamayo in Mexico City reopened on August 26, 2012 after a major renovation and expansion of the museum. The expansion project was designed by Teodoro Gonzalez de Leon, one of the architects of the original building that was designed over 30 years ago. The Tamayo Museum openes with seven new exhibitions and projects organized by the museum’s curatorial team and guest curators.
Pierre Huyghe created a site-specific intervention titled El día del ojo in the museum’s sculpture patio; Ryan Gander presents an exhibition that is constructed around the artwork The Corridor by George Segal titled Boing, boing, squirt; Michael Stevenson shows a work titled New Math; the exhibition Tamayo / Trayectos is a retrospective exhibition focusing on the diverse ways in which Rufino Tamayo approached various classical art historical genres; the exhibition Tomorrow was already here is a group show that includes works by artists such as Dorit Margreiter, Pedro Reyes, Simon Starling, and Victor Vasarely; First Act is another group show that deals with the role of the Tamayo Museum itself; Finally, the Modulario provides complementary information about the exhibitions on show.
Reopening of Museum Tamayo, Mexico City. August 26, 2012. Video by Jacinto Astiazarán.