Access to the World

13 Jul 2022

At the Cultivist we have endless access to art experiences all over the world. Below we’ve honed in on museums and private collections that offer unique viewing experiences around the world, and that we’re sure will pique your interest.

Mexico City

Museo Jumex opened in 2013 and quickly became Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo’s main platform. It is an institution devoted to contemporary art, whose goal is to not only serve a broad and diverse audience, but also to become a laboratory for experimentation and innovation in the arts. Museo Jumex became relevant in the art world by creating original exhibitions and research, and acquaint visitors with concepts and contexts that inform current art practice. They are presenting two exhibitions this summer that show off their exciting way of presenting artists' work.

Urs Fisher’s Lovers will be on view through September 18, 2022. This is the artist’s first major presentation in Mexico and will bring together works from international public and private collections alongside the artist’s archive and new pieces made specifically for the museum. This exhibition brings together wide ranging creativity, humor, and is an in-depth collection of Fisher’s practice.

The Mirror (El espejo) will open on July 27, 2022 and be on view until October 30, 2022. This exhibition presents a complex spatial situation in which a group of new sculptures — produced by Mexican artist Rodrigo Hernández during a research and production residency at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín (MAMM) — interact within a space covered by an immersive mural painting. This installation seeks to create a scene that blurs the limits between the pictorial and the sculptural, or between fiction and reality.

Avignon

The Lambert Collection in Avignon is a unique contemporary art museum, conceived by art dealer and collector, Yvon Lambert. Housed in two striking 18th century mansions in the heart of Avignon, the Lambert Collection presents aspiring exhibitions and a wide-range of cultural and educational programs. The museum has a very large selection of exhibitions on view this summer, below are the three we think are the most compelling.

Dan Flavin: Epiphanies will be on view until October 9, 2022. This exhibition is dedicated to artist Dan Flavin and is intended to complete the story between him and Yvon Lambert who collaborated in 1974 on an exhibition devoted to the artist in his gallery on rue de l'Echaudé in Paris. It gathers a selection of pieces by the artist that he dedicated to Lambert before he passed in 1996.

Also on view until October 9, 2022 is Dana-Fiona Armor’s MC1R Project, which presents a series of installations, sculptures, and videos offering a unique journey beyond the borders of human and plant. This exhibition explores new ways of envisioning an environment that becomes irremediably heterogeneous.

Vienna

Heidi Goëss-Horten, listed among the world’s top art collectors, opened The Heidi Horten Collection on June 9th. Her collection made its public debut last year in the hit exhibition WOW! The Heidi Horten Collection, at the Leopold Museum in Vienna. The show was the most popular in the museum’s history, bringing in 360,000 visitors over its five-month run. The success of the exhibition inspired Goëss-Horten to seek a permanent home for her treasured collection.

The museum is housed in a former office building that has been transformed into the Palais Goëss-Horten. The space holds her impressive collection of approximately 500 paintings, graphic works, and sculptures by world-class artists, providing a comprehensive cross-section of 100 years of global arts history. Since its opening, it has drawn a lot of attention — 800 people a day visited in the first week.

– Words by Emma Casey