A Global Collection from a Seasoned Art Collector In Mexico City
Colección Contemporánea is the newest addition to the growing private museum scene in Mexico City. The collector and entrepreneur Gina Diez-Barroso de Franklin opened her space to the public in late 2015, with a dual focus on art and design. Half of the museum houses Diez-Barroso's private collection, featuring artists including Robert Indiana, Lu Shengzhong, Liu Bolin, Marcus Lyon, and Iván Navarro; the other half hosts temporary exhibitions. The program features collaborations with, among others, Bard College, New York, as well as private galleries. Coming from a family of art collectors—Diego Rivera painted one of his Calla Lilies works for her mother—she has a long association with the Mexican art scene. In 2004, Diez-Barroso founded Centro, the first university in Mexico for art media and design, and the museum reflects this interdisciplinary approach.
Jeni Fulton is a Berlin-based editor and writer who recently completed her PhD dissertation on the subject of ‘Value and Evaluation in 21st Century Art’ at the Humboldt University, Berlin. She holds an MA from the University of Cambridge, and is the Art and Commissioning editor for Sleek Magazine. She contributes to Frieze, Spike and Randian.
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