In Mexico, modern art is for dogs too as exhibition opens | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Art and Dogs exhibition in Mexico City
A woman takes a picture of her dog during the "Art and Dogs" exhibition at the Rufino Tamayo Contemporary Art Museum, in Mexico City, Mexico October 21, 2023. REUTERS/ Quetzalli Niche-Ha



MEXICO CITY — Dogs and the special bond they have with humans have inspired artists for thousands of years.

Now, the Museo Tamayo in Mexico City has put together an exhibition of modern art pieces that both humans and their furry friends can visit.

Lorenza Errasti, curatorial assistant for the museum’s collection, said the exhibition is a selection of works from the museum’s collection and was designed so that both dogs and owners can experience the works.

“The readings of the exhibition are based on emotions,” she said. “And the affectionate relationship that exists between an owner and their dog is always there, and even more so now that we open this space for that.”

The second #ArteyPerros, or Art and Dogs, exhibition includes pieces by Haris Epaminonda, Max Ernst, Mathias Goeritz, Pierre Huyghe, Danh Vo and Mario Garcia Torres as well as a poem by Luis Felipe Fabre.

Mila Cohen, a sixth-grade student who visited the exhibition, said she appreciated the idea that she could take her dog, Sakura.

“I like to take my dog everywhere,” she said near a Max Ernst painting.

Others agreed and wished for more such experiences.

“It would be incredible if there were more spaces like this, with art, where we could spend time with our dogs,” said Manu Echeverria, a photographer.



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