Collective/Collectible

Collective/Collectible, the inaugural exhibition from MASA, gathers contemporary design by artists, designers and architects whose work challenges hierarchies of function and expression.


From February 6, 2019 until April 13, 2019
The new design platform MASA has just launched with the group show, Collective/Collectible, featuring functional pieces by artists and designers living in Mexico. In collaboration with co-curators Constanza Garza and Su Wu, the exhibition asks what it means to be “from somewhere,” with additional archival works that show some of what artists themselves have long sought in Mexico, or believed the place to be.
Collective/Collectible features leading artists and designers from Mexico whose work challenges hierarchies of function and expression. Exhibiting artists include Pedro Reyes, Alma Allen, Frida Escobedo, Jose Dávila, Tezontle Studio and others. In collaboration with co-curators Constanza Garza and Su Wu, the exhibition also asks what it means to be “from somewhere,” with additional artworks, documents and archival materials that show some of what artists themselves have long sought in Mexico, or believed the place to be. Contextual works include pieces by On Kawara, Leonora Carrington, Francis Alÿs, Juan O’Gorman and Ana Mendieta. Together, the contemporary designs and their biographical precedents ask how the structures that define a place might be separated from the structures of the state, which can impart citizenship but not a sense of belonging.
Collective/Collectible features works by Alma Allen, Jose Dávila, Frida Escobedo, Héctor Esrawe, Jorge Méndez, Blake LANZA, Atelier Rubén, Ortiz Torres, Pedro Reyes, Jeronimo Reyes-Retana, EWE Studio, Brian Thoreen, Tezontle Studio and many more.
February 6 – April 13, 2019
Av. Paseo de las Palmas 1535, Lomas de Chapultepec V Secc. 11000 Mexico City, Mexico