Contemporary Art in (and out of) Mexico 1983-2015
Report of the first three decades of OMR, the Mexican gallery that pioneered contemporary art
When in 1983 Jaime Riestra and Patricia Ortiz Monasterio founded an art gallery in their home in Mexico City, they hardly imagined that in a few years the OMR gallery would become one of the main influences in the field of arts in Mexico and Latin America. Since 1984, the year in which it moved its headquarters to the Roma colony, OMR has been a pioneer in exhibiting and internationalizing Mexican contemporary art, presenting proposals by avant-garde artists who have now become some of the points of reference in the national and international contemporary art scene.
The book presents over thirty years of history woven through biographical narratives, academic texts, archival documents, suggestive visual material and the testimonies of many who have shared experiences with the gallery: artists, collectors, curators, gallery owners, heads of institutions, etc.
It includes texts by Osvaldo Sánchez, Guillermo Santamarina, Teresa Eckmann, Daniel Garza Usabiaga, Víctor Palacios, Patricia Ortiz Monasterio and Jaime Riestra, among others.