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Ai Weiwei Opens Major Project in New York

October 16th, 2017

Ai Weiwei, via NYTAi Weiwei’s landmark public art project Good Fences Make Good Neighbors has opened in New York, with massive fence sculptures erected across New York. “New York is a city I spent 10 years in,” Ai says of his history with the city. “I was quite hesitant [to do a project here] because I love [New York] so much, it’s not easy for me to just put a simple sculpture in the city … I had to do something to pay back my respect, my love.”
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Alex Katz Does Cover for New York Magazine

October 16th, 2017

Alex Katz, via NYMAlex Katz has provided the illustration for the 50th anniversary issue of New York Magazine, drawing a series of subway riders in a stripped down approach. “Alex Katz made drawings of people on the subway in the 1940s when he was a student on his way to Cooper Union,” says Magazine photography director Jody Quon. “We wanted to see if he would revisit the experience of doing the subway drawings.” 
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United States Withdrawing from Unesco

October 15th, 2017

UNESCO, via NYTCiting an “anti-Israel bias,” the United States will withdraw from Unesco, the United Nations cultural organization, the New York Times reports. “Universality is critical to Unesco’s mission to strengthen international peace and security in the face of hatred and violence, to defend human rights and dignity,” says Unesco director Irina Bokova.
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Galeria OMR

Galeria OMR

Plaza Río de Janeiro 54
Colonia Roma
México 06700 DF
T +52 55 /5511 1179/5207 1080
F +52 55 /5533 4244

Galeria OMR
info@galeriaomr.com

OMR was founded on 1983 by Patricia Ortiz Monasterio and Jaime Riestra, the actual owners and directors. The gallery is located in a spacious early-twentieth-century house in the heart of the Roma district in Mexico City. From its beginnings, OMR has seeked to promote the latest artistic tendencies as well as Mexican and international contemporary art.  It has a schedule of six to eight exhibitions per year in its Mexico City location and it has an unfailing presence at international fairs such as ARCO (Spain), Art Basel (Switzerland), Art Basel Miami (USA) and MACO (Mexico). OMR actually represents a broad spectrum of the most prominent painters, sculptors and photographers on both the Mexican and international art scene, without neglecting the emerging group of talented young creators.