Arnaldo Coen Exhibit Opens at Museum of Modern Art

Photo: Arnaldo Coen


A collection of more than 300 works by renowned Mexican “rupture generation” artist Arnaldo Coen will open at Mexico City’s Museum of Modern Art (MAM) on Wednesday, May 17.

The exhibit, titled “Reflejo de lo Invisible” (“Reflection of the Invisible”), marks the 60th anniversary of Coen’s art trajectory and will remain on display through Sept. 17.

Known for his powerful surreal and abstract landscapes, where geometric designs juxtapose against hypnagogic forms, Coen, age 83, is considered one of Mexico’s most important living artists.

A member of the nation’s so-called rupture generation — a group of Mexican and international artists living in Mexico in the 1050s who broke with the outworn creative values and political dogma of the Mexican School of Painting established by the country’s muralists a decade earlier — Coen was the recipient of Mexico’s National Prize of Sciences and Arts and honored with the Medal of Fine Arts.

The MAM is located on Avenida de la Reforma s/n in Chapultepec Park, across from the Tamayo Museum (tel: 5553-6233).

It is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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