The University Museum of Contemporary Art (MUAC) opened this year at the National Autonomous University of Mexico City—an impressive cultural center without rival in Latin America. The university has two philharmonic orchestras, a radio station, a television channel, a film archive, a world-class concert hall, dance, theater and film venues. In addition, it has 25 science and art museums under its auspices. This extensive volume catalogues 100 works by a diverse group of international artists in the MUAC collection, including Pipilloti Rist, Gabriel Orozco, Francis Alys, Melanie Smith, Thomas Hirschhorn and Steve McQueen. Eschewing historical narrative this spirited collection is curated by Olivier Debroise, a Mexico City-based writer and critic. This publication includes a checklist detailing the MUAC collection in its entirety.
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