Shaped In Mexico: A Stellar Lineup of Contemporary Mexican Culture at the Southbank

By 04 October, 2014

If you’re tired of popups, bear with us for a second, because a new immersive exhibition at the Southbank next week looks well worth a visit, and should go some way in highlighting the incredible wave of artistic and musical talent coming out of Mexico right now.

Featuring the best in emerging and alternative art from the country, Shaped In Mexico will take over the OXO Tower’s Bargehouse Gallery from 8-12 October. The mostly free event will be present the contemporary art of over twenty different artists living in or inspired by Mexico, guided tours of the collection and a series of Q&As with the artists. A night celebrating Mexican fashion, MexDesign, will include catwalk shows from Vogue favourite Maria Vogel and the earth-inspired jewellery of Mani Maalai.

Providing the soundtrack across the weekend will be current daddy of Mexican bass, Ezekiel, alongside DJ/producer and brains behind house label Unike Musik, Leo Leal. Mestizo Restaurant will also be there with their take on modern but authentic Mexican food.

WHAT: Shaped In Mexico exhibition
WHEN: Thursday 9th October – Sunday 12th October (open daily 10.00am-6.30pm)
WHERE: Bargehouse Gallery, OXO Tower Wharf, South Bank, SE1 9PH
TICKETS: Free entrance to art exhibition, registration required for tours and Q&As. Tickets for MexDesign catwalk show £10 early bird/£25 and can be bought here

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