Expansion of the Museum of Modern Art of Medellin

A new building of the Museum of Modern Art of Medellín, Colombia, will be inaugurated in September 2015. Interview with director María Mercedes González; images of the design, construction site and MAMM.
Feb 2015

More information about the project:

>> Expansion of the MAMM
Interview with María Mercedes González, Director of the Museum of Modern Art of Medellín.
Including images of the design, and photos of the construction site and the MAMM.

 

Founded in 1978, for more than three decades the Museum of Modern Art of Medellín had its headquarters in the traditional neighborhood of Carlos E. Restrepo. In the year 2009, the MAMM was relocated to the South of the city, using the spaces of Talleres Robledo, an old steel mill from the 1930s.

In addition to assembling a core collection of very important works of Colombian art, the MAMM has been host of iconic events to the Latin American avant-gardes, such as the First Colloquium and Non-Objectual Art Exhibition in 1981, and has promoted initiatives that were fundamental for Colombian artists, such as the Arturo y Rebeca Rabinovich art salons between 1981 and 2003. With monographic exhibitions, for example, of Luis Camnitzer, a key figure of Latin American conceptual art, and artists of the standing of Sophie Calle (France) or William Kentridge (South Africa); tribute exhibitions to Colombian masters highlighting the work of Débora Arango, Beatriz González, Luis Caballero, or Álvaro Barrios; with projects of support to emerging artists and a varied program that includes music, film, architecture and design, the MAMM has developed into a contemporary cultural center with local, national and international impact.

In September 2015, the MAMM will inaugurate a new building that will extend even more its artistic and cultural project. On a total construction area of 7200 sq m, it will host exhibition halls, multipurpose spaces, an auditorium for film and music for 250 people, a space for sound experimentation, a documentation center, storage areas, as well as service and leisure areas.

In the interview with María Mercedes González, the director of the MAMM explains key aspects of the expansion concept, the international submission call, the winning architectural project, and the construction's progress, and gives some details of the museum's program in the first half of 2015.

>> Interview with María Mercedes González
Including images of the design, and photos of the construction site and the MAMM.

© Photos: Courtesy of the MAMM
© Model: CtrlG arquitectos

Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín
Carrera 44 N° 19A-100
Ciudad del Río, Medellín
Colombia
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