18.NOV.2023 - 11.FEB.2024
Colección Jumex: Everything Gets Lighter

In November 2023, the Museo Jumex will celebrate its 10th anniversary.  To commemorate this important milestone the museum has invited Lisa Phillips, the Director of the New Museum in New York, to curate an exhibition from our collection occupying the entire building. 

Featuring works by 67 international artists, Everything Gets Lighter is a thematic exploration in keeping with the times.  The exhibition considers the healing power of light and lightness as an antidote to the forces of darkness and heaviness that envelop us today.  The title is inspired by the poem from the late John Giorno, Everyone Gets Lighter, makes clear, life is transitory and ultimately immaterial. Light and lightness are powerful elemental forces of spiritual transcendence, clarity, renewal and rebirth.  

The exhibition brings together diverse works from the Colección Jumex in a poetic meditation on the meaning of light and manifestations of lightness. Artists have shaped our view of what it might mean to “get lighter” by experimenting with illumination and weightlessness, immateriality, and humor, as well as unburdening ourselves from negative forces like accumulation and waste. “Reduce- reuse- recycle” has become a new kind of mantra.

Artists: Doug Aitken, Bas Jan Ader, Francis Alÿs, Leonor Antunes, Alighiero e Boetti, Pia Camil, Maurizio Cattelan, John Chamberlain, Mary Corse, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Tacita Dean, Gabriel de la Mora, Carroll Dunham, Jimmie Durham, Olafur Eliasson, Tracey Emin, Urs Fischer, Fischli & Weiss, Dan Flavin, Tom Friedman, John Giorno, Fernanda Gomes, Félix González-Torres, Peter Halley, Damien Hirst, Jenny Holzer, Jim Hodges, Roni Horn, Elliott Hundley, Graciela Iturbide, Mike Kelley, Jeff Koons, Gabriel Kuri, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Sol LeWitt, Liza Lou, Tala Madani, Teresa Margolles, Ana Mendieta, Vik Muniz, Ernesto Neto, Kenneth Noland, Gabriel Orozco, Damián Ortega, Laura Owens, Jorge Pardo, Steven Parrino, Jack Pierson, Robert Rauschenberg, Charles Ray, Pedro Reyes, Gerhard Richter, Ugo Rondinone, Robert Ryman, Alan Saret, Gary Simmons, Rudolf Stingel, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Rosemarie Trockel, Richard Tuttle, James Turrell, Cy Twombly, Piotr Uklański, Franz West, Haegue Yang.

  • Ruscha, Ed
  • Levine, Sherrie
  • Lawler, Louise
  • Orozco, Gabriel
  • Ortega, Damián
  • Koons, Jeff
  • Weiss, David
  • Fischli, Peter
  • Kelley, Mike
  • Kuri, Gabriel
  • Iturbide, Graciela
  • Hirst, Damien
  • Chamberlain, John
  • Cattelan, Maurizio
  • Alÿs, Francis
  • Tiravanija, Rirkrit
  • Twombly, Cy
  • Trockel, Rosemarie
  • Ryman, Robert
  • Rauschenberg, Robert
  • Holzer, Jenny
  • Ray, Charles
  • Margolles, Teresa
  • Horn, Roni
  • Gomes, Fernanda
  • Boetti, Alighiero
  • Muniz, Vik
  • Flavin, Dan
  • Rondinone, Ugo
  • Uklanski, Piotr
  • Simmons, Gary
  • Pierson, Jack
  • Mendieta, Ana
  • Hodges, Jim
  • Camil, Pia
  • LeWitt, Sol
  • Yang, Haegue
  • Dean, Tacita
  • Stingel, Rudolf
  • West, Franz
  • Eliasson, Olafur
  • Madani, Tala
  • Antunes, Leonor
  • Hundley, Elliott
  • Charles, Ray
  • Halley, Peter

Organized by Museo Jumex. Guest Curator Lisa Phillips, Director of the New Museum in New York.

Installation view Colección Jumex: Everything Gets Lighter. Museo Jumex, 2023. Photo: Ramiro Chaves