Artful Musing

ARTFUL BLOGGER: Discover Ottawa art in Mexico City

By PAUL GESSELL

Guillermo-Trejo
Work by Ottawa’s Guillermo Trejo on display in Mexico City

It is rather disorienting to be walking through Mexico City’s downtown park, the Alameda Central, and finding yourself staring at Maman, the giant spider created by Louise Bourgeois.

The spider is supposed to be standing in front of the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. But there it was, standing in front of Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City’s over-the-top art nouveau building that is a performance and exhibition space and a century-old architectural marvel.

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