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The Argentine critic Raquel Tibol interviews the director of the Galería de Arte Mexicano [GAM, Gallery of Mexican Art] Inés Amor, and they discuss the early days of the gallery, which opened twenty-one years earlier. The interview highlights the success of the gallery since the cementing of its relationships with collectors and with North American promoters, whose interest in the local art was, according to Amor, “an opportunity for all those works of art that were underappreciated in Mexico.”

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Inés Amor was, until her death in 1975, the director of the Galería de Arte Mexicano (GAM) which was the most important gallery in the country. Although by then, as mentioned in the article, there were about twenty-two galleries in Mexico City, Inés Amor’s was virtually the only one for over ten years. Ever since it was founded in 1934, the gallery, a private institution run by Mrs. Amor was, obviously, closely involved with the cultural policies and agenda of the Mexican government, and even represented it on a number of occasions through its private collection. Originally, on the advice of Diego Rivera (1886-1957) and David Alfaro Siqueiros (1896-1974), Inés Amor supported the so-called Mexican School of painting, though in time the GAM came to accept other aesthetic trends.

Researcher
Diana Briuolo : CURARE A. C.
Team
CURARE, Espacio crítico para las artes, Mexico City, Mexico
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Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas : Biblioteca Nacional/Hemeroteca Nacional