And the Setting Is the Art


The Guggenheim dynasty has touched Riviera Maya.  IK LAB, a new contemporary art gallery opened 20 April in Tulum.  The great-grandson of Peggy Guggenheim and Azulik resort founder Jorge Eduardo Neira Sterkel created a gallery with curved walls, wavy floors, and massive, circular glass windows and doors.  According to Casey Lesser in Artsy Editorial, “Every surface is covered with saplings and vines, sourced sustainably from local jungles, or swaths of smooth faux-concrete whose texture recalls the interior of a shell; living trees and plant life sprout from walls, the ceiling, and the floor.”

Its inaugural exhibition alignments, curated by Santiago R. Guggenheim,  features works by Tatiana Trouvé, Artur Lescher, and Margo Trushina, which explore the human journey through both physical and metaphysical realms.

Go to   to read Lesser’s entire article and enjoy IK LAB buildings and grounds.

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