José Kuri & Mónica Manzutto

Founders of Kurimanzutto Gallery, Mexico City

While inarguably a big beast in the artworld (working with stars such as Gabriel Orozco, Adrián Villar Rojas, Danh Vo and Rirkrit Tiravanija), Kurimanzutto likes to present a relaxed family vibe at its Mexico City operation (encouraged not least by the fact that Kuri and Manzutto are married, and also represent José’s brother, Gabriel Kuri). Recently the gallery hung a show by photographer Nobuyoshi Araki, for example, not in their vast exhibition space, a former lumberyard, but down the street in the pair’s favourite cantina, the artist’s prints attached to the café’s mirrored walls, and visitors as likely to be there for the meat and black beans as for the work. From here to there: ‘there’ being San Francisco, and this being the title of the latest Kurimanzutto exhibition at galleries other than their own (previous shows were at Chantal Crousel and Patrick Seguin in Paris, Galeria Foksal, Warsaw, and Regen Projects, Los Angeles), which the duo brought to Jessica Silverman Gallery in January.