Tulum, Q.R. — A site in Tulum has made Time Magazine’s World’s Greatest Places 2019 list. For the second year in a row, the magazine has compiled a top 100 of the greatest places in the world list that consists of places to visit, to stay and to eat and drink.
This year, SFER IK Museion in Tulum made the number five spot for Greatest Places To Visit in 2019. According to Wilder Davis, the author who wrote about the unusual Tulum site, “SFER IK doesn’t look like an ordinary exhibition space—and that’s the point.
“The Tulum location’s nestlike structure was conceived as a place where avant-garde artists could gather and envision new ways to create, inspired by their unusual environs. Made of locally sourced wood and cement, the space’s ceilings and walls are trimmed with plants sprouting along circular apertures to the world outside. Its current exhibition includes a diaphanous purple cloak suspended from the ceiling—an allusion, in part, to elevated states of consciousness by artist Bianca Bondi. Entry is free, so long as visitors agree to walk the floors barefoot.”
Their website describes SFER IK Museion as an interdisciplinary creative sphere comprising exhibitions of some of the world’s finest visual artists, cutting edge artisanal workshops, and innovative artist residencies focusing on interdisciplinary projects that culminate in new ways of experiencing and creating art.
While Tulum’s SFER IK Museion took the fifth position, others on the list included Geosea Geothermal Sea Baths, Camp Adventure, Mori Building Digital Art Museum, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland, Mata Ki Te Rangi International Dark Sky Sanctuary, Museum of Black Civilizations Central Library, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts and Chillida Leku, among others.
Time Magazine explains that to compile the annual list of the World’s Greatest Places, they solicit nominations across a variety of categories including museums, parks, restaurants, and hotels from their global editors, correspondents and industry experts, then evaluate each one based on key factors including quality, originality, sustainability, innovation and influence.