In the framework of the annual Congress of the International Association of Curators (IKT), which is being held for the first time in the United States, a series of public activities are held throughout the city of Miami. With the participation of more than a hundred curators from around the world, artists and personalities linked to the art scene in Miami, the conference takes place between April 11 and 14. The focus of the conversations is on the Miami-Dade artists and the cultural producers that address sustainability issues in South Florida.
THE IKT ANNUAL CONGRESS IN MIAMI BEGAN!
Espacio Ftalo Contemporary Art Gallery in Buenos Aires inaugurated El tiempo habitado (Inhabited Time) exhibition. The plastic artists Paula Cecchi and Pablo Noce make a journey through their own cosmovision through painting.
TWO ARTISTS THAT PAINT TIME AND SPACE
In the Peruvian-Northamerican Cultural Institute (ICPNA for its name in spanish) inaugurates Sísmica, fotografía y video chileno reciente (Síscmica, recent Chilean video and photography) exhibition. Addressing political and economic issues related to gender and identity and the urban and natural environments in Chile, the visual arts platform Sísmica proposes an expansion of artistic lines that respond to contemporary issues. Aesthetics, politics, ecology and society are the main axes that this exhibition aims to introduce into the Chilean agenda through photographic production.
THINKING THE FUTURE OF A COUNTRY FROM THE FILE AND PHOTOGRAPHIC PRODUCTION
After a conference directed by George Yudice in which Marcus Faustini, Marcos García and Osvaldo Sánchez participated in the Miami Museum of Art and Design (MOAD) at Miami Dade College (MDC), a workshop for urban transformation through cultural production is developed. Thus, City Lab: Transforming Cities through Innovative Cultural Action joins a series of activities established in the Miami museum to improve the life quality in cities through multidisciplinary projects.
THE MOAD AT MIAMI CONTINUES TO PROPOSE ACTIVITIES FOR URBAN AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT THROUGH ART
Located in San Telmo neighborhood (637 Carlos Calvo street), the physical space of LANZALLAMAS is only the tip of the iceberg. What from the street seems to be an art gallery, is an ambitious self-management platform that proposes to introduce within the contemporary scene a network of relationships between artists, curators, residences, galleries and cultural institutions throughout Latin America. Created by Colombian curator Jen Zapata García and colombian visual artist Andrés Matías Pinilla, the space based in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and with a collaborative work-team in Bogotá (Colombia) seeks to decentralize from a collaborative work philosophy the art exhibition and distribution processes.
LANZALLAMAS: AN ALTERNATIVE PLATFORM WITHIN CONTEMPORARY ART
Two months ago, a phone call from Grupo Patio organization to Sofía Edwards and Francisco Yavar, creators of 13 Jardines -platform that aims to bring contemporary art to new audiences-, put at their disposal a space of 500 square meter at Vitacura neighborhood of Santiago de Chile (Alonso de Córdova 3788). The proposal was simple: during three months Edwards and Yavar would have absolute freedom to make a cultural activation within the space. This gift produced a greater one: Patio de Luz Contemporary Art.
IN CHILE IS BORN A SPACE THAT CHALLENGES TRADITIONAL WAYS OF EXHIBITION
At Pinacoteca de São Paulo inaugurates Ernesto Neto: Sopro (Ernesto Neto: Blow) exhibition. Under the curatorship of the director and curator of the Brazilian museum, Jochen Volz and Valéria Piccoli, the retrospective brings together 60 works by one of the most outstanding artists of the contemporary Latin American scene. Master of space and sculptor by nature, Ernesto Neto (1964, Rio de Janeiro) intervenes with his work in the Pina Luz, located in the Jardim da Luz.
ERNESTO NETO AT PINACOTECA DE SÃO PAULO
The Fondazione Carriero (Milan, Italy) inaugurates an individual exhibition of the Brazilian artist Lygia Pape. Under the curatorship of Francesco Stocchi, Lygia Pape is the first large-scale individual exhibition in an Italian institution. The exhibition, produced in collaboration with Estate Projeto Lygia Pape, will remain in the foundation until July 21st.
ITALY: CARRIERO FOUNDATION PRESENTS AN INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITION OF BRAZILIAN ARTIST LYGIA PAPE
In the framework of SUPERFLEX: We Are All in the Same Boat exhibition at the Museum of Art and Design (MOAD) at Miami Dade College (MDC), a series of public activities under the title The Speculative Machine is held. Two of the activities were executed on February 21 and 28 and other two will take place on Thursday, April 4 and Saturday, April 6.
THE SPECULATIVE MACHINE: ART AS A TOOL AGAINST CLIMATE CRISIS
The Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA) inaugurates one of the most ambitious exhibitions regarding the beginnings of modern photography in Argentina, mainly in Buenos Aires city. With a selection of more than 250 works, the second floor of the museum is a tribute to the artists who photographed, for the first time, the Latin-American country from a none merely documentary perspective. Mundo Propio: Fotografía Moderna Argentina 1927 – 1962 (Own World: Argentinian Modern Photography 1927 – 1962) exhibits the photographs of the great masters that shaped what is now known as Argentine photography.
A LOOK OVER ARGENTINE MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY ORIGINS
At the New York space of the emblematic gallery Kurimanzutto, Mariana Castillo Deball (Mexico, 1975) presents Point. Gathering her most recent productions, the Latin American artist uses artworks developed on paper and prints on other materials to illustrate the similarities between skin and paper.
NEW YORK: MARIANA CASTILLO DEBALL PRESENTS "POINT", AT KURIMANZUTTO
On Friday, March 22, the Argentinian National Fund for the Arts inaugurates Universos Cercanos (Near Universes) exhibition at the National House of the Bicentenary. Product of the Visual Arts Contest 2018, on the day of its inauguration the exhibition will announce the twenty winning artists of the competition.
"CLOSE UNIVERSES": THE ARGENTINIAN NATIONAL FUND FOR THE ARTS EXHIBITION
Promoted by Rosario’s Ministry Culture and Education, Microferia de Rosario (Rosario Micro-fair) new edition was attended by thirteen galleries, institutional spaces and a large agenda of activities.
ROSARIO’S MICRO-FAIR THIRD EDITION CLOSED SUCCESSFULLY
The Tropical Pharmacy inaugurated in room 103 of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. Exploring artistic production based on topics such as ecology, cultural and ethnic diversity and the geopolitical conflicts of the global society artists Jennifer Allora (Philadelphia, 1974) and Guillermo Calzadilla (Havana, 1971) present an exhibition especially designed for the gallery of the Spanish museum.
ALZORA & CALZADILLA AT THE GUGGENHEIM IN BILBAO
São Paulo’s Art Museum adjunct curator Rodrigo Moura, was appointed as the new Chief Curator by El Museo del Barrio, in New York. Because of his experience according to Patrick Charpenel, director of the New York museum, the Brazilian art specialist integration is a key to enhance the values of integrity and diversity of El Museo.
RODRIGO MOURA, EL MUSEO'S NEW CHIEF CURATOR
Since 2012 the Reina Sofía Museum (Madrid, Spain) has significantly increased its collection of modern and contemporary Latin American art. This time, it was the renowned Venezuelan collector Patricia Phelps de Cisneros who has donated 45 works by 33 Latin American artists to the museum's collection. It should be noted that she had already donated 39 artworks to Spanish museum a few months ago.
MADRID: PATRICIA PHELPS DE CISNEROS DONATED 45 ARTWORKS TO THE REINA SOFÍA MUSEUM
Since March 20, in Galería del Paseo / Lima, Peruvian artist Lorena Noblecilla presents Geografías del Tiempo (Time Geographies). Using landscape, its construction and destruction processes, the artist brings to the exhibition room a critical reading regarding the environment.
"TIME GEOGRAPHIES": THINKING THE LANDSCAPE FROM THE ANTHROPOCENE
On May 17, the Whitney Museum of American Art celebrates the Whitney Biennial 2019. Destined for the visibility of contemporary American production, from May to September the New York museum hosts the works of 75 artists residing in the United States. Under Jane Panetta and Rujeko Hockley curatorship, the new edition of this biennial founded almost a century ago brings a novelty: after a decade without representation Miami will have two of its artists at the Whitney Biennial.
MIAMI WILL HAVE REPRESENTATION AT THE WHITNEY BIENNIAL 2019
The Armory Show 2019, one of the most important fairs within the international scene of modern and contemporary art inaugurated yesterda. In tribute to the International Exhibition of Modern Art held in New York City in 1913, the Armory Show has been bringing together artists from around the world since 1994. With an eclectic program involving hundreds of galleries, the Platform section, curated by Sally Tallan cannot be overlooked. Andreas Angelidakis, Siah Armajani, Iris Häussler, Tania Candiani, Ryan Gander, Xavier Simmons, Jessica Stockholder, Pascale Marthine Tayou and Super Taus arte the artists reunited at Tallan’s curatorial project.
TO RETHINK THE FUTURE FROM THE ORIGINS
On March 14th, at the AMA | Art Museum of the Americas, the Organization of American States (OAS) -institution in charge of the museum- together with the CINTAS Foundation present A Gaze through the CINTAS Fellowship Program: a Selection of Works from the CINTAS Foundation and the Art Museum of the Americas Collections. Locating Cuban art as the main character, the exhibition aims to illustrate the effort that CINTAS has placed for more than 55 years in the visualization and promotion of Caribbean artistic production.
CUBAN ART AT THE AMA| ART MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAS
With a free opening to the public on March 7th, the Modern Museum of Buenos Aires (MAMBA) presents El Salón de los Carpichos (The Hall of Caprices), an anthological exhibition of the Buenos Aires artist Max Gómez Canle (Buenos Aires 1972). Conceived, not as a retrospective, but as a linear journey through the formal and narrative influences that Gómez Canle reveals in his works, the exhibition immerses itself in the history of art from its own production and establishes a dialogue with the trade of creating images and the reminiscence of these in the unconscious.
THE HALL OF CAPRICES
The Art Museum of Lima (MALI) is looking for a new Director. Focused, mainly, on the search for new audiences and visitors, the new Director must be a person with the ability to make a contribution to the organizational culture of the museum, forged two decades ago and constituted as one of the most prestigious art institutions in Latin America. As communicated from the MALI, the Director will be in charge of the daily management of the museum and, together with the General Manager and the Sub Director, will be responsible for the vision and strategy, reporting directly to the MALI Board of Directors. The call closes on March 15.
THE ART MUSEUM OF LIMA LOOKS FOR A NEW DIRECTOR
For the first time in 45 years, the annual congress of the International Association of Contemporary Art Curators IKT will be held in the city of Miami. The conference will take place from April 11 to 14. In addition to being the main opera of the congress in the United States, the new edition will hold a Post-Congress in Havana, Cuba, from April 15 to 18.
IKT CELEBRATES ITS FIRST CONGRESS IN MIAMI
With a view to ARCOmadrid 2020, the ARCO Foundation announced that the 39th edition of the fair, which will take place from February 26 to March 1st, 2020, will adopt the concept of It's Just a Matter of Time as a central theme. Thus, the fair organized by IFEMA will once again sustain its proposal for innovation and research in the field of the arts to observe the work of Félix González-Torres from that concept.
ARCOMADRID LOOKS TO ITS 2020 EDITION
The Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico (MAC) inaugurated the individual exhibition Retorno al Hogar (Labrando) (Return to Home) by the artist Antonio Martorell (Puerto Rico, 1939). With the purpose of celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Rafael M. de Labra Historical Building, the emblematic artist was invited to intervene with his work the museum not only to highlight its architecture, but the history that has circulated in its corridors.
ANTONIO MARTORELL CELEBRATES THE RAFAEL M. DE LABRA HISTORICAL BUILDING CENTENARY
As a continuation, in March, the exhibitions of the 33rd São Paulo Biennial - Affective Affinities, a celebration that had more than seven hundred thousand visitors- will travel to eight destinations: Belo Horizonte, Campinas, Vitória, São José do Rio Preto, Juiz of Fora, Brasília, Porto Alegre and Medellín (the only destination outside of Brazil). Conceived by the curator Jacopo Crivelli Visconti to reinterpret and experiment with the work done by Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, curator of the Biennial, the initiative is a gesture to decentralize the most important biennial in Latin America.
THE 2018 BIENNIAL OF SAN PABLO REINVENTED TO VISIT EIGHT CITIES
The programming of workshops and seminars at the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA) continues. Since the beginning of 2019 the museum has dedicated guided tours for the understanding of artists such as Antonio Berni and Tarsila do Amaral and workshops for the reading of Shakespeare and Osvaldo Lamborghini, among many other activities. Within this framework, on Thursday 28 opens a series of meetings to discuss and think about Victor Grippo's (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1932-2006) artwork.
JORGE MACCHI AND FLORENCIA MALBRÁN EXPLORE VICTOR GRIPPO'S ARTWORK
The Art Center Dos de Mayo (CA2M) Community of Madrid inaugurated Autoeclipse (Selfeclipse), an individual exhibition by the Peruvian artist Armando Andrade Tudela. The exhibition was commissioned by Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, who collaborated from the assembly to the constitution of a sui generis narrative regarding the disposition of the works. The exhibited artworks stablish tensions with their predecessors, with the biography of Armando himself and with the political and social evolution of the places where the artist has resided, thinking about the artistic production in its public and social sense, on the one hand, and in the more private sphere, on the other.
ARMANDO ANDRADE TUDELA AT MADRID
Since February 28, at the Lowe Art Museum in Miami, an individual exhibition of the deceased Argentine artist Marcelo Bonevardi (1929-1994) is on display. Under the curatorship of Jill Deupi and John Bennett, Marcelo Bonevardi: Magic Made Manifest includes everything: from paintings, drawings and sculptures to mixed pieces -some of them never before exhibited- by one of the most outstanding avant-garde artists of Argentinean 20th century.
MARCELO BONEVARDI'S OEUVRE DIALOGUES WITH THE LOWE ART MUSEUM COLLECTION
Since February 22 opens at Elba Benítez Gallery, located in the heart of Madrid (Spain), an individual exhibition of the Argentine artist Guillermo Kuitca. Under the curatorship of Sonia Becce, one of the most relevant and influential artists within the contemporary Latin American scene exhibits paintings and drawings made in recent years and drawings produced on the occasion of this exhibition.