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FROM  CONTEMPORARY TO MILENARY EXPRESSIONS, THE MALI BRINGS PERU TO MADRID

Within the framework of ARCOmadrid 2019 and Peru as the invited country of the fair, the Art Museum of Lima (MALI) exhibits three large-scale exhibitions. In three parallel institutions - Reina Sofía National Art Center, Mataderos and Espacio Fundación Telefónica - and with almost simultaneous inaugurations, MALI programming in Madrid begins this week in February and will remain in the Spanish capital until the end of May.

FROM CONTEMPORARY TO MILENARY EXPRESSIONS, THE MALI BRINGS PERU TO MADRID

Frida & Idol, Muray Archive.

Since February 8 to May 12th Frida Kahlo endorses the Brooklyn Museum. Focused on the wardrobe and style that identified the Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving is an exhibition curated by Catherine Morris and Lisa Small with the collaboration of Circe Henestrosa, Mexican fashion curator who has already commissioned two large-scale exposition about Kahlo (Frida Kahlo Museumo 2012 and V & A London 2018).

FRIDA KAHLO AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM

AN INTIMATE NOTEBOOK ABOUT LOVE IN THE THIRD AGE

Un Hombre y una Mujer: Una mirada fotográfica sobre el sexo en la vejez (A Man and a Woman: A photographic look on sex in old age) is the title of the second exhibition of the great Peruvian artist Sonia Cunliffe to be exhibited in Madrid (Spain). Within the programming of the Contemporary Route of Peruvian Art - ARCO, the photographer and artist brings together a series of archive images to the Blanca Soto Arte Gallery the 23rd of February. The letter and photographs constitute a kind of love notebook between a man and a woman.

AN INTIMATE NOTEBOOK ABOUT LOVE IN THE THIRD AGE

Light of Hope, Bull. Lavone Bosman.

The Center of the Image (Peru) and the Fondation pour le Développement Durable des Régions de Montagne (Switzerland) merge once again and open the call for the fifth edition of the SMArt residence in Switzerland. Susteinable Mountain Art (SMArt), is an initiative that promotes awareness regarding mountain regions and their problems through art.

 

 

OPEN CALL: LOOKNG FORWARD TO THE FIFTH EDITION OF THE SMArt RESIDENCE

ARCO PERU: SONIA CUNLIFFE MAKES A REREADING ON THE FIRST PERUVIAN MODERN PENITENTIARY

In the framework of the ARCO Madrid Art Fair, and the participation of Peru as a guest country, Sonia Cunliffe presents Vigilar y castigar. Fotografías del siglo XIX (Guard and punish. 19th century photographs). Gathering archival materials from the 19th century, the Peruvian artist constitutes a representation and reinterpretation of the prison population of that time.

ARCO PERU: SONIA CUNLIFFE MAKES A REREADING ON THE FIRST PERUVIAN MODERN PENITENTIARY

Hawapi 2018

Espacio El Dorado (Bogotá, Colombia) begins 2019 with two exhibitions: HAWAPI 2018, Pondores, from February 16th to April 13th, and Murmurio, an exhibition that opened on February 2nd.

ESPACIO EL DORADO BEGINS 2019 WITH A PROMISING PROGRAMMING

CAROLINA MAYORGA CREATES A PINK UNIVERSE

Today opens at the Organization of American States (OAS) AMA | Art Museum of the Americas, PINK Ranchos and Other Ephemeral Zip Codes, an exhibition by the Colombian-American artist Carolina Mayorga in dialogue with the permanent collection of AMA. Mayorga invites the viewer to enter a completely pink reality and experience their bi-cultural interpretations with respect to those who live inside ranches, cambuches, shelters and other ephemeral zip codes.

CAROLINA MAYORGA CREATES A PINK UNIVERSE

A RAINBOW BETWEEN MÉXICO AND THE UNITED STATES

Within the framework of the Desert Exhibition of Art, a site-specific project where contemporary artists build large-scale installations in the desert, the Mexican artist Pía Camil (Mexico City 1980) presents Lover's Rainbow: a mega structure in the shape of a rainbow in the middle of the desert.

A RAINBOW BETWEEN MÉXICO AND THE UNITED STATES

Ph: courtesy Academia Di Belle Ari Macerata

The Academy of Fine Arts of Macereta awarded the Chilean artist Alfredo Jaar with the 2019 Josef Svoboda Prize of Artistic and Creative Talent. In addition, the institution recognized him as Doctor Honoris Causa of the academy.

ALFREDO JAAR AWARDED WITH THE 15º JOSEF SVOBDA PRIZE

Algis Griškevičius, The First Lithuanian Astronaut, 2009. Toned photograph.

On March 27, the Bronx Museum (NY, USA) will present a collective exhibition that will focus on the role of human beings and their growing uselessness in an increasingly automated society. Useless: Machines for Dreaming, Thinking, and Seeing focuses on the long tradition of thought that characterized philosophers and writers who praised "uselessness" as a means to achieve spirituality.

USELESSNESS AND ITS VALUE WITHIN AN AUTOMATED SOCIETY

Ph: SP- Arte courtesy.

The third edition of the Marcos Amaro Art Prize opens its inscriptions. Delivered by the Marcos Amaro Foundation (San Pablo, Brazil), the prize aims to promote contemporary artistic production by promoting the career of artists of medium career whose production is characterized by technical and narrative innovation.

OPEN REGISTRATION FOR THE ART AWARD MARCOS AMARO 2019

Miami, de Zaida Bergroth, Finlandia, 2017.

With the eyes set on the future and the feet in the present, the second edition of the International Women's Film Festival takes place in Madrid (Spain). Committed with the training and education on the issues that threaten women, their role and their capabilities within the film industry, from March 25 to 31st, the Spanish capital will witness more than 40 screenings of films written, directed, interpreted and produced by women.

IN MARCH, THE SPANISH CINEMA IS OF THE WOMEN

Vista general de la exposición Hasta que te conocí, de Gabriel Mejía Abad en (bis) | oficina de proyectos.

With te presentation of Hasta que te conocí (Until I met you), the Colombian artist Gabriel Mejía Abad exhibits his most recent sculptural productions. Constituted as an individual exhibition at (bis) gallery  (Cali, Colombia), space that the artist inaugurated in 2014, Hasta que te conocí inaugurates this afternoon and will take place until March 22.

GABRIEL MEJÍA ABAD REMOVES THE VEIL FROM EVERYDAY OBJECTS

Karla Claudio-Bentacourt, 2019 NALAC Fund for the Arts: Puerto Rico Artist Grantee

The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) celebrated the first scholarship awards for Puerto Rican artists. Thanks to the NALAC Fund For the Arts, ten projects presented by Puerto Rican artists will benefit from $ 25,000 to produce their works within the Caribbean country.

TEN PUERTO RICAN PROJECTS RECEIVE NALAC GRANTS

Francis Alÿs. Ensamblaje de óleos y láminas, 1997. Óleos y encaústica sobre tela y esmaltes sobre lámina. Colección Fundación ARCO. Fotografía: Andrés Arranz.

The Sala Alcalá 31 of the Comunidad de Madrid presents on February 25th the Latinoamérica en las colecciones CA2M y Fundación ARCO (Latin American art in the CA2M and ARCO Foundation collections) exhibition. Under Manuel Segade’s curatorship, the exhibition includes productions of emerging and consecrated artists -some, even, never seen- that will be exhibited until April 29.

ARCO FOUNDATION AND CA2M COLLECTIONS TAKEOVER MADRID

Victoria Cabezas, El banano emplumado (The Feathered Banana), 1973. Photograph credit: Daniela Morales Lisac.

On February 13th, the Americas Society presents Victoria Cabezas and Priscilla Monge: Give Me What You Ask For. Under Miguel A. López curatorship, it is the first time that the artworks of these two Costa Rican artists of different generations -Victoria Cabezas (1950) and Priscilla Monge (1968) - meet in the same space to establish a dialogue about the feminine role in contemporary art.

VICTORIA CABEZAS AND PRISCILLA MONGE AT THE AMERICAS SOCIETY

Ph: Velcik Foundation courtesy.

The first Vilcek Prize for Excellence was presented to the Chilean curator, Carmen C. Bambach. The award consists of recognizing the work of an immigrant who has developed a work with visible and positive effects on American society and the global scene. In addition, the person awarded receives a benefit of 100,000 U$D.

CARMEN C. BAMBACH WAS AWARDED BY THE VILCEK FOUNDATION

José Ángel Toirac, Eternity, 2009. Ph: The Faber Collection.

José Ángel Toirac was awarded with the National Prize for Plastic Arts in Havana, Cuba. This means the greatest recognition that the Caribbean country gives to Cuban artists. The celebration was held on January 26 in front of an imposing jury: Eduardo Roca Salazar (Choco), previous winner of the award, and the artists José Manuel Fors, Ever Fonseca, Ernesto Fernández, José Villa, Osneldo García, Nelson Domínguez, Pedro of Oraá and Lázaro Saavedra, among other artists. In addition, curators Hilda María Rodríguez, Maikel Rodríguez Calviño and Gabriela Hernández participated in the jury.

JOSÉ ÁNGEL TOIRAC, WINNER OF THE CUBA NATIONAL PLASTIC ARTS PRIZE

"POLIFOTONIA": THE ANATOMY OF SOUND

At Lab 3, the sound experimentation room in the Medellín Museum of Modern Art (MAMM) , the experimental installation Polifotonía by the Colombian artist Alba Fernanda Triana is exhibited. Visualizing the sound, Triana mutates the sonorous language into other, but without leaving a side the music essential qualities: time, frequency, rhythm, form, texture and density.

"POLIFOTONIA": THE ANATOMY OF SOUND

Ph: Kurimanzutto design proposal at ZONAMACO Diseño.

Less than a week away, Mexico City prepares for the most relevant art fair in Latin America. The 16th edition of ZONAMACO México Contemporary Art will be held from February 6 to 10 and will bring together more than 180 galleries from around the world. The works exhibited at the fair range from historical archives and works by modern artists to contemporary productions.

ZONAMACO: LESS THAN A WEEK FOR THE MOST IMPORTANT ART FAIR IN LATIN AMERICA

Alexander Nemerov

With the collaboration of the Univerity of Southern California, the Cuban artist Enrique Martínez Celaya will develop, from February 6, The Lecture Project. With previous accomplishments in his studio in Miami during the years 2010, 2011 and 2012, the renowned thinkers, philosophers, historians and writers that are part of the program will give their lectures at Martinez Celaya’s studio in Culver City, California. Although there was a change of location, the program has not changed its thematic axis: reflect over the link between art and ethics.

ENRIQUE MARTÍNEZ CELAYA TAKES HIS LECTURE PROJECT TO CALIFORNIA

Rosa Rolanda, Sin título [Autofoto con esfera en la Casa Luis Barragán, Ciudad de México], ca. 1950-1955. Archivo Miguel y Rosa Covarrubias. Fundación de Arquitectura Tapatía Luis Barragán - Casa Luis Barragán.

On February 2nd  at Estancia FEMSA- Casa Luis Barragán, the curator Inti Guerrero inaugurates FRACCIONAR (FRACTIONATE), a multidisciplinar and collective exhibition. In order to build a universe that generates a reinterpretation of the modernist house -sanctuary of global architecture- built in 1948 in Mexico City, the exhibition brings together artworks of living artists and others that have transcended; design furniture and historical documentation.

By Matías Helbig

"FRACCIONAR": A NEW COSMOS INSIDE LUIS BARRAGÁN HOUSE

"El retrato", de la serie "Agua Dulce", de Adrián Portugal

Regarding the participation of Peru as the guest country at ARCOmadrid 2019, the Jan Mulder Collection presents the Estratos de un paisaje (Layers of a landscape) exhibition at Casa de las Américas in Madrid. Positioned as one of the most outstanding collectors of Peruvian and Latin American photography in the world, Jan Mulder brings to Spain 108 essential artworks for the evolution of the photographic medium in the Peruvian contemporary scene.

PERUVIAN PHOTOGRAPHY LANDS IN SPAIN

Jordi Abelló, Mantis, 2015 (fotograma del vídeo). Vídeo. Color, sin sonido. Duración: 4’ 23’’. Medidas variables. Colección del artista. © de la obra, Jordi Abelló, 2019

On January 30th at Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma (Palma de Mallorca), the most developed artistic productions in the contemporary scene will share a room with traditional artworks by world and historically recognized artists.

By Matías Helbig

THE NEW NARRATIVES OF INTERACTIVE CONTEMPORARY ART FACE CONVENTIONAL ART PRODUCTIONS

Melissa Guevara, Anthropometry 2012.

On February 1st, the University Galleries at Florida Atlantic University’s (FAU) Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters presents Black Mirror, and other Third World reflections-selections from the Mario Cader-Frech Collection. The exhibition will take place from February 1st to March 16th at the Ritter Art Gallery, and from February 15th to April 6th at the Boca Raton Campus.

SALVADORAN ART AT FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY

Galeria do Torreão Nascente de la Cordoaria, Lisboa, Portugal.

From January 30 to April 21st, Galeria do Torreão Nascente de la Cordoaria, in Lisbon, presents Criteria. Under the curatorship of the curator and Portuguese art teacher Miguel von Hafe Pérez, the exhibition will be made thanks to the collection of works from the ARCO / IFEMA Foundation Collection.

CRITERIA: ARCO- IFEMA FOUNDATION COLLECTION AT LISBON

Ph: Alex Marks

The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) of the University of Pennsylvania will hold three presentations with the purpose of addressing political and social problems from new narratives. One of these exhibitions will feature the work of artist Cecilia Vicuña. Organized by Assistant Curator Meg Onli, the Chilean artist will exhibit Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen from February 1st to March 31st.

CECILIA VICUÑA AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART

AIMLESS GEOMETRY: MARCOS COELHO BENJAMIN AT MIAMI

Since January 19th, in the space recently inaugurated by the Murilo Castro Gallery (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) in Miami, artist Marcos Coelho Benjamin presents Aimless Geometry. Constituted by a series of sculptures, the exhibition will remain in the gallery until February 23rd.

AIMLESS GEOMETRY: MARCOS COELHO BENJAMIN AT MIAMI

Nuevo el Dorado (Economía Salvaje), Miguel Ángel Rojas.

Within the 12th Shanghai Biennial, the Colombian artist Miguel Ángel Rojas (Bogotá 1946) presented New El Dorado (A Wild Economy), two satellite photographs intervened and transformed into a mural. Under María Belén Sáez curatorship the artwork is inscribed in the PRO-REGRESS curatorial concept proposed by the Mexican curator Cuauhtémoc Medina in charge of the biennial curatorship.

By Matías Helbig

AWARENESS AND CRITICISM TO PROGRESS IN THE SHANGHÁI BIENNIAL

Homenaje a Zurbarán, Josep Guinovart.

As a part of the De gira por España (Touring Spain) cycle that the National Museum of the Prado celebrates for its bicentennial - during a month a painting of special relevance of the collection of the Prado Museum leaves its usual space to visit different museums of the country-, the Spanish Museum of Abstract Art of Cuenca receives in its rooms Francisco de Zurbarán’s San Francisco en oración (Saint Francis in prayer, 1659). Between the 22nd of January and the 17th of February Zurbarán’s artwork will give place to Un maestro antiguo entre artistas contemporáneos: Zurbarán en el Museo de Arte Abstracto Español (An ancient master among contemporary artists: Zurbarán in the Spanish Museum of Abstract Art) exhibition.

FRANCISCO ZURBARÁN'S "SAINT FRANCIS IN PRAYER" ARRIVES AT THE SPANISH MUSEUM OF ABSTRACT ART TO INAUGURATE AN EXHIBITION