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
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
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.
"FRACCIONAR": A NEW COSMOS INSIDE LUIS BARRAGÁN HOUSE
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
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.
THE NEW NARRATIVES OF INTERACTIVE CONTEMPORARY ART FACE CONVENTIONAL ART PRODUCTIONS
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
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
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
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
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.
AWARENESS AND CRITICISM TO PROGRESS IN THE SHANGHÁI BIENNIAL
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
Until February 11th, the Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano (ICPNA) opens the call for the ICPNA Contemporary Art Award 2019. Destined for Peruvian and foreign artists residing in Peru, the winner of the 2019 edition will be awarded with S / 30,000 (thirty thousand soles) and an individual exhibition.
ICPNA CONTEMPORARY ART AWARD 2019
In its 23rd edition, the Arco Foundation "A" Awards for Collecting announced the winners. From individual private collectors to museums, the winners were six: Cleusa Garfinkel; CAAC MALI, Museum of Art of Lima; The Meadows Foundation; Bank of Spain Collection; H.E.F. Collection, Juan Entrecanales Azcárate, and Kells Collection (Juan Manuel Elizalde and Choli Fuentes).
ARCO FOUNDATION: 2019 "A" AWARDS FOR COLLECTING
Looking forward for the 34th São Paulo Biennial that will take place in 2020, the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo appointed Italian Jacopo Crivelli Visconti as the general curator of the biennial. Independent critic and curator, Crivelli Visconti lives in the Brazilian city where he completed a PhD in architecture at the Universidade de São Paulo.
SAN PABLO'S BIENNIAL APPOINTED CURATOR FOR IT'S NEXT EDITION IN 2020
With an inauguration on January 9th at Punta del Este space of Galería del Paseo, the Argentine painter Juan José Cambre exhibited a series of works made in recent times. Cambre's geometric paintings occupied Galería del Paseo until yesterday afternoon, forming part of a series of short-term exhibitions.
JUAN JOSÉ CAMBRE AT GALERÍA DEL PASEO
On January 22nd at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Mexican artist Mariana Castillo Deball (Mexico City, 1975) presents Finding Oneself Outside. Under Natalie Bell’s curatorship, the exhibition aims to describe the consequent sensations of study and experience in foreign cultures.
MARIANA CASTILLO DEBALL DEEPENS THE COGNITIVE EXCHANGE BETWEEN THE ARTWORK AND THE SPECTATOR
At El Museo del Barrio (New York, USA) February brings an unprecedented exhibition of the Chilean visual artist Alejandro Jodorowsky (Tocopilla, 1929). Best known for his filmography, under the curatorship of María Inés Rodríguez Jodorowsky will present at El Museo a series of literary works and visual archives that were never published. In addition, records of his theatrical works and performances made in Paris throughout the 50s within the Panic movement will be exhibited.
ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY'S ARTWORK WILL BE EXHIBITED AT EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO OF NEW YORK
Since January 2nd at Galería del Paseo (Punta del Este, Uruguay), Cynthia Cohen presents Un jardín sobre una playa, una playa sobre una ciudad, una ciudad sobre un cerro (A garden on a beach, a beach on a city, a city on a hill) exhibition.
CYNTHIA COHEN AT GALERÍA DEL PASEO
Since January 23rd at El Museo del Barrio (New York, USA) the year begins with Italian-Argentinean artist Lucio Fontana’s Ambiente Spaziale (Spacial Environment) exhibition.
LUCIO FONTANA'S MABIENTE SPAZIALE IS RECONSTRUCTED AT EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO
The renowned Spanish sculptor, Aurora Cañero, returns to Chile after 13 years, with a stunning exhibition of her sculptures. The exhibition will take place at Aninat Galería de Arte main room with its inauguration on January 16th and a closing on March 12th.
AURORA CAÑERO RETURNS BACK WITH HER SCULPTURES TO CHILE
Until February the 3rd, at La Virreina Center de la Imatge (Barcelona, Spain), a retrospective dedicated to Chilean artist Lorenza Böttner (Punta Arenas, Chile, 1959 - Munich, Germany, 1994) is exhibited. Consequence of a co-production between La Virreina Center de la Imatge and the Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart (Stuttgart, Germany), the exhibition inaugurated in early November and was conceived under Paul B. Preciado’s curatorship with Viktor Neumann, Pere Pedrals and Andrea Linnenkohl collaboration.
LORENZA BÖTTNER, ART AS ACTIVISM
Saturday, January 5th is the last day to visit the Cuban artist Gustavo Pérez Monzón exhibition at the Richard Saltoun Gallery, located in London. This exhibition does not only mean the artist's debut in the United Kingdom, but it is also his return after a recess of artistic production of more than thirty years.
AFTER A LONG PAUSE IN ITS PRODUCTION, GUSTAVO PÉREZ MONZÓN EXHIBITED IN LONDON
With the aim of promoting the visualization of outstanding artists, the works of those who were awarded with the National Prize for Artistic Trajectory -recognition granted by the Argentine State through the Buenos Aires Fine Arts National Museum (MNBA) - are exhibited at the National Hall of the MNBA. After five decades, the museum takes up this experience.
NATIONAL PRIZE FOR ARTISTIC TRAJECTORY EXHIBITED AT THE BUENOS AIRES FINE ARTS MUSEUM
This afternoon at Galería del Paseo in Punta del Este (Uruguay), the gallery located in Manantiales neighborhood will screen THEM documentary record, a co-directed play by Liliana Porter and Ana Tiscornia. The play premiere had place a few weeks ago at The Kitchen (New York) theater, a stage that has seen some of the most important figures of the artistic avant-garde.
FROM NEW YORK TO PUNTA DEL ESTE: LILIANA PORTER´S AND ANA TISCORNIA'S NEW PLAY AT GALERÍA DEL PASEO
After a meeting of the Venice Biennale Board, the 17th International Architecture Exhibition to be held in 2020 has a new curator: Hashim Sarkis. Recommended by Paolo Baratta, director of the Venice Biennale Board, Sarkis was appointed director of the Architecture Sector of the Biennial.
HASHIM SARKIS: THE NEW DIRECTOR OF VENICE BIENNIAL'S ARCHITECTURE SECTOR
During Miami Art Week some of the most important fairs of the modern and contemporary art international scene were celebrated. This is the case of PINTA Miami, the fair committed to the support and visibility of Latin American art within the international focus. With a phenomenal growth during its fifth edition at the Mana Wynwood Convention Center, the results of PINTA Miami 2018 are the projection of its increasingly reputation in the international circuit.
PINTA MIAMI: AN ART FAIR THAT FINDS ITS PLACE
Since May 17th at the Jumex Museum (Mexico City, Mexico) they present an unprecedented exhibition. Apariencia desnuda: el deseo y el objeto en la obra de Marcel Duchamp y Jeff Koons, aun (Nude appearance: desire and object in the work of Marcel Duchamp and Jeff Koons, still) curated by Massimiliano Gioni, is an exhibition that explores the parallels between two of the most influential artists of the 20th century.
JUMEX MUSEUM: MARCEL DUCHAMP AND JEFF KOONS DIALOGUE IN PUBLIC FOR THE FIRST TIME
During yesterday and today afternoon, with the purpose of celebrating the UTDT 2018 Film Program held at the Torcuato Ditella University (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Con la vista nublada no se ve nada (With a cloudy sight nothing is seen) is a collective exhibition where the program participants project and exhibit the work during the year. Also, works of artists invited to the 2018 edition and previous years are exhibited.
UTDT 2018 FILM PROGRAM: WITH A CLOUDY SIGHT NOTHING IS SEEN
At Diablo Rosso think tank and art space located in the center of Panama City in Panama, the Costa Rican artist Fabrizio Arritea (Costa Rica, 1982) presents since December 1st La Tierra era Plana (The Earth Was Flat), an individual exhibition that explores the meaning production generated by social media and their effects over people acting or thinking.
MEDIA AND ITS EFFECTS THROUGH FABRIZIO ARRIETA'S PAINTINGS
In order to celebrate the opening of its second space in Miami, Florida, Pablo Atchugarry Foundation (Uruguay) presents a retrospective exhibition of the Uruguayan artist José Pedro Costigliolo (1902-1985). Forerunner of non-figurative art, Costigliolo's contribution to geometric abstraction development -movement emerged mainly in Latin America- has been recognized internationally. Raised as a retrospective that explores the changes and evolutions of the Uruguayan artist, La Vida de las Formas (The Life of The Forms) opens the foundation new headquarters at Miami on December 29.