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.
MADRID: GUILLERMO KUITCA AT ELBA BENÍTEZ GALLERY
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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.