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BILBAO: ÁNGELA DE LA CRUZ AT AZKUNA ZENTROA

At Azkuna Zentroa art space, in Bilbao (Spain), tomorrow inaugurates an extensive solo exhibition by Angela de la Cruz (Coruña, 1965). Taking its name from the Homeless (1996) artworks, the exhibition takes a journey through 1996-2018 production period, illustrating, thus, Spanish artist diversity of styles and themes.

BILBAO: ÁNGELA DE LA CRUZ AT AZKUNA ZENTROA

Los Pájaros, exhibition view, Galería del Paseo Punta del Este.

At Galería del Paseo Punta del Este (Uruguay), opened on Saturday, October 13th, Los Pájaros (The Birds) photo exhibition of Vicky Aguirre, current director of photography of the Kirchner Cultural Center (CCK) culture magazine, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

A FLYING EXHIBITION AT GALERÍA DEL PASEO

Avisos aos navegantes, Ivan Grilo, 2013.

Understanding that walks has a historical connection to the practice of thinking, the artist invites people to activate conversation and another way of perceiving the city and the world. 

The55Project is delighted to presents Ivan Grilo as the first solo project of the 2018/19 season, “Escribe una carta de amor” (Write a love letter) in collaboration with Mana Contemporary Miami and Downtown Miami. 

Ivan Grilo: Art that presents loving and political themes to Downtown Miami. Understanding that walks has a historical connection to the practice of thinking, the artist invites people to activate conversation and another way of perceiving the city and the world. The55Project is delighted to presents Ivan Grilo as the first solo project of the 2018/19 season, “Escribe una carta de amor” (Write a love letter) in collaboration with Mana Contemporary Miami and Downtown Miami. The project initially will use poetic sentences to activate subjective spaces in Downtown Miami creating the possibility of public interaction, promoting new possibilities for political and social discussion while activating conversation beyond the artist's native Brazilian territory, expanding while allowing borders to dissipate. For this installation Grillo has created a set of bronze sculptures in his signature style all bearing poetic phrases. The text comes from a fictitious love letter, which can be read as a political manifesto. Or, conversely, the phrases arise from a fictitious political manifesto that can be read as a love letter. In a gesture of inclusion for the diverse communities in Miami, the text appears alternatively in Portuguese, Spanish, Haitian Creole and English allowing each demographic to engage and be integrated on their own terms. "I am very interested in this ambiguity of phrases, which permeate politics and affection. In addition to this, there is the idea of presenting a work far from the space of the white cube, that allows to reach people completely alien to the art, but never alien to the politics or to the love.” - Ivan Grilo. “Ivan's artwork not only represents Brazilian art, it brings a very true and sensitive narrative of the current political moment of the country.”- Flavia Macuco Pecego, from The55project. “Escribe una carta de amor, (Write a Love letter) is a series of sculptures formed by phrases that will be only discovered by the people that walk-through Flagler Street. This gives continuity to a tradition that took place with the surrealists in Paris and that also comes from the situationists and the notion of a psychogeography as the intertwined space between territory and the experience. Additionally, the cartography of this walk will be traced by the surprising encounter with these bronze plaques, which have written on poetic phrases in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Creole with the idea of marking other mental paths to those that discover them, between all the other or The program will start with an artist talk followed by a walk, October 24, 25 and 27 @ 4:30pm at the point that was the first place of Aluna Art Foundation. The conversation will explore Ivan Grilo’s works, career, perspectives and the creative process involved in the creation of public art projects. Conversations will be free to the public including non-ticket holders. The talks will be offered in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. For further information about the artist and the project, please visit The55Project.com or send us an email to: info@the55project.com DETAILED PROGRAM English/Spanish: Thursday, October 25, 2018 – 4:30pm (Talk starts 5pm) with Adriana Herrera, Curator and Art Critic Friday, October 26, 2018 - 4:30pm (Talk starts 5pm) with Adriana Herrera, Curator and Art Critic Portuguese: Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 4:30pm (Talk starts 5pm) with Jennifer Inácio, Assistant Curator of PAMM. Location: Aluna Art Foundation 172 West Flagler Street | Miami, FL NOTES TO EDITORS About Artist Grilo was born in 1986 in Brazil, he lives and works in Itatiba, near Sao Paulo. At the age of 31, he has already featured his works in important public collections including Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo, Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo, Museu de Arte do Rio, and Guggenheim Museum in NYC among others. In 2016, he was awarded the Foco Bradesco ArtRio Prize. Incorporating photography and installation, his work focuses primarily on his Brazilian heritage and notions of collective memory. The use of objects, videos and other media from a wide variety of topics strengthens and broadens the message, as well as structuring an internal coherence in the work. The process of creation, as well as the making of each work, needs attention to detail, specific knowledge and research of each chosen subject and materials. About The55Project Connects people through art, social programs, and education. The project truly believes that empowering, educating and uniting people changes lives. The55Project inspires people to do their best for others, demonstrated through events/visual arts projects, which take place annually between October and May. Brazilian artists, Social Projects founders, Cultural Leaders and Educators will work together to create Art Exhibitions, Special Events, Mural Paintings, Silent Auctions, Residencies, Art Talks and Seminars. The idea was born out of a partnership between two Brazilians, Maria Fulfaro and Flávia Macuco Pecego, both with more than ten years of expertise in the art industry and marketing. For more information: the55project.com About Partners Founded in 2011, Mana Contemporary is one of the largest and most innovative contemporary art organizations in the United States. Through its integrated architectural design, Mana offers exceptional services, spaces, and programming for the greater creative community. All projects and programs are curated by Ysabel Pinol. For more information: manacontemporary.com About Presenting Sponsor Piquet Law Firm, is a presenting sponsor of The55Project and has a long record of actively enables audiences to participate and contribute in contemporary art through its partnerships with leading cultural organizations such as Director of the Board of the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida, President of the Miami Advisory Counsel of the BrazilFoundation, Member of the Rotary Club of Coral Gables, Member of the Lawyers of Distinction, Member of the Kids in Distress Young Professional’s Group, and Member of the Counsel of the Lide USA1. They have extensive experience assisting clients Latin America clients, who have established or are willing to establish business or residence in the United States.

IVAN GRILO: BRINGING A LOVE LETTER TO THE STREETS OF DOWNTOWN MIAMI

Filhos do Império, Memoirs, Ana Vidigal.

This afternoon, within the framework of Escuela Abierta (Open School) program developed by FLORA, the Portuguese artist Ana Vidigal will hold a talk about her work -mainly focused on painting, collage and plastic arts-. The call is free, but with prior registration.

ANA VIDIGAL AT FLORA'S OPEN SCHOOL PROGRAM

Cell (Black Days), Louise Bourgeoise. Collection The Easton Foundation. Ph: Christopher Burke.

For the first time in China, a large-scale retrospective of Louise Bourgeois prolific artworks will be held. Curated by Philip Larratt-Smith, The Eternal Thread explores the Franco-American artist –gone two years ago-  work with an inauguration in November 3rd  at the Long Museum of Shanghai.

LOUISE BOURGEOIS HUGE RETROSPECTIVE AT THE LONG MUSEUM IN SHANGI

LUIS CAMNITZER AT REINA SOFÍA NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE ARTS

Since October 17th at the National Museum of Arts Reina Sofía (Madrid), Hospicio de utopías fallidas (Hospice of Failed Utopias) retrospective of Luis Camnitzer, is exhibited. Under the curatorship of Octavio Zaya, the exhibition aims to provide an integral look over the German-Uruguayan artist, essayist, composer and pedagogue artworks.

LUIS CAMNITZER AT REINA SOFÍA NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE ARTS

Ph: Filipe Berndt

On October 6th at Galería Leme, in São Paulo (Brazil), inaugurated "⌾" -symbol that refers to the sun- a collective exhibition commissioned by Catarina Duncan (Rio de Janeiro 1993), constituted through the work of seventeen artists who use symbology as a language. The work will remain in the gallery until November 3rd.

 

The exhibition aims to build, through all it artworks, an imaginary where the symbology is overlapped with the traditional language to explain and criticize political issues. Also, establish relationships between the human and empirical and the hidden and unknown.

 

The symbol that bears the name of the exhibition - "⌾" - explained curator Catarina Duncan, is an appropriation of an icon used by a diversity of cultures to represent the sun and the manifestation of the divine. "Brazil is going through a very delicate moment and I like to see this show as a way of resistance, although it was not the intention of the curator," said Tatiana Gonçales in conversation with Arte Al Día and added: "Catarina opted for a more transversal research on multidisciplinary artists: Mahku - Artists Movement Huni Kuin (Brazilian indigenous ethnicity), Abdias Nascimento (revolutionary, politician, poet, etc), Camila Mota (Teatro Oficina’s actress), etc. "

 

Catarina Duncan plays with the contradictions that manifest the interpretation of the same symbol, in this case the Sun. On the one hand, for some this is an immense source of light that brings life and allows the perception of things. On the other hand, the same symbol can be interpreted as a circle or a point: synonyms of perfection (a third level of meaning that emerges from one of the many interpretations). In this sense, it was  Cabelo’s artwork Ovo Bomba (2018) which gave rise to the name and central axis of the entire exhibition.

 

Regarding the symbols, Carl G. Jung wrote: "What we call a symbol is a term, a name

or image that may be familiar to us in daily life, though it has special connotations beyond its obvious and

conventional meaning. It implies something vague, unknown or hidden to us."

 

Artists: Abdias Nascimento, Aline Motta, Antonio Pichillá, Cabelo, Camila Mota, Christian Lenhardt, Dan Coopey, Frederico Filippi, Ismael David, MAHKU - Movimento dos Artistas Huni Kuin, Mariana de Matos, Moisés Patrício, Mônica Ventura, Raphael Escobar, Rodrigo Well, Vania Medeiros, Vivian Caccuri.

A SYMBOLIC UNIVERSE OCCUPIES LEME GALLERY

JOSÉ ANTONIO NAVARRETE PRESENTS, "WRITING ABOUT LATINAMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY. TEXTS ANTHOLOGY, 1925-1970"

The Cuban-Venezuelan researcher and independent curator of culture and visual arts José Antonio Navarrete, former curator of photography at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana and head of the Division of Curatorship, Research, Education and Library of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Caracas Sofia Imber, among other things, publishes her new work: Escribiendo sobre fotografía en América Latina. Antología de Textos, 1925- 1970 (Writing about  Latinamerican photography. Texts Anthology, 1925-1970).

JOSÉ ANTONIO NAVARRETE PRESENTS, "WRITING ABOUT LATINAMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY. TEXTS ANTHOLOGY, 1925-1970"

Ph: Pepe Mateos.

Today at 6:30 p.m. at Plaza Independencia (San Miguel de Tucumán) inaugurates the Eighth Argentine Biennial of Documentary Photography. With a complete program -exhibitions, debates, workshops, and review of portfolios- and first-class guests, the biennial will be held in the capital of Tucumán until Monday, October 22.

TUCUMÁN: THE EIGHTH ARGENTINE BIENNIAL OF DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY INAUGURATES

AN EXHIBITION WHERE SPACE TAKES A BODY

On October 26, at SKETCH gallery new space in Bogotá inaugurates huésped (guest), by Matías Armendaris. Through an immersive installation, the Ecuadorian artist transforms the space into an organic body.

AN EXHIBITION WHERE SPACE TAKES A BODY

Pasión y muerte de un impresor, 1979.

Until January 14th, at the Amparo Museum in Mexico, a retrospective of the great Polish artist Marcos Kurtycz (1934-1996) is exhibited. In 1968, he traveled to the Central American country, where he spent the rest of his career. Under the curatorship of Francisco Reyes Palma, Contra el estado de guerra, un arte de acción total (Against the state of war, a total action art) explores the artworks of one of the action art pioneers.

MÉXICO: MARCOS KURTYCZ AT AMPARO MUSEUM

FELIPE MUJICA AT MEDELLIN'S MODERN ART MUSEUM

Yesterday at the Museum of Modern Art of Medellín (MAMM) inaugurated Estamos más unidos a lo invisible que a lo visible (We are more united to the invisible than to the visible), an individual exhibition of the Chilean artist Felipe Mujica. The artworks exhibited in the Foundations Hall of the museum focuses on the production of curtains that Mujica has been developing for more than a decade with Johanna Unzueta and local embroiderers of the places where these have been produced.

FELIPE MUJICA AT MEDELLIN'S MODERN ART MUSEUM

Zokos, Miento, Pintura acrílica 90 x 30 cm 2018.

Tomorrow afternoon at Casa Hoffman (Bogotá, Colombia) inaugurates TRANSMUTAR exhibition. Curated by the director of the curatorship department of the Contemporary Art Museum of Bogotá Juan David Quintero, the show is part of the winning exhibition cycle of the Plastic Arts Programming Scholarship in Bogotá Red Santa Fe Gallery of the District Institute of the Arts (IDARTES).

TRANSMUTAR: ART IRRUPTION IN URBAN SPACES

MACIZO FAIR AT EL DORADO

Espacio El Dorado opens its call to participate in the first edition of Macizo, a design and independent publications fair that aims to gather ideas, initiatives and brands from the creative sector.

MACIZO FAIR AT EL DORADO

OSCAR MUÑOZ 2018 WINNER OF THE HASSELBLAD AWARD

The Swedish company specialized in large and medium format cameras, handed out the Hasselblad Award 2018 yesterday - a prize awarded every year to a photographer or prominent artist. The company announced Colombian artist Oscar Muñoz as 2018 winner. 

OSCAR MUÑOZ 2018 WINNER OF THE HASSELBLAD AWARD

ALBA FERNANDA TRIANA: THE BEGINNING OF AN INTENSIVE JOURNEY

Convened by COINCIDENCIA- Pro Helvetia program, the Colombian artist Alba Fernanda Triana begins a two-year creative project. With a first journey to the CERN institute - the world's most important particles research center - and the University of Zurich for the Arts (ZHdK) during October, the artist embarks on an extensive research project.

ALBA FERNANDA TRIANA: THE BEGINNING OF AN INTENSIVE JOURNEY

Joao Ribas, curador de Robert Mapplethorpe: Pictures. Ph: Serralves Museum.

At the Serralves Foundation Museum of Contemporary Art in Porto (Portugal), a controversial North American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe`s (1946-1989) exhibitiom is held since September 20. However, artists, gallery owners and collectors announced their rejection to a series of censorship measures taken by the institution causing the resignation of the Artistic Director of the Serralves Museum and curator of the exhibition, Joao Ribas.

By Matías Helbig

CENSORSHIP AND CONTROVERSY AT THE SERRALVES CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM OF PORTO

Memorial, installation view, 2009. Ph: Alexander Gray Associates

At the Skissernas Museum (The Museum of Sketches for Public Art) of Sweden opens today, October 4, a collective exhibition dedicated to memory. Based on the works of a diversity of artists, including Uruguayan Luis Camnitzer, Memory Matters emphasizes the importance of collective memory in societies.

MEMORY AS A CENTRAL THEME

LINA BO BARDI AT JUAN MARCH FOUNDATION

In the framework of the exhibition Lina Bo Bardi: Tupí or not tupí. Brazil, 1946-1992 inaugurating tomorrow, on October 8th at Juan March Foundation (Madrid, Spain) The exhibition explained will be held. In conversation with Mara Sánchez Llorens -curator- and Juan Manuel Bonet -an artistic critic specialized in Brazilian art of the 20th century-, the initiative will be moderated by the architect Santiago de Molina.

LINA BO BARDI AT JUAN MARCH FOUNDATION

THE HUNDRED YEARS OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS OF PERU ARE ALSO HELD AT ICPNA

Until November 4th at the ICPNA of Miraflores it hosts the second central exhibition of the Fine Arts Museum centennial anniversary: Una trayectoria de imágenes: 1918-2018 (Images trajectory: 1918-2018). The show is curated by Max Hernández and Augusto del Valle in order to make an illustration of the artistic genres developed in that institution during its history.

THE HUNDRED YEARS OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS OF PERU ARE ALSO HELD AT ICPNA

ONE DROP AT A TIME, BY MARK LEE KOVEN

After his residency at ARTSail, in South Florida, Mark Lee Koven presents One Drop at a Time, an immersive installation where viewers participate in it. Concurring education, technology and art, this experience aims to raise awareness among the public regarding over their environmental environments.

ONE DROP AT A TIME, BY MARK LEE KOVEN

FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON PRESENTS A BASQUIAT HUGE RETROSPECTIVE

From October 3rd to January 14th, at Frank Gehry's building, the Louis Vuitton Foundation will exhibit a hundred works by the renowned artist and painter Jean-Michel Basquiat. The exhibition aims to make a journey throughout the American artist career that goes from 1980 to 1988, because of his early death.

FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON PRESENTS A BASQUIAT HUGE RETROSPECTIVE

Ph: Guido Limardo

Within the framework of the exhibition Historia de dos mundos (Tale of two worlds), held at the Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires (MAMBA) on the occasion of its recent reopening, the institution presents Los elegidos de Greco. Leo García interpreta las canciones de Besos brujos. This will be held on October 11th in honor to the great Argentine artist Alberto Greco.

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART OF BUENOS AIRES SAYS GOODBYE TO ALBERTO GRECO'S "BESOS BRUJOS"

Casa Vicens, Barcelona Gallery Weekend 2018.

Until September 30th, the city of Barcelona has been taken over by twenty-eight galleries. Bringing the local production of the Catalan province to the international scene, since September 26, Barcelona Gallery Weekend  five-day program with guided tours and meetings is held.

BARCELONA GALLERY WEEKEND

ON AIR: TOMÁS SARACENO AT PALAIS DE TOKYO

From October 17th to January 13th, the Palays de Tokyo (Paris) is transformed into an exclusive museum Tomás Saraceno artwork. As part of the Carte Blanche program -started in 2013 with Phillipe Parreno intervention-, the Parisian exhibition center invited the Argentine artist to occupy it's 13,000 m² with his most recent and extensive work: On Air, project that aims to establish an alternative relationship with the planet.

ON AIR: TOMÁS SARACENO AT PALAIS DE TOKYO

Dentro de mim, 2018

Plastic artist and photographer, with 84 years and an ongoing exhibition at Helga de Alvear Art Gallery (Spain), Helena Almeida died this morning at her home in Sintra, Portugal. With an important number of works, the Portuguese artist was one of the most outstanding figures in European contemporary art.

HELENA ALMEIDA, AN ARTIST WHO LIVES IN OUR MEMOIRS

Washington crossing the Delaware, Geandy Pavón.

The Coral Gables Museum is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition, Kindred Spirits: Ten Artists by The Hudson,curated by Anelys Alvarez. The show will run from October 5th to December 9th, 2018 at the Fewell Gallery and will be accompanied by a series of related programs that go from a panel discussion to a concert.

HUDSON'S VALLEY CUBAN ART

CINEMA AND PSYCHOANALYSIS AT THE RECOLETA CULTURAL CENTER

Direct from the Cinematheque of Berlin to the Recoleta Cultural Center (Buenos Aires, Argentina) TESA Foundation presents  Películas en la mente: psicología y cine desde Sigmund Freud (Films in the mind: psychology and cinema since Sigmund Freud)  will be exhibited at Cronopios Room from September 27th  to December 13th.

CINEMA AND PSYCHOANALYSIS AT THE RECOLETA CULTURAL CENTER

Becú durante el montaje de la exposición en Bruchou.

On Thursday 27th at Leandro Alem Avenue 928 (Buenos Aires, Argentina), the plastic artist Juan Becú transforms Bruchou Law Firm into an art gallery. After a first edition with works by Vicente Grondona, the Bruchou Art Department bets again on national art.

JUAN BECÚ AT BRUCHOU LEGAL STUDY

TURNER WATERCOLORS AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS OF ARGENTINA

On Wednesday, September 26, the National Museum of Fine Arts of Buenos Aires (Argentina) inaugurates a J. M. W. Turner solo show. With an unprecedented exhibition in the country, 85 watercolors of the English painter will be exhibited until February 17th.

TURNER WATERCOLORS AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS OF ARGENTINA