The 11th Hiroshima Art Prize, awarded by the Japanese city since 1989, has selected the Chilean artist, architect and filmmaker Alfredo Jaar as the winner of 2019. Every three years, the award is given to an artist who has contributed throughout his career with peace construction.
ALFREDO JAAR, WINNER OF THE 11TH HIROSHIMA ART PRIZE
At the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), the collective exhibition In the Open or in Stealth curated by Raqs Media Collective proposes a space for temporary exploration where the future is constituted from diverse histories and geographies. Established this dialogue, the exhibition presents a series of possibilities, relationships and interconnected paths.
MACBA: NEW POSSIBILITIES TO BUILD THE FUTURE
The XIII FEMSA Biennial- We Have Never Been Contemporary held in Zacatecas, Mexico, opened on October 25th with a novelty: a model of collaborative work among all cultural institutions in the state of Zacatecas. In this way, the Biennial establishes a dialogue from local towards the global cultural context.
A BIENNIAL THAT INTENDS TO CHANGE THE METHODOLOGICAL STRUCTURES
The Art Museum of the Americas (OAS AMA) and the Permanent Mission of Peru to the OAS present Amazogramas an individual exhibition by the Peruvian photographer Roberto Huarcaya. Under the curatorship of Alejandro Castellote, large-scale works exhibition of Huarcaya opens on November 15th and will remain in the museum until January 27th.
ROBERTO HUARCAYA AT THE ART MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAS
Until November 24, at the Museum of Visual Arts (Bogotá, Colombia) exhibits Ánima(l), a thougth on human-animal relations, a collective exhibition that emerged from the research-creation project held at the School of Arts of Utadeo Poéticas de lo cotidiano, estéticas de la vida (Everyday Poetics, Life Aesthetics) which involved teachers, students and graduates of the School, along with other guests.
IN COLOMBIA, A COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION EXPLORES RELATIONS BETWEEN HUMANS AND ANIMALS
The Mercosul Biennial of Visual Arts Foundation announced the Argentine curator Andrea Giunta as the chief curator of the exhibition that will be held at the Art Museum of Rio Grande do Sul and Santander Cultural (Porto Alegre, Brazil) on April 9th to July 5th, 2020. With a critical eye, the election of Giunta involves the links between art, feminism and emancipation exploration.
ANDREA GIUNTA, THE NEW CURATOR IN CHIEF OF THE MERCOSUL BIENNIAL FOUNDATION
On November 2nd Tres (Three) colective exhibition by Julio Alan Lepez, Paz Bardi and Santiago Erausquin, is held at the new Espacio Ftalo, located in Gorriti 3864 Street (Buenos Aires, Argentina), beein this the first collective exhibition of paintings in the space. Originated as an interdisciplinary project for the visualization of contemporary works, mainly figurative, Ftal opens its doors for third times in the year.
THREE, AN EXHIBITION THAT EXPLORES COTIDANEITY THROUGH FIGURATIVE PAINTING
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PINTA MIAMI 2018 SEARCHS FOR ONSITE FAIR ASSISTANTS!
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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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
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
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
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"
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
CENSORSHIP AND CONTROVERSY AT THE SERRALVES CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM OF PORTO
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
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
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
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
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.