In 2014, the non-profit organization Wildlife Conservation Society invited twelve Latin American artists to enter the Bahuaja Sonene Reserve located in the south east of Peru. The idea of the program was, through artistic expression, to make known the reservation to the region so that awareness is generated. Bahuaja Sonene is one of the six national parks with the most biodiversity on the planet. Among the poets, musicians, chefs and visual artists invited to represent this great landscape was Roberto Huarcaya, a Peruvian psychologist, photographer and artist who has been experimenting with the notion of territory for several years from his series of panoramas Campos de Batalla (Battlefields).
Roberto Huarcayas Amazonia- Bahuaja Sonene
The exhibition that opens Crisis, the Peruvian gallery, follows a deep mental process. The work itself is a transition by itself as part of the idea of collage. From the university, Javier Bravo de Ruedas has had an intense link with this technique over the years. However, on this occasion, the artist expiates that exhausting memory of the millions of pieces of paper that he had to cut throughout his career, treating the collage as an alternative to the process he follows in other projects of his artistic practice: on the one hand, to the detailed planning required by ceramics, with careful sketches and modeling and, on the other hand, his paintings on canvas, where he elaborates an abstraction full of symbols.
Crisis Galería: today inaugurates Trapos (Rags), the individual exhibition of Javier Bravo de Rueda
The disappearance of Norma Bessouet on June 11 in Buenos Aires indicates an important loss for Argentine art that can not and should not be overlooked. A colorful teacher, illustrator and portrait painter, owner of a captivating lyricism, goldsmith of art and alchemist of painting and engraving as the masters with whom she perfected herself in Italy and England after graduating from the Prilidiano Pueyrredón in 1967, Bessouet spent for Spain to settle in New York where she lived between 1981 and 2015 when she returned to Buenos Aires.
Norma Bessouet (1940-2018)
At the Museo Nacional de la Estampa (Munae), in Mexico, two exhibitions express the creative freedom of graphic artistic experiences of today. Hacia un poliedro perfecto: Siete lustros del Taller Gráfica Bordes (Towards a perfect polyhedron: Seven decades of the Bordes Graphic Workshop) and La Trampa Gráfica Contemporánea, give testimony of 35 years of history of an emblematic space dedicated to the art of engraving and printing. Until July 15th, the Mexican Fine Arts venue invites all those who wish to appreciate the contemporary graphic and editorial creation of their country.
An intergenerational exhibition dedicated to graphic art takes place at the National Museum of the Estampa (Mexico)
For the first time, at the Tranque Cultural Center in Chile, a show dedicated to contemporary art is presented. Narrativas – Colección Pedro Montes (Narratives - Pedro Montes Collection) presents paintings, photographs, objects, drawings, sculptures, installations and video installations created by Latin American artists that address common issues such as marginality, violence and racism throughout history.
Contemporary art takes the Tranque Cultural Center
At the Torcuato Di Tella University (UTDT), in Argentita, the closing of the Artists Program, which is proposed every year, is held. The series began last week with the feature film Reel, by Ariel Chezses, and the exhibition Ya nos estamos yendo (We are already leaving). The closing will have place on June 23rd with the curatorial project Lo que mueve la quietud (What moves the stillness), cured by Gonzalo Lagos and Guillermina Mogan. As a manifesto of the exhibition, the artists involved in the program wrote: "This final exhibition of the Artists Program tries to present the experiences and affections that go through last year. It is, therefore, to propose a setting in the abyss that problematizes, with a series of fluctuating energies, our coexistence for a year and a half. That is, with a compendium of antagonistic passions that we share, from love to sadness, from laughter to tears, and that were gradually inscribed in our body"
Final Exhibition of the Artists Program 2017 at Torcuato Di Tella University, in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Once again the Instituto Peruano Norteamericano (ICPNA) houses the works of the Peruvian painter Ricardo Wiesse, this time at the Germán Krüger Espantoso room, in Miraflores. In this opportunity Wiesse presents his last decade artworks: medium and large format abstract canvas, painted stones, figurative landscapes of the Limean coast, oil paintings and paper drawings. Década Reciente (Recent Decade) opens on Thursday 14th and will be until July 22nd.
Once again, Ricardo Wiesse presents at the ICPNA
From June 13, at the Isabel Aninat Gallery, Mateo Maté presents Fronteras Naturales (Natural Frontiers). For the first time in Chile, the Spanish artist performs an individual exhibition in which the viewer is placed at the center of the dilemma of physical borders and territorial limits, and where geography is at the service of politics when it is established as a natural barrier and an excuse to exercise sovereignty over a certain territoriality.
Isabel Aninat presents Fronteras Naturales, by Mateo Maté
At the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen museum in Düsseldorf, a retrospective of the German artist Anni Albers (1899-1994) occupies the halls. Born in Berlin, Albers was a multifaceted artist who established weaving as an art form and united this ancient cultural technology with modern artistic practices.
Anni Albers, a key figure for modern art, has her own retrospective at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen museum
Desórdenes sistémicos (Sistemic disorders) is an exhibition organized and coordinated by SÍSMICA (a public-private initiative that seeks to strengthen the presence and promotion of the Chilean visual arts in the world), the Association of Contemporary Art Galleries of Chile and ProChile, which proposes an approach to one of the most active and dynamic scenes of Latin American art today. The exhibition takes place at the Matta Cultural Center, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Desórdenes sistémicos: from Chile to Argentina at the Matta Cultural Center
In the year 2014, the Peruvian artist, psychologist and photographer, Roberto Huarcaya –along with other artists- started a trip to the Bahuaja Sonene National Park located in the region of Puno, Peru. However, faced with the impossibility of representing the emotions and reactions that the forest provoked to him, Huarcaya went back about seven times more to the reserve. The result: Amazonia. The series of photograms will be presented at Rolf gallery from June 14 to July 27.
Amazonia,by Roberto Huarcaya , at Rolf gallery in Buenos Aires
ARCOlisboa closes its 3rd edition with a very positive result: More visitors, more galleries, more exhibitions in the city, more collectors invited, but most of all, it has been its best edition due to the universal feedback regarding the quality of the projects presented by the galleries.
ARCOlisboa 2018: grows in quality
Una Nueva Era (A New Era), the solo show of th Peruvian artis Iosu Aramburu will take place tomorrow at the Museum of Art of San Marcos (MASM).
Una Nueva Era: Iosu Aramburu at the Museum of Art of San Marcos
The Douglas Hyde Gallery presents, today, an ambitious new artwork that explores the politics and conditions of visibility. Initiated by Dublin-based artists and long-term collaborators, Sven Anderson and Gerard Byrne, A Visibility Matrix assembles contributions from a distributed panel of artists, film-makers and others within a synchronised, multi-channel video installation that will be presented for the first time in Gallery 1 of The Douglas Hyde Gallery.
A Visibility Matrix, by Sven Anderson & Gerard Byrne, at The Douglas Hyde Gallery
As part of the Lange Nacht der Ideen 2018, organised by the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany, Teresa Margolles presents her solo show Sutura. The exhibition brings together two new projects of the artist, product of her stay in Berlin: Los Otros (The Others) and La Gran América (The Great America).
Teresa Margolles presents Sutura at the daadgalerie, in Berlin
Created and produced by the Argentinean conceptual artist Leandro Erlich, Construction of Reality is an individual exhibition that brings together around thirty artworks: from large-scale interactive installations and optical illusions, to photography and video installations.
The argentine artist, Leandro Erlich performs a major solo exhibition at the HOW Art Museum in Shanghai
Until July 6th, the Chilean artist Cecilia Vicuña presents at Lehmann Maupin a comprehensive exhibition of all her work (1969- 2017). In addition, the project La India Contaminada will be exhibited simultaneously at the Brooklyn Museum.
La India Contaminada, by Cecilia Vicuña
Brazilian artist Pedro Zylbersztain will perform brickwork, a physical record of the process of re/constitution of language. Unfolding as a 12" disc/book and a performance, it is based on a circular text that regards language use as a permanent building site.
Americas Society and Council of the Americas present this wednesday, brickwork, by Pedro Zylbersztain
Tomorrow, June 5th, BRIC organization inaugurates Peruvian artist Grimanesa Amorós HEDERA. As part of its fortieth anniversary, BRIC- one of the biggest art and culture promoters of New York- commissioned the artist who lives in New York, a monumental light structure that will be installed at the Prospect Park Bandshell as a special component of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival.
In the framework of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, Grimanesa Amorós presents HEDERA
Since May 24 until June 30th, the OMR Gallery in Mexico, presents the exhibition Ghost Nets by Julieta Aranda, held in two movements: The first movement of the exhibition takes place downstairs, the second, upstairs.
Julieta Aranda presents Ghost Nets at OMR Gallery, in Mexico
The artist Leonor Antunes presents an individual exhibition at the Tamayo Museum in Mexico, where she makes sculptural installations that work as interventions in the space, to talk about the perception, the history of architecture, the design, the matter and the functionality of the objects and the art of the twentieth century.
Leonor Antunes at Tamayo Museum
Hernán Cédola presents La pintura silenciosa, an exhibition in the Microespacio del Mueo Provincial Emilio Pettoruti room composed of paintings and drawings made at different times between Argentina and Germany.
Hernán Cédola presents 'La pintura silenciosa'
Caracas Reset! It is an interdisciplinary and collaborative meeting that will be held on May 15, 16 and 17 in La Colonie (128 of Rue Lafayette), a space founded by the renowned French artist of Algerian origin Kader Attia, who through his activities intends to pose in the present debates on the decolonization of peoples, knowledge, and contemporary history.
From June 20 to August 10, the Art Museum of the Americas (AMA) in Washington will present Intimate Cartographies: an approach to interpersonal relationships project.
Intimate Cartographies: An Approach to Interpersonal Relationships
On Wednesday 30th, the Peruvian photographer Edi Hirose inaugurated his solo exhibition ANANAY at Galería del Paseo, in Lima.
Galería del Paseo opens ANANAY, Edi Hirose solo exhibition
Since May 5th until June 23rd Eugenio Dittborn presents his Pinturas Aeropostales Recientes (Recent Airmail Paintings) at Alexander and Bonin, in New York. The exhibition consists of its most recent paintings in relation to this proyect.
Eugenio Dittborn: Recent Airmail Paintings
The artist Tania Candiani presents the project Four Acts with the participation of Ana María Montenegro, Mario Galeano, Luisa Ungar and Alberto Baraya at Espacio Ódeon, in Bogotá.
Tania Candiani presents Four Acts
The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal has the great privilege of hosting the first major museum survey of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s work to be presented in Canada or the United States.
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
The artist Natalia Gutiérrez inaugurates 'Metrocuadrado' in FLORA, an exhibition that deals with the changes manifested in the facades of the San Felipe neighborhood of Bogotá, Colombia.
FLORA inaugurates 'Metrocuadrado' an exhibition by Natalia Gutiérrez
The Morelense Museum of Contemporary Art "Juan Soriano opens on June 8 with two exhibitions: the permanent exhibition by Juan Soriano and a temporary exhibition by Gustavo Pérez Monzón. In addition, there will be an inaugural colloquium: "Imagine the Museum", where various specialists will talk about the challenges that exist in these areas of knowledge and ways of doing.