On the eve of BAphoto - the Argentine photography fair that will take place on September 6, 7, 8 and 9 at La Rural space- the Argentinean art scene, specially photography scene, is tied by hands: according to the International Works of Art Circulation Law (Nº 24633) photography is not considered as such. What does this imply? The medium, unlike other artistic expressions such as painting, sculpture, or installations, among others –all of them benefited by the Need and Urgency Decree (DNU) established in January- has the obligation to hire an expensive customs broker to send a work abroad (without mentioning the annoying and bureaucratic process that artists, collectors and gallerists must go through). Otherwise, they should translate the work outside the country informally.
THE ARGENTINE PHOTOGRAPHY STAGNATED BETWEEN THE WALLS OF THE LEGISLATIVE POWER
From September 7th to October 27th at Alexander and Bonin, Emily Jacir presents La mia mappa (My Map) -name derived from a photograph she took in Rome-, an exhibition that covers the most recent works of the Palestinian artist.
LA MIA MAPPA, AN EXHIBITION THAT EXPLORES TEMPORARY CONVENTIONS AND THE ELEMENTS THAT COMPOSE THE HISTORY
Creative Time Summit eleventh edition -a Creative Time program for thinkers and producers related to art and politics-is on the horizon and this time with a novelty: it will take place from November 1st to November 3rd, for the first time in Miami, Florida.
CREATIVE TIME SUMMIT, THIS YEAR WITH THE EYES OVER MIAMI
From September 13th to January 27th, El Museo del Barrio presents Other Situations, an individual exhibition by Liliana Porter curated by Humberto Moro, curator of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) exhibitions.
LILIANA PORTER AT MUSEO DEL BARRIO
On August 25th , at Bergamin & Gomide Gallery (São Paulo, Brazil), Estratégias Coceituais (Conceptual Strategies) inaugurates: a collective exhibition that covers all the work carried out during the 60s, 70s and 80s, period in which military dictatorships were established over most Latin American countries. Curated by Ricardo Sardenberg, the exhibition can be visited until October 20.
“ESTRATÉGIA CONCEITUAIS”: THE RESISTANCE OF ART DURING MILITARY DICTATORS
Until September 9th, at the Jumex Foundation (Mexico), Memorias del subdesarrollo (Memories of the underdevelopment), a collective exhibition that explores the paradigmatic changes generated within the Latin American visual arts during the 70s and 80s takes place.
JUMEX FOUNDATION: "MEMORIAS DEL SUBDESARROLLO"
Starting Monday, August 20th, at Galería del Paseo, in Lima, Peru, Billy Hare presents his solo exhibition ARBÓREAS. Composed through the diversities of the Peruvian landscape, Hare's photographs constitute an important part of the contemporary photography of his country.
LIMA: BILLY HARE AT GALERÍA DEL PASEO
Since August 11th, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Niterói (MAC) presents two exhibitions of Brazilian artists: A vida renasce, sempre (Life reborn, always), a solo show by Sonia Gomes, and Brinquedo de furar moletom (Piercing pants toy), by Jaime Lauriano. The curatorship is by Pablo León de la Barra and Raphael Fonseca.
WITH TWO NEW EXHIBITIONS, MAC NITERÓI PROPOSES A DEBATE ON DIVERSITY
At the first room of the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA), the Argentine artist Pablo Accinelli (Buenos Aires, 1983) exhibits Nubes de paso (Clouds on the way), a staging that represents the tools for cleaning, construction and storage. Florencia Cherñajovsky, who wrote the curatorial text of Accinelli’s show, curates the exhibition.
"NUBES DE PASO", BY PABLO ACCINELLI AT MALBA
Starting on August 11th, Diablo Rosso presents Bottom Line, an individual exhibition by the Panamanian artist Ana Elena Garuz (1971). Diablo Rosso, emerged during 2006 in the Old Town of Panama City as a think tank and also functions as a Latin-American and Panamanian contemporary art exhibition space.
PANAMA: BOTTOM LINE, BY ANA ELENA GARUZ
After almost three decades of experience and international recognition, the most important collective of the Cuban scene dissolves. Los Carpinteros (The Carpenters) integrated by Marco Antonio Castillo and Dagoberto Rodriguez announced their separation.
THE CARPENTERS, THE END OF A CHAPTER
At the Perez Art Museum of Miami (PAMM) the Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander is showing her video installation Quarta-Feira de Cinzas / Epilogue (Ash Wednesday / Epilogue), a work she did with the collaboration of Cao Guimarães.
RIVANE NEUENSCHWANDER EXPLORES HEDONISM DURING FESTIVE EVENTS
In the framework of Esther Aldaz exhibition La Casa Contenida (The Contained House), the Centro Cultural el Tanque in collaboration with the Lisson Gallery, opens on Friday 10th The Radical Hospitality Project, a multi-year initiative (2018/2019) that brings together a distinguished group of writers, curators, architects, artists and choreographers to question the role that certain practices acquire. The aim of this project is the creation of a productive and critical space through which problems with social transformations and migratory flows of recent years are addressed and, from there, to develop new forms of adaptability and coexistence with them.
SPAIN: AN ART PROGRAM THAT PROMOTES SOCIAL INTEGRATION IN THE NEW MIGRATORY CONTEXT
After a stay of more than three years in Berlin, Julian Brangold (1986) is reinserting himself into the Argentine art scene through tattooing and a new drawing series that highlight the dependence of postmodern humans with technology. Film director at the Film University (FUC), the Argentine painter-far from assuming an apocalyptic stance- seeks to address the problems posed by the new techno-digital paradigm, on the one hand, and to question the speculative relationship that comes from commercialization of works of art, on the other.
JULIÁN BRANGOLD, A CONTEMPORARY ARTIST
On August 11th at the District Clay Gallery, Roberto Lugo will present US: Emerging Voices in Clay, his curatorial exhibition. Specialized in ceramics, Lugo is one of the most important references of contemporary art in relation to this technique. In addition, within the framework of the exhibition there will be a talk about ceramics.
A CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS EXHIBITION, CURED BY ONE OF ITS LARGEST EXPONENTS
Next Wednesday, August 8th, the artist Tania Bruguera will be the protagonist of Wednesday SOMA, a program organized by the Mexican organization every week. On this occasion, with the collaboration of the University Museum of Contemporary Art (MUAC).
MEXICO: SOMA WEDNESDAY WITH TANIA BRUGUERA
After the last weeks of Amazonia, the experimental exhibition of photographer Roberto Huarcaya, from August 16, in Rolf ART gallery, in the neighborhood of Recoleta (Buenos, Argentina) will be able to visit the individual exhibition of Cristina Piffer Argento. Aires
ARGENTO, BOTH SIDES OF HISTORY
Curated by Rodolfo de Athayde and Ania Rodriguez, Construções Sensíveis: The Latin-American Geometric Experience in the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection brings to Brazil an exploration of Latin American abstraction. In addition, the exhibition that takes place at the Banco do Brasil Cultural Center in Rio de Janeiro until September 27th, emphasizes the important legacy of Brazilian concretism and the movements of the new concretism.
AN EXHIBITION IN TRIBUTE TO WHAT THE FIRE TOOK OFF
After a sublime exhibition by Elena Loson at HACHE Gallery, located in the neighborhood of Villa Crespo (Buenos Aires City, Argentina), the space inagurates Piedra, Tijera, Papel (Stone, Paper, Scissors), an individual exhibition by Leticia Oobeid curated by Federico Baeza. The exhibition opens on Thursday, August 9th until Saturday, September 15th.
LETICIA OBEID AT HACHE GALLERY
Since August 9th, on Scalabrini Ortiz 1396 at HILO Gallery (Buenos Aires, Argentina) the Venezuelan artist Tirco Matute questions, from a material and structural sense, the narrative and formal mechanisms that respect all artistic research. In a way, the show tries to represent and think about the relationship between seeing and showing.
LA FORMA ETÉREA (THE ETHERE FORM), AN INDIVIDUAL EXHIITION OF TIRCO MATUTE AT HILO GALLERY, IN BUENOS AIRES CITY
After t Memoria de autopublicación y desidencia (Memory of self-publishing and desidence) workshop held at the Jumex Museum in Mexico City, AAzufre, Fiebre ediciones y Casa del Hijo del Ahuizot -all emerging artist collectives- will dialogue with Helena Producciones, the Colombian collective founded in 1997 and based in Cali, emerged as a response of the generation that suffered the excesses and economic chaos of the 80s. The conversation will take place on Saturday 11th at the Jumex Museum.
A PANEL OF ARTISTS AND THE COMMUNITY AT THE JUMEX MUSEUM IN MEXICO CITY
On Friday, August 10, the San Marcos Art Museum, Lima (Peru), inaugurates snapshots|instantáneas LIM / MAD / MEX, a photographic project carried out by Luisa Fernanda Lindo during 2014-2016 in the cities of Lima, Madrid and Mexico City . The Peruvian artist counted for this project with the support of the SEGIB Scholarship / Casa de Velásquez, the Academy of France in Madrid (Spain) and AMEXID / SRE (Mexico). The exhibition will take place in the Juan Acha room of the San Marcos Cultural Center and can be visited until September 8.
INSTANT PHOTOGRAPHS AT THE SAN MARCOS MUSEUM, IN LIMA, PERU
During yesterday morning (July 31) The Drawing Center of New York announced that Laura Hoptman will assume as Executive Director of the museum located in Manhattan. Curator of contemporary art and reference of the international art scene, Hoptman takes over the direction of The Drawing Center after eight years as curator of the Painting Department of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) of New York.
LAURA HOPTMAN, THE NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE DRAWING CENTER OF NEW YORK
On August 8 at the Amano Textil Museum, Dualidades en el paisaje de la costa (Dualities in the landscape of the coast), a collective exhibition of the artists Marialejandra Lozano, Ignacio Noguerol and Lara Otiura inagurates.
AT THE TEXTILE AMANO MUSEUM, NOGUEROL, OTIURA AND LOZANO THINK OVER THE PERUVIAN TERRITORY
When Revolver Gallery opened its doors, Peruvian contemporary art found its internationalization platform par excellence. Ten years after its creation, the gallery has not forgotten its commitment to artists and continues betting -now also from its second space in Buenos Aires- for live art.
OLDER THAN SATAN: A RETROSPECTIVE, A CELEBRATION
After the closure of Otsuchi: Future Memories, by Alejandro Chaskielberg, Gachi Prieto Gallery inaugurates this Thursday Tangencias y otros gestos imperfectos (Tangencies and other imperfect gestures), the show of the PAC program foto 2017 (Contemporary Artistic Practices) -training artists space organized by the gallery- curated by Ariel Athier, Bruno Dubner and Rosana Shoeijttet.
WORDS AND IMAGES GIVE SENSE TO THE WALLS OF GACHI PRIETO
Since Saturday 4th of August, the works of María Leguízamo -La espalda de Algo (The Back of Something)- and Julieth Morales -Kup (Spin) - will cohabitate under the roof of El Dorado Space, in Bogotá, Colombia. Leguízamo’s work counts with William Contreras Alfonso curatorship, and Morale’s by Jenny Díaz and Guillermo Marín.
MARÍA LEGUÍZAMO AND JULIETH MORALES AT EL DORADO SPACE (BOGOTÁ)
Almost one month before the XXI Paiz Biennial that takes place every two years in Guatemala, general curator Gerardo Mosquera explains the concept under which this new edition of the second oldest Latin-American Biennial is developed. Focused on the way of proceeding tover a theme, Más allá (Beyond) leaves aside the classic exhausting dialogues of a particular topic.
MÁS ALLÁ: XXI PAIZ BIENNIAL
From June 8 to July 21, the London gallery Thomas Dane Gallery, presents Signals: If You Like I Shall Grow, an exhibition that focuses on the renowned art gallery and meeting place Signals London (1964-66) . It is the first exhibition that brings together the work of artists who participated in Signals London: space founded by Guy Brett, Paul Keeler, David Medal, Gistav Metzger and Marcello Salvadori, while pointing out the global impact that results from the union of interests generated at that specific point in the history of art. As an interdisciplinary space open to critical research and social encounter.
THOMAS DANE GALLERY CLOSES SIGNALS: IF YOU LIKE I SHALL GROW
The Davidoff Art Initiative (DAI) announces its fall 2018 residents, welcoming artists Katrina Coombs and Oneika Russell to FLORA ars+natura (Bogotá) and Residency Unlimited (Brooklyn), respectively; as well as curator and writer Giscard Bouchotte for Atelier Mondial / Institut Kunst FHNW (Basel).