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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

CLAUDIA JAGUARIBE AT LINA BO BARDI'S GLASS HOUSE

Until October 27th, at Lina Bo Bardi’s Institute, Claudia Jaguaribe exhibition In Lina’s garden, moves from one pole to another, configuring in that multiplicity of dichotomies (public-private, universal-intimate, etc.) a conspiracy of what is found in the artistic medium.

CLAUDIA JAGUARIBE AT LINA BO BARDI'S GLASS HOUSE

THROUGH HER WORK, COCO FUSCO EXPLORES CUBAN PRESENT

On October 11, with a preview, The Ringling State Art Museum of Florida presents an individual exhibition of the Cuban-American artist and writer Coco Fusco. Twilight, compiles a series of works made by the artist in relation to the Cuban political and social situation during the process of progressive disintegration of the revolution.

THROUGH HER WORK, COCO FUSCO EXPLORES CUBAN PRESENT

URBANITY AND MYSTICISM AT LABOR GALLERY

Mexican LABOR art gallery opens this afternoon Cenote, the fourth solo exhibition that Pablo Vargas Lugo (1968) will hold in this space. On this occasion, the Mexican artist immerses himself in the social imaginary of his country, appropriating esoteric and ritual elements for its later materialization.

URBANITY AND MYSTICISM AT LABOR GALLERY