Reviews

THE GRAPHIC ARTS FROM A PLURAL AND EXPANDED PERSPECTIVE

Creating a dialogue between heritage/historical collections and contemporary productions is a lucid strategy not only to make these collections visible, many times relegated to art deposits, but also to review certain genealogies of art history and to update and refresh their narratives that not infrequently have been built around disciplines and dogmatic categorizations.

By Florencia Battiti - Curadora e investigadora. Vicepresidenta de la Asociación Argentina de Críticos de Arte (Buenos Aires, Argentina).

THE GRAPHIC ARTS FROM A PLURAL AND EXPANDED PERSPECTIVE

SKETCHES OF A NEW WORLD: INFINITO VÃO - 90 YEARS OF BRAZILIAN ARCHITECTURE

After a visit to Infinito Vão, one of the predominant sensations is that the best of Brazilian architecture always comes in duo with an expressive presence of the visual arts, both in modern times and in these conflicting current days. The exhibition, subtitled 90 years of Brazilian architecture and curated by Fernando Serapião and Guilherme Wisnik, is based at Sesc 24 de Maio, already emblematic of Paulo Mendes da Rocha, one of the two Pritzkers born in the country.

By Mario Gioia, crítico de arte y curador independiente (Brasil)

SKETCHES OF A NEW WORLD: INFINITO VÃO - 90 YEARS OF BRAZILIAN ARCHITECTURE

TO EXHIBIT IN TIMES OF COVID-19: ABRIR GALLERY PROJECTS

Opinion article and review of the exhibitions PDF and #OPENCALL presented by Abrir Galería, online project founded in Peru.

By Carlos Zevallos Trigoso - Curador e investigador independiente (Perú)

TO EXHIBIT IN TIMES OF COVID-19: ABRIR GALLERY PROJECTS

La Bondadosa Crueldad, Museo Reina Sofía. Ph: Joaquín Cortés y Román Lores

On the 4th floor of the Sabatini Building of the Museo Reina Sofía (Madrid, Spain), a collaborative project managed by the FALFAA (Augusto & León Ferrari Arte and Collection Foundation) and the Museo Reina Sofía presents La Bondadosa Crueldad-León Ferrari, 100 años (The Kind Cruelty - Leon Ferrari, 100 Years). As part of León Ferrar’s (Buenos Aires, 1920-2013) birth centenary, the exhibition aims to highlight in Europe the artwork of one of the most important figures on the international scene from the 1960s until his death.

By Matías Helbig, Corresponsal en Europa

WAYS OF DISPLAYING CRUELTY, LEÓN FERRARI AT THE REINA SOFÍA MUSEUM

IN MEMORIAM. TERESA BURGA
By Max Hernández Calvo - Curador independiente

IN MEMORIAM. TERESA BURGA

PAMM ACQUIRES A WORK BY LYDIA OKUMURA IN PIERO ATCHUGARRY GALLERY

What does it mean for a gallery that an artwork has been acquired by a museum?

By Francisco Fileccia

PAMM ACQUIRES A WORK BY LYDIA OKUMURA IN PIERO ATCHUGARRY GALLERY

Leonov, Nikolayev, Istochnikov, Rozhdestvensky, Beregovoi y Shatalov. Sputnik (1997) de Joan Fontcuberta

A lie as a natural instinct of photography.

By Francisco Fileccia

DOUBT, DECEPTION AND TRUTH. THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF JOAN FONTCUBERTA

WHAT WE INHABIT AND INHABIT US - DO HO SUH AT LEHMANN MAUPIN

20 years after Do Ho Suh's first exhibition in the United States, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, which accompanied him then and to this day, presents a digital exhibition as a complement to the physical one in London.

By Francisco Fileccia

WHAT WE INHABIT AND INHABIT US - DO HO SUH AT LEHMANN MAUPIN

ACEPTAR: GROUP EXHIBITION AT THE JOAN HISAOKA HEALING ARTS GALLERY
By Claudia Rousseau

ACEPTAR: GROUP EXHIBITION AT THE JOAN HISAOKA HEALING ARTS GALLERY

GUSTAVO PRADO’S INSTALLATION “THE UNDERCURRENT” AT MIAMI BEACH BOTANICAL GARDEN

Presented together with The55Project, The Undercurrent revisits Prado’s ongoing series “Measure of Dispersion,” last exhibited at the Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2017.

By Jennifer Ignacio

GUSTAVO PRADO’S INSTALLATION “THE UNDERCURRENT” AT MIAMI BEACH BOTANICAL GARDEN

LAST DAYS OF “TRANSVERSAL” AT CASA HOFFMANN BOGOTÁ

Open until Friday 27, the TRANSVERSAL exhibition is an intersection between art, science and technology, a meeting between the perceptual and the philosophical, beyond the purely technical.

By Santiago Rueda

LAST DAYS OF “TRANSVERSAL” AT CASA HOFFMANN BOGOTÁ

" QUE NOS ROBAN LA MEMORIA " CONCHA JEREZ AT THE REINA SOFÍA MUSEUM

On July 28, a retrospective exhibition of the Canarian artist Concha Jerez (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1941) was inaugurated at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. Mounted in the Vault Room, the Protocol Room, the stone stairs and the third floor of the Sabatini Building, the project takes museum visitors on an extensive journey that goes from the 70s - the artist's formative years - to the present. Que nos roban la memoria (They steal our memory), curated by Joao Fernandes is, beyond its regressive nature, a reflection on the mechanisms of censorship and repression in the face of memory mechanisms. Ultimately, a historical review from collective memory and personal memory.

By Matías Helbig

" QUE NOS ROBAN LA MEMORIA " CONCHA JEREZ AT THE REINA SOFÍA MUSEUM

BEHIND THE IMAGE OF THE INDIGENOUS IN THE VISUAL ARTS OF EL SALVADOR. AFTER A CONSTRUCTION FROM CONTRADICTION

Article commissioned by Y.ES Contemporary, part of the 2019 Y.ES Artist Academy focused on arts writing, program led by Gabriela Poma. An iniciative of the Robert S. Wennett and Mario Cader-Frech Foundation, Y.ES Contemporary creates opportunities for outstanding Salvadoran contemporary artists to advance their artistic practice and engage with artists, curators, collectors, gallerists and the media within and outside El Salvador.

By Jaime Izaguirre

BEHIND THE IMAGE OF THE INDIGENOUS IN THE VISUAL ARTS OF EL SALVADOR. AFTER A CONSTRUCTION FROM CONTRADICTION

AESTHETIC RESISTANCE AS AN APPROACH TO THE AESTHETIC REGIME OF THE SALVADORAN ARTISTIC ENVIRONMENT

Article commissioned by Y.ES Contemporary as part of the 2019 Y.ES Artist Academy focused on arts writing, program led by Gabriela Poma. An iniciative of the Robert S. Wennett and Mario Cader-Frech Foundation, Y.ES Contemporary creates opportunities for outstanding Salvadoran contemporary artists to advance their artistic practice and engage with artists, curators, collectors, gallerists and the media within and outside El Salvador.

By Eduardo Crespín

AESTHETIC RESISTANCE AS AN APPROACH TO THE AESTHETIC REGIME OF THE SALVADORAN ARTISTIC ENVIRONMENT

JUAN IRIBARREN: SCALAMANDRE-PFIZER - PHOTOGRAPHS, PAINTINGS AND PRINTED IMAGES

The last exhibition by Juan Iribarren Scalamandre-Pfizer, which took place at the Carmen Araujo Arte Gallery in Caracas, was a "visual essay", a work that brought together different "means" and "ways" of image production, and took the form of an exercise (and also a game) of connections: coming and going, confluences and dispersions. A “visual essay” that, on the one hand, manages to synthesize in an “event” a large part of the artist's pictorial interests, and on the other, narrates a transit, a move.

By Sandra Pinardi

JUAN IRIBARREN: SCALAMANDRE-PFIZER - PHOTOGRAPHS, PAINTINGS AND PRINTED IMAGES

ART IN THE MARSH: AN EMERGING SCENE IN BUENOS AIRES

The cultural proposal of the collective PANTANOSUMPF and its exhibition Anábasis, in Buenos Aires. Young artists from the River Plate, between the weight of the past and the resignification of the present.

By Tomás Gonzalez Casartelli

ART IN THE MARSH: AN EMERGING SCENE IN BUENOS AIRES

CLAUDIA ANDUJAR: LA LUTTE YANOMAMI - FONDATION CARTIER POUR L’ART CONTEMPORAIN

The Cartier Foundation presents the largest exhibition dedicated to the work of Brazilian photographer Claudia Andujar who, since the 1970s, has dedicated her life to the photography and defense of the Yanomami, one of the most important indigenous communities of the Brazilian Amazon. 

By Patricia Avena Navarro

CLAUDIA ANDUJAR: LA LUTTE YANOMAMI - FONDATION CARTIER POUR L’ART CONTEMPORAIN

"Cien Años de Soledad", Alfredo Jaar. Ph: Thomas Schulte gallery.

The famous German gallery Thomas Schulte presents an individual booth dedicated to the artwork of Alfredo Jaar. The four selected projects of high political content were selected by the artist himself.

By Matías Helbig

ARCOmadrid 2020: ALFREDO JAAR, A LESSON

Photo courtesy of Proyectos UltraVioleta

Within the framework of the Dialogues section, ARCOmadrid presented the First Iberia Prize to the Guatemalan platform Proyectos UltraVioleta for the work of Hellen Ascoli and Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa.

By Matías Helbig

ARCOmadrid 2020: PROYECTOS ULTRAVIOLETA, HIGHLIGHTED STAND OF THE DIALOGUES SECTION

ARCOMadrid - LATIN AMERICAN ART AND A MACRO EXHIBITION OF VOLUSPA JARPA

As an extension of the “Alternative Views” project presented in Chile’s Pavilion in the Venice Biennale, the stand of the French gallery Mor Charpentier presents in ARCOmadrid 2020 a series of works by Voluspa Jarpa (Chile, 1971) never displayed before.

By Matías Helbig

ARCOMadrid - LATIN AMERICAN ART AND A MACRO EXHIBITION OF VOLUSPA JARPA

CLAUDIA AMMIRATA: ON THE PAIN OF YOUR OWN

Fix Me (Arréglame), an exhibition by Venezuelan artist Claudia Ammirata in Artmedia Gallery, is a photography and documentary video project exposing with as much ontological truth as formal sensibility, what is most vulnerable in one’s life to the look of the others.

By Adriana Herrera Tellez

CLAUDIA AMMIRATA: ON THE PAIN OF YOUR OWN

PH: Cortesía de LÍQUIDO. Retrato de Elián Stolarsky en "Inventario 17".

En 2018, con tan solo 28 años, el Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales de Montevideo (MNAV) la convocó para exhibir Y todos los otros, una exposición individual que, mediante el grabado, el arte textil y la animación reconstruye el pasado judío de su familia, la construcción de la identidad polaca emigrada por la Segunda Guerra Mundial y, en definitiva, la creación de un archivo histórico generacional. Desde 2015 vive en Europa: primero vivió en Bélgica, donde participó en la residencia Frans Masereel Centrum, y ahora en España, adonde llegó para formar parte de la residencia Casa Velázquez y quedarse.

 

By Matías Helbig, Corresponsal en Europa

REPENSAR LA HISTORIA DESDE EL LENGUAJE, ENTREVISTA CON ELIÁN STOLARSKY

THE BODY’S MEMORY - MAX ESTRELLA GALLERY, MADRID

From January 30 to April 4, the Max Estrella Gallery exhibits La Magdalena de Proust: Antropocentrismo cotidiano (“Proust’s Magdalene: Everyday Anthropocentrism”). The exhibition brings together the work of six international artists around the experience of the body (that is, the memory of the body), based on the famous novel by Marcel Proust.

By Matías Helbig

THE BODY’S MEMORY - MAX ESTRELLA GALLERY, MADRID

RE-COLLECTOR: AN EXHIBITION BY ANDRÉS MICHELENA IN VENEZUELA

Venezuelan artist Andrés Michelena presents Re-collector at the Carmen Araujo Art gallery in Caracas, starting December 11th. Check out the review.

RE-COLLECTOR: AN EXHIBITION BY ANDRÉS MICHELENA IN VENEZUELA

THE FORM IS FEMALE

Geometric Abstraction in Latin America, 1950 to today.

By Claire Breukel

THE FORM IS FEMALE

THE TIME WE HAVE LEFT: AN EXHIBITION BY HERNÁN SORIANO AT LANZALLAMAS

With Fiorella Di Biase's curatorship, the exhibition The time we have left, by Hernán Soriano, takes place at the Lanzallamas gallery. Santiago López shares his thoughts.

By Santiago López

THE TIME WE HAVE LEFT: AN EXHIBITION BY HERNÁN SORIANO AT LANZALLAMAS

XXL CROSSED LANDSCAPES: 15TH LYON BIENNALE

In the framework of the 15th Lyon Biennial, curator Patricia Avena reflects on the artworks that are part of this new edition and the importance of landscape in contemporary art.

By Patricia Avena Navarro

XXL CROSSED LANDSCAPES: 15TH LYON BIENNALE

"Los movimientos alrededor del sol", Francisco Vazquez Murillo. Ph: @botonrojo.

En el espacio de Fudnación El Mirador (San Telmo, Buenos Aires), el artista rosarino Francisco Vazquez Murillo exhibe Los movimientos alrededor del sol, una exposición que propone revitalizar la relación con la Tierra y habitar el mundo desde la contemplación y la conciencia.

By Matías Helbig

UN MODELO PARA HABITAR DESDE LA CONCIENCIA

Espacio Entre. Ph: Cortesía Centro Cultural Recoleta.

Within the framework of the Young Art Biennial, the collective exhibition Espacio Entre is exhibited at the Recoleta Cultural Center (CCR). Under Tainá Azeredo's (Brazil, 1984) curatorship, twenty-five visual and plastic artists were selected to show their artworks in rooms 3, 4 and 5 of the CCR constituting a small sketch of the Argentine sub-32 art production.

By Matías Helbig

SPACE BETWEEN: A SKETCH OF THE NEW ARGENTINE GENERATION

Juan Manuel Echavarria. La guerra que no hemos visto, 2007 -2009 Vynil Painting on MDF. Panoramic view. Ríos y Silencios, MAMBO / Pintura vinílica sobre MDF. Panorámica de instalación.

The art historian and former curator of the National Museum of Colombia, Natalia Vega, reflects on Juan Manuel Echevarría's (Meddellín, 1947) artwork through Ríos y Silencios (Rivers and Silences) exhibition held at the Museum of Modern Art in Bogotá (MAMBO) between 2017 and 2018.

By Natalia Vega (Bogotá, Colombia)

JUAN MANUEL ECHAVARRÍA: RIVERS AND SILENCES

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