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Fundacion Espiga

In 1992, under the slogan Conserving documentation is taking care of our history, collector and businessman Mauro Herlitzka and art researcher, curator and critic Marcelo Pacheco decided to undertake the retrieval and systematization of all kinds of documentation referred to the history of the visual arts in Argentina.

By Marina Barón Supervielle
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FUNDACIÓN ESPIGAS A Contribution to the Argentine Cultural Patrimony

By Marina Barón Supervielle

In 1992, under the slogan Conserving documentation is taking care of our history, collector and businessman Mauro Herlitzka and art researcher, curator and critic Marcelo Pacheco decided to undertake the retrieval and systematization of all kinds of documentation referred to the history of the visual arts in Argentina.

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Sala de lectura de la biblioteca. Fotografia L Joaquin Cortes

The National Art Center Reina Sofia Museum and the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) have signed a collaboration agreement with the purpose of promoting, planning, and executing cultural projects.

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The Reina Sofia Museum signs a collaboration contract with Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO)

The National Art Center Reina Sofia Museum and the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) have signed a collaboration agreement with the purpose of promoting, planning, and executing cultural projects.

Manuel Chavajay. Viaje al paraíso, 2010. Image courtesy of the artist and Fundación Paiz. Imagen cortesía del artista y Fundación Paiz.

Almost a year ago, the curatorial team of the 17th Paiz Art Biennial embarked on a process that would eventually confirm the winds of change which had begun to blow in the previous edition, and which materialized in the Guatemalan show that closed recently.

By Emiliano Valdés
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In the Air: the 17th Paiz Art Biennial.

By Emiliano Valdés

Almost a year ago, the curatorial team of the 17th Paiz Art Biennial embarked on a process that would eventually confirm the winds of change which had begun to blow in the previous edition, and which materialized in the Guatemalan show that closed recently.

Daniel Hernández-Salazar. Fiat Lux, 2008. Intervention of light on a site of memory linked to forced disappearances or extrajudicial executions that took place in the 1980s, at the climax of the “dirty war” in Guatemala. Lux Theater, Guatemala City. Permanent photographic print based on a digital photograph, 30 x 40 in. Intervención lumínica sobre lugar de memoria vinculado con desapariciones forzadas o ejecuciones extrajudiciales ocurridas durante los años 1980, en el pico de la guerra sucia en Guatemala. Teatro Lux, Ciudad de Guatemala. Impresión fotográfica permanente a partir de fotografía digital, 76 x 101 cm

The 6th edition of the Visual Arts Biennial of the Central American Isthmus, taking place from November 13, 2008 through February 20, 2009 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, offered a heterogeneous horizon of creative freedom through the presentation of 72 works by 36 artists.

By Victoria Verlichak
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BAVIC ‘08

By Victoria Verlichak

The 6th edition of the Visual Arts Biennial of the Central American Isthmus, taking place from November 13, 2008 through February 20, 2009 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, offered a heterogeneous horizon of creative freedom through the presentation of 72 works by 36 artists.

Rossana Lacayo. Equívoco, 2007. Video, 8 mins.

The 6th Visual Arts Biennial of Nicaragua, inaugurated the past November at the Rubén Darío Theater in Managua, exhibited a selection of works by 17 artists encompassing all disciplines and ranging from intimist drawings (Emilia Membreño) through a video that excerpted and called into question images from a local television program (Gema Hernández), to installations made from waste materials brought from the largest dump in the city (Edwin Mauricio Mejía). The show, which comprised 25 works, confirmed that, as the Belgian critic Thierry de Duve stated, “at present it is technically possible and institutionally legitimate to make art out of anything and everything”.

By Victoria Verlichak
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6th Nicaraguan Visual Arts Biennial

By Victoria Verlichak

The 6th Visual Arts Biennial of Nicaragua, inaugurated the past November at the Rubén Darío Theater in Managua, exhibited a selection of works by 17 artists encompassing all disciplines and ranging from intimist drawings (Emilia Membreño) through a video that excerpted and called into question images from a local television program (Gema Hernández), to installations made from waste materials brought from the largest dump in the city (Edwin Mauricio Mejía). The show, which comprised 25 works, confirmed that, as the Belgian critic Thierry de Duve stated, “at present it is technically possible and institutionally legitimate to make art out of anything and everything”.

Daniel Joseph Martínez. Divine Violence, 2007. Automotive paint on wood panels, 125 parts, 24 x 36 in. each, overall dimensions variable. Installation view, The Project, New York. Courtesy Whitney Museum of American Art. Divina Violencia, 2007. Pintura para automóviles sobre paneles de madera, 125 partes, 61 x 91.4 cm, dimensión total variable. Vista de la instalación, The Project, Nueva York. Cortesía Museo Whitney de Arte Americano.

The curators of the Whitney Biennial—the show that everyone loves to hate and hates to love—have a thankless task. Attempting to gauge the tenor of the times in a single exhibition, even if it putatively surveys the art of only a single country, is a quixotic mission.

By Joseph R. Wolin
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The Whitney Biennial 2008

By Joseph R. Wolin

The curators of the Whitney Biennial—the show that everyone loves to hate and hates to love—have a thankless task. Attempting to gauge the tenor of the times in a single exhibition, even if it putatively surveys the art of only a single country, is a quixotic mission.

Es Baluard, “Los sitios de la abstracción latinoamericana. Colección Ella Fontanals-Cisneros”. Del 27 de marzo al 20 de junio de 2010.

The Es Baluard. Museu d'art modern i contemporani de Palma will be the first institution in Spain to present the valued collection Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) of Miami

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CIFO’s Exhibition The Places Of Latin American Abstraction in Spain

The Es Baluard. Museu d'art modern i contemporani de Palma will be the first institution in Spain to present the valued collection Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) of Miami

Oscar Rodríguez, Composicion 5

Because of the 4th celebration of the International Triennial of the Tile Cerámico, the School of Fine Arts in Santiago and the Ministry of Culture presented a talk tilted: El Tile en la arquitectura,(The Tile in architecture).

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Talk and Exposition of the Ceramic Tile


Because of the 4th celebration of the International Triennial of the Tile Cerámico, the School of Fine Arts in Santiago and the Ministry of Culture presented a talk tilted: El Tile en la arquitectura,(The Tile in architecture).

Museography of the “Projectables” Exhibition at the Santander Cultural. Photograph: Eduardo Seidl. Museografia de la muestra “Proyectables” en el Santander Cultural. Foto Eduardo Seidl

It is a well-known fact that for some time now, biennials have been multiplying themselves; they have proliferated here and there and each new edition appears to justify itself as a platform bound to be involved in the complex perspectives which contemporary art discusses, and which are increasingly distant from the innovations restricted solely to the field of production.

By Ana Maria Battistozzi
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The Seventh MERCOSUR Biennial

By Ana Maria Battistozzi

It is a well-known fact that for some time now, biennials have been multiplying themselves; they have proliferated here and there and each new edition appears to justify itself as a platform bound to be involved in the complex perspectives which contemporary art discusses, and which are increasingly distant from the innovations restricted solely to the field of production.

Hugo Lugo, Hombre Desaparesido/Disappeared Man

Hugo Lugo presents his first individual exhibition in a museum space. La superficie del precipicio (The Surface of the Precipice) in the Art Center in Monterrey.

By Ana Elena Maillet
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Hugo Lugo in the Art Center in Monterrey

By Ana Elena Maillet

Hugo Lugo presents his first individual exhibition in a museum space. La superficie del precipicio (The Surface of the Precipice) in the Art Center in Monterrey.

Carlos Cruz Diez, Duchas cromàticas (Showers of Chromatic Induction) , 1968/2010

Miami Art Museum presents Carlos Cruz-Diez: The Embodied Experience of Color. The exhibition, curated by Rina Carvajal, marks the artist's first show to focus solely on sensory chromatic environments and interactive projects.

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Carlos Cruz-Diez: The Pioneer Character of his Chromatic Explorations at MAM

Miami Art Museum presents Carlos Cruz-Diez: The Embodied Experience of Color. The exhibition, curated by Rina Carvajal, marks the artist's first show to focus solely on sensory chromatic environments and interactive projects.

Enrique Metinides, 1962, Accidente, vintage silver gelatin print, 4.5 x 3.3 inches

Maimed in Mexico: The Early Car Crash Photographs of Enrique Metinides, which is on display now through April 18 at the Andy Warhol Museum,

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Enrique Metinides in the Andy Warhol Museum

Maimed in Mexico: The Early Car Crash Photographs of Enrique Metinides, which is on display now through April 18 at the Andy Warhol Museum,

El Carnicerito, Agustín Lazo

Agustin Lazo.Cenizas quedan,(Ashes are left behind) a retrospective exposition of the Mexican painter Agustin Lazo (1896-1971)

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Agustin Lazo. Cenizas Quedan, a Retrospective Look on the Initiator of Surrealism in Mexico

Agustin Lazo.Cenizas quedan,(Ashes are left behind) a retrospective exposition of the Mexican painter Agustin Lazo (1896-1971)

Luis Camnitzer, Memorial, 2009, pigment prints, 11-3/4” x 9-1/2”

Alexander Gray Associates announced Memorial, the second solo exhibition with the renowned critic and conceptual artist, Luis Camnitzer.

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Memorial, from Luis Camnitzer at Alexander Gray Associates

Alexander Gray Associates announced Memorial, the second solo exhibition with the renowned critic and conceptual artist, Luis Camnitzer.

John Ferren (US, 1905-1970)  Paris Abstract, ca. 1935  , Oleo en Canvas/Oil on canvas; 25 ½ x 31 ¾ in.  Newark Museum, Gift of Jerry Leiber, 1984   84.488  © Estate of John Ferren

The major exhibition at the Newark Museum, Constructive Spirit: Abstract Art in South and North America, 1920s–50s, will support the international symposium Dialogues in South and North American Abstraction

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Symposium at the Newark Museum Explores Continental Abstraction

The major exhibition at the Newark Museum, Constructive Spirit: Abstract Art in South and North America, 1920s–50s, will support the international symposium Dialogues in South and North American Abstraction

Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin, Colombia

The Museum of Modern Art of Medellin (Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín MAMM), opened its new headquarters to the public this last November.

By César Augusto Zapata
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New Headquarters of the Museum of Modern Art in Medellin, Colombia

By César Augusto Zapata

The Museum of Modern Art of Medellin (Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín MAMM), opened its new headquarters to the public this last November.

CIRCA

The phenomenon of the big art fairs that in the last decade changed the rules of the market, and gave an unusual attention to collectors, influenced the rise of CIRCA International Art Fair in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

By Adriana Herrera
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CIRCA: Caribbean Epicenter for Contemporary Art

By Adriana Herrera

The phenomenon of the big art fairs that in the last decade changed the rules of the market, and gave an unusual attention to collectors, influenced the rise of CIRCA International Art Fair in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Julián Zugazagoitia

Tony Bechara, Chairman of the Board of El Museo del Barrio, announced today that the museum’s Director and CEO, Julián Zugazagoitia, will be leaving the institution this summer

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El Museo del Barrio praised Julián Zugazagoitia´s Work Before Leaving the Institution

Tony Bechara, Chairman of the Board of El Museo del Barrio, announced today that the museum’s Director and CEO, Julián Zugazagoitia, will be leaving the institution this summer

Alexndre Arrechea, Times Square, New York

For the first time in history, two Latin American artists are simultaneously chosen for the public art programs that have been developing since 2005, Art Times Square.

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Alexandre Arrechea and Sofia Maldonado in Times Square

For the first time in history, two Latin American artists are simultaneously chosen for the public art programs that have been developing since 2005, Art Times Square.

Museo de Arte de Lima

The Museo de Arte de Lima - MALI is soon to reopen in April 7th, after the conclusion of an ambitious renovation project.

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The Museo de Arte de Lima Will Reopen After Renovation

The Museo de Arte de Lima - MALI is soon to reopen in April 7th, after the conclusion of an ambitious renovation project.

Camilo Ontiveros

Camilo Ontiveros, whose work is represented by Steve Turner Contemporary, was awarded the 2010 illy Prize at ARCOMadrid.

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Camilo Ontiveros Wins $22,000 Illy Prize at 2010 ARCO Madrid

Camilo Ontiveros, whose work is represented by Steve Turner Contemporary, was awarded the 2010 illy Prize at ARCOMadrid.

Leon Ferrari

In the frame of Arco 2010, the Spanish Art Critic Association (AECA) has unanimously presented the Best Living International Artist to Leon Ferrari

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Leon Ferrari Prized by the Critics in ARCO 2010

In the frame of Arco 2010, the Spanish Art Critic Association (AECA) has unanimously presented the Best Living International Artist to Leon Ferrari

Matadero

Among the activities done for Matadero Madrid for the International Contemporary Art Fair ARCO Madrid 2010, there are some of the most unconventional projects of the city of Los Angeles.

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Matadero Brings the Vanguard of Los Angeles to ARCO

Among the activities done for Matadero Madrid for the International Contemporary Art Fair ARCO Madrid 2010, there are some of the most unconventional projects of the city of Los Angeles.

Adriano Pedrosa y Jens Hoffman

The 12th International Istanbul Biennial, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, is set for September 17– November 13 2011

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Adriano Pedrosa and Jens Hoffmann appointed curators of the 12th international Istanbul Biennial

The 12th International Istanbul Biennial, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, is set for September 17– November 13 2011

Art Madrid

With the purpose of commemorating the Bicentenaries of the independences of the Iberoamerican republics, Art Madrid is presenting the exhibition Residents: Latin-American Artists

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Art Madrid presents Latin American artists in Spain

With the purpose of commemorating the Bicentenaries of the independences of the Iberoamerican republics, Art Madrid is presenting the exhibition Residents: Latin-American Artists

Marta Minujin - MINUCODEs

Marta Minujín: MINUCODEs revisits an earlier project by Argentinian artist Marta Minujín, held in 1968 at the Americas Society

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Marta Minujin: MINUCODEs in Americas Society

Marta Minujín: MINUCODEs revisits an earlier project by Argentinian artist Marta Minujín, held in 1968 at the Americas Society

Mario García Torres

The Museum Reina Sofía presents the work of Mario García Torres, shown for the first time at a Spanish institution.

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Mario García Torres in the Museum Reina Sofía

The Museum Reina Sofía presents the work of Mario García Torres, shown for the first time at a Spanish institution.

Joaquín Torres-García, constructivo con formas curvas

The San Diego Museum of Art announces the groundbreaking exhibition, “ Joaquín Torres-García: Constructing Abstraction with Wood”

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Joaquín Torres-García at The San Diego Museum of Art

The San Diego Museum of Art announces the groundbreaking exhibition, “ Joaquín Torres-García: Constructing Abstraction with Wood”

Regina José Galindo

The National Museum of Contemporary Art ( MNAC), of Bucarest presents the exhibition "Urgent Issues"

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Regina José Galindo en el MNAC de Rumania

The National Museum of Contemporary Art ( MNAC), of Bucarest presents the exhibition "Urgent Issues"

Arte x Comida –comida para Haití

In a humble gesture of solidarity, a group of artists will donate their works to be exchanged for food

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Art x Food / Food for Haiti

In a humble gesture of solidarity, a group of artists will donate their works to be exchanged for food

Horror Vacui

Since the last November, the University at Buffalo Art Gallery is presenting "Carlos Estevez: Images of Thought," an exhibition that features 31 works by the Cuban-born artist,

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Carlos Estévez´s First Retrospective (1992 – 2009)

Since the last November, the University at Buffalo Art Gallery is presenting "Carlos Estevez: Images of Thought," an exhibition that features 31 works by the Cuban-born artist,