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THE BEAUTY OF DANGER AS STIMULUS – NAN GONZÁLEZ IN PINTA CONCEPT

With the curatorship of Félix Suazo, Pinta Miami 2021 becomes a scenario for immersive and thought provoking installations. The aim of Pinta’s section Special Projects is to accentuate the individuality and artistry of contemporary artists who, through their works and installations, bring to life the concerns and possibilities of the near future.

By Mercedes Abella
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THE BEAUTY OF DANGER AS STIMULUS – NAN GONZÁLEZ IN PINTA CONCEPT

By Mercedes Abella
December 02, 2021
RICHARD GARET: FRAME COMPOSITIONS

Recently, Richard Garet, a multimedia artist based primarily in New York City, opened a solo exhibition titled “Frame Compositions” with 1stDibs NFT marketplace. The eponymous show exhibits 29 vibrant NFT works and explores the relationship between color, light, surface and form. Garet’s practice encompasses sound installations, performance, computer applications and other mediums. Adhering to strict parameters, he creates compositions by carefully selecting high-definition 1080x1080-pixel square frames one-by-one and then collating 60 per second using computer applications. Because each work contains 1800 frames squeezed into a 30 second time period, the eye can no longer identify individual frames, thus, creating moving images.

By Capucine Jenkins
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RICHARD GARET: FRAME COMPOSITIONS

By Capucine Jenkins
November 15, 2021
DIASPORAS AND ATLANTIC COMMUNIONS - YORUBÁIANO AND JUNTÓ: AYRSON HERÁCLITO

“Moving with great fluidity between spirituality, the production of visuality, academic reflection and political action, Heráclito is explicit when he says that he wants to ‘act, in a symbolic way, on the devastating consequences of racism and social inequality that affect the black populations'." In this way, the curator and researcher Solange Farkas (Videobrasil and ex-MAM Bahía) summarizes the approach to the production of Ayrson Heráclito, a Bahian artist who won a retrospective at the MAR (Museu de Arte do Rio) and who had an important recent solo show at the Simões de Assis Gallery, in São Paulo.

By Mario Gioia, art critic and independent curator
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DIASPORAS AND ATLANTIC COMMUNIONS - YORUBÁIANO AND JUNTÓ: AYRSON HERÁCLITO

By Mario Gioia, art critic and independent curator
November 09, 2021
THE MEANING OF TRIBUTE IN LIFE: LUCRECIA PLAT AT BAphoto 2021

In the interest of paying tribute to one of the photographers who contributed in building Argentina's visual identity, Francisco Medail dedicated the Artista Homenaje section in BAphoto to Lucrecia Plat. Working with an extensive archive of portraits, conceptual photographs and the collaboration of Clara Nerone, Medail highlights the important role of archives in the conception and appreciation of contemporary art.

By Mercedes Abella
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THE MEANING OF TRIBUTE IN LIFE: LUCRECIA PLAT AT BAphoto 2021

By Mercedes Abella
October 27, 2021
JUAN RAÚL HOYOS AND HIS REDEFINITION OF THE GRID

Geometries Reimagined, the title of the inaugural exhibition at the Tanya Brillembourg Art space, inquires the way in which the incessant transformation of the abstract forms imagined since cave art, is once again realized in the works of Colombian Juan Raul Hoyos, Guatemalan Tepeu Choc, and Haitian Marcus Blake. By different means, the three of them confront the form that, since the onset of the 20th century, generated the whole current of geometric abstraction imposing itself, according to Rosalind Krauss, as "the emblematic image of the modernist ambition" [1]: the grid. Its presence, explicit or tacit, continues to be unraveled and remade incessantly in contemporary art, and it is no stranger to that "schizophrenia" which, as Krauss wrote, arises between its concentration on the materiality of the pictorial surface and the undeniable spiritual tension that its mythical geometry contains [2]. No less is the opposition between the "discursive silence" sought in the grid through the "complete liberation from naturist appearances" [3], and the paradoxical conversion of its geometry form ─inexistent in nature─ into the matrix of urban modernity: Mondrian ended up creating Boogie Woogie, 1943, in allusion to the rhythm and pulsating vibration of New York.

By Adriana Herrera Téllez
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JUAN RAÚL HOYOS AND HIS REDEFINITION OF THE GRID

By Adriana Herrera Téllez
October 25, 2021
THE SUM OF ITS PARTS: AMALIA CAPUTO’S ‘EVERY BEING IS AN ISLAND’

In her first solo exhibition at the Deering Estate, Amalia Caputo considers how we construct nature and explore a site around systems of visual classification. Every Being is an Island is an immersive exhibition that serves as an extensive portrait of the native subtropical environment of South Florida.

By Melissa Diaz & Sofia Guerra
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THE SUM OF ITS PARTS: AMALIA CAPUTO’S ‘EVERY BEING IS AN ISLAND’

By Melissa Diaz & Sofia Guerra
October 07, 2021
ARTIFICIAL PARADISES - RÓMMULO VIEIRA CONCEIÇÃO, LUCIA KOCH AND ALEKSANDRA MIR

The flows of architecture and circulation in continuous movement set the tone for the new commissioned and individual works that are exhibited now at the Inhotim Institute. There are three projects as the result of almost two years of inactivity, without openings, in the immense space of the cultural center located in Brumadinho, in Greater Belo Horizonte, capital of Minas Gerais. It is a mix between a botanical garden and a refuge for contemporary art works specially developed for the institution or that have been reformatted in this special exhibition context that extends over an old estate, now with 140 hectares of visitation.

By Mario Gioia, art critic and independent curator
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ARTIFICIAL PARADISES - RÓMMULO VIEIRA CONCEIÇÃO, LUCIA KOCH AND ALEKSANDRA MIR

By Mario Gioia, art critic and independent curator
October 05, 2021
LYDIA RUBIO: THE ARTIST IN ARCADIA

Lydia Rubio was born in Havana, Cuba, with art in her bones. She comes from three generations of women painters, to be precise. "My grandmother painted every day, whenever she could," Lydia recalls. "She worked at an office but painted in the living room. The whole family lived together, so I used to see her painting there and was trained visually. My cousin, everybody was drawing and painting, but I was the only one that took it to another level of development and commitment."

By Kristin Knox
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LYDIA RUBIO: THE ARTIST IN ARCADIA

By Kristin Knox
September 30, 2021
“EL ATAJO”. A DISPLACEMENT IN THE AUTHOR

José Luis Landet has been searching for the image of the Latin American landscape for years. And in El Atajo (The Shortcut), the exhibition that he presents in Marco, he finds some ways of approaching that idea. He builds ramps, connects vestiges, shreds colors, traces identikits, joins random images, creates an alphabet ... and ends up building a total idea of ​​our landscape, but above all of another subject that also haunts him: the painting. There is a large installation, a physical shortcut, and a set of 467 works that point to something that is clear in the subtitle: a displacement in the author.

By Maria Paula Zacharías
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“EL ATAJO”. A DISPLACEMENT IN THE AUTHOR

By Maria Paula Zacharías
August 31, 2021
THE FIBERS’ EXPRESSION

Invisible Threads, Evelyn Politzer’s solo exhibition at the Miami Dade College Hialeah Art Gallery, curated   by Noor Blazekovic of Irreversible Projects.

By Dainy Tapia
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THE FIBERS’ EXPRESSION

By Dainy Tapia
August 26, 2021
G.A. JAKUBOVICS: BUILDING MIAMI AS HIS OWN SCENARIO

ArtMedia Gallery, Miami

By Adriana Herrera Téllez
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G.A. JAKUBOVICS: BUILDING MIAMI AS HIS OWN SCENARIO

By Adriana Herrera Téllez
August 19, 2021
3 WORKS, 3 REFLECTIONS - COMMENTS ON CONTEMPORANEITY BASED ON THE WORK OF VIVIAN GALBAN

In the 15th edition of Pinta Miami, from December 1 to 5, 2021, Vivian Galban will participate with her installation, Exhibition in Real Time, which consists of a human-scale camera obscura where the visitor will first be portrayed and then invited to participate in the development process. Three works by the Argentine artist and photographer are briefly analyzed below as an introduction to her work.

The experimentation of the process, the disappearance of the portrayed and the invisible moment.

By Francisco Fileccia
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3 WORKS, 3 REFLECTIONS - COMMENTS ON CONTEMPORANEITY BASED ON THE WORK OF VIVIAN GALBAN

By Francisco Fileccia
August 16, 2021
CONTEMPORARY AND TIMELESS - MARIO CRAVO NETO: NAMELESS SPIRITS

The 322 pieces that make up Espíritos sem nome (Nameless Spirits), a retrospective dedicated to the production of the Bahian Mario Cravo Neto (1947-2009) at the São Paulo headquarters of the Moreira Salles Institute, attest to his vigor as a visual artist; With the robustness of his work, he permeates media beyond photography, since he produces pieces in languages ​​such as cinema, the three-dimensional, drawing and publishing, among others.

By Mario Gioia, art critic and independent curator
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CONTEMPORARY AND TIMELESS - MARIO CRAVO NETO: NAMELESS SPIRITS

By Mario Gioia, art critic and independent curator
August 12, 2021
OTHER POSSIBLE WORLDS

Is a visual manifesto possible? How to show the possible dialogues between art and education? How many images are within each image? How many words are in each word? What's in between? With these questions, the Argentine artist Marina De Caro introduces us to her exhibition Tierra de las emociones perdidas (Land of Lost Emotions), at the Ruth Benzacar gallery in the city of Buenos Aires, which brings together her most recent production.

By Laura Casanovas - Art critic and independent curator
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OTHER POSSIBLE WORLDS

By Laura Casanovas - Art critic and independent curator
August 09, 2021
RONALD MORÁN OR THE DARK FABRIC OF LOCKDOWN

Artists who have that ability to approach and distance themselves from reality have always caught my attention. Ronald Morán, (Salvadoran) is one of them; in this case, he offers us a double distancing: the distancing of a mimetic tradition that recycles reality with repeated images to the point of vertigo and, on the other hand, the distancing forced by the Covid 19 pandemic.

By Carlos Lanza
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RONALD MORÁN OR THE DARK FABRIC OF LOCKDOWN

By Carlos Lanza
August 03, 2021
MODERNITIES IN MOVEMENT - TARSILA, DI CAVALCANTI AND THE GOMIDE-GRAZ FAMILY

The narratives of the Brazilian avant-garde in the arts go through an intense revision. Due to the centenary of the Week of 22, the emblematic event that in the thesis launched the foundations of modernity through different languages​​and fields of activity in the country, three exhibitions currently on the billboard rotate and bring new elements from the production of two icons of Modernism in Visual Arts - Tarsila Do Amaral (1886-1973) and Di Cavalcanti (1897-1976). In addition, they cast more emphatic lights on three not-so-famous characters within the journeys within the movement and the modernist winds: Antonio Gomide (1895-1967), John Graz (1891-1980) and Regina Gomide-Graz (1897-1973) .

By Mario Gioia, art critic and independent curator.
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MODERNITIES IN MOVEMENT - TARSILA, DI CAVALCANTI AND THE GOMIDE-GRAZ FAMILY

By Mario Gioia, art critic and independent curator.
June 23, 2021
PAZ ERRÁZURIZ: THE GREATNESS OF THE MARGIN

Probably anyone who is interested in the visual arts within the Latin American scene will be familiar with the work of the Chilean artist Paz Errázuriz. Her impressive work is characterized, above all, in working, through photography, themes linked to oblivion, marginality and exclusion, showing a particular interest in portraying those people that society, for various reasons, has left aside. This year, Errázuriz took a privileged spot at the 22nd Paiz Perdidos Art Biennial Perdidos. en Medio. Juntos. (Lost. In Between. Together) and she presents during the months of May and June a solo exhibition entitled La grandeza del margen (The Greatness of the Margin). From this exhibition, I find especially notable the Trans Guatemala (2020) and Sepur Zarco (2020) series, two unpublished series where problems of great contingency are evident.

By Jacinta Marín
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PAZ ERRÁZURIZ: THE GREATNESS OF THE MARGIN

By Jacinta Marín
June 02, 2021
THE ARTISTIC CAREER OF BEATRIZ GONZÁLEZ

After concluding her retrospective exhibition at the Miguel Urrutia Art Museum, of the Banco de la República, between October and December 2020, the artist Beatriz González has been invited to participate in the exhibition "Another Energy: Power to Continue Challenging", in the company of 15 women artists of wide range and different nationalities, at the Mori Museum in Tokyo (Japan). Here is a summary of her artistic career.

By Eduardo Márceles Daconte
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THE ARTISTIC CAREER OF BEATRIZ GONZÁLEZ

By Eduardo Márceles Daconte
May 26, 2021
NETWORK RADICALITIES - THE EARTH'S WOMB

"But what messages do these artists, in O Ventre da Terra, address to us? (...) For them, the land is not just one thing. Now it is homeland and nation, sometimes nature and landscape, sometimes texture and materiality, now ancestral and primeval origin, now cemetery and final destination." The art critic from Rio de Janeiro Pollyana Quintella synthesizes the multiple vectors to which the thought-provoking group of pieces present in the collective exhibition of the gallery Superfície in São Paulo can be directed. It does not escape the attention of almost all women in authorship and the time when it was conceived - the 1970s, of marked experimentalism in the face of the repression of the lead years in the political sphere, which would still last some time in the 80´s.

By Mario Gioia, art critic and independent curator. São Paulo
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NETWORK RADICALITIES - THE EARTH'S WOMB

By Mario Gioia, art critic and independent curator. São Paulo
April 29, 2021
JOSÉ LUIS LANDET. THE UNSTOPPABLE ASPIRATION TO THE TOTAL WORK OF ART.

It is not the first time that when I go through the work of José Luis Landet I am struck by the feeling that the perseverance, tenacity and insistence of his poetic project point to the realization of the total work of art. Perhaps it is because of the magnitude of his commitment or because of the breadth of his interests’ spectrum, but the feeling I am referring to - which in any case also finds echoes in certain formal decisions - refers to a kind of iron will to create a single work of art that combines the synthesis of all the others.

By Florencia Battiti
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JOSÉ LUIS LANDET. THE UNSTOPPABLE ASPIRATION TO THE TOTAL WORK OF ART.

By Florencia Battiti
April 27, 2021
DAGOBERTO RODRÍGUEZ: OMENS OF THE FUTURE

Dagoberto Rodríguez (1969, Caibarién, Cuba) presents Planeta de Cristal (Crystal Planet), his first solo exhibition in Miami, recently opened to the public. It collects part of his production from 2020 and confirms the vitality that his already long and successful career preserves, which, with notable international recognition, has spanned the past three decades. The artist was first part, until very recently, of the Los Carpinteros collective, and then, since 2017, he works and exhibits on his own.

By José Antonio Navarrete
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DAGOBERTO RODRÍGUEZ: OMENS OF THE FUTURE

By José Antonio Navarrete
April 15, 2021
EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE IN NEO POST: 50 YEARS OF GEOMETRIC PAINTING IN ARGENTINA, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires (MACBA)

The history of art for the last fifty years has yet to be written. But the NEO POST exhibition, 50 years of geometric painting in Argentina 1970-2020, is a good approach to a fundamental chapter of Argentine art, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Buenos Aires (MACBA). The set of more than 80 artists selected by the curator Rodrigo Alonso reveals trends, nuances, affinities and differences between diverse creators, both historical ones such as Marcelo Bonevardi, Roberto Aizenberg, Kasuya Sakai and María Martorell, and artists in full activity such as Ernesto Ballesteros, Marta Minujín and Pablo Siquier. As a sign of these times, the artist's subjectivity appears, in all its freedom, open to other materialities and forms. It is no longer necessary to react rationally to the illusion, fiction and drama of figurative art. Everything is possible.

By María Paula Zacharías
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EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE IN NEO POST: 50 YEARS OF GEOMETRIC PAINTING IN ARGENTINA, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires (MACBA)

By María Paula Zacharías
April 13, 2021
ABRIR GALLERY PRESENTS " JAMAS SU TRONCO ENDEREZA " AND "TODAY IS OUR TOMORROW"

The exhibitions, by the artists Alexandra Colmenares and Rocío Gomez, are held online and include works in audio, video, digital art, photography and painting. Creating a stage that enfolds the viewer, the screen that separates them ceases to be a window and becomes a connecting channel.

By Mercedes Abella
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ABRIR GALLERY PRESENTS " JAMAS SU TRONCO ENDEREZA " AND "TODAY IS OUR TOMORROW"

By Mercedes Abella
April 11, 2021
25 ARTISTS WHO OPPOSED THEIR IMAGINATION TO CONFINEMENT IN 2020

An ancient oriental tale tells, with multiple variants, the story of a painter who, having been imprisoned by an arbitrary power, devoted himself to painting a detailed landscape on the prison walls. Day after day the jailers observed the futility of his efforts. But the night he finished it, while everyone was sleeping, the imprisoned artist entered the landscape and was lost in it. Another version says that he painted a door through which he escaped along with other inmates. Spaced Out: Time is Art, curated by Adriana Herrera at the Art Factory Project gallery, brings together a group of paintings, photographs, collages, sculptures and other three-dimensional works created during the pandemic by 21 artists of various nationalities ad based in Miami. The dialogue between multiple visions that configure different exit doors reaffirms the possibility of contrasting the freedom of artistic imagination with the oppressive atmosphere of the present.

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25 ARTISTS WHO OPPOSED THEIR IMAGINATION TO CONFINEMENT IN 2020

April 09, 2021
ARMAN: THE CREATING FUROR OF THE NEW REALISM IN MIAMI

Arman. Conceptual Perception, the first solo exhibition in Miami by the legendary French-American artist co-founder of the “Nouveau Réalisme” (New Realism), is the result of an applause-worthy collusion between the Ascaso gallery and Corice Canton, widow and trustee of the Arman Marital Trust and its vast legacy.

By Adriana Herrera
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ARMAN: THE CREATING FUROR OF THE NEW REALISM IN MIAMI

By Adriana Herrera
April 07, 2021
Blind Sensorium, 2021. Ph: Matadero Madrid.

The exhibition at Matadero Madird is the result of ten years of work that the Italian artist Armin Linke (Milan, 1966) has developed in collaboration with Giulia Bruno and Giuseppe Ielasi with the aim of configuring a visual anthropology around political, economic and technological activity and the consequences that these processes have on the planetary ecosystems.

By Matías Helbig, corresponsal en Europa.
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BLIND SENSORIUM: A VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGY THAT QUESTIONS CLIMATE ACTION

By Matías Helbig, corresponsal en Europa.
March 29, 2021
GEOMETRIC AND INTUITIVE, ARTIST AT HEART - IVAN SERPA - THE EXPRESSION OF CONCRETE
By Mario Gioia, art critic and independent curator. São Paulo
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GEOMETRIC AND INTUITIVE, ARTIST AT HEART - IVAN SERPA - THE EXPRESSION OF CONCRETE

By Mario Gioia, art critic and independent curator. São Paulo
March 24, 2021
"Light Object", vista de sala. Ph: Estudio David Magán

David Magán inaugurated the projects Hard-line and Light Object at Galería Cayón space.  On the one hand, a series of sculptural artworks that function as a single oeuvre and that deepen Magán's link with the use of line; on the other, an installation made especially for the second space that proposes to highlight the materiality of light through additive colour (the chromatic composition through the superimposition of red, blue and green).

By Matías Helbig, corresponsal en Europa
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DAVID MAGÁN'S INTERACTIVE ART

By Matías Helbig, corresponsal en Europa
March 16, 2021
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).
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THE GRAPHIC ARTS FROM A PLURAL AND EXPANDED PERSPECTIVE

By Florencia Battiti - Curadora e investigadora. Vicepresidenta de la Asociación Argentina de Críticos de Arte (Buenos Aires, Argentina).
March 01, 2021
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)
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SKETCHES OF A NEW WORLD: INFINITO VÃO - 90 YEARS OF BRAZILIAN ARCHITECTURE

By Mario Gioia, crítico de arte y curador independiente (Brasil)
February 26, 2021
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)
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TO EXHIBIT IN TIMES OF COVID-19: ABRIR GALLERY PROJECTS

By Carlos Zevallos Trigoso - Curador e investigador independiente (Perú)
February 24, 2021
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