EL DORADO AT AMERICAS SOCIETY, NEW YORK
El Dorado: Myths of Gold is an extensively researched, impeccably installed exhibition featuring one-hundred objects and artworks from the Pre-Columbian period to the 21st century by sixty artists.
PINTA MIAMI 2023: A PORTAL TO THE AMAZON
GUADALOUP ON DEATH AND CONTEMPORANEITY
Based on futuristic tales, Guadaloup Vilar created an entire universe where life and art are supported by death. Completely functional to organic and cohesive development, Guadaloup’s artworks and installations reshape the notion of expiration.
The experience proposed by Martina Servio Olavide is composed of two parts, one that invokes dying and the other, as an organic counterpoint, living. The first, "dying", is represented by a non-naturalistic play, while the second, "living", manifests itself as an exhibition in an art gallery. Through these two dimensions, the artist challenges the viewer to question their understanding of self and others, and to explore a wide range of interpretations.
BIG TOURISM: SIMULTANEOUS SIMULATIONS. PEDRO MEDINA AT CERQUONE MADRID
From September 13 to November 15, 2023, Venezuelan artist Pedro Medina inaugurated his first solo show in Spain, with Cerquone Gallery, at its headquarters in Madrid. Entitled Gran Turismo: Simulaciones Simultáneas (Big Tourism: Simultaneous Simulations), the exhibition is conceived as an exhibition of recent work on a process of observation of speed and resistance in painting.
THE VITAL ASPECT OF EXPERIENCE. EDGARDO GIMÉNEZ AT MALBA
In the eclectic and vibrant universe of Edgardo Giménez, the exhibition There Will Be None Like Him at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA) emerges as an unforgettable journey through more than sixty years of artistic production.
LIGIA D'ANDREA: VISUAL POETRY THAT ESCAPES FROM TWO-DIMENSIONALITY (part 2)
LIGIA D'ANDREA: VISUAL POETRY THAT ESCAPES FROM TWO-DIMENSIONALITY (part 1)
MARTÍN REYNA PRESENTED FLUIDES AT GALERIE BESSIERE, PARIS
The experience of visiting the exhibition of Martín Reyna (Buenos Aires, Argentina) at the galerie Bessiere called Fluides is truly captivating. To achieve this, the artist took full advantage of the topographical qualities of the exhibition space. Fluides is an installation that maps the artist's work including a selection of paintings, many of them in large format on paper as the main support.
3RD ACT – ABDIAS NASCIMENTO AND THE MUSEUM OF BLACK ART, MESTRE DIDI AND MÔNICA VENTURA – MYSTERIES TO EMERGE
With the third act dedicated to the memory of Abdias Nascimento (1914-2011), an exhibition focused on the work of Mestre Didi (1917-2013) and a large installation by the emerging Mônica Ventura, Inhotim is consolidating an important change in the profile of its collection and in the commissioning of new works.
FOUNDATION VILLA DATRIS: MOUVEMENT ET LUMIÉRE #2
The Villa Datris Foundation for Contemporary Sculpture, created by Danièle Marcovici and Tristan Fourtine, presents each year a thematic exhibition that offers an original and committed reading of the creation of its time.
CANVASES THAT SPEAK
The exhibition Claro que sí (Of course it is) by Mariana Ferrari (1975, Tucumán, Argentina) is on display at Tomás Redrado Art.
GOLDEN PRISM. WEALTH AS A TRAP
Fundación PROA presented a reflection on the myth of "El Dorado" in the American continent, with a selection of works by artists from different countries and times to rethink the impact and meaning of one of the most influential legends in history.
THE ARBITRARY CREATING THE NECESSARY
Mateo Lopez (b. 1978), a Colombian artist with an outstanding career, has his first solo exhibition in Lima. Pasado futurista (Futuristic Past) is the title of his exhibition, curated by Maria Wills and Julien Petit, and comes with the Miguel Urrutia Museum in Bogota's seal.
SER PALLAY IN GALLERY ICPNA LIMA CENTER
Ser Pallay is a "collaborative textile project'' that bet on an artistic praxis that critically responds to the ambivalent valuation of the extraordinary Andean textile tradition in the art narratives of Peru's cultural history.
TO DRESS GODS: ABOUT PURPLE SPELL BY SANTIAGO PAREDES AND BRIGITTE HOFFMAN
In March 1985, a breakthrough in filmmaking was released in United States’ theaters. Signed by Woody Allen and titled "The Purple Rose of Cairo", the search for the purple rose is nothing more than a way of approaching the impossible.
BETWEEN LAYOUTS, COLORS AND VIBRATIONS – JUDITH LAUAND: CONCRETE DETOUR
"Judith Lauand/Walking into the future". In that way Profilograma Judith (2000), by Augusto de Campos, one of the main names of concrete poetry in Brazil, celebrates the art of Judith Lauand (1922-2022). The São Paulo artist, a female figure almost isolated in the country, was given a long retrospective with 124 works and extensive documentation, opened before her death at the end of last year, at São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP).
THE INFLUENCE AND CONTINUITY OF PRE-HISPANIC TEXTILE ART IN MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART
The first part of an essay by Adriana Herrera Téllez on the tradition and heritage of textiles in Latin America and its impact on contemporary art.
HUMANS AND NATURE: ARE THEY PART OF THE SAME LANDSCAPE?
As a way of closing 2022 and give a way to 2023, Rolf Art, curated by Francisco Medail, presented Eso que estalla no es el sol, a group show in which several artists talk about the conjunction nature-humans.
DESIRE, TRANCE AND SHAPPER – JONATHAS DE ANDRADE IN ‘THE WORLD IS THE THEATER OF MAN’ AND ‘POUNCE AND BOUNCE’
This is one of the unique moments of the most recent contemporary art in Brazil. The final tracking shot of Olho da Rua, a video by Jonathas de Andrade now on display at Inhotim, one of Brazil's leading visual arts centers, is one of those happy moments in which the artist manages to capture with such precision the zeitgeist of his country (in this case, on a continental scale).
ABALOS AUSTRALIS - 13TH MERCOSUR BIENNIAL - TRAUMA, DREAM AND ESCAPE
The 13th edition of the Mercosul Biennial, anchored in the Trauma, dream and flight tripod and finished last November, had encouraging developments, especially due to the outstanding presence of emerging artists, the strong contact with the public and the resumption of powerful spaces and traditional attractions of the event, such as the Cais do Porto. However, there were problems in the organization of the exhibition, the most serious episode of which was the '(dis)invitation' of names to exhibit works, and a certain frustration with pieces that would have a technological appeal.
THE EPHEMERAL IN THINGS - MARTINA SERVIO OLAVIDE IN 1+1
In her first solo exhibition, the artist from Córdoba moves between and beyond the limits of what can be said, from words and beyond them, with curatorship by Agustina Rinaldi.
ANTONIO SEGUÍ AT GALERIE CLAUDE BERNARD, PARIS
The Claude Bernard Gallery is dedicating an exhibition as a tribute to the master Antonio Seguí, who passed away in February at the age of 88 in Buenos Aires.
THE GEOGRAPHY OF MEANINGS BY ANNA MARIA MAIOLINO
MALBA presents a panoramic exhibition by Anna Maria Maiolino (Scalea Italy, 1942) with more than fifty years of works that include paintings, drawings, woodcuts, sculptures, photographs, videos, sound pieces and installations in an attempt to capture the prismatic spirit of the artist.
GABRIELA AYZA ASCHMANN: HER CALL TOWARDS WILD (LIGHT)
The Spanish-German artist Gabriela Ayza Aschmann (Cologne, Germany, 1991) presents in Tomas Redrado Art a series of paintings created in 2022, as an experience of inquiry into the expanded borders of portraiture that strengthens her. It is a sustained practice that she carries out advancing against the background of the history of the avant-garde, but above all she acts as if she were tearing pages from her own life, to add them to art.
NARRATIVES: FROM META-STORIES TO POSTART
The rise of the philosophy of language in the middle of the last century impacted all areas of humanistic culture, especially theoretical thought and the arts. The notions of discourse, story and narrative are part of that linguistic turn in which culture is perceived as a text. This approach has also influenced the conceptualization, appreciation and evaluation of the visual arts, even in the face of the programmatic reluctance of art-purism and its rejection of the anecdotal. Basically, the discursive subjects, the story and the narration displaced the old leading role of the "retinal" aesthetics. Since then, a large part of the artistic questions are aired in the verbal sphere and not in the strictly sensible plane.
16TH BIENNIAL OF LYON - MANIFESTO OF FRAGILITY
Conceived between a pandemic and a war in Europe, the 16th edition of the Biennale de Lyon "Manifesto of fragility", affirms fragility as intrinsically linked to a form of resistance initiated in the past, in tune with the present and capable of facing the future.
SLEEPING EMBAR - 37TH PANORAMA OF BRAZILIAN ART
Somewhat fused forms, in a dismantling that seems continuous, signaling a kind of tired geometry. The banal brilliance of a chromatic automotive cover in what could have been the label of a crumbling and volatile language typical of large urban agglomerations, in a tenuous cross between street art and graffiti.
SKIN (NOTES ON THE DISAPPEARING PAINTING)
During the last years painting has continued its course in permanent metamorphosis, adapting to the times, reviving from its previous deaths, stripping itself of accessories, undressing and even disappearing. A part of this process has focused on the mechanisms of production; the other, has been accompanied by an intense reflection that goes beyond painting and meditates on the status of image.
RURAL INSTALLATIONS - GUILLERMO SRODEK HART IN UNGALLERY
In his first exhibition since 2019, the photographer returns to deep Buenos Aires in search of reflections of our present through a documentary and poetic reading of the past.
THE INSEPARABILITY OF ART AND POLITICAL ACTION – LEÓN FERRARI AT THE POMPIDOU
The Centre Pompidou hosts for the first time the sculptures, collages, artist's books, drawings and assemblages by the artist León Ferrari (1920-2013), considered one of the most influential in Latin America.