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

By Matías Helbig
August 18, 2020
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
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BEHIND THE IMAGE OF THE INDIGENOUS IN THE VISUAL ARTS OF EL SALVADOR. AFTER A CONSTRUCTION FROM CONTRADICTION

By Jaime Izaguirre
August 05, 2020
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
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AESTHETIC RESISTANCE AS AN APPROACH TO THE AESTHETIC REGIME OF THE SALVADORAN ARTISTIC ENVIRONMENT

By Eduardo Crespín
July 28, 2020
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
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JUAN IRIBARREN: SCALAMANDRE-PFIZER - PHOTOGRAPHS, PAINTINGS AND PRINTED IMAGES

By Sandra Pinardi
July 14, 2020
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
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ART IN THE MARSH: AN EMERGING SCENE IN BUENOS AIRES

By Tomás Gonzalez Casartelli
March 17, 2020
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
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CLAUDIA ANDUJAR: LA LUTTE YANOMAMI - FONDATION CARTIER POUR L’ART CONTEMPORAIN

By Patricia Avena Navarro
March 05, 2020
"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
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ARCOmadrid 2020: ALFREDO JAAR, A LESSON

By Matías Helbig
February 29, 2020
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
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ARCOmadrid 2020: PROYECTOS ULTRAVIOLETA, HIGHLIGHTED STAND OF THE DIALOGUES SECTION

By Matías Helbig
February 28, 2020
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
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ARCOMadrid - LATIN AMERICAN ART AND A MACRO EXHIBITION OF VOLUSPA JARPA

By Matías Helbig
February 27, 2020
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
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CLAUDIA AMMIRATA: ON THE PAIN OF YOUR OWN

By Adriana Herrera Tellez
February 23, 2020
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
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REPENSAR LA HISTORIA DESDE EL LENGUAJE, ENTREVISTA CON ELIÁN STOLARSKY

By Matías Helbig, Corresponsal en Europa
February 15, 2020
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
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THE BODY’S MEMORY - MAX ESTRELLA GALLERY, MADRID

By Matías Helbig
February 14, 2020
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.

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RE-COLLECTOR: AN EXHIBITION BY ANDRÉS MICHELENA IN VENEZUELA

November 26, 2019
THE FORM IS FEMALE

Geometric Abstraction in Latin America, 1950 to today.

By Claire Breukel
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THE FORM IS FEMALE

By Claire Breukel
November 25, 2019
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
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THE TIME WE HAVE LEFT: AN EXHIBITION BY HERNÁN SORIANO AT LANZALLAMAS

By Santiago López
November 15, 2019
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
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XXL CROSSED LANDSCAPES: 15TH LYON BIENNALE

By Patricia Avena Navarro
November 01, 2019
"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
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UN MODELO PARA HABITAR DESDE LA CONCIENCIA

By Matías Helbig
October 25, 2019
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
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SPACE BETWEEN: A SKETCH OF THE NEW ARGENTINE GENERATION

By Matías Helbig
October 22, 2019
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)
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JUAN MANUEL ECHAVARRÍA: RIVERS AND SILENCES

By Natalia Vega (Bogotá, Colombia)
October 04, 2019
Sonia Falcone, "Royal Love", 2017.

Anchoring the observation at Sonia Falcone: Fields of life exhibition held during 2017 at the Royal Palace in Lisbon, the editorial staff of Arte Al Día Internacional makes an approach to the artwork of the Bolivian artist Sonia Falcone (Santa Cruz de la Sierra, 1965).

By ADD, Miami (Florida).
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SONIA FALCONE: LIFE FIELDS

By ADD, Miami (Florida).
September 25, 2019
"Vacuus", 2017, Fredy Alzate. Ph: Oriol Tarridas.

Through the exhibition that the Cisneros Fontanals Foundation  held in 2017 for its fifteenth anniversary, Yunekis Villalonga makes a revaluation of the foundation scholarship and commission program.

By Yuneikys Villalonga (Miami, Florida)
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RETHINKING LATIN AMERICA: CIFO'S GRANTS AND COMMISSIONS PROGRAM

By Yuneikys Villalonga (Miami, Florida)
September 17, 2019
ENERG(ETHICS)

Monument of the heroes, Bogotá.

 

By Nicolás Bonilla Maldonado (Bogotá, Colombia)
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ENERG(ETHICS)

By Nicolás Bonilla Maldonado (Bogotá, Colombia)
September 12, 2019
Ph: Francisca Etchegaray y Matías Bognnani.

En su proyecto curatorial desarrollado para Fuera de Foco -sección experimental de BAphoto-, Alfredo Aracil propone una reflexión respecto a lo ornamental, entendido como síntoma.

By Matías Helbig
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FUERA DE FOCO: UNA REINTERPRETACIÓN DE LO ORNAMENTAL

By Matías Helbig
September 08, 2019
Copia original de fotograma intervenido por Carlos Alonso, de la serie "De lo que no hay", en BAphoto 2019. Ph: Francisca Etchegaray.

In BAphoto 2019, the Sasha D gallery presents thirty-five frames intervened by Carlos Alonso for an experimental film by Alejandro Mathe in 1960. The work, never before exhibited, is an exemplary piece that illustrates the avant-garde movements of the 60s and 70s in Argentina.

By Matías Helbig
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CARLOS ALONSO AND AN UNUSUAL APPEARANCE IN THE EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA OF THE 60

By Matías Helbig
September 05, 2019
EL PEZ REY: EL POTENCIAL DEL ARCHIVO Y LA LEGITIMACIÓN DEL RELATO

En plena Ciudad de Buenos Aires hay un pedazo de litoral. El susurro denso de los grillos del campo húmedo reproduce un eco exhaustivo. En la sala se proyectan los testimonios de dos señoras mayores. Leemos lo que dicen en subtítulos porque los videos están silenciados. Los bichos del humedal monopolizan el espacio: el sonido se vuelve casi material en la sala.

By Matías Helbig
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EL PEZ REY: EL POTENCIAL DEL ARCHIVO Y LA LEGITIMACIÓN DEL RELATO

By Matías Helbig
September 03, 2019
"Untitled", 1950,  Sandu Darie. Ph: Mariano Costa Peuser.

The art collection of Juan Carlos Maldonado, from Miami, is a treasure that runs through geometric abstraction and concretism with its social implications, mainly in South America and extended to the international scene.

By Adriana Herrera Téllez
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THE UNBOUNDED LINE: A SELECTION FROM THE JUAN CARLOS MALDONADO ART COLLECTION

By Adriana Herrera Téllez
August 30, 2019
Ph: @botonrojoestudio.

In a dialogue between techniques, rituals, mythologies and stories, Argentine artists Constanza Chiappini, Gonzalo Maggi and Julia Rosetti establish a story that challenges the present in the exhibition The first sword was a gift.

By Matías Helbig
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THE FIRST SWORD WAS A GIFT

By Matías Helbig
August 28, 2019
Martha Araújo (Brazilian, b. 1943), Hábito/Habitante (Habit/inhabitant), 1985 Documentation of performance: four black-and-white photographs. 6 7/8 × 8 7/8 in. each. Collection of Martha Araújo; courtesy of Galeria Jaqueline Martins. ©the artist. Documentación de rendimiento: cuatro fotografías en blanco y negro. 17.46 × 22.5425 cm. cada uno. Colección de Martha Araújo; cortesía de Galeria Jaqueline Martins. © el artista.

Within the framework of what was Radical Women exhibition that was given at the Hammer Museum, L.A., California, independent critic and curator Adriana Herrera Téllez reflects on the visibility of these artists and the legacy proposed by the catalog.

By Adriana Herrera Téllez
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RADICAL WOMEN

By Adriana Herrera Téllez
August 27, 2019
SEX STORIES

Elvis Fuentes reflects on Stories of Sexuality exhiition in the MASP and the importance of controversial art.

By Elvis Fuentes
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SEX STORIES

By Elvis Fuentes
August 26, 2019
"Return tu Koyaanisqatsi", gallery view.

In a context of hyperinformation and image overproduction, José Antonio Navarrete reflected on the construction of meaning in contemporary visual arts from the artwork of Willy Castellanos.

By José Antonio Navarrete
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RETURN TO KOYAANISQUAATSI: WILLY CASTELLANOS AT THE KENDALL ARTE CENTER IN MIAMI

By José Antonio Navarrete
August 15, 2019
Serie Pantone Agua. Ph: OdA, Galería de Arte.

Argentine artist Constanza Oxenford presents Dimensions of the same, her second solo show at OdA, Art Gallery

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DIMENSIONS OF THE SAME

August 14, 2019