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.
G.A. JAKUBOVICS: BUILDING MIAMI AS HIS OWN SCENARIO
ArtMedia Gallery, Miami
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 languagesand 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) .
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.
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.
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.
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.
NFT - THE FUTURE OF ART?
In February 2021, Christie's auction house sold a digital work by Mike Winkemann, popularly known as Beeple, for the sum of $ 69.3 million, making the almost unknown author the third most sought-after living artist in the world, after David Hockney and Jeff Koons. The news shook the art scene. Not only because of the exorbitant amount obtained by Everydays: The First 5000 Days (2021) - the work in question - but, mainly, because of its immaterial nature and because of the implications of the event in a possible reconfiguration of the art system and some of its more established values.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BITCOIN COMES TO THE RESCUE OF THE ART MARKET
Digital art experiences a new impulse along with new payment methods.
BLIND SENSORIUM: A VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGY THAT QUESTIONS CLIMATE ACTION
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.
GEOMETRIC AND INTUITIVE, ARTIST AT HEART - IVAN SERPA - THE EXPRESSION OF CONCRETE
CENTRE POMPIDOU ACQUIRES “THE BARRAGÁN ARCHIVES” BY JILL MAGID AND AWAKENS QUESTIONS ABOUT OWNERSHIP AND IDENTITY
The personal legacy of Pritzker Prize winning Mexican architect Luis Barragán (1902–1988) is mostly in Mexico, while his professional legacy is owned by a Swiss corporation. Magin’s endeavor flirts with copyright, exclusivity and heritage to question these very notions. Seven are the works within her investigative project that are now part of Centre Pompidou’s permanent collection. These include sculpture, installation, photography and drawing.
DAVID MAGÁN'S INTERACTIVE ART
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).
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.
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.
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.
WAYS OF DISPLAYING CRUELTY, LEÓN FERRARI AT THE REINA SOFÍA MUSEUM
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.
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?
DOUBT, DECEPTION AND TRUTH. THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF JOAN FONTCUBERTA
A lie as a natural instinct of photography.
Rivane Neuenschwander: Poetics and responsability in all worldly things
If there were a quality that might apply to Rivane Neuenschwander’s unclassifiable art, it would be its capacity to implicate. A cyclic poetics of interaction animates the extremely broad range of works that eliminate the conventions of time and space, as well as the network of preconceptions based on which we build for ourselves a place in the world, often separated from one another by pre-established categories.