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AN ANGEL, COLUMBUS, WRESTLERS AND A PAIR OF WINGS: THE COUNTER ALLEGORY AS A RESIGNIFICATION OF HISTORY

The echoes of the bells from the Church of San Ignacio of Loyola, in Buenos Aires, resound on the stones of the old Manzana de las Luces historical complex, one of the last buildings from the colonial era that survive in the city’s historic center. The place, which through the centuries has been a convent, a Museum of Natural Sciences and even a Faculty, transpires hispanic barroqueness. It is now a museum without a permanent exhibition; it is, in its way, a monument of its own. In the courtyard, the spectator looks upwards and there stand the balconies of the old cloisters, higher up the glass and steel walls of the skyscrapers of the financial district and, poised on the museum’s ceiling, observing this ancient patio, an unwinged angel that looks out of place. And it is. Or maybe not.

By Tomás González Casartelli
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AN ANGEL, COLUMBUS, WRESTLERS AND A PAIR OF WINGS: THE COUNTER ALLEGORY AS A RESIGNIFICATION OF HISTORY

By Tomás González Casartelli
SYNDEMIA - VOLUSPA JARPA’S PROJECT ON VIOLENCE AND RESISTANCE

Voluspa Jarpa’s Syndemic is the winner of the inaugural edition of the Julius Baer Art Prize for Latin American Female Artists, a new biennial award initiated by Julius Baer and The Museum of Modern Art of Bogotá – MAMBO. It is the first of its kind to be held in Latin America, and its mission is to honor the research of outstanding Latin American female artists. Syndemic is a site-specific multimedia project that involves photos, archival documents, videos, maps, sculptures, objects, installation, wallpapers, and lasers that project beyond the Museum’s physical space into the surrounding environment. The term “Syndemic”, from the medical field, is Voluspa Jarpa’s metaphor to analyze the violent social riots that occurred from October 2019 to March 2020 in Chile.

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SYNDEMIA - VOLUSPA JARPA’S PROJECT ON VIOLENCE AND RESISTANCE

BROOKLYN MUSEUM EXHIBITS CHRISTIAN DIOR: DESIGNER OF DREAMS

The New York premiere of the exhibition Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams traces the groundbreaking history and legacy of the House of Dior. The exhibition brings to life Dior's many sources of inspiration—from the splendor of flowers and other natural forms to classical and contemporary art.

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BROOKLYN MUSEUM EXHIBITS CHRISTIAN DIOR: DESIGNER OF DREAMS

PRODUCTION / REPRODUCTION - SANDRA GAMARRA’S INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITION AT MALI

The Museum of Art of Lima - MALI presents this exhibition of the outstanding Peruvian artist curated by the historian and art critic Luis Eduardo Wuffarden. Based on the so-called mixed race paintings commissioned by Viceroy Manuel de Amat y Junyent and sent to the King of Spain Carlos III in 1770, Sandra Gamarra commissioned their reproduction to a copyists' workshop in China. On these she added quotes from different contemporary feminist thinkers. In response to the absence of original works in Peru, this series, made up of twenty paintings, has been donated by LiMac to the MALI collection of contemporary art.

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PRODUCTION / REPRODUCTION - SANDRA GAMARRA’S INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITION AT MALI

BIENALSUR CONTINUES TO BREAK DOWN BORDERS AND ACTIVATE A NEW ORDER

BIENALSUR 2021 arrives at the Francis Naranjo Foundation, in the Canary Islands, Spain with A New Order. Breaking Down Borders, an exhibition curated by Diana Wechsler, artistic director of the contemporary art biennial that celebrates its third edition in more than 23 countries, 50 cities and 124 venues in five continents. The exhibition, which can be seen until the end of September, is part of the curatorial axes Política del arte / Constelaciones fluididas (Art Politics / Fluid Constellations), in line with the exhibition Al Sur del Sur, which is on display in Malaga and Juntos Aparte, at the National Museum of Colombia in Bogota.

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BIENALSUR CONTINUES TO BREAK DOWN BORDERS AND ACTIVATE A NEW ORDER

TO THE SOUTH OF THE SOUTH - BIENALSUR EXHIBITION IN MÁLAGA

In its third edition, BIENALSUR, icon of the resistance and resilience of art in times of pandemic, travels to La Térmica as the first venue in Spain in 2021. The project shows invisibilized realities through the work of Latin American artists Voluspa Jarpa, Agustina Woodgate, Graciela Sacco, and Paola Monzillo

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TO THE SOUTH OF THE SOUTH - BIENALSUR EXHIBITION IN MÁLAGA

AMERICAN FRAMING – UNITED STATES PAVILION AT THE VENICE ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE

To the question proposed by Hashim Sarkis (curator of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition) How will we live together?, the United States project team alludes to the democratic nature of wood framing.

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AMERICAN FRAMING – UNITED STATES PAVILION AT THE VENICE ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE

OPEN CALL FOR AN ARTISTIC INTERVENTION AT FRAGMENTOS, A SPACE FOR ART AND MEMORY

Until September 15, the call is open to Colombian or foreign artists with more than 15 years of experience to present an artistic intervention in the Fragmentos space, created by Doris Salcedo. The award consists of one hundred and sixty million Colombian pesos ($160,000,000 m/cte).

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OPEN CALL FOR AN ARTISTIC INTERVENTION AT FRAGMENTOS, A SPACE FOR ART AND MEMORY

THE ROSE ART MUSEUM RETHINKS ITS APPROACH TO MODERN ART HISTORY

Organized in celebration of the Rose’s 60th anniversary, the exhibition re: collections, Six Decades at the Rose Art Museum highlights the Rose’s radical roots while showcasing the potential for future transformations. Following the example of artists featured in the exhibition, re: collections challenges art historical conventions and cultural hierarchies by charting alternative genealogies that link artworks drawn from the museum’s stellar permanent collection.

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THE ROSE ART MUSEUM RETHINKS ITS APPROACH TO MODERN ART HISTORY

8 CENTURIES OF MEXICAN COLORS - TANIA CANDIANA AT THE JUMEX MUSEUM

Part of the “Normal Exceptions” solo shows programme, La Restauradora (The Restorer)  tells the story of Mexico City over 800 years from the geographic perspective of a location at the city’s heart.

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8 CENTURIES OF MEXICAN COLORS - TANIA CANDIANA AT THE JUMEX MUSEUM

THE ENEMIES OF POETRY. RESISTANCES IN LATIN AMERICA

Within the ambitious Collection reorganization that the Reina Sofía Museum is carrying out, the nucleus Los enemigos de la poesía: Resistencias en América Latina (The enemies of poetry: Resistances in Latin America) is presented, focused on Latin art produced between 1964 and 1987 and its relationship with Spain. The political transformations of the time and the appearance of new artistic practices, such as mail art, favored a series of transcendental exchanges for the future of contemporary art.

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THE ENEMIES OF POETRY. RESISTANCES IN LATIN AMERICA

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
THE BOTÍN CENTER EXHIBITS PICASSO IBERO AND TRACES THE ARTIST’S TIES TO “PRIMITIVE” ART

The exhibition aims to explore the influence of Iberian art in Pablo Picasso’s oeuvre through more tan 200 pieces. Organised with the Musée national Picasso-Paris and curated by Cécile Godefroy and Roberto Ontañón Peredo, this stimulating, original exhibition invites visitors to reflect on how the discovery of a native, “primitive”, art shaped the artistic language and identity of one of the greatest artists in the twentieth century.

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THE BOTÍN CENTER EXHIBITS PICASSO IBERO AND TRACES THE ARTIST’S TIES TO “PRIMITIVE” ART

ADRIANA VAREJÃO EXPLORES COLONIALISM THROUGH AESTHETIC SYNCRETISM AT GAGOSIAN NEW YORK

Varejão’s rich and diverse artistic oeuvre embodies the mythic pluralism of Brazilian identity and the fraught social, cultural, and aesthetic interactions that engendered it. Living and working in Rio de Janeiro, she draws upon the potent visual legacy of colonial histories and transnational exchange, creating confluent forms that expose the multivalent nature of memory and representation.

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ADRIANA VAREJÃO EXPLORES COLONIALISM THROUGH AESTHETIC SYNCRETISM AT GAGOSIAN NEW YORK