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July 3rd, 2003


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Lead Stories
- Félix González Torres. Writing as Metaphor in his Work
- ViDeum. Reality and God’s Eye in Mexican Video Art

News & Views
- Latin American Art Auctions at Sotheby’s and Christie’s
- Call for Entries: 30th National Salon of the Arts of Fire. Valencia, Venezuela
- New location for Rubbers Gallery. Buenos Aires, Argentina
- The British Museum celebrates its 250th anniversary. United Kingdom
- Bogotá’s Modern Art Museum —Mambo— celebrates its 40th anniversary. Colombia
- The Valencia Polytechnic University announces its University Master’s in Photography and Fine Arts. Valencia, Spain

Heard on the Street…
- Benevenuto Cellini’s “golden saltshaker” is stolen

New Works for Sale in Virtual Galleries
- Brito Cimino Gallery

New Electronic Catalogs
- Darío Escobar

New Books and Catalogs
- Julio Larraz
- Guillermo Kuitca. Obras 1982/2002 (Works 1982/2002)

Upcoming Events
- FIA, Caracas
- Art Santa Fe 2003
- Prague Biennale 1, 2003

Lead Stories
- Félix González Torres. Writing as Metaphor in his Work
Because of a new project, German Rubiano analyzes the mark left by Gonzalez Torres in conceptual art through his billboards. From a variety of perspectives and referents, he explores these works’ multiple meanings and multidirectional investigations of language. Read article


- ViDeum. God’s Eye and Reality in Mexican Video Art
Contemporary Mexican video employs raw images, juxtaposed realities, complicities and mises-en-scene that have turned video artists —and the medium of video itself— into contemporary visual referents of great strength and penetration in the art world. Manuel Springer explains how Mexican video artists pose the possibility of commenting, critiquing and parodying video images.
Read review


News & Views
- Latin American Art Auctions at Sotheby’s and Christie’s
Latin American Art Auctions were held on May 27, 28 and 29 at Sotheby’s and Christie’s. In the midst of an environment of economic instability affecting both the United States and Latin America, some collectors re-encountered art and gave their votes of confidence to works of a proven strength in the marketplace. Read more


- Call for Entries: 30th National Salon of the Arts of Fire. Valencia, Venezuela
With the purpose of stimulating, confronting, divulging and documenting the various manifestations of the Arts of Fire, the University of Carabobo is organizing the 30th National Salon of the Arts of Fire 2003, with the support of the National Culture Council, in its permanent location, the Braulio Salazar University Gallery, including the following categories: Ceramics, enamel on metal, gold- and silverwork, and glass. Read the rules


- New location for Rubbers Gallery. Buenos Aires, Argentina
With his more than 40 years in the world of art, Natalio Povarché is one of Argentina’s most experienced gallery owners. He just finished moving his headquarters to the elegant Avenida Alvear. Read more


- The British Museum celebrates its 250th anniversary. United Kingdom
The British Museum turned 250 on June 7. Considered, along with the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum of art and St. Petersburg’s L’Hermitage, one of the world’s best-known museums, it is visited by more than five million people every year. Read the news



- Bogotá’s Modern Art Museum celebrates its 40th anniversary. Colombia
Its doors opened to the public on October 31, 1963. Martha Traba, the well-known art critic, was among its founders and early champions. Read more


- The Valencia Polytechnic University announces its University Master’s in Photography. Valencia, Spain
Through several courses, the University of Valencia offers Masters and Professional degrees in photography and fine arts. Read details of each course


Read other news of interest, visit: www.artnexus.com/en/nv/newsandviews.shtml


Heard on the Street…
- Benevenuto Cellini’s “golden saltshaker” is stolen
The Director and staff of Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museo are aghast after one of the world’s most important sculptures, Saliera or “The Saltshaker” by Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1572), was taken from the museum premises more than a month ago. Read more




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New Work for Sale in Virtual Galleries

- Brito Cimino Gallery
With 20 years of experience in the art market, Luciana Brito and Fabio Cimino have being working together since 1991 and decided to open Galeria Brito Cimino in September of 1997. With the growth of the Brito Cimino and the increase of artists the gallery felt the necessity of moving to a bigger and special projected place in May of 2001. The new space is also designed to show properly the contemporary art. Since its creation, Galeria Brito Cimino has been committed to the dissemination of Brazilian culture segment. Therefore the gallery proudly present works by its represented artists alongside a careful selection of pieces from its own collection. The group of artists represented by the gallery reveals highly individualistic approaches. It is characterized by a variety of tendencies as well as coherent research work.
Visit the virtual gallery





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New Electronic Catalogs

- Darío Escobar
You are invited to review Dario Escobar new electronic catalog. A complete collection of the artist’s most recent work.
See the catalog





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New Books and Catalogs

  • Julio Larraz The artistic poetics of Julio Larraz, are reaffirmed in the new book published by Skira Editore from Milano. The art critic, curator and poet Edward Lucie-Smith was encharged of the text that explores, from different angles, the work of Larraz. The different categories, in which the work by Larraz can be divided, such as still lives, clouds, interiors, animals, figures, narrative and dictators are exhaustively embarked upon taking into account the influences —either from other artists or from within his own works—, of composition, imagery and other aspects that shape up his figuration. Skira Editore, 2003. Edited by Paola Gribaudo. 251 pages, 196 color illustrations. 3 black and white photos. Texts by Edward Lucie-Smith. English and Spanish. Hard cover 30 ½ x 30 ½ cm. Buy it in our store



  • Julio Larraz. Luxury Edition As a complement for this book, the artist has prepared an edition which includes the book, an engraving and a book pager, placed inside a fabric-covered box. Julio Larraz has made three metal etchings and aquatint graphic editions with three different subjects identifying his work and the interested party may choose one at the moment of acquiring the luxury edition. Each engraving has an edition of 70 signed by the artist. Skira Editore, 2003. Edited by Paola Gribaudo. 251 pages, 196 color illustrations. 3 black and white photos. Texts by Edward Lucie-Smith. English. 33 ½ x 33 cm Buy it in our store

  • Guillermo Kuitca. Obras 1982/2002 (Works 1982/2002) Catalog of the exhibition at Palacio de Velásquez, an extension of MNCARS. It registers the production by Kuitca, the complexity of his art and his undeniable present state into the contemporary scene. A work catalog, biography, bibliography and critical texts. Curated by Sonia Becce and Paulo Herkenhoff. Texts by Paulo Herkenhoff, Sonia Becce, Inés Katzenstein and Robert Storr. Published by Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, 2003. Hard cover. 212 color images, 9 in black and white. 294 pages. Spanish and English. 11 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. (28.5 x 24.5 cm.). Buy it in our store

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    Upcoming Events
    - FIA, Caracas
    The 12th Ibero-American Art Fair, FIA, will be held between July 9 and 13 in Caracas. For the first time the fair will take place in the Hotel Tamanaco’s Naiguatá Hall, and it will bring together local and international galleries. Read more



    - Art Santa Fe 2003
    The Art Santa Fe contemporary art fair will have its fifth edition on July 10 to 13 at the Sweeney Convention Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, gathering 40 galleries from many parts of the world, among them galleries from Spain and Germany. Read more


    - Prague Biennale 1, 2003
    It opened on the 26th of June and it will be going on until August 25th, 2003. The Biennial has put together young emerging artists from all over the world, chosen by curators, whose main objective is to exhibit a plural vision of today's contemporary art. Read more







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