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01/10/2003

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ArtNexus.com E-mail Newsletter Vol. 2/No. 6
October 1st, 2003




Lead Stories
- From Latin American Art to Art from Latin America
- Recent Art in Chile. Passenger in Transit
- Clorindo Testa. Artist-Architect, the Curious Coexistence of Two Glories

News & Views
- City Rooms, the censored project created by Venezuelan artist Pedro Morales, presented at the Venice Biennial, Italy
- Miami Art Central — MAC — opens its space with the exhibition Ten Floridians.Miami, Florida
- 4th Biennial of Nicaraguan Visual Arts Ortiz-Guardian Foundation Managua, Nicaragua
- The Cesar Foundation for Visual Arts, an organization dedicated to the preservation of photography and digital media. United States-Switzerland

Heard on the Street…
- A taxi driver returns engravings by Salvador Dalí left in his cab

New Works for Sale in Virtual Galleries
- ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries

New Electronic Catalogs
- Gustavo Acosta

New Books and Catalogs
- Paralelos. A arte brasileira da segunda metade do século XX em contexto. Colección Cisneros.
- Mexico Attacks
- Beatriz Gonzalez. Retrospective

Upcoming Events
- 7th Lyon Biennale, France
- 8th Istanbul Biennale, Turkey
- Art Paris, France
- FIAC, Paris
- FotoFest 2004

Lead Stories

- From Latin American Art to Art from Latin America

An essay written by Gerardo Mosquera, inquiring on different aspects of Latin American identity. It comments on the need of the Latin American to be recognized as such, facing the “pressure to underline or build identities of resistance towards Europe and the United States ”. Mosquera analyzes some terms and concepts and places them into perspective by referring them to “Latin American Art” and to “Art in Latin America”. Read the article




- Recent Art in Chile. Passenger in Transit

In an article in which journalist and art critic Catalina Mena exposes present tendencies in Chilean art, the author comments on the way in which recent art from this country uses the family and the domestic space as subject matter by presenting to the viewer elements that come from daily life. Read article


- Clorindo Testa . Artist-Architect, the Curious Coexistence of Two Glories

Art critic Elena Olivera writes an article on the work of Argentine Clorindo Testa and talks about the two sides of his work: Testa as an architect and Testa as a visual artist. Olivera cites several of the works done between the decades of the 1970s and the 1990s, commenting on the thoughts that motivated them, as well as on how architecture and art combine and confront each other within these works. Read article


News & Views

- City Rooms, the censored project created by Venezuelan artist Pedro Morales, presented at the Venice Biennial, Italy

The City Rooms project was censored by official observers from the Venezuelan Vice-Ministry of Culture, as stated in the artist’s CD, after the artist himself was selected in a national contest. However, the authorities of the Biennial contemplated Venezuela in the catalogue and other publications. Read more




- Miami Art Central — MAC — will open its space on December the 1st, 2003, with the exhibition Ten Floridians. Miami, Florida

Looking forward to the inauguration of this new space, MAC is organizing an exhibition with nine acknowledged international guest curators from Spain, England, México, the United States, Venezuela, Brazil and Argentina, who have likewise selected several artists from South Florida. With the title Ten Floridians, the show will draw together artworks produced in various manifestations, which will be specifically created for the exhibition. Read more


- 4th Biennial of Nicaraguan Visual Arts Ortiz-Guardian Foundation Managua, Nicaragua

The fourth edition of the biennial of Nicaraguan Visual Arts was sponsored by the Ortiz-Guardian Foundation; in this occasion the event was more open, extended to all the expressions of contemporary visual arts. Read more



- The Cesar Foundation for Visual Arts, an organization dedicated to the preservation of photography and digital media. United States-Switzerland

This organization is in search for solutions to preserve color photographs, videos, films and digital media art, as well as assure their survival in the future so that other generations are able to study and enjoy them. In order to do so, the Foundation equally supports the interests of all the groups, artists, collectors, galleries, museums, institutions and all kinds of media. Read more


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Heard on the Street…

- A taxi driver returns engravings by Salvador Dalí left in his cab

In Barcelona, a group of engravings by the famous Spanish artist Salvador Dalí were left behind in the taxi of Mr. Alfonso Muñoz. Belonging to an art collector, the works had been taken to a gallery in a Barcelona to be evaluated, and were left behind in the taxi by the person in charge of transporting them. Almost immediately after his client stepped out of the cab, Muñoz said he noticed the artworks and tried to catch up with the person was unable to do so. Read more


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New Work for Sale in Virtual Galleries

- ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries

For more than 35 years, Virginia Miller has introduced artists with unique personal visions and techniques to the South Florida art community. These have included numerous mid-career artists as well as such historically significant ones. Miller strongly believes that a dealer in contemporary art has a greater responsibility to help people learn how to look at art, to feel what it’s about, and not to be intimidated by new art forms. Miller exhibits at such shows as Art Miami, Art Palm Beach, and Arte Americas.
Visit the virtual gallery





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New Electronic Catalogs

- Gustavo Acosta
You are invited to view Gustavo Acosta’s new electronic catalog. A complete collection of the artist’s most recent work.
See the catalog




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New Books and Catalogs

- Paralelos. A arte brasileira da segunda metade do século XX em contexto. Colección Cisneros. Catalog of the show by the same name, with works from the Cisneros Collection at the Museu de Arte Moderna in São Paulo. Ariél Jiménez and Mari Carmen Ramírez, search within the history of the recent American production and especially into the abstract trends of Brazil and other countries. It also explores on the shaping of the Cisneros Collection, as a point of departure and as a point of view for the grouping of the art works and how the individuality of each one opened the way for the insertion of the next one. The texts also comprise important notions such as structure and constructivism, as well as the relations amongst important figures and abstract movements. It is an important catalog for the understanding and knowledge of part of the Latin American production. São Paulo, MAM, 2002. 240 pages, 153 illustrations. Portuguese, English and Spanish. Soft cover. 10 2/4 x 9 ¼ in. (27 x 23,5 cm.). Buy it in our store



- México Attacks! Catalog of the show by the same name held in Lucca, Italy. The show, like the catalogue, evidences the strong impact of Mexican art into the global system of communication and production of the past years. It shows the power of art reinforced by basis that originated in the deepest of its culture and sociology. The constant interest of artists in reaffirmation and search, is evidenced through the works that for generations have set the guidelines for contemporary Mexican and Latin American art, leaving stereotypes aside. With works by Carlos Amorales, Artemio, Gustavo Artigas, José Dávila, Teresa Margolles, César Martínez, Yoshua Okón, Santiago Sierra and Melanie Smith. Curator: Teresa Macri. Texts by the curator, Fiamma Montezemolo and Roberto Silvestri. Edited by Chiesa di San Matteo, Lucca, 2003. Soft cover. 31 color images, 11 in black and white. 85 pages. Italian and English. 8¼ x 8 ¼ in. (21 x 21 cm.). Buy it in our store

- Beatriz Gonzalez. Retrospective A catalog that accompanies the show that took place in the Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas in 1994. Katherine Chacon, who was in charge of the curatorial process of the show, explains in detail the Colombian artist’s work, her subjects and recreations. Chacon’s text presents an interview to Beatriz Gonzalez, followed by illustrations of the artist’s works, as well as texts by outstanding writers and critics, concluding with the artist’s chronology. Texts by Nydia Gutierrez, Katherine Chacon, Carolina Ponce de Leon, German Rubiano Caballero, and Antonieta Nunez de Salas. 25 color illustrations. Soft cover. 56 pages. Spanish. 28 x 22 cm. Available in our store. Buy it in our store

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Upcoming Events

- 7th Lyon Biennale, France

From Sept. 18, 2003 until Jan. 4, 2004, the seventh edition of the Lyon Biennale will take place. For the first time, the biennale will be held in a newly and completely renovated center that consists of four exhibition sites: the Museum of Contemporary Art of Lyon, the Contemporary Art Institute of Villeurbanne, the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, and the Lyon Rectangle. For more information, click here


- 8th Istanbul Biennale

The eighth edition of the Istanbul Biennale, in Turkey, will take place between Sept. 19 and Nov. 16 of 2003. Dan Cameron, curator of the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York sin 1995, has curated this edition. The biennale will be held in four main sites, and in various collateral locations in the city. For more information, click here


- Art Paris, France

The fifth edition of this event will be celebrated from Sept. 26-29 in Paris’ Carrousel du Louvre. Eighty-five galleries will mark the date in order to share with the public the best of modern and contemporary art. For more information, click here


- FIAC, Paris

FIAC is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its opening at the Bastille in 1974. This year, from Oct. 9-13, 170 exhibitors from 22 countries will come together to display modern and contemporary art from the 20th and 21th centuries, ranging from historic avant-guarde to the latest productions. Countries such as Canada, Cuba, Japan, Luxembourg, and Portugal will participate for the first time in the art fair, which will take place in the Paris Expo Porte of Versailles. For more information, click here


- FotoFest 2004 announces the Tenth International Biennial Month of Photography and Photo- Related Arts. March 12- April 12, 2004. Houston, Texas

For the celebration of its 20th anniversary, FotoFest 2004 will have Water as central theme. Being an indispensable source of life on Earth, and because it serves as inspiration to many artists, water has stimulated creativity in many senses. Read more