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ArtNexus.com E-mail Newsletter Vol. 3/No. 2
February 26th, 2004




Lead Stories
- Venice Biennale
- Interview to Shirin Neshat
- Jorge Tacla. Expanding the field of painting

News & Views
- One Hundred Years of Painting in Panama. Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C.
- Botero Women. A new book devoted to the theme of women in the work of artist Fernando Botero
- 3rd Painting and Sculpture Biennial of the Southeast, Chiapas, Mexico

Heard on the Street…
- New York’s The Armory Show fair and Madrid’s ARCO join to collaborate on educational programs

New Works for Sale in Virtual Galleries
- Lang Fine Art

New Electronic Catalogs
- Pérez Celis

New Books and Catalogs
- Botero Women
- Axis Mexico. Common Objects and Cosmopolitan Actions
- spell. Rivane Neuenschwander

Upcoming Events
- The Armory Show, New York
- 13th Annual Salon du Dessin. Paris
- Paris Print Fair. Paris
- The International Asian Art Fair. New York

Lead Stories

- Venice Biennale

Ending in November 2003, Carlos Jiménez reviews this edition’s singularities, among them the paradigmatic presence of Third World art, stimulating multiculturalism. This favored the insertion of art from Africa, Asia, Oceania, and Latin America, and it brought forth reflections on the subjects of identity, migration, and globalization, among others. Jiménez analyzes the various concepts that framed this Biennale, its main exhibitions and artists, and emphasizes the Latin American presence, which he deems as the most significant, relevant, and largest in the history of the Venice Biennale. Read this article





- Interview to Shirin Neshat

Francine Birbragher interviews New York-based Iranian artist Shirin Neshat on the occasion of her show at the Miami Art Museum. This text delves into Neshat’s beginnings as an artist, the influence of her country in her art, and her interest in women’s issues, as well as into the different techniques she has employed in photography and video. The artist talks about her approach to Latin American culture through countries like Brazil and Mexico, the latter as a setting for one of her videos and a place where she discovered the similarities between cultures that have lived under political oppression and where religion has been an anchor for the people. Read the interview


- Jorge Tacla. Expanding the field of painting

Raúl Zamudio Taylor explains some of the concepts that painting currently deals with and the eternal return to the purely pictorical exercise, called “the return to painting”. He places Jorge Tacla’s work into perspective within such concept and comments on how the artist has developed his work. The author comments on the importance of Tacla’s –architectural paintings– and the influence on his works of events such as the Pinochet dictatorship, which became the context in which he formed and consolidated his artistic discourse.
Read the article


News & Views

- One Hundred Years of Painting in Panama. Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C.

The exhibition One Hundred Years of Painting in Panama, organized by the Inter-American Development Bank as a survey of the course followed by Panamanian painting in the Republic’s first century. Read more


- Botero Women. A new book devoted to the theme of women in the work of artist Fernando Botero

Botero’s celebrated female figures are the central topic of this new book dealing with the artist’s fascination with women. Contrary to the oft-heard description of them as "fat, Botero defends the notion that his women are monumental, "not filled up with pastries, but hungry for space," as Carlos Fuentes writes in the text accompanying the book. Read more


- 3rd Painting and Sculpture Biennial of the Southeast, Chiapas, Mexico

The 3rd Painting and Sculpture Biennial of the Southeast, organized by CONECULTA Consejo Estatal para la Cultura y las Artes of Chiapas, art from the Mexican Southeast: Chiapas, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, Tamaulipas, and Veracruz. The main objectives of this Biennial were to offer a competitive space with acquisition prizes, and at the same time create a contemporary artistic patrimony in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, the state’s capital.
Read more


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


Heard on the Street…

- New York’s The Armory Show fair and Madrid’s ARCO join to collaborate on educational programs

The collaboration between these two fairs will be directed towards educational programs. ARCO will start with four forums to be held at The Armory Show 2004, on March 12 and 15, in New York. Read more


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New Work for Sale in Virtual Galleries

- Lang Fine Art

Max Lang, of Lang Fine Art, has worked as an art dealer in the international art market for 20 years. Born and raise in Switzerland, Mr. Lang has cultivated relationships with mayor collectors, galleries, art dealers and auction houses in the United States, Europe, Korea, Japan and Russia. Lang Fine Art was established in 1988 and relocate to Manhattan’s prestigious Fuller Building in 2001.
The gallery owns one the world’s foremost inventories of paintings by Marc Chagall, and continually buys and sells works by a wide array of highly regarded modem masters such as Picasso, Calder, Leger and Dubuffet. His contemporary inventory includes work by artists such as Warhol, Lichtenstein, Basquiat, Judd, Sherman, Richter, Wesselmann and Rauschenberg, among many others.
Visit the virtual gallery





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New Electronic Catalogs

- Pérez Celis
We invite you to see the new Pérez Celis electronic catalog, the artist’s most recent works.
See the catalog




To participate in ArtNexus.com’s ecatalogs, send your e-mail message at: ecatalogs@artnexus.com or call (305) 891-7270 x 102.


New Books and Catalogs

- Botero Women A book dedicated to female figures by Fernado Botero, with introduction by Carlos Fuentes. The text gathers the different theme used by Botero in order to develop female figure as the re-creation of Velásquez´s Meninas, the Mona Lisa, or the figure of Eve, topics related to the History of Art; it also explores the subjects of portrait, horse-back riding sculpture, bullfighting themes and female nudes. Without a doubt this is a collector’s edition gathering examples of some of the most important works by Botero and it is the place for reaffirmation of his exuberant figurative images through the presence of his inspiring muses: women. Edited by Villegas Editores in Spanish and by Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., in English. Editor: Paola Gribaudo. Hard cover. 225 pages. 145 color illustrations, 22 in black and white. 13 x 11 1/3 in. (33,5 x 28,5 cm.). Buy it in our store



- Axis Mexico. Common Objects and Cosmopolitan Actions An excellent catalog of the Axis Mexico. Common Objects and Cosmopolitan Actions show, presented by the San Diego Museum of Art and curated by Betti-Sue Hertz. The show presented nineteen artist who approached Mexico as idea, place, and culture. The various text included in the catalog explain each artist’s cultural and historical circumstances, prior experiences, and work. Among the artists in the show are Francis Alys, Gustavo Artigas, Fernanda Brunet, Mónica Castillo, Daniela Rosell, Santiago Sierra, Eduardo Abaroa, and Betsabé Romero. Published by the San Diego Museum of Art, 2002. Essays by Magali Arriola, Olivier Debroise, Betti-Sue Hertz, Cuauhtémoc Medina, and Raúl Zamudio. English and Spanish. 158 pages. 45 color images, 15 black and white.

To read a chronicle of the show, visit: http://www.artnexus.com/NewsDetail/9602
Buy it in our store

- spell. Rivane Neuenschwander This is the catalog for the show of the same title, held at Portikus Frankfurt am Main, in January of 2002. The catalog gathers important works by the Brazilian artist, created in 2001, and includes a text explaining the relationship between visual and spoken language and our senses. Published by Portikus Frankfurt am Main, Rivane Neuenschwander and authors, 2002. Text by Adam Scmczyk. 48 pages, 44 color illustrations, 3 black and white. German and English.

To read about the artist’s work, visit http://www.artnexus.com/NewsDetail/9250
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Upcoming Events

- The Armory Show, New York

The fair will be devoted to contemporary art and will be held March 11-15 at Piers 90 & 92, New York City. For more visit: www.thearmoryshow.com





- 13th Annual Salon du Dessin. Paris

The annual Salon du Dessin will be held March 17-22 at the Palais de la Bourse in Paris. The event specializes in various disciplines of drawing. The show will bring together collectors, professionals, curators, and experts from all over the world.


- Paris Print Fair. Paris

The international Paris Print Fair will show a wide selection of prints and publications specialized in modern and contemporary printmaking, as well as original posters. It will be held March 19-22 at Espace D’Auteuil, Place de la Porte D’Auteuil, Paris. Visit www.parisprintfair.com


- The International Asian Art Fair. New York

Will be held March 25-31 at the Seventh Regiment Armory in New York City. Dealers from the United States, Europe, and Asia will show sculptures, ceramics, glass, furniture, textiles, works in metal and more, classic and contemporary. For more information visit www.haughton.com