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May 19th, 2004




Lead Stories
- Valeska Soares. Sensible Sculpture
- Interview with Susan May, Curator at the Tate Modern, London
- Rosemberg Sandoval

News & Views
- New York Museum of Modern Art, MoMA, to reopen its Manhattan facilities
- Karina Donatueno received Visual Artist in Residence fellowship at The Banff Center for the Arts, Canada
- The Shanghai Museum of Art announces the 5th Shanghai Biennial 2004, led by curator Sebastián López
- The Arte Público project in Puerto Rico
- New donations by Fernando Botero to Colombia’s Museo Nacional are exhibited
- 15th Anniversary, Christopher Grimes Gallery

Heard on the Street…
- The case of the two Gauguins is solved

New Works for Sale in Virtual Galleries
- Arts d’ Australie € Stéphane Jacob

New Electronic Catalogs
- Leonel Matheu

New Books and Catalogs
- Cuerpos terrenales/earthly bodies
- Cream3
- Humberto Castro. Los años de París (The Paris Years)

Upcoming Events
- Arte Ba
- Latin American Art Auction at Sotheby’s and Christie’s
- Art of the Americas, Santa Barbara Museum of Art
- Art 35 Basel, Switzerland

Lead Stories

- Valeska Soares. Sensible Sculpture

An article by Rodrigo Moura analyzing Valeska Soares’ most recent sculptures and installations. Starting with her show at the Museo Tamayo in Mexico City, the author explores the topics that characterize the Brazilian artist’s production and explains the creation of fictional and dream-like environments through the use of materials such as mirrors, carriers of varied meanings. The text unveils the keys used by the artist to create the interplay between fiction and reality, so widely present in her work. Read article




- Interview wit Susan May, Curator at the Tate Modern, London

Deals with the issue of acquisitions of Latin American art, for which the Tate Modern has contacted curator Cuahtémoc Medina. It also touches on the gallery’s interest in acquiring art from the 1970s. Read the article

- Rosemberg Sandoval

Art critic Miguel González analyzes the career of Colombian artist Rosemberg Sandoval and the particularities of the artistic language displayed in his performances. The author comments on the social, anthropological, and political reflections that infuse Sandoval’s work of the last decade. Read the article


News & Views

- New York Museum of Modern Art, MoMA, to reopen its Manhattan facilities

Next November 20 MoMA will host an inaugural celebration for its Manhattan, New York site. The event commemorates MoMA’s 75th anniversary. Read more


- Karina Donatueno received Visual Arts Residence fellowship at The Banff Center for the Arts, Canada

Argentinean artist Karina Donatueno received a residence fellowship in one of Canada’s art centers. The fellowship was for a 10-week period and it closed with an exhibition of part of Donatueno’s project. Read more


- The Shanghai Museum of Art announces the 5th Shanghai Biennial 2004, led by curator Sebastián López

The Shanghai Biennale will open its doors on September 28 and will remain open to the public until November 28, 2004. For the first time, the curatorial team will be led by a Latin American curator. Read more


- The Arte Público project in Puerto Rico

The coordinated efforts of several governmental institutions in carrying forward this project are an example of an old Western practice, intervening on the city with the help of artists. The project will display ninety works by local and international artists in parks, beaches, community centers, highways, and urban rail stations. Read more



- New donations by Fernando Botero to Colombia’s Museo Nacional are exhibited

The Colombian government, through the Ministry of Culture and the Museo Nacional, presents Fernando Botero’s most recent donation to the museum’s permanent collections. Open until June 11, 2004. Read more


- 15th Anniversary, Christopher Grimes Gallery

Christopher Grimes Gallery celebrates its 15th anniversary as a space devoted to the exhibition and promotion of international contemporary art by presenting the show “Anniversary: The L. A. years.” Read more


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


Heard on the Street…

- The case of the two Gauguins is solved

During the May 2000 auctions at Sotheby’s and Christie’s, both catalogs showed the same painting by celebrated post-impressionist painted Paul Gauguin. Of course, one of the two vase de Fleurs had to be false. Read more




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New Work for Sale in Virtual Galleries

- Arts d’ Australie € Stéphane Jacob

Arts d' Australie € Stéphane Jacob was created in Paris in 1996. The essence of our activity is the promotion of contemporary Australian and Aboriginal art, in all its diversity. Our permanent contacts with Australia offer collectors a varied and sumptuous selection of works of exceptional quality.

Arts d’ Australie € Stéphane Jacob is supported by museums. This support is evident in the acquisition of various works for the permanent collection of the Museum of Natural History in Lyon, the Museum of Natural History in Lille, and the Museum of Music in the Villette, Paris.

Arts d’ Australie € Stéphane Jacob’s main objectives are the discovery and appreciation of the multiple facets of an art of outstanding quality, supported by rigorous selection criteria. We specialize in advising private, corporate, and public collectors. We also offer assistance to art consultants, architects, interior designers, set designers, and advertising creatives.
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New Electronic Catalogs

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




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New Books and Catalogs

- Cuerpos terrenales/Earthly bodies Escultura en barro/Clay Sculpture
Edited by Boris Hirmas, this book focuses on sculpture in clay, firmly associated with Mexican traditions, and highlight a group of artists who have sought “the acknowledgment of their legacy, while at the same time attempting to integrate universal discourse,” as Agustín Arteaga writes in the book’s main text. Works by Gerardo Azcúnaga, Adriana Margáin, Javier Marín, Miriam Medrez, Maribel Portela, Paloma Torres, and Marcos Vargas, photographed by artist Gerardo Suter. Earthly Bodies attempts to celebrate clay work through practitioners who treat itas sculpture.
Texts by Textos de Agustín Arteaga, Clayton Kirking, and Boris Hirmas. Boris Hirmas Ediciones, 2003. Spanish and English editions. 208 pages. 99 color illustrations, 11 black and white. 30 x 25 cm. Buy it in our store



- Cream3 Third volume in the well-known Cream series published by Phaidon Press. Cream3 continues with the initial idea of using 10 curators who in turn select 10 artists each, thus showing the work of 100 emerging artists and current developments in painting, sculpture, installation, photography, performance, video, and other digital media. The book stands out thanks to the excellent design, as in Cream and FRESH CREAM. The exhibition uses the format of a virtual chat between Gilda William, editor, with the 10 curators, among them Rubén Gallo, Udo Kittelman, and Adriano Pedrosa. Published by Phaidon Press, 2003. English. 443 pages. 790 color images, 6 black and white. Hard cover. 30 x 26 cm.
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- Humberto Castro. The Paris Years Catalog of Cuban artist Humberto Castro’s show at the Fort Lauderdale Art Museum The Paris Years was curated by Jorge H. Santi and presents Castro’s works from the ten years he lived in exile in Paris, where his art developed a more intimate discourse, centered on human figures and essences. Ricardo Pau-Llosa’s text explain with clarity the artist’s motivation and the way in which the Parisian context affected his figuration. The catalog includes a wide selection of images, résumé and bibliography. Published by the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art. English. 33 black and white images, 70 in color. Soft cover. 27,7 x 21,5 cm.
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Upcoming Events

- Arte Ba 2004

The ArteBa fair 2004 will be held from May 19 to May 25 at the Palermo Fairgrounds, La Rural. From its commercial platform and the promotion of “live art” collecting, ArteBa offers the unique chance of finding, in Buenos Aires, a wide and surprising selection of international contemporary art’s varied manifestations. For more information, visit www.arteba.com




- Latin American Art Auction at Sotheby’s

On May 26 and 27, Sotheby’s, New York will hold its Latin American art auction. For more information, visit www.sothebys.com


- Latin American Art Auction at Christie’s

On June 10, Christie’s Paris will hold its Latin American art auction. For more information, visit www.christies.com


- Art of the Americas, Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Under the title “Art of the Americas: Latin America and the United States, 1800 to the Present,” the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA), California, will present from March 13 to November 12, 2004, an exhibition based on an entirely new way of seeing art. Instead of displaying Latin American art in one gallery and United States art in another, this exhibition of items from the selective SBMA permanent collection will offer visitors the opportunity to compare works across centuries and countries of origin, and to discover innovative ideas about the meaning of being American. The SMBA is among the first to devote a large space in its galleries to such a radical reinterpretation of its permanent collection of art from the United Stats and Latin America. For more information, visit www.smba.net


- Art 35 Basel, Switzerland

Art Basel is being held for the 35th time in Basel (Switzerland) from June 16 to 21, 2004. It is the world's leading art show and annual meeting place of the international art world. 270 galleries from each continent will be taking part. For more information, visit www.artbasel.com