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ArtNexus.com E-mail Newsletter Vol. 3/No. 6
July 31st, 2004

Lead Stories
- José Antonio Hernádez Diez
- Letter from New York. Los Latinos
- Bill Viola. The Passions

News & Views
- inSite present his program for 2005
- Luis Gispert Wins Oscar B. Cintas Fellowship in the Visual Arts
- Sydney Biennial Announces New Curator: Charles Merewether

Heard on the Street…
- China’s Historical Heritage is at Risk

New Electronic Catalogs
- Cho Yong Hwa

New Books and Catalogs
- Arte Abstracto Argentino (Abstract Argentinean Art)
- Imágenes del desvío. La voz homoerótica en el arte contemporáneo
- Tamayo ilustrador (Tamayo Illustrator)

Upcoming Events
- Site Santa Fe’s. Fifth International Biennial
- 39th Colombian National Artists Salon
- XI Salao de Arte e Antiguidades, São Paulo

Lead Stories

- José Antonio Hernández Diez

Iris Peruga reviews the Venezuelan artist’s production from his early works to his current endeavors. The author analyzes not only the work’s themes, but also some works presented by the artist at various exhibitions. Hernández-Díez’s works do not aspire to be political art in the traditional sense of the term; instead they investigate and make complex the paradoxical everyday situations in which we are all immersed. The work on our cover belongs to a series where the artist piles up sports shoes so that the brand name identifiers spell names of European thinkers. Read article




- Letter from New York. Los Latinos

Luis Camnitzer analyzes and questions the criteria of the curatorial work intended for two exhibitions: The Real Royal Trip and The L Factor. Camnitzer reflects upon the way in which Latin artists incorporate themselves within the international context, through notions such as "Latino", which is a self-identification and definition of who we are and how we place ourselves among others. The author uses the expression "separated, but equal". Read article

- Bill Viola. The Passions

Contemporary artist Bill Viola’s career has focused on video-installation. Through electronic images Viola expresses his interest in themes such as birth, death, and human consciousness. Carina Gallegos reviews Viola’s recent exhibition at the National Gallery, where his works explored everyday emotions carried to moments of intensity through the manipulation of the video speed. Read article

News & Views

- inSite present his program for 2005

The inSite_05 program is open to the public and will be inaugurated on August 26, 27, and 28, 2005, through the end of November, in Tijuana and San Diego. Osvaldo Sánchez is the project’s artistic director, and its executive directors are Carmen Cuenca in Mexico and Michael Krichman in the United States. Read more


- Luis Gispert Wins Oscar B. Cintas Fellowship in the Visual Arts

The Oscar B. Cintas Fellowship, given in several art categories, was won by Luis Gispert in the field of visual arts. The award was announced during a show organized by Miami Art Central —MAC— with woks by five finalists and previous fellows. Read more


- Sydney Biennial Announces New Curator: Charles Merewether

The announcement came in the midst of the 2004 Sydney Biennial (open through August 15) and was made by the Biennial’s director, Luca Belgiorno-Nettis. Read more


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Heard on the Street…

- China’s Historical Heritage is at Risk

China’s rapid development has placed the country’s historical heritage under increased stress; not only is there graffiti in the Great Wall, but the Imperial City has been surrounded by construction projects and many Beijing neighborhoods are being torn down to be replaced by modern buildings. Read more


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New Electronic Catalogs

- Cho Yong Hwa
We invite you to see the new Cho Yong Hwa electronic catalog, the artist’s most recent works.
See the catalog




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New Books and Catalogs

- Arte Abstracto Argentino (Abstract Argentinean Art) This catalog from the show “Arte Abstracto Argentino”, gathers a broad group of works representing the cultural Argentinean and Uruguayan contexts. Including “the manifestos” and theoretical essays written by artists and critics of the time. Marcelo Pacheco, the curator of the exhibition, carries out an analysis of the period from 1914 to 1955. A chronology of events and artist biographies. Edited by Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires and Galleria D’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Italy, 2003. Texts by Marcelo Pacheco, Mario Scaglia, Adriana Rosenberg, Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, Adriana Lauría, Enrico Crispolti. Spanish and English. 230 pages. 76 color illustrations, 60 in black and white. Soft cover. 10 x 9 1/3 in. (26,5 x 23, 5 cm). Buy it in our store



- Tamayo ilustrador (Tamayo Illustrator) Quite different from the extended bibliography focused on the pictorial and muralist works, the present edition is dedicated to Tamayo’s work in the field of illustration. The book highlights images that the Mexican artist created for printed matters of a diverse nature, and comments on the relations he established between tales and poems he illustrated with his own artistic view. Without a doubt, Tamayo Illustrator, explores a facet that has been barely treated among the vast work by Rufino Tamayo. Editorial RM, 2002. Texts by Aimée Labarrere, Raquel Tibol, Juan Carlos Pereda and Nuria Rico. Spanish. 149 pages. 50 black and white illustrations, 91 in color. Hard cover. 10 ½ x 8 ½ in (26,5 x 21,5 cm.). Buy it in our store

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Upcoming Events

- Site Santa Fe’s. Fifth International Biennial

The renowned Site Santa Fe Biennial will be held from July 18, 2004 through January 9, 2005. Curated by Robert Storr, this edition is titled Disparities and Deformations: Our Grotesque. Besides the exhibitions, there is a big program of activities, including parallel shows, conferences, gala fundraisers, etc. For more information, visit: www.sitesantafe.org


- 39th Colombian National Artists Salon

Next August 5th will be inauguration day, at the Modern Art Museum (MamBo,) the District Planetarium’s Santa Fé Gallery, the National University Art Museum, and the Colonial Art Museum. For more information, visit: www.mincultura.gov.co


- XI Salao de Arte e Antiguidades, São Paulo

Antique dealers and art galleries will come together in São Paulo from August 15th to 22nd. The Salon will be held at the city’s exclusive Centro Hebraico. For more information, visit: www.salaodearte.com.br