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ArtNexus.com E-mail Newsletter Vol. 4/No. 1
February 3rd, 2005

Lead Stories
- Inverted Utopias. Avant-garde Art in Latin America.
- William Kentridge.
- Alberto Gironella.

News & Views
- The San Francisco Art Institute -SFAI - appoints Okwui Enwezor as Dean.
- The 4th International Symposium on the Theory of Contemporary Art –SITAC- was held in Mexico.
- The Blanton Museum of Art integrates Latin American and American Art in its permanent collection. Texas.
- Virgilio Garza appointed head of Christie’s Latin American Art Department in New York.

Heard on the Street…
- We have the winner for the artwork and the luxury edition book of Julio Larraz.

New Works for Sale in Virtual Galleries
- Pan American Gallery.

Electronic Catalogs
- Amparo Garzón.

Books and Catalogs
- Inverted Utopias. Avant-Garde Art in Latin America.
- Ruven Afanador. Sombras.
- Mario Carreño.

Upcoming Events
- Cantos y Cuentos Colombianos. Contemporary Colombian Art. Part II. Daros-Latin America, Zurich.
- Arco’05, Madrid.
- The Armory Show, New York.

Lead Stories

- Inverted Utopias. Avant-garde Art in Latin America

The Houston Museum of Fine Arts presented Inverted Utopias, a show curated by Mari Carmen Ramírez and Héctor Olea. The exhibition was organized thematically, which enhanced the effect of a proposition that gathered artists from varied places and periods who contributed to the development of avant-garde movements in Latin America during the Twentieth Century. Francine Bribragher comments in detail about the works on display. Read the article




- William Kentridge

Chen Dermis Pérez León writes about the works of William Kentridge (South Africa), an artist characterized by his humorous social-critique narratives and his mix of animation and film manipulation techniques with various other media. The article comments on the meaning of drawing, like a favorable element of processes that explore time and space, in Kentridge´s works. The author covers a show at K20, KunstSammlung Nordrhein and some of the works exhibited there. Read article

- Alberto Gironella

A text dedicated to the work of one of the most outstanding Mexican artists from the second half of the 20th century. The article is based on a retrospective exhibition at the Museum of the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City, and the author, Germaine Gomez Aro, comments on her approach and interview with the artist, before his death. Read the article

News & Views

- The San Francisco Art Institute -SFAI - appoints Okwui Enwezor as Dean.

The prestigious art curator, writer and critic will begin his work as Dean starting on July 2005, becoming the sixth Dean of Academic Affairs in an institution with 133 years of history. Read more


- The 4th International Symposium on the Theory of Contemporary Art –SITAC- was held in Mexico.

From January 20 to 22, under the title Permanency I and Transience, the 4th International Symposium on the Theory of Contemporary was held in Mexico. Read more


- The Blanton Museum of Art integrates Latin American and American Art into its permanent collection. Texas.

Located inside the University of Texas, at Austin, the Blanton Museum integrates for the first time Latin American art into its permanent collection. The museum will show its permanent collection on February 2005, in a new gallery that will harbor around 300 pieces by 275 artists, made between the end of the 19th century and up to our days. Read more


- Virgilio Garza appointed head of Christie’s Latin American Art Department in New York.

Specialist in modern and contemporary Latin American art, Virgilio Garza has an extensive professional career in the world of art. Before his appointment as head of Christie’s Latin American Art Department in New York, Virgilio was the director of New York’s Ramis Barquet Gallery. Read more


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


Heard on the Street…

- We have the winner for the artwork and the luxury edition book on Julio Larraz.

Ana Azcuy, a collector from Miami, is the winner of the artwork and the luxury edition book on Julio Larraz. Congratulations!
ArtNexus will have a new raffle, a lithograph by José Bedia. If you would like to participate for free visit us at: www.artnexus.com/bedia.html.


Do you have an interesting inside story or news about the art world?  Drop us a line.
We’ll consider it for publication in the Heard on the Street section of ArtNexus.com and the ArtNexus.com newsletter.  Email us thestreet@artnexus.com


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Work for Sale in Virtual Galleries

- Pan American Gallery

Pan American Gallery was established in 1995 in Dallas, TX. It began as an appointment only gallery and opened the doors of a permanent exhibition space in March 2003. The gallery specializes in art of the Americas bringing together work and artists from Canada, the U.S., the Caribbean and Central and South America. Its mission is to represent the best established artists of the continent presenting a multicultural forum of art of the Americas. The Pan American Art Gallery features avant-garde and contemporary works, as well as folk art, photography, sculpture and ceramics. The gallery carries one of the world’s largest collections of Cuban, Haitian and Jamaican art.
Visit the virtual gallery




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


Electronic Catalogs

- Amparo Garzón
We invite you to see the new Amparo Garzón electronic catalog with 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.


Books and Catalogs

- Inverted Utopias. Avant-Garde Art in Latin America A book of the 20th century avant-garde artists from Latin America. A complement to the exhibition by the same name including essays, translated manifestoes and other theoretical texts by Héctor Olea, Mari Carmen Ramírez, Marcelo Pacheco, Marta Traba, and many others. Published by Yale University Press in association with The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in 2004. English. Soft cover. 200 color illustrations. 24 x 29 cm. (9 1/3 x 11 1/2 inches). Buy it in our store



- Ruven Afanador A book of photographs by Ruven Afanador, dedicated to the spirit of dancing, developed through the male nude. Glamour, ambiguity, fragility and chiaroscuro are some of the characteristics embodied in these works. Texts by Jean-Paul Gaultier and Ruven Afanador. Edited by Merrell Publishers, 2004. English. 118 photographs. 14 3/4 x 11 æ in. (37,5 x 30 cm.). Buy it in our store

- Mario Carreño Catalog of the show by the same name, organized by Museo de Artes Visuales –MAVI-, from Chile. It contains an essay by the curator of the exhibition, Beatriz Huidobro. Edited by Museo de Artes Visuales, Santa Cruz-Yaconi Collection, Santiago de Chile, Chile. 2004. Spanish and English. 63 pages. 67 color illustrations. Soft Cover. 9 ½ x 9 ½ in. (24 x 24 cm) Buy it in our store

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Upcoming Events

- Cantos y Cuentos Colombianos. Contemporary Colombian Art. Part II. Daros-Latin America, Zurich.

The second part of the exhibition on Colombian contemporary art will take place from January 29 to April 17, held by the Daros-Latin America Collection.


- Arco’05, Madrid.

The 24th edition of the ARCO Fair will take place from February 9 to 14 at the Juan Carlos I Fair Park of Madrid, with Mexico as guest country. The Mexican Pavilion will also have a chill-out resting area where the visitors will be able to remain in contact with the artistic creation. Visit www.arco.ifema.es


- The Armory Show, New York

The fair will take place from March 9 to 13 in the Piers 90 & 92 of the 12th Avenue between 50 and 52nd streets, in New York. The Armory Show will present around 170 international galleries, including important dealers that will show contemporary art. For the second time, the Armory Show and ARCO join to hold a forum on educational programs. For more information, visit: www.armoryshow.com