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March 17th, 2005

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ArtNexus.com E-mail Newsletter Vol. 4/No. 2
March 17th, 2005

Lead Stories
- Spheres, cities, transitions, international perspectives on art and culture
- Erró. An activist anthropologist.

News & Views
- Artists for AID for AIDS
- Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, MUSAC. Spain
- The Latin American Art Collection at ASU Art Museum, Arizona
- Marco Mojica won the Fernando Botero Award. Bogotá, Colombia
- Call for entries, Divergentes: Art & innovation. Gipuzkoa-Spain

Heard on the Street…
- Heriberto Nieves donate one of his works to the Miami Children’s Museum. Miami

New Works for Sale in Virtual Galleries
- Gallery Lucia de la Puente

Electronic Catalogs
- Eugenio Espinoza

Books and Catalogs
- Dan Flavin
- Voices and Visions. Selections from the Permanent Collection. El Museo del Barrio 1969-2004
- Lucio Fontana (masterpieces of the Lucio Fontana Collection in Milan)

Upcoming Events
- arteamericas 2005
- Artbrussels 2005
- maco mexico arte contemporáneo

Lead Stories

- Spheres, cities, transitions, international perspectives on art and culture

Critic Gerardo Mosquera analyzes the positions that emerge on the face of globalization and comments on the artistic production those results from these process specific areas of the planet. The author supports his hypothesis and analyzes not only contemporary artistic productions that benefit from the expansion and circulation of artistic spaces and events that are increasingly proliferous, but also the processes of transition and reinterpretation current art is undergoing. Read the article




- Erró. An activist anthropologist.

Erró’s pictorial language is a carefully put together potpourri of styles, says Luis Camnitzer in a text that touches on the particulars of a show by the Icelandic artist at Grey Art Gallery in New York. Camnitzer also analyzes the themes in Erró’s work. Read article

News & Views

- Artists for AID for AIDS

AID for AIDS is a New York-based non-profit organization that provides medicine to HIV-positive people and offers treatment and training to people in need in Latin America and the Caribbean region. The artistic community has joined this project, promoting a cultural and political dialog about the scourge of HIV. Read more


- Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, MUSAC. Spain

After a labor of three years and a 33-million Euros investment, the spectacular building that will be headquarters for the MUSAC is finally completed. Architects Emilio Muñón and Luís Moreno Mansilla incorporated flexibility and the potential to organize different events to their design for the space. Read more


- The Latin American Art Collection at ASU Art Museum, Arizona

The ASU Art Museum —Arizona Sate University— started its Latin American collection in 1950, with a donation of several works by Mexican artists David Alfaro Siqueiros, Diego Rivera, and Rufino Tamayo. The collection grew with donations from local collectors, adding works by Carlos Mérida, Leonel Góngora, Rafael y Pedro Coronel, prints by José Guadalupe Posada, and Leopoldo Méndez. More recently, the collection has acquired works by contemporary artists Alejandro Colunga and Néstor Quiñones. Read more


- Marco Mojica won the Fernando Botero Award. Bogotá, Colombia

Incident is the title of the painting with which the artist from Barranquilla, Marco Mojica, won the first edition of the Fernando Botero Award. Read more


- Call for entries, Divergentes: Art & innovation. Gipuzkoa-Spain

Divergentes is a project whose intention is to promote the relation between artistic creativity and technological innovation, and to develop a new dialogue between the business world – and its technological environment -, the artistic world – and its creative development -, and society, which benefits from the results of social and productive innovation. Read more


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Heard on the Street…

- Heriberto Nieves donate one of his works to the Miami Children’s Museum. Miami

Péndulo de Luna Blanca was donated to the Miami Children’s Museum, to become part of its collection, after its curators saw it during a show by the artist in Miami and at Art Basel Miami Beach 2003. Read the news




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Work for Sale in Virtual Galleries

- Gallery Lucia de la Puente

Since its creation in 1995, Galería Lucía de la Puente’s main objective has been to promote Peruvian artists of renowned trajectory, by handling the works of the most important creators and encouraging the insertion of young artists into the artistic circuits thus collaborating to the flow of contemporary art, and by attempting to achieve a wider public for the new tendencies of visual arts. The gallery specializes in providing professional consulting services for the acquisition of contemporary artworks in any media (paintings, sculptures, engravings, photographs, etc.), according to the personal interests of the client. It also provides advisory services in the fields of proposal and construction of either public or private collections; appraisals and authenticity for art works, as well as integral artistic projects. The gallery’s objective is to become a necessary cultural meeting point not only in Perú but throughout the region as well.
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Electronic Catalogs

- Eugenio Espinoza
We invite you to see the new Eugenio Espinoza electronic catalog, and the artist’s most recent works.
See the catalog




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Books and Catalogs

- Dan Flavin This book is dedicated to the work of one of the founders of North American minimal art. It is a complement to his first show in Argentina, organized by the Dia Center for the Arts of New York, in conjunction with Fundación Proa. The text includes various essays explaining the artist’s career and his relation to the rest of his contemporaries. Edited by Fundación Proa and Dia Center for the Arts, 1998. Texts by Michael Govan, Dan Flavin, Julio Sánchez and Fernando Bruno. 83 pages, 13 black and white images. Spanish. Soft cover. 23,5 x 16,5 cm. Buy it in our store



- Voices and Visions. Selections from the Permanent Collection. El Museo del Barrio 1969-2004 As part of the museum’s mission to preserve the art and culture of Puerto Ricans and Latin Americans in the US, and celebrating the 35th anniversary of the institution, El Museo has organized the show Voices and Visions: Highlights from El Museo del Barrio’s Permanent Collection. The catalog of the show gathers the most important cultural holdings of this collection in six small volumes. Taíno, Popular Traditions, Graphic Arts and Modern and Contemporary Art are the four main appendixes, with a Spanish translation of all the written material. Texts by Julián Zugazagoitia, Ph.D, Fatima Bercht, Deborah Cullen, Rafael Montañés Ortiz, Susana Torruela Leval, Margarita Aguilar, Doreen M. Colón, Ruth D. Lechuga, Arlene Davila, Julia Herzberg and Edward Sullivan, among others. Edited by El Museo del Barrio, 2003. English and Spanish. All volumes are set in a hard cardboard case. 22,3 x 21,5 x 4 cm. Buy it in our store

- Lucio Fontana (masterpieces of the Lucio Fontana Collection in Milan). This catalogue was produced on occasion of the exhibition dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of the important artist of modernity, Lucio Fontana. The book aims to bring the reader closer into the evolution of Fontana’s work, using paradigmatic works of his career, as well as a critical anthology and a selection of writings by the artist himself. Edited by Fundación Proa, 2000. Texts by Enrico Crispolti, Lucio Fontana and Andrea Giunta. 115 pages, 24 color illustrations and 24 in black and white. Spanish. Soft cover. 30 x 23 cm. Buy it in our store

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Upcoming Events

- arteamericas 2005

In its third year, Merrill Lynch arteaméricas will take place from April 8 to 11 at the Convention Center of Coconut Grove. The fairfeatures 50 galleries from 18 countries in the Americas, Spain and France, and showcases over 200 renowned to contemporary artists. For more information visit www.arteamericasmiami.com


- Artbrussels 2005

The fair will take place from April 15 to 18 at the Brussels Expo. artbrussels, contemporary art fair presents 125 carefully selected galleries from over 20 countries. For more information visite: www.artbrussels.com


- maco méxico arte contemporáneo

The second edition of maco méxico arte contemporáneo, international contemporary art fair, will take place from April 21st to 24th, 2005 in Mexico city. This year, our boutique art fair will host 55 international art galleries from 10 different countries. maco méxico arte contemporáneo organizes an international collector´s program hosting a group of 100 private, corporate and institutional collectors invited to participate in a diverse social. For the second time the fair will take place at the Expo Reforma Convention Center. Visit www.macomexico.com