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21/07/2005

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ArtNexus.com E-mail Newsletter Vol. 4/No. 4
July 21th, 2005

Lead Stories
- Allora y Calzadilla’s Floors
- Francisco Toledo
- Ana Mendieta. Earth Body, Sculptures and Performance 1972 – 1985
- Atsuko Tanaka. And the Gutai Art Association

News & Views
- II International Painting Competition in Castellón. Spain
- Journey to Brazil and Argentina with Artquest
- 20 Years of the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art. Paris
- First Residence of the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation. Miami

New Works for Sale in Virtual Galleries
- Galerie Marassa

Electronic Catalogs
- Carlos Jacanamijoy

Books and Catalogs
- Francisco Toledo. Recent Works
- Mendieta

Upcoming Events
- 51st Venice Biennale. Italy
- photo san francisco 2005
- Prague Biennial 2
- International Biennial of Prague

Lead Stories

- Allora y Calzadilla’s Floors

Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla have worked together in Puerto Rico for nine years. Their artistic work reached maturity in the 1990s, and they have used certain objects and situations as the matrix for the creation of other object and situations with new interpretations and readings. A text by Silvia Karman Cubiña on the collaborative works of Allora and Calzadilla and their particular interest in floor pieces, Land Mark, was created as part of the movement of resistance against the bombing tests carried out by the US Navy in the island of Vieques, and it involved the manufacture of rubber-soled shoes to be used in civil disobedience actions, which printed on the ground various messages, such as “not another single bomb, not another single minute. Read the article




- Francisco Toledo

Santiago Espinosa de los Monteros chatted with Mexican artist Francisco Toledo. This interview reveals the ways in which the artist’s childhood and early youth directly influenced his work and the issues he deals with. The artist analyzes his own recent works and talks about his expectations and his projects. Read the interview

- Ana Mendieta. Earth Body, Sculptures and Performance 1972 – 1985

Under the title Earth Body, the Whitney Museum of American Art gathered the works produced by Cuban artist Ana Mendieta between 1972 and 1985. An article by Joel Weinstein comments the exhibition and the works presented —including photographs, videos, and performances— as well as the meaning of Mendieta’s work, which focused on connecting nature and humanity.

The show was exhibited at the Whitney, in New York, in July 2004, and later art the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington .DC. in October 2004 and at the Des Moines Art Center in February 2005. It will travel to the Miami Art Museum in October 2005. Read the review


- Atsuko Tanaka. And the Gutai Art Association

The GUTAI group was created with the purpose of spearheading an art renewal to allow material to express themselves freely Atsuko Tanaka was a member of the group. An article by Luis Camnitzer about Tanaka’s work and the influence of GUTAI in his work, on the occasion of a Tanaka show presented at Grey Art gallery and Paula Cooper Gallery in New York. Read the article

News & Views

- II International Painting Competition in Castellón. Spain

In this competition participants may be Spanish or foreign artists who work in the modality of painting, including those new particularities that explore the limits of the pictorial, even when they include other media and supports. Read the bases


- Journey to Brazil and Argentina with Artquest

A group of curators and academics from important museums and institutions from the United States and the Tate Modern in London, travel to Brazil and Argentina. Read more


- 20 Years of the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art. Paris

The Cartier Foundation was founded in 1984 by Alain Dominique Perrin, the president of Cartier International, as per a suggestions by the sculptor César, with the aim to the support and development of contemporary art. Conceived as active spaces that contribute to debates and exchanges of ideas on art, the Foundation promotes the approach between creators, and supporting their work through exhibitions and the commissions of works and publications. Read more


- First Residence of the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation. Miami

In November 2004, the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (Fundación de Arte Cisneros Fontanals - CIFO) opened its residency program. The artists Jarbas Lopez (Brazil) and Tomas Saraceno (Argentina) were the first two to be awarded. Read the news


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Work for Sale in Virtual Galleries

- Galerie Marassa

First opened its doors November 23rd 1977, in Petion Ville, Haiti to promote contemporary Haitian art. Ever since the gallery has always focused its efforts on supporting the new art trends of Haiti, and the Caribbean. Michele Frisch is a graduated interior designer, from Escuela de Artes Decorativas in Madrid, Spain and from New England School of Art in Boston in 1976. She is the owner and director of the gallery.
The gallery has participated in more than 150 exhibitions in Haiti and around the world alone or with other institutions.
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Electronic Catalogs

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




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Books and Catalogs

- Francisco Toledo. Recent Works Catalog that accompanied the traveling exhibition of Recent works by the Mexican artist to Oaxaca, México D. F. and Los Angeles. The text includes biography, a selection of his most important exhibitions and a list of the works. Published by Galería Juan Martín, Galería Quetzalli and Latin American Masters in 2004. Spanish and English. 60 color illustrations. Hard cover. 8 1/2 x 11 in. (22 x 28 cm.). Buy it in our store



- Mendieta Catalogue of the exhibition Earth Body, Sculpture and Performance 1972-1985 curated by Olga M. Viso and organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. The text gathers several essays that begin with the history of the Mendieta family, the arrival of Ana in the USA, her development as an artist and her reencounter with Cuba. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. 2004. Texts by Olga M. Viso, Julia P.Herzberg, Guy Brett Crissie Iles and Laura Roulet. English. 286 pages. 165 illustrations. 11 1/5 x 9 ¾ in. (28,5 x 25 cm.). Buy it in our store

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Upcoming Events

- 51st Venice Biennale. Italy

The 51 st. edition of the biennial began the last June 12 and will be open until November 6, in the city of Venice. This edition will have the characteristic of being for the first time directed and the share curatorial by two women Rosa Martinez and Maria del Corral.
For more information visit: www.labiennale.org


- photo san francisco 2005

The 6th Annual International San Francisco Photographic Art Exposition will be held July 21- 24 at the historic Festival Pavilion at the Ft. Mason Center and will feature the finest photographic art ranging from rare 19th Century photographic experiments to the most contemporary photo-based art including video and digital art. For more information visit www.photosanfrancisco.net


- Prague Biennial 2

The second edition of this biennial opened in May 26 and could be visiting until September 15, at the Karlin Hall, a vast space of 5000 square meters. In this occasion the biennial is dedicated to the new painting in Europe and the art as political action in Latin America, among other things. Curated by Helena Kontova and Giancarlo Polito. Visit: www.praguebiennale.org


- International Biennial of Prague

Another biennial is taking place in the city of Prague, organized by the National Gallery of Prague. This event opened in June 13 and will be in view until September 11. For more information visit: www.ngprague.cz