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16/08/2007

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ArtNexus.com E-mail Newsletter Vol. 6/No. 5
August 16, 2007

Lead Stories
- Jacqueline Barnitz
- Restitution and the Art Market
- Guillermo Kuitca

News and Views
- Latin American art sales records in New York
- University of Essex is awarded an AHRC grant to undertake research on Latin American art in the United Kingdom. UK
- Guggenheim Latin American and Caribbean Fellowship awards, 2007
- Major retrospective of Japanese artists Takashi Murakami at MOCA, Los Angeles. California

New Works for Sale in Virtual Galleries
- Arte Inversion Galeria

Electronic Catalog
- Marta Elisa Bojórquez
- Susana Taratuty

New Books and Catalogs
- The Geometry of Hope. Latin American Abstract Art from the
Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection
- Estrecho dudoso
- Carbonell

Upcoming Events
- 6th MERCOSUR Biennial. Porto Alegre, Brazil
- 10th International Istanbul Biennial. Turkey
- Shanghai Contemporary 2007. China



Lead Stories

- Jacqueline Barnitz

On the occasion of her retirement after 25 years teaching and researching on modern Latin American Art at the University of Texas, Michael Wellen interviewed to Jacqueline Barnitz about the current situation of Art History in Latin America. This article reveals the specialist’s point of view about the history, the present, and the future of Latin American art, particularly in the United States. Read the interview



 

- Restitution and the Art Market

An article by Alberto Barral commenting on the importance of the process of restitution of works from World War II in the art market, and the role played by their prices in the Modern and Impressionist art auctions recently held in New York. Barral cites in his text some specific cases, among them four paintings by Gustav Klimt, one by Kart Kirchner, and a Picasso.
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- Guillermo Kuitca

Carlos Jiménez analyzes a Guillermo Kuitca show organized by the Daros Collection, in Zurich. Jiménez observes the renewed importance acquired by painting in recent years amidst the new trends in contemporary art, and focuses on the scenes, planes, maps, and stagings of Kuitca’s work. Read the review





News and Views

- Latin American art sales records in New York

The resents Latin American art auctions, that took place during last May and the beginning of June in New York City, left clear the evident interest of the collectors in the Latin American art. This occasion the sales exceeded $50 million and about 30 artists broke previous records.
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- University of Essex is awarded an AHRC grant to undertake research on Latin American art in the United Kingdom. UK

As a mark of the growing interest in art from Latin America in the United Kingdom, the Department of Art History and Theory at the University of Essex has recently been awarded a grant from the UK’s Art and Humanities Research Council to undertake research into the development of this field over the past forty years. Read more


- Guggenheim Latin American and Caribbean Fellowship awards, 2007

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded 35 Fellowships to artists, scholars, and scientists from Latin America and the Caribbean with a total grant allocation of $1,200,000 according to Edward Hirsch, Foundation president. There were 395 applicants. Countries represented by the new fellows this year include Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela. Read more


- Major retrospective of Japanese artists Takashi Murakami at MOCA, Los Angeles. California

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) presents the most comprehensive retrospective to date of the work of internationally artist Takashi Murakami. Born in Japan in the early 1960s, Murakami belongs to a generation of artists whose pictorial language brings together motifs linked to popular culture and the formal qualities of traditional Japanese art, such as flatness, pattern, and ornamentation. Read more


New Works for Sale in Virtual Galleries

- Arte Inversion Galeria

Arte Inversion Galeria was founded in 2005 with an intention to exhibit in Puerto Rico the art work of various creators that maintain a work relationship with Grupo Alejandro Alfonso, formed as well by the Revista Arte Latinoamericano and auction of Latin American art. The gallery is a main showcase where dealers, gallery directors, collectors, curators etc, can establish a contact with artists, emerging professionals ready to establish projects outside the Arte Inversion Galeria, in order to enrich its curriculum.

Arte Inversion Galeria works conveniently in the secondary market, mainly Cuban, Dominican and Puerto Rican Art. Also thanks to the 17 years of experience of his president Alejandro Alfonso, our clients receive the best price in every art investment made thru us.
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Electronic Catalog

- Marta Elisa Bojórquez
- Susana Taratuty
We invite you to see the Electronic Catalogs for the artists Marta Elisa Bojórquez and Susana Taratuty . Both women have dedicated part of their time to the art, creating artworks related with different painting subjects and medium Click on the images







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New Books and Catalogs

- The Geometry of Hope. Latin American Abstract Art from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection.
Catalog of the show organized by the Blanton Museum of Art, as a result of the research carried out by the museum and the Cisneros Collection. Edited by Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, Blanton Museum of Art. The University of Texas at Austin, 2007. Texts by Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Jessie Otto Hite and Lynn Gumbert, Cecilia de Torres, Paulo Herkenhoff among others. English and Spanish. 51 color illustrations, 18 in black and white. 343 pages. Hard cover. 12,2 x 10 1/5 in. (31 x 26 cm.). Buy it in our store




- Estrecho dudoso
Catalog of the project by TEOR/ética, consisting of four group shows, and two historical monographic exhibitions of Juan Downey and Margarita Azudia; with essays on the work by both artists, plus chapters dedicated to the group shows Limits, Intangible Routes, Traffics and News of the Filibustero. Edited by TEOR/ética, 2006. Texts by Tamara Díaz Bringas, Virginia Pérez Rattón, Rosina Cazali, among others. Spanish and English. 276 pages. 209 color illustrations, 34 in black and white. Soft cover. 7 4/5 x 10 1/5 in. (20 x 26,5 cm.). Buy it in our store

- Carbonell
Book dedicated to the work of this sculptor. It includes essays on his first works in the visual arts, his student phase, his relationship with other artists and his further development as an artist. Published by Futurcom, Inc, 2005. Texts by George Schwab, Frank Soler among others. English. 270 pages, 141 color illustrations, 105 black and white. Hard cover. 12 2/5 x 12 2/5 in. (31,5 x 31,5 cm.). Buy it in our store

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Upcoming Events

- 6th MERCOSUR Biennial. Porto Alegre, Brazil

The Biennial is mainly dedicated to artists from countries of the MERCOSUR and will take place in Porto Alegre, Brazil from September 1st to November 17th, 2007. With the 6th edition, the curatorial model of the MERCOSUR Biennial is changing. Until the 5th edition, the Biennial was based on national representations, but up from the 6th MERCOSUR Biennial in 2007, a curatorial team works on a joint project under the coordination of the chief curator, in this edition Gabriel Pérez- Barreiro. For more information visit: www.fundacaobienal.art.br


- 10th International Istanbul Biennial. Turkey

The 10th International _stanbul Biennial, organized by the _stanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, will be open in the city from September 8 - November 4, 2007, under the curatorship of Mr. Hou Hanru, currently Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs at San Francisco Art Institute. The Biennial will not be a thematic exhibition in the traditional manner; rather, it will emphasize artistic production based on collective intelligence and the living process of negotiating with physical sites. The biennial will focus on urban issues and architectural reality as a means of exposing different cultural contexts and artistic visions regarding the complex and diverse forms of modernity. For more information visit http://www.iksv.org/bienal/english/


- Shanghai Contemporary 2007. China

The fair will inaugurate the first edition in Shanghai from 6th to 9th September 2007.
Created by a strong partnership of three leading experts in the field: Lorenzo A. Rudolf, former director of Art Basel, Pierre Huber, well known Swiss art dealer and collector, and Bologna Fiere Spa, presided by Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, and organized in cooperation with the city of Shanghai, ShContemporary promises to open new doors for top international galleries and collectors in one of the most important future markets. The fair will be held at the Shanghai Exhibition Center, located in the centre of the city. For more information visit www.shcontemporary.info