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30/10/2007

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ArtNexus.com E-mail Newsletter Vol. 6/No. 6
October 30, 2007

Lead Stories
- Sergio Vega. From Tropical Modernism to Magical Conceptualism
- The Berezdivin Collection and The 1414 Space. Interview with Diana Berezdivin
- Roberto Behar’s and Rosario Marquardt’s Journey into the City

News and Views
- 41st AICA Congress. São Paulo, Brazil
- The jury and the awards of the 52nd Edition of the Venice Biennial. Italy
- Milwaukee Art Museum presents the drawings by artist Martín Ramírez.

Calls
- International call for the director position at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.
- Art Basel Miami Beach tour guide open call

Heard on the Street¿
- Letter from the Colombian artist Guillermo Cardenas on the “Oscar Cauduro First Drawing Biennial”

New Works for Sale in Virtual Galleries
- Galeria de Arte Ascaso

Electronic Catalog
- Giovanni Petrella

New Books and Catalogs
- Antología de textos críticos 1979-2006. ArtNexus/Arte en Colombia. Luis Camnitzer
- Tomás Sánchez
- Jorge Macchi. Buenos Aires Tour

Upcoming Events
- El Museo’s Bienal: The (S) Files. New York
- ACAF NY, Asian Contemporary Art Fair
- IKF Latin American Art Auction, 2007. Miami
- Cultural Week, New York
- Pinta Art Fair, New York
- The Latin American Auction, New York



Lead Stories

- Sergio Vega. From Tropical Modernism to Magical Conceptualism

The instrumental use of stereotypes that stigmatize us, is essential to the work of Mexican artist Sergio Vega, explains Julieta Gonzalez in her article. Gonzalez analyzes the hypothesis developed by Vega in his works, focusing on his deconstruction of beliefs revealed as false and on the loss of our modernity. Read the article



 

- The Berezdivin Collection and The 1414 Space. Interview with Diana Berezdivin

Celia de Birbragher interviews art collector Diana Berezdivin about the beginnings of her and Manolo Berezdivin’s contemporary art collection, their support for Puerto Rican art, the interest in Latin American art and the 1414 space, initially conceived as a warehouse for the collection but currently open to the public and driven by a didactic purpose.
Read the interview


 



- Roberto Behar¿s and Rosario Marquardt¿s Journey into the City

A large number of Behar and Marquart works are folies inserted in the space of the city of Miami, Julieta González points out in this article. She explains that these folies are a highly peculiar architectural typology, due to their lack of functionality. The text analyzes the work of these artists and the way in which design and architecture hold hands in their artistic proposals. Read the article





News and Views

- 41st AICA Congress. São Paulo, Brazil

The awarding ceremony has taken place at the Teatro alle Tese dell’Arsenale di Venezia; the last October 17th, the jury assigned four Golden Lions and two Honourable Mentions. For the first time ever, the awarding ceremony has been organized a month before the closing date of the exhibition, which has been Italy’s most visited art event, in about 100 opening days.
Read more



- The jury and the awards of the 52nd Edition of the Venice Biennial. Italy

The awarding ceremony has taken place at the Teatro alle Tese dell’Arsenale di Venezia; the last October 17th, the jury assigned four Golden Lions and two Honourable Mentions. For the first time ever, the awarding ceremony has been organised a month before the closing date of the exhibition, which has been Italy’s most visited art event, in about 100 opening days. Read more


- Milwaukee Art Museum presents the drawings by artist Martín Ramírez.

The exhibition Martín Ramírez, on view at the Milwaukee Art Museum October 6, 2007–January 13, 2008, is the first major retrospective in nearly twenty years dedicated to the complex, multilayered drawings of this Mexican self-taught artistic. The show was curate by Brooke David, Curator and Director of the American Folk Art Museum Contemporary Center. Read the news


Calls

- International competition announcement for the position of Director at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

The Candidates must submit the following requirements and merits: Must be Spanish or a citizen of a European Union member state. For citizens of other non-European Union member states, the appointment will be subject to obtaining legal residency in Spain. Have a completed a bachelor degree or its equivalent. Demonstrate extensive professional experience in directorial or managerial areas pertaining to modern and contemporary art museums or centers.
Read more


- Art Basel Miami Beach tour guide open call

Open Call for art historians and critics. An opportunity to join the team for the ArtNexus Guided Tours to visitors of the Art Basel Miami Beach fair Dec 4- 9th , 2007. Requirement: Bachelor in Arts, with knowledge in Latin American Art. Please send your resume and a cover letter to Marisol Martell, mmartell@artnexus.com.


Heard on the street¿

- Letter from the Colombian artist Guillermo Cardenas on the ¿Oscar Cauduro First Drawing Biennial¿

The motive of this letter is to ask you if you were aware of what happened during the “Oscar Cauduro First Biennial of Drawing”, which took place in Tijuana, Mexico. Read the letter


New Works for Sale in Virtual Galleries

- Galeria de Arte Ascaso

GAA´s first venue was founded in Valencia in December, 1989 and during 13 years it became a space of necessary reference for artists, collectors and the general public.
In 2002, a second venue was opened in Caracas, pioneering in Venezuela with the concept of a museum-like building for a private gallery. It maintains a Universal Art and art from all periods’ profile, focusing on the national and international projection of Venezuelan masters such as Francisco Narváez, Jesús Soto, Cornelis Zitman, Alirio Palacios, Víctor Valera, José Antonio Dávila, Carmelo Niño, Oswaldo Vigas, among many others, as well as of young talents of the country.
It has successfully participated in several national and international art fairs such as FIA, FIAM, Art Miami, and Chicago. Parallel to its museum-like service it generates educational contributions, such as several publications, books, catalogues and cultural events that help spread-out and study of its visual arts holdings..
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 Catalog

- Giovanni Petrella

We invite you to see the Electronic Catalog for the Italian artist, living in Venezuela, Giovanni Petrella. His works reflect the artist’s honesty, (…), by highlighting color in each one of them, as well as for the good taste of the selected themes See the catalog





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



New Books and Catalogs

- Antología de textos críticos 1979-2006. ArtNexus/Arte en Colombia. Luis Camnitzer
A series of articles published in the magazine that gather the versatility of Camnitzer as artist and teacher related to contemporary art from diverse one-person exhibitions and group shows, through significant events for Latin American, European and North American art. Publisher by Facultad de Artes y Humanidades and Comité de Investigación y Creación at Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, 2007. Spanish. 310 pages. Soft cover. 6 3/5 x 9 2/5 in. (17 x 24 cm.). Buy it in our store





- Tomás Sánchez
A detailed publication on the work by the Cuban artist, following the development of his works in a chronological way, from his first expressionist phase through his last lanscapes created in 2002. Texts by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Edward J. Sullivan. Published by Skira Editore, 2003. English. 228 pages. 5 black and white illustrations, 185 color illustrations. 12 x 12 in. (31 x 31 cm.). Buy it in our store


- Jorge Macchi. Buenos Aires Tour
Editorial project carried out with the grant of the John Simon Guggehnheim Memorial Foundation, NY and Fondo Nacional de las Artes, Buenos Aires, with a guide, map, CD Rom, missal, letter, stamps and postcards in a box, with the objective of providing a deeper view of the city. Produced by Turner, 2003. Texts by María Negroni, sounds by Edgardo Rudnitzky. Spanish and English. Hard cover. 8 1/5 x 6 in. (21 x 15 cm.). Buy it in our store


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Upcoming Events

- El Museo¿s Bienal: The (S) Files. New York

El Museo del Barrio, present its fifth edition of El Museo’s Bienal: The (S) Files open to the public until January 6, 2008. El Museo’s Bienal celebrates the experimental, immediate pulse of contemporary art, and supports the work of emerging Latino / Latin American artists based in the New York metropolitan area. For more information visit: www.elmuseo.org


- ACAF NY, Asian Contemporary Art Fair

ACAF NY debuts November 8-12, 2007 at Pier 92 with new works by a stellar front line of contemporary masters and will showcase a fascinating selection of work by emerging artists who are consistently setting tomorrow’s trends. ACAF NY brings to New York a vibrant, international art market that is slated to be the modern-day World’s Fair for an Asian art collection. For more information visit: www.acafny.com


- IKF Latin American Art Auction, 2007. Miami

The IKF Latin American Art Auction 2007 will take place Thursday November 8, starting at 7pm at CIFO (Cisneros Fontanals Arts Foundation) in Miami located at 1018 North Miami Avenue. The IKF Latin American Art Auction is the signature fund raising event for the International Kids Fund, a philanthropic program created by the Jackson Memorial Foundation in 2002 to help sick children receive treatment at The Holtz Children's Hospital. For more information or to make a contribution, please visit www.internationalkidsfund.org


- Latin American Cultural Week, New York

The second edition of the Latin American Cultural Week, will be place at New York City, from November 10 to 21, 2007. Venues throughout the City host presentations of Latin American dance, music, visual arts, film, theater and literature. For more information on events visit:
www.pamar.org/lacwnyc/default.asp


- Pinta. The Contemporary Latin American Art Fair. New York

The fair will take place from November 16 to 20, 2007 at the l Metropolitan Pavilion, Chelsea. The opening reception will be Thursday November 15th, at 7:00 p.m. and will open to the public Friday 16 at 12 a.m. For more information visit www.pinta-art.com


- The Latin American Auction. New York

The Latin American Auction begins in November 19 at the Christie’s Auction House, at 6:30 p.m., in the venue at 20 Rockefeller Plaza, in New York City. The second session will be in November 20 at 10:00 a.m. The auctions at Sotheby’s will be place in November 20 at 7:00 and November 21 at 10:00, at 1334 York Avenue at 72nd St. in New York. For more information visit www.christies.com and www.sothebys.com