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  ARTNEXUS WEEKLY NEWS March 11th, 2011
11/03/2011

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Exhibition

América Fría
Geometric Abstraction in Latin America
(1934-1973)

The Fundación Juan March inaugurated a comprehensive and interesting exhibition centered on modern and contemporary Latin American art. Entitled América Fría. Geometric Abstraction in Latin America (1934-1973), it includes 300 artworks-many of these never before seen in Spain-by more than 60 artists from Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Cuba, and Mexico. The exhibition will remain open to the public until May 15, 2011.

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Contests & Awards

Prizes at ARCOmadrid 2011

During this edition of the fair, the Asociación Amigos de ARCO recognized the efforts of collectors and private institutions with the ARCO Prizes to Collections. This initiative awarded the collections of: Isak Andic, in the category of Private Collection Prize; BESart-Colección Banco Espíritu Santo, received by Ricardo Espíritu Santo Silva Salgado, president of the collection; and the Ekaterina Cultural Foundation, received by founders Ekaterina and Vladimir Semenikhin-both awarded in the category of Corporate Collection Prize. For the first time an In Memoriam Prize was conceded to young collector Antonio Fernández Villalba, who died recently.

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Distinctions & Appointments

New Scholars
Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo

Founded in 1936, the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes in Argentina includes some of the most prominent figures in the art world. On September 23, 2010, the Academy organized a public event at the Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo in the City of Buenos Aires, to announce the incorporations of new scholars.

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Event

Between Theory and Practice: Rethinking Latin American Art in the 21st Century

Between March 11th and 13th, 2011, The Museum Of Latin American Art (MOLAA) and the Getty Center are the meeting point for curators, artists, and academics gathered for the discussion of new approaches to the study of Latin American art in the Twenty-First Century.

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Event

Third Edition of the Contemporary Art Week - Mar del Plata, Argentina

The Contemporary Art Week-Mar del Planta (SAC MdP) takes place March 1st through the 9th. In its third edition, it is a festival dedicated to contemporary art, and more precisely, to the visual, objectual, performative, and musical manifestations of art. SAC is a non-profit event, independently organized by a group of artists in the coastal city of Mar del Plata, Argentina.

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ART NOTES
 

Menos tiempo que lugar. El Arte de la Independencia

The reality of Latin America, with its unfinished identity, remains far from what José de San Martín and Simón Bolívar dreamed for the region, "the greatest nation in the world, less for its size and riches than for its liberty and glory." Puny glory in a region filled with social disparities, its liberty truncated by inefficient and/or totalitarian regimes, shackled by endemic poverty and corruption. Little to celebrate, even of the calendar marks the arrival of the independence "Bicentennials" for many countries in the region (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela) examined with a critical lens in the traveling exhibition Menos tiempo que lugar. El arte de la independencia.

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ARTNEXUS MAGAZINE
 

Solo Show

Williams Carmona

Williams Carmona is a sort of restless elf who loves to dig in the unfathomable labyrinths of the soul. With sharp sensitivity and a singular sense of humor, his work becomes a fertile landscape for the imagination and scrutiny. Such is the sense that animates this current individual exhibition – at the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico – in which storytelling and delirium go hand in hand.

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Solo Show

Jorge “Rito” Cordero

From the time he was a boy, and also throughout the beginning of the 2000s at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico, from which he graduated in 2005, Rito – as Jorge Cordero has been known since childhood – has demonstrated to be one of the most complete, intelligent, profound, and provocative young artists of his generation. He is an artist who, in his own words, wants "to rescue with my work an important past some people want us to forget".

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Solo Show

Jonathas de Andrade

In Barrio de la Torre, a neighborhood in the city of Recife, there is an abandoned house that is looted and demolished every day. With its straight lines, volumes supported by columns, and windows that open onto a garden, the house has traces of the modernist architecture developed in Brazil between 1920 and 1970. What was formerly regarded as a traditional neighborhood of spacious residential real estate, Barrio de la Torre is now overpopulated by tall buildings that stand side by side. Aided by a mockup and a series of eleven photographs, Jonathas de Andrade records in his work entitled Projeto de Abertura de uma Casa, como Convém (Project for the Opening of a House, as Befits, 2009) the destruction process of one house that had survived. Suspended by the gallery ceiling at the gallery's entrance, the wooden mockup conveys the dilapidated condition of the original construction. As if unaware of their time and location, the house and its surroundings announce the misfortunes of a project of modernity now crumbling.

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