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  ARTNEXUS WEEKLY NEWS March 18th, 2011
17/03/2011

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Exhibition

Matta 1911-2011

To celebrate the centenary of Roberto Matta's birth, the retrospective exhibition entitled Matta 1911-2011 will be presented in the city of Valencia. Organized by the IVAM, Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, and the Sociedad Estatal de Acción Cultural, the exhibition presents 32 paintings -some of these large-format works- that include triptychs and polyptychs.

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Contests & Awards

The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) announces the grantees for 2011

The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) announces the grantees for its 2011 program, marking the eighth year of this institution's commitment to aiding in the promotion of Latin American artists. Three grants were awarded in three different categories.

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Project

Public art project

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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Contests & Awards

Pablo Helguera

During the ArteFiera Bologna-Bologna's Art Fair-members of the jury presented Pablo Helguera with the International Award for Participatory Art, a recognition given for the first time.

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Contests & Awards

Essays for a Perfect World

Under the name Essays for a Perfect World, the BBVA Art Salon New Names Banco de la República, combines two of Colombia¿s most important young art projects into a single initiative. In 1984, the Banco de la República¿in its role as sponsor of Colombian art¿launched New Names, a project initially curated by Carolina Ponce de León that succeeded in securing important artists such as María Fernanda Cardozo, Doris Salcedo, Delcy Morelos, and Carlos Salas.

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Contests & Awards

Ciro Beltrán. Una Biografía / A Biography

Books about artists always carry a dual intention: on the one hand, the wish to present a body of work; on the other, the drive use it as a platform for thought. A monographic volume is, then, a strategy of inscription that combines a push for visibility and the desire to contribute to the reading of contemporary art. Ciro Beltrán. Una biografía, by Dermis Pérez León, makes just that gambit, but in an unusual way.

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Solo Show

Nicolás Cárdenas

This exhibition offers spectators a walk through several perception-altering altered experiences. Light operates as a sort of catalyzer of relationships with the space – whether as a builder of physical dimensions, or as the object of representation – throughout three exhibition areas.

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Solo Show

Juan Downey

The exhibition entitled El Ojo Pensante (The Thinking Eye) finally enables, in Chile, a comprehensive look at the work by Juan Downey (1949-1993). Born in Santiago, Downey studied architecture there and eventually migrated, as a young man, to Paris and then to New York. In the Big Apple he was part of ¿ during the 1960s and 1970s ¿ and one of the protagonists of an innovative and effervescent art scene that conducted explorations during a period of social, political, and technological changes.

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Solo Show

Alfredo Jaar

Sixteen years after first visiting Rwanda to document the genocidal attacks by Hutu militias against members of the Tutsi tribe, Alfredo Jaar has returned to the theme, to produce the final work in the Rwanda Project, his long series of installations on the 1994 massacre.

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