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05/04/2011

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April 4 to 8, 2011


Awards

2011 Pritzker Architecture Prize
Eduardo Souto de Moura

Born 58 years ago in Oporto, Portugal, Souto de Moura¿s has developed a production that, according to the jury, combines seemingly opposing characteristics: modernity and tradition, restraint and power, daring and gracefulness, along with a sense of privacy and public assertiveness. Álvaro Siza -Souto de Moura's teacher- has said about this year's Pritzker Prize winner that the innovative qualities of his work are no accident and are rooted in the history of Portuguese and international architecture.

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Exhibition

Latin America, Art and Confrontation: 1919-2010

From March 12 to June 5 of 2011, the Palacio de Bellas Artes and the Museo Ex Teresa Arte Actual present the exhibition entitled Crisisss. Latin America, Art and Confrontration: 1919-2010, curated by Gerardo Mosquera. Mounted in six exhibition rooms, it consists of more than 200 works, created between 1910 and 2010, by more than 100 mostly Latin American artists, and proposes a look at works of art that stand out for their confrontational and socially transgressive characteristics.

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Exhibition

Nicola Costantino

An exhibition by Argentine artist Nicola Costantino is the first show presented at the Daros Latinamerica Collection as guest of the Migros Museum for Contemporary Art. On view until May 15, the new center serves as a temporary place for the collection while renovations are completed at the Löwenbräu-Areal, the collection¿s headquarters in Zurich. With more than 25 objects, installations, and photographs, the exhibition centers on a fascinating artistic proposal.

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Event

The 54th Venice Biennale announced the list of artists selected by Bice Curiger

Under the curatorship of Bice Curiger, cofounder and editor-in-chief of the prestigious Parkett magazine and editorial director of TATE etc., the four-monthly publication of the Tate collection, the 54th Venice Biennale announced the list of artists selected to participate in the Biennale Exhibition entitled ILLUMInations.

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Theft

Auguste Rodin

A bronze statue of a nude of Honore de Balzac with his arms crossed, by French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), was stolen from the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. The work was created by Rodin between 1892 and 1893, as part of a series of studies for a monument erected in Paris to honor the French writer and was donated to the museum by U.S. art collector Billy Rose.

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NOTAS DE ARTE
 

Off The Beaten Path: Violence, Women, and Art

The exhibition Off The Beaten Path: Violence, Women, and Art, presented at the Museo Universitario del Chopo¿s Galería Sur, includes works by 34 artists from China, Japan, Egypt, Israel, Norway, Sweden, Pakistan, France, US, Peru, and Cuba

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REVISTA ARTNEXUS
 

Photograhy

PHOTOESPAÑA 2010

For me, two images in the last edition of PHOTOESPAÑA acted as guides and helped me not to get lost in such a large, vertiginously heterogeneous festival that included photography and video and brought together, in over thirty exhibitions, works from five hundred visual artists arriving literally from all over the world to represent different periods, generations, techniques, and aesthetics.

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Solo Show

Eduardo Stupía

Maps of the imagination, the folds of another reality, in the details and vistas included in Reflejos, the most recent and highly significant individual exhibition of works by Eduardo Stupía (Buenos Aires, 1959), at the Jorge Mara-La Ruche Gallery. These works, in mixed technique on canvas and paper, seem the imperceptibly repeat themselves on a mirror in compositions that, as happens in music, grow more exquisite and subtle in their variations the more familiar they become.

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Solo Show

Eduardo Rodríguez

The work by Eduardo Rodríguez has always been associated with lumino-kinetic art. A classmate of Julio Le Parc, Horacio García-Rossi, and Francisco Sobrino¿originally from Spain but studied in Buenos Aires¿at the School of Fine Arts, he remained closely connected to them both as a friend and through his artistic endeavors.

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