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  ARTNEXUS WEEKLY NEWS. April 15th,2011.
13/04/2011

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April 11 to 15, 2011


Biennial

"The (S) files 2011", El Museo del Barrio's Biennial

El Museo del Barrio's sixth biennial begins on June 14, 2011, and ends on January 8, 2012. It will showcase works by 75 emerging Latin American and Caribbean artists that center on the theme of the street and explore the duality between the public and the private, everyday visual content, and the effects of several mediums on urban art production.

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Exhibition

Graciela Iturbide. Retrospective (1969-2008)

The Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City presents a wide-ranging retrospective of photographer Graciela Iturbide, the recent winner of the Hasselblad Award. The exhibition is part of the activities that the Fundación Mapfre is organizing in nearly 30 countries across Latin America.

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New Space

Centro Cultural Niemeyer inaugurated in Spain

A cultural complex designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, the Centro Niemeyer was inaugurated at the end of March in the city of Aviles, in Spain.

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New Space

The Museo San Telmo reopens its doors

After four years of being closed for architectural renovations and to undergo an expansion, the Museo San Telmo reopened its doors on March 28, 2011. Founded in 1902, it is regarded as the oldest museum in the Basque Country and houses an important amount of works that belong to Spain's cultural heritage. Since its founding, it has been a cultural center dedicated to promote knowledge and to incite the development of thought.

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Obituary

Jorge Camacho
(1934-2011)

One of the most important Latin American surrealists, Cuban painter Jorge Camacho, died at the age of 77 in Paris. With a vast number of his works included in some of the most important collections around the world, Camacho began to show interest in surrealism during the 1950s while he still lived in Havana, but his work did not achieve an international projection until he moved to Paris.

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ART NOTES
 

Descartes

The exhibition Descartes, curated by Idurre Alonso, gathers a group of artists currently living in Tijuana and Los Angeles, CA, whose work explores the use of alternative materials, such as discarded objects and waste, to create installations that range from sculptures, two-dimensional compositions, or sound interactive objects.

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ARTNEXUS MAGAZINE
 

Essay

Salpicón and compota

In late 2009, Uruguayan artist Luis Camnitzer presented in Montevideo the Spanish version of his book Conceptualism in Latin American Art: Didactics of Liberation 1, an interpretation of Latin American art of the 1960s and 1970s elaborated from a standpoint that moves back and forth between the historiographic and the essayistic, and an invaluable contribution to the current debate on the topic from an active participant in the events under analysis.

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Solo Show

Luis Terán

Aside from the opportunity of seeing his new work, the most recent exhibition by Luis Terán (Buenos Aires, 1977) provides an invitation to reflect on the tradition and relevance of sculpture in Argentina today.

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Solo Show

Josué Pellot

There is a group of emerging Puerto Rican artists who were born, raised, and studied in the U.S.—or others yet who planned to attend graduate school at some of the best universities in the U.S. and who then decided to live perma-nently in cities such as New York, Chicago, or Miami. Among these artists, there are some who not only stand out because of the great quality of their work—such as Ignacio Lang, Ángel Otero, and Sofía Maldonado, just to mention three—but also because they establish intelligent and complex dialogues through their work on the differences be-tween the idiosyncrasies of Puerto Ricans residing on the island and those of the Puerto Rican diaspora, which ex-pands from the 1930s to the present.

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