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  ARTNEXUS WEEKLY NEWS. April 22nd, 2011.
18/04/2011

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April 18 to 22, 2011


Event

PhotoEspaña 2011

The photography festival PHotoEspaña 2011 will take place in Madrid from June 1 to July 24, under the directorship of Claude Bussac. In this occasion, the cities of Lisboa, Cuenca, and Alcalá de Henares will also be co-hosting the event. This, the fourteenth edition of the event, will offer 68 exhibitions, 21 as part of the Official Selection, 6 at OpenPHoto, 11 at Other Venues, and 32 as part of the Off Festival, across 61 spaces, including museums, galleries, art centers, and exhibition halls. The Festival will welcome the participation of 370 artists and creators from 55 countries.

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Exhibition

Drawings by Richard Serra

From April 13 to August 28 the Metropolitan Museum in New York presents the first retrospective of artist Richard Serra solely centered on his drawings. This exhibition proposes a study of his drawings both as an independent endeavor and as a practice linked to his sculptural work.

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Seminars & Conferences

"The Art of Collecting Art" Seminar

From May 2nd through May 5th of 2011, the Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá -located at the Centro Empresarial de Chapinero- will present a seminar entitled "The Art of Collecting Art." The event targets individuals and organizations whose interests are connected to art, art collecting and the art market, and who seek a better understanding of art and contemporary artists.

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Call

2011 Painting Prize ARTECLASICA

The Centro de Exposiciones Costa Salguero and ARTECLASICA 11, the Buenos Aires Modern and Contemporary Art Fair, call visual artists to participate in the 2011 Painting Prize, as part of the scheduled activities of the eighth edition of ARTECLASICA that will take place on July 13 through the 18 of 2011, at Pavilions 1 and 2 of the Centro Costa Salguero in the city of Buenos Aires.

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Award

Neues Museum
Mies van der Rohe Award

With the central purpose of recognizing and rewarding architectonical production of the highest quality in Europe, the 2011 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture / Mies van der Rohe Award, was presented this year to the Neues Museum in Berlin. A reconstruction created by British architect Sir David Chipperfield, the building¿s revamping represents a fusion between the old and the contemporary.

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ART NOTES
 

La Cidade du Homem Nu (The City of the Naked Man)

When recalling the various urbanistic impulses that course through Brazilian history in the Twentieth Century, it is impossible for the notion of utopia not to come immediately to mind. It appears in Fordlandia, a ghost city in the southern Amazon area founded by Henry Ford in 1928, when it was believed possible to impose on the rainforest the grammar of mass production.

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Design

Brazilian Biennial of Design 2010

Less was the word that opened the way to the largest of the nine shows that, along with a formidable satellite program of activities, shaped the Curitiba Design Biennial. Not necessarily intending to discard the modern slogan that less is more, from a land of abundance, the message was simply short and honest: less.

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Solo Show

Emilia Azcárate

What can be said about an abstract work that does not answer to the abstract parameters of modernity? Perhaps that it is very personal, but never so much so that it does not subscribe to the thinking that continues to preside over this art. The idea of creating very personal work—an unquestionable characteristic of modernity—could be regarded as the typical attitude of many contemporary artists in response to the empty sensation that invades these after being freed from the many, and sometimes, very strict constraints imposed by modernit.

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Solo Show

Domingo De Lucía

An attempt to convey through art the sociopolitical conflict that Venezuela is currently experiencing is not a simple task, and could even mean suicide for an artist. In his exhibition entitled Std. Color at the El Anexo exhibition space in Caracas, Domingo De Lucía presents a series of ambiguous and modest installations in which the systems of industrial production of the color red form the basis of his inquiries.

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