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  ARTNEXUS WEEKLY NEWS. April 30th,2011.
27/04/2011

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April 25 to 29, 2011


Award

"Purificación García" Latin American Photography Prize

Aimed at expanding its photography collection into new frontiers, Purificación García announced, in the context of the Zona MACO Contemporary Art Fair, the Latin American Photography Prize, with a purse of 10,000.00 USD and open to any artists born or living in Latin America who are currently participating in the fair.

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Exhibition

Carrington and Gerzso

Mexican painter Leonora Carrington celebrates her 94th birthday with an exhibition at the Centro Cultural Estación Indianilla, in Mexico City, that will also include works by visual artist Günther Gerzso (1915-2000). It will remain open to the public until June 11.

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Exhibition

"Beyond the Labyrinth: Latin American Art and the FEMSA Collection"

The Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington D.C. presents until June 18, 2011, the exhibition entitled "Beyond the Labyrinth: Latin American Art and the FEMSA Collection," (Fomento Económico Mexicano, S.A.) as part of a traveling exhibition that will also be presented in Bogota, Colombia, and in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

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Exhibition

"Magical Realism: The Visual Universe in Latin America"

Located in the city of Zhengzhou in the Henan province -the most populated region in the world- the Shangdu Museum of Art will present until May 14, 2011, the exhibition entitled Magical Realism: The Visual Universe in Latin America.

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Theft

Forty-Five Works by Omar Rayo Stolen

Forty-five works by Colombian artist Omar Rayo (1928-2010) were stolen from Rayo's residence. The exact date of the robbery has not been established, but it is believed that the thieves perpetrated the crime at some point between January 15 and March 9 of 2011.

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ART NOTES
 

Complex and Fascinating Louise Bourgeois at Proa Foundation

Pain and redemption, passion and fear dominate Louise Bourgeois: The Return of the Repressed, an astounding exhibition of works by Louise Bourgeois (Paris, 1911 - New York, 2010) at Proa Foundation. The show explores the life and art of a key Twentieth-Century artist who, through her lucidity and capacity for introspection, found "visual equivalents" to "psychological states.

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ARTNEXUS MAGAZINE
 

Monograph

Betsabée Romero

From the start, Betsabée Romero focused her interest on an environment of great visual wealth. Everyday life in Mexico City offers an especially wide range of iconographic references that go from the pre-Hispanic to the colonial and emphatically, to the contemporary, the latter peppered with elements that have fed into our iconosphere to enrich and transform it into a whole of powerful presence.

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Solo Show

Mari Carmen Carrillo

Located in the Los Galpones Cultural Center, the Galería G-7 exhibited recent work by Mari Carmen Carrillo. Entitled Línea de Corte (Cut on the Dotted Line), the exhibition condenses a conceptual undercurrent that permeates her work. One of the formal protagonists of the exhibition is the work entitled La Línea (The Line).

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Solo Show

Rolando Peña

Rolando Peña has been doing multimedia performances since the mid-1970s. The shows entitled Testimonios (Testimonials) and Homenaje a Henry Miller (Homage to Henry Miller)—in which he used his body as the tangible object for the mise-en-scène—are the first of a long series of works that will make him well known. By combining dance, electronic music, and stroboscopic projections of images, Peña would propose a political discourse elaborated under highly aesthetic premises.

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