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May 23 to 27, 2011


Artur Barrio
Velázquez Visual Arts Prize

Portuguese-born Brazilian artist Artur Barrio was awarded the 2011 Velázquez Visual Arts Prize with a purse of 125,000 euros. According to the jury there is in Barrio's work "the construction of a radical poetic that produces a relationship and echo with political and social events." The jury also noted that "his work-developed through actions, performances, installations and videos-explores the ephemeral and transient, as it focuses in symbolic effects and unexpectedly beautiful visions"



Pilar Juncosa and Sotheby's Awards and Grants 2011

Aimed at promoting artistic projects associated with the gardens that surround its buildings -Edificio Moneo, Taller Sert, and Son Boter- and to take full advantage of that natural space that represents a trademark of the institution, the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró announces the Pilar Juncosa and Sotheby's Awards and Grants 2011. A sole winner will be selected to develop an artistic intervention at the gardens.



Cuban Visions

As part of the celebration of Cuban culture organized by the City of New York this spring, an exhibition will be inaugurated on May 27 at New York¿s Metropolitan Pavilion entitled Cuban Visions. It is a thorough exhibition of contemporary Cuban art, curated by Mailyn Machado and Yandro Miralles.


New Space

Museo de Arte Afroamericano, Caracas.

To mark its twenty years of activity, the Fundación Nelson Sánchez Chapellín-a non-profit and private institution-will inaugurate on May 22, in Caracas, the Museo de Arte Afroamericano (MAAC). The result of a constant effort to collect and conserve more than 3,000 objects from several African countries, this is the first museum of its kind to open in Venezuela.



Latin American Art Auction

The Morton's Auction House will organize a traditional auction of Latin American art in Mexico City on May 31, 2011, at 7 pm..



Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color, and Space

Curated by Alma Ruiz, the exhibition presents five large-scale installations by emblematic artists Carlos Cruz-Diez (Venezuela, b. 1923), Lucio Fontana (Argentina/Italy, 1899-1968), Julio Le Parc (Argentina, b. 1928), Hélio Oiticica (Brazil, 1937-1980), and Jesús Rafael Soto (Venezuela, 1923-2005).



Solo Show

Pablo Vargas Lugo

Throughout his artistic trajectory, Pablo Vargas-Lugo has proposed a dialogue that contrasts an honest and rigorous style impeccable to the point of being aseptic with an ironic tone more honest than propositional and as cold as it is humorous on the changes in meaning of signs and materials. He juxtaposes nature and human experience, geometry and anthropology, in order to abstract social and sacred interactions based on his representation of organic bodies.


Solo Show

Luis Cruz Azaceta

The so called post-industrial society has generated a schizophrenic and paranoid individual that thrives in a sort of autophagy that leads to self-annulation. This is precisely the individual and leitmotiv that animates the work by Luis Cruz Azaceta, a relentless explorer of contemporary human drama, whose work is now showcased at the Panamerican Art Projects Gallery.


Solo Show

Humberto Castro

Traces of Migrations, Humberto Castro¿s most recent individual show, brings together a group of works that are like snapshots of his own life. As the title indicates, this is a representation of the artist¿s vision through his years of exile and of what he believes has marked him as a person.


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