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  ARTNEXUS WEEKLY NEWS. July 11,2011.
11/07/2011

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July 11 to 15, 2011


Award

54th Venice Biennale Prizes

The Venice Biennale announced the winners of the Golden Lions. This year, the international jury formed by Hassan Khan (Egypt), Carol Yinghua (China), Letizia Ragaglia (Italy), Christine Macel (France), and John Waters (U.S.) presented the following prizes: The Golden Lion for Best National Participation went to Germany and to artist Christoph Schlingensief, who died in August of 2010. Susanne Gaensheimer, curated the German Pavillion.

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Adrian Villar-Rojas

The Murderer of Your Heritage is the latest installation created especially for the 54th Venice Biennale by artist Adrian Villar-Rojas, who received the Benesse Prize for emerging artists during the inauguration of the Biennale.

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Exhibition

Leandro Katz en el MoMA

Leandro Katz's installations Lunar Alphabet II and Lunar Sentence II (1978-79) will be shown until February of 2012 at the Edward Steichen Photography Galleries, as part of a selection of recently acquired works that have been added to the MoMA's permanent collection.

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Call

Petrobras Energía-Buenos Aires PHOTO 2011 Competition

Petrobrás Energía and Buenos Aires Photo announce the opening of their call for participation in the 2011 edition of the Petrobras-Buenos Aires Photo Competition. The event is open to any professional or amateur photographers from anywhere around the world.

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ARTECÁMARA

With the call ArteCámara "Young Artists Research Project," the CCB makes a significant contribution to the open participation of young artists in the cultural development of our society as it offers them important incentives to develop the production of new works, visibility, and commercially viable opportunities.

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ART NOTES
 

Manifesta 8: The Possibility of a Dialog of Borders

In a few years, Manifesta has positioned itself as the European biennial, especially because of its inclusive policies and its peculiarly itinerant character. Emerged as an answer to the new reality of the European Union, Manifesta differs as a matter of principle from its closest reference, Documenta Kassel. The inclusion of artists and curators of the former Eastern Bloc gave it a potential that ultimately, despite the polemics, has been beneficial.

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May 2011 Latin American Auctions NY

Abundance was the qualifying word this season for the Latin American sales at both Christie's and Sotheby's. Rarely does the market get a chance to see Latin American art of quality in such quantities and from almost every period and school. The success of the sales, which totaled an outstanding $26,853,025 for Sotheby's and $22,571,450 for Christie's, is very impressive indeed.

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Exhibition

Embracing Modernity

Shows like Embracing Modernity: Venezuelan Geometric Abstraction demonstrate that in the long term, beyond any a posteriori revision of the conceptual and formal issues raised by its cubes, reticules, and serial repetitions, Venezuelan geometric abstraction fulfilled its original goals of transcending the borders of time and of locality in favor of generating a universal, enduring discourse.

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Solo Show

María Cristina Cortés

María Cristina Cortés has been showing her work in a systematic way for a long time. Each of her exhibitions reveals a new exploration of the landscape, a theme she has been approaching for some time now, driven by a preoccupation for the deterioration of the environment.

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Solo Show

Luis Luna

Artist Luis Luna created the work Lux Feminae to challenge spectators to reflect on the notion of hybridity, in order to attain a subjective and open vision of reality that encompasses several aspects of the construction of contemporary identities. A continuous process of re-creation, re-definition, and re-articulation of a world vision allows for the possibility of completely articulating the experience in terms of a visual and textual language.

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