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  ARTNEXUS WEEKLY NEWS. August 29, 2011.
26/08/2011

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August 29 to September 2, 2011


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Fourth "City of Badajoz" Painting Prize

The city council of Badajoz announces the Fourth "City of Badajoz" Painting Prize. The competition is open to visual artists of any nationality whose participating works have not previously been recognized in any other event.

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Distinction

Residency Leonardo Herrera

In the framework of the Fellowship Program for Latin American Artists organized by MESA8 at Casa Poli, Colombian artist Leonardo Herrera has initiated a project that has led him to establish a close relationship with the community, as he delves in local social issues, particularly the crisis at the Bellavista Oveja Tomé textile factory, and the student protests in Concepción.

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Exhibition

Random Works

The Project entitled Aleatorios (Random Works) brings together an important number of Venezuelan contemporary artists. These authors come from different artistic disciplines-painting, sculpture, photography, music, dance, goldsmithing, graphic design, film, and illustration-and have adopted video and the emerging technologies as support for approaching new proposals and creative processes, while maintaining the formal and conceptual precepts of their previous inquiries.

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Exhibition

Zoom Latinoamericano

Works by prominent Latin American visual artists like the Mexican artists David Alfaro Siqueiros, José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, and Frida Kahlo, among other artists, are part of the exhibition entitled Latin American Zoom. Curated by Cristina Lleras and Juan Darío Restrepo, the exhibition was inaugurated at the Museo Nacional de Colombia in Bogota on August 24.

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Event

International Encounter in Medellin

The International Encounter in Medellin (MDE11) will be inaugurated on September 4 and it will center on the various forms of construction and recreation of knowledge from an artistic point of view, as it evaluates the limitations and challenges of pedagogic experimentation in institutional, artistic, and public practices.

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ART NOTES
 

ARTenOtraparte

Brazil's success in this era of the image stems from the success of the themes the country has been coining for half a century or longer. Such success has made Brazil the leading country when it comes to a tropical modernity represented by the contrast between the utopic Brasilia of Lucio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer and the delirious baroque of the Carnival groups from Rio de Janeiro, the forest of skyscrapers in São Paulo and the endless beaches in Copacabana; the exuberant beauty of the mulatas and the anorexic ways of Brazilian top models; the wild Maracaná and equally wild favelas.

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ARTNEXUS MAGAZINE
 

Solo Show

Ciro Beltrán

This new exhibition by Ciro Beltrán brings together works extending previous lines of exploration with others that imply an innovation or shift.

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Solo Show

David Alfaro Siqueiros

The exhibit “Siqueiros: Landscape Painter,” at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, which is the first of its kind anywhere, shines a light on a dazzling but little known aspect of Siqueiros’s work.

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Solo Show

Jorge Vera

Peruvian artist Jorge Vera is a leading photographer working with digital and analog images. He works with alternative photographic processes that use silver and salts, as he relies on multiple techniques to create photomontages, 3D objects, light boxes, and collages.

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