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  ARTNEXUS WEEKLY NEWS. September 5, 2011.


Press Release


September 5 to 9, 2011


5th Single-Work Competition "Creemos, Creamos" 2011

Torrearte, S.L., a local-development agency, is calling for the 5th Single-Work Competition "Creemos, Creamos" 2011. The competition is open to individuals of any nationality working on any discipline, and is governed by the concept of "single work", which is defined as a non-serial, individualized work of art that has not won any prizes in other competitions.



Guggenheim Fellowships Awards 2011

The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation has awarded thirty fellowships to a diverse group of artists, academics, and scientists from Latin America and the Caribbean. Chosen from almost 500 applicants, the new fellows hail from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru.



Symposium-Encuentros: Artistic Exchange between the U.S. and Latin America

This symposium will examine artistic exchange between Latin America and the United States from the late nineteenth century to the present, bringing up to date the narratives investigated by scholars in recent years which can attest the desire to dissolve the rigid borders that separate the history of art of the United States from that of Latin America.



Stuart A. Ashman
President and CEO

Mike Deovlet and Burke Gumbiner, Co-Chairmen of the Museum of Latin American Art's Board of Directors, announced the appointment of Stuart A. Ashman as MOLAA's President and CEO. His appointment is the result of a six-month international search and his tenure will begin on September 6, 2011.



Guillermo Whitelow

As the month of March 2011 reached its end, a deep sadness inundated the Argentinean art scene. Guillermo Whitelow, the historian, art critic, and professor, has passed away. He was 87 years old.




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.



Solo Show


The need to shape a recent history of art in Mexico is becoming increasingly more evident. The period from the end of the 1970s to the mid-1990s, which included important figures from the Neo-Mexicanism and Geometrism movements, has not been properly analyzed and documented. It is precisely during this time that, together with these two better known currents, several other art collectives emerged as the precursors of conceptual art.


Solo Show

Melanie Smith-Rafael Ortega

Melanie Smith has once again collaborated with filmmaker Rafael Ortega in a new filmed intervention that involves locations in the town of Xilitla.


Solo Show

Julio Le Parc

Julio Le Parc is considered one of the pioneers of kinetic art. He has been consistently working and experimenting within this art tendency since the 1950s. Still today his work gravitates towards kinetics, showing the same freshness and innovative sense that made it stand apart so many years ago.