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Weekly News, June 24 to 30, 2013
Changes to the CNI-SECS Marcantonio Vilaça 2014 Award
Fort the first time since its conception almost ten years ago, the award granted by the CNI-SECS institution named after well-known gallery owner Marcatonio Vilaça will not open its call for artists to participate.
MUSAC Appoints New Director
The Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Government of Castilla and León, Alicia García, announced the appointment of Manuel Oliveira as new director of the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC, León).
María Mercedes Herrera-Buitrago
María Mercedes Herrera-Buitrago has just been named head of the curatorial team at the Museo Nacional de Colombia in Bogota.
Gustavo Vélez
Colombian sculptor Gustavo Vélez was invited by the city of Pietrasanta to exhibit his sculptural work. Located in Tuscany, this Italian city is regarded as the birthplace of sculpture in Italy.
ABACT and APEX-Brasil confirm agreement for the 2013/2014 period
ABACT (the Brazilian Contemporary Art Association) and Apex-Brasil (Brazil’s Agency for Export and Investment Promotion) confirmed their cooperation agreement for the 2013/2014 period with the Latitude project, devoted to the internationalization of contemporary Brazilian art.
New Space
La Fábrica Cultural Center
The doors to La Fábrica's renovated 400-meter space, devoted to cultural activities, opened last May 31st.
Manolo Vellojín
It is with great sadness that it was announced in recent days the death of Manolo Vellojín, a referent of geometric and abstract art in Colombia who approached religious themes with great passion, respect and innovation.
28th BMW Painting Award
One of the most important painting competitions in Spain, the 28th edition of the BMW Painting Award announces its call for participation open to Spanish and international painters who reside in Spain.
Record-Breaking Figure for Persian Rug
A Seventeenth Century Persian rug was the protagonist at the last Sotheby's auction. The rug was sold for over $30 million, breaking all previous records for rugs and carpets.
Art Collection Sale
The Detroit Institute of Arts is one of the largest museums in the US. Located in the cultural center of the Detroit, it is just a few miles north of the city’s downtown area. It was founded in 1885 and has a collection that today includes more than 65,000 works.
Colombia's minister of culture visits Rio
On her first official trip to Brazi since she was appointed the Colombian Minister of Culture in 2010, Mariana Garcés Córdoba met local governmental authorities in Rio de Janeiro and visited the exhibition Cantos Cuentos Colombianos [Colombian Songs and Tales] that features 10 artists from Colombia at Casa Daros.
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ArtNexus 89
Jun - Aug 2013

Análisis de un proceso en el tiempo, obras de Milton Becerra
Fundación Chacao presents this book documenting the diverse phases and media that Becerra has worked on, from drawing and photography to sculpture, installation and the integration of works for public spaces. Including chronology.
Price: US$120

ArtNexus Brasil en Colombia
Anthological book of Brazilian art conceived from texts published in ArtNexus/Arte en Colombia between 1974 and 2011, with Adriano Pedrosa as editor.
Price: US$40