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  ARTNEXUS WEEKLY NEWS. November 8, 2013.

Weekly News, November 4 to 10, 2013
Waltercio Caldas
The Blanton Museum of Art of the University of Texas at Austin and the Fundação Iberê Camargo of Porto Alegre, Brazil, have joined forces to organize the first retrospective survey of the work of Waltercio Caldas, curated by Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro.
The Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach is hosting three important exhibitions
Following their leadership in showing the best of Latin American art in the United States, the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California has organized three exhibits that explore the life and work of Latin artists: “LATINO/US Cotidiano,” “Forms: Artists from La Ruptura” and “Spotlight: Marta Minujin.”
"Ideas City São Paulo"
The SESC Pompeia, in partnership with the New Museum in New York held between October 25-27th, the international conference "Ideas City: São Paulo" a biennial event that is to function as a platform for discussions between artists, architects, designers, urban planners, sociologists, and community with hopes of using art and culture to raise solutions for the city.
Galería El Museo
El Museo gallery celebrates its 25th anniversary with the opening of its new Bogotá location and with La suerte del color, a retrospective exhibition with paintings, sculptures, and installations created by Colombian artist Nadín Ospina during his 33-year career, which will remain open to the public through November 26th.
Hudinilson Jr., or, The Artist Who Did Not Listen to the Siren's Song
It has never been easy to resist the Siren’s song, and even less not to fall prey to their spell. Especially when it promises benefits, lucre, and advantages… In the case of Hudinilson Urbano Junior (São Paulo, 1957-2913), it was clear from very early on that there were other, more poetic songs that the artist was following, and that he would not be mesmerized by the standardized melodies of success or prestige when wielding the truth of a biography rendered into a living poetics, wherein life and work were to interconnect their tense threads, their plot like a drift (a flux that is in part Fluxus-like).
Call for applications: Low-Residency MFA in Visual Art
The first low-residency program in visual art in the country, the MFA in Visual Art at Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA) is accepting applications for its February 2014 residency. The deadline is November 15, 2013.
International Visual Arts Award “Obra abierta 2014”
Caja de Extremadura, through its Social Works program, is calling for submissions to its International Visual Arts Award “Obra Abierta 2014”.
The call is open to artists of any nationality and place of residence, prior inscription according to the event’s rules.

Pablo Siquier
In "contractura", Pablo Siquier's recent exhibition at Baró Gallery, precision and primitivism combine in three outsize panels where the artist deploys the technique of charcoal drawing on the wall, adopting the development of large formats.
An interview with Siquier by Thais Gouveia where the Argentinean artist talks about his work as a kind of synthesis of the experience of the city, how the idea for the drawings presented in that exhibit emerged, and the influence on them of Twentieth-Century urban architecture, as well as the reasons behind his use of such a traditional material as charcoal against the option of digital design.

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Contemporary Art in Latin America
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Pulses of Abstraction in Latin America
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