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  ARTNEXUS WEEKLY NEWS. April 11, 2014

Weekly News, April 7 to 13, 2014
Galeria Raquel Arnaud celebrates 40 years
On April 2, the Galeria Raquel Arnaud inaugurated a group exhibition of the artists it represents–along with an exhibition at the Instituto Tomie Othake that will run concurrently–to celebrate 40 years of existence and its work as promoter of the visual arts in Brazil.
Rubens. The Triumph of the Eucharist
The Museo Nacional del Prado presents until June 29 of 2014513 Rubens. The Triumph of the Eucharist, an exhibition curated by Alejandro Vergara.
Alfredo Jaar. Shadows
The Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo (CA2M) of the Comunidad de Madrid (Móstoles), opened on March 22 an exhibition whose objective is to analyze the role played by artistic action in the current art scene.
Antonio Dias at the Fundación Iberê Camargo
An important exhibition titled Power of Painting by artist Antonio Dias was inaugurated in March of this year at the Fundación Iberê Camargo in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegra, in Rio Grande do Sul.
Abstraction Abstracción Abstração: Sophistication in Brazilian Art
The Inter–American Development Bank (IDB) presents the exhibition Abstraction Abstracción Abstração: Sophistication in Brazilian Art as a preamble and special tribute to Brazil, host of the 55th Annual Meeting of the IDB’s Board of Governors that was held at the end of March. The exhibition will remain open to the public until May 16, 2014.
Lens Photography Scholarship 2014
Lens Escuela de Artes Visuales announces the call for its Lens Photography Grant 2014 aimed at making accessible its Masters in Photography of Author and Professional Projects (4rd edition) to photographers.
1st Grau Arts Award
The Fundación Enrique Grau, through its Director Monika Hartmann, invites Colombian and international artists who reside in Colombia, to participate in the 1st Grau Arts Award 2014.
María Evelia Marmolejo in conversation with curator Cecilia Fajardo-Hill
Curator Cecilia Fajardo–Hill and Colombian artist María Evelia Marmolejo discuss various aspects of Marmolejo’s performance May 1st, 1981 – February 1st, 2013, presented at Mandragoras Art Space in New York City. María Evelia, New York City–based, is one of the most radical performance artists in the 1980s in Latin America. The political and feminist performatic work by María Evelia Marmolejo started in the late 1970s in Cali, Colombia. In her work, the woman’s body plays a powerful role addressing socio–political issues, pertinent to Latin America and the world at large.

May 1st, 1981 – February 1st, 2013 is a performance that symbolically traverses the last 30 years, creating a public and poetic site where to experience, in a critical and sensorial manner, the paradoxical, destructive nature of violence“. María Evelia Marmolejo

ArtNexus published in 2012, an Essay written by Cecilia Fajardo–Hill about the artist’s work, available here

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ArtNexus 92
Mar - May 2014

The Art of Fernando Botero
Book by Juan Carlos Botero on the trajectory, importance and development of his father’s work, Fernando Botero. The book includes essays on the main subjects of his works, such as bullfighting, violence, the circus and portraits; and a second part on his aesthetic convictions where he writes about satire wrapped in love, post–abstract figuration and the value of the technique.
Price: US$45

Geometric Abstraction in Latin America
This book gathers anthological selection of texts published in Arte en Colombia / ArtNexus magazine around geometric abstraction in the region. Four chapters group essays, monographic articles and exhibition reviews.
Price: US$60