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Acción Urgente: Intervenciones en el espacio público
The Proa Foundation presents, through August 24th, Acción Urgente, a South American panoramic of art interventions in urban spaces from the 1990s through the present.
Natalia Arias
Femininity Beyond Archetypes

Femininity Beyond Archetypes: Photography by Natalia Arias of Colombia highlights themes closely connected with OAS (Organization of Americas States) values through AMA's mission to promote social impact through the arts and the Inter-American Commission of Women's (CIM) work towards gender equality and the participation and leadership of women.
Visual Arts and Architecture Workshops
Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo is offering, for the school-recess season, several educational workshops for participants of all ages.
Marysole Wörner Baz
Already as a 15-year-old prodigy, Marysole Wörner Baz was characterized, in her person and her work, as a free, charitable, rebellious, self-taught, sensitive, determined, inquisitive, expressive, melancholy, generous, humorous, communitarian-minded, justice-seeking individual.
VIDA 16.0
Fundación Telefónica invites artists and creators from any nationality to participate in the international call VIDA 16.0 with proposals that offer innovative visions on the concept of artificial life in contemporary culture from the perspective of art, science and technology. The deadline to submit all the projects is July 31, 2014.
FNPI Sculpture Prize
The Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for the New Ibero-American Journalism (the FPNI Spanish acronym), with the technical assistance of the Arteria Foundation, calls artists born in any Latin American or Iberian-peninsula country to participate in the call for submissions for a sculpture to be used as a symbolic representation of the Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Award.
Carlos Cruz Diez, Maison de l´Amérique latine
It is (almost) a young kid who just presented his memoirs and, at the same time, his most recent ephemeral installation in the oval courtyard of the Maison de l'Amerique latine in Paris. Combining the art of the word with the art of chromatic integration into architecture
Altar de Dolores
Mexican artist Betsabeé Romero talks about Altar de Dolores: con el dolor y la fragilidad, her installation at the old San Ildefonso school, posited as a tribute to and a reflection abut the suffering of mothers who have seen their children die or be lost.

In the interview, Romero explains the three moments of the work and cites some of the elements employed in its creation, such as intervened tires, cut paper, candles, ceramic rams, among others, detailing their symbolism or their relationship to the theme of the intervention.

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ArtNexus 93
Jun - Aug 2014

Carlos Cruz-Diez in Conversation with Ariel Jiménez
The book documents more than thirty years of the artist's works through a conversation between Carlos Cruz-Diez, and Ariel Jimenez, chief curator at the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. The interview offers an insight into Cruz-Diez's work and the ideas behind it. Published in 2010 by Fundación Cisneros.
Price: US$21

Betsabeé Romero, El charro y el agave son armas de doble filo
Sculpted and burnished tin. "Charro" phrases engraved on each sword 2012-2013
Price: US$1500