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Weekly News, July 6 to July 12, 2015

Eugenio Valdés Figueroa
Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, founder and president of the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), has announced the appointment of Eugenio Valdés-Figueroa as the new director and curator of the foundation.

Graciela Sacco
"Nothing is Where We Think It Is..."

From July 9 to October 5 of 2015, the Museo de Arte del Banco de la República presents " Nothing is Where We Think It Is...," a retrospective of artist Graciela Sacco curated by researcher Diana B. Wechsler.

In Abstract, Fanny Sanín
As its title suggests, the show marks artist Fanny Sanin’s donation to the Museo Nacional de Colombia, offering a group of works that narrate the artistic trajectory of this Colombian painter, recognized by the international art community as a referent of the history of Colombian art.

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
In recent days the City of Toronto presented the program for the Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, a night in which the Canadian city does not sleep, to enjoy the contemporary art that takes hold of it.

Ever Astudillo
Artist Ever Astudillo has died at the age of 67 in Cali, the city of his birth, where he lived and was the subject of his works.

Contemporary art is a reflection of today’s society
On the occasion of the most recent exhibition by artist Francis Alÿs, Forbes Mexico presents a video in which Cuauhtémoc Medina, curator of the exhibition, talks about "Francis Alÿs: Story of a Negotiation" and contemporary art as a reflection of today’s society.

Medina defines the role of the curator as a collaboration with the artist aimed at generating questions through ideas and objects, while also taking into account time and space. He discusses Alÿs’s paintings and affirms that each piece must be presented with "a lot of air." The curator also approaches the idea of contemporary art as a game of practical, explorative and critical processes on social themes that are neglected by other disciplines. He conceptualizes relevant and global themes that are present in the artistic inquiries of Mexican artists.

The exhibition will remain open to the public until August 16 of 2015 at the Museo Rufino Tamayo.

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ArtNexus 97
June - August 2015

Francis Alÿs. The Sign Painting Project (1993 - 1997): A Revision
The Sign Painting Project depicts Alÿs association with Juan Garcia, Emilio Rivera, and Enrique Huerta from 1993 to 1997.
Price: US$50

A Three-Dimensional Dialog
Agustín Cárdenas, Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar, Pablo Atchugarry
This catalog that accompanies the show by the same name, presented at Durban Segnini Gallery in Miami, draws together the careers of three important sculptors of the American continen.
Price: US$15