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Weekly News, July 20 to July 26, 2015

Art Basel appoints Noah Horowitz as Director Americas
Art Basel recently announced the appointment of Noah Horowitz as its new Director of Americas starting in August 2015.

Jorge Riveros: Postponed Dreams
The Museo de Arte Moderno in Bogota presents "Jorge Riveros: Postponed Dreams," an exhibition consisting of paintings and sculptures by the Colombian artist that were conceived and sketched during the 1960s and 1970s.

Iconocracy. The Image of Power and the Power of the Image in Cuban Contemporary Photography
From June 26 to October 4, 2015, the north exhibition space at ARTIUM, Centro Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, presents the exhibition titled "Iconocracy.

Tania Bruguera: artist-in residence in New York City and the recent acquisition of her video installation Untitled (Havana 2000) from the MoMA
NYC Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl and Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) Commissioner Nisha Agarwal announced that the artist Tania Bruguera will serve as an artist-in-residence for one year at MOIA.

New Space
Inauguration of the First Contemporary Art Space in Sardinia Centered on Latin American Art
On July 2, the inauguration of the Galleria Macca, with an exhibition by Miami-based Argentine artist Diego Singh, marked the birth of the first contemporary art space in Sardinia dedicated to Latin American Art.

Miguel Ángel Cárdenas
Miguel Ángel Cárdenas was born in El Espinal, Colombia, in 1934. He studied architecture at the Universidad Nacional in Bogota (1952-1953) and Visual Arts at the Academia de Bellas Artes (1955-1957).

Curatorial Research Grants
The purpose of the grants is to allow each of the curators to develop a research project centered on the collection of this French cultural institution during the course of a three-month residency in Paris.
Highlights from ArtBasel 2015
Marc Spiegler, Director of Art Basel, speaks about several of the highlights from ArtBasel 2015, the edition of the fair that took place in June.

According to Spiegler, the first noteworthy theme was the architectural redesign of the "Unlimited" section, which for this edition was 15,000 square meters. The second was the exhibition held in the main hall (Hall 2), which included a large amount of historic pieces loaned by some of the most well-established galleries around the world. The third was the selection of "Parcour," a public art project centered on artists whose work is conceived in large formats and/or for outside spaces.

Splieger underscores the importance of the fair in its three editions—Miami Beach, Basel, and Hong Kong—as a platform where different types of exchanges are materialized. Likewise, he addresses the great importance of the participating galleries and the role that they play in the fair, as they are entrusted with bringing and mounting the works, as well as with generating the great interaction between the works and the attending public.

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ArtNexus 97
June - August 2015

Transpolitical, Art in Colombia 1992-2012
A publication sponsored by J. P. Morgan, exploring the Colombian art production of the last 20 years.
Price: US$70

Arte, estado y no he estado. Luis Camnitzer
The book contains texts written by Luis Camnitzer, with a certain auto-biographical character, which holds considerations on art and culture, unveiling the thoughts of the artist and art critic.
Price: US$20