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  ARTNEXUS WEEKLY NEWS. August 7, 2015

Weekly News, August 3 to August 9, 2015

Santiago Olmo Appointed Director of the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea
The curator and art critic Santiago Olmo was selected as the new director of the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea (CGAC).
Félix Suazo
After twelve years of acclaimed and successful efforts, Rosa Fernández is stepping down as Manager of Sala TAC, an exhibition space belonging to the Trasnocho Cultural Foundation, and embarking on new professional projects. Since June 1st, the position is held by researcher and curator Félix Suazo.
Traces and Remains. Inquiries on the Present
Until October 19, 2015, the Museo Amparo presents the exhibition titled "Traces and Remains. Inquiries on the Present" curated by Tatiana Cuevas.
The Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Quito, Presents Spin-Off: Exhibition of the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection
The exhibition consists of over 65 works from the private collection of contemporary Italian art of the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo.
Museo efímero del olvido "Ephemeral Museum of Oblivion"
The "Ephemeral Museum of Oblivion" curatorial project invites viewers to think about time and memory based on questioning the notion of a traumatic past for which forgetting is a problem.
My Buenos Aires, Portrait of a City
For its third edition centered on a capital city—after Winnipeg, Canada, in 2011, and Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2013—La Maison Rouge, a private gallery, showcases the current art scene in Buenos Aires through a group of in situ works selected by curators Paula Aisemberg and Albertine de Galbert.
The Louis Vuitton – Takashi Murakami
collaboration comes to an end

After more than 13 years working together, the Louis Vuitton company has announced the end of its relationship with Japanese artist Takashi Murakami.
Takashi Murakami, CNN interview
In an interview with Kristie Lu for the television network CNN, Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami speaks about his life and his interest in contemporary art.

Superflat, an artistic movement headed by Murakami, is one of the concepts covered in the interview that help introducing Anime, Manga and the protagonists of his work.

In addition, Murakami talks about collaborating in the animation of a Kanye West’s music video, the design of Louis Vuitton articles—after Marc Jacobs invited him to collaborate in 2004—introducing the concept of contemporary art in commercial products, and his formal artistic education in Japan and New York.

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ArtNexus 97
June - August 2015

Los colores del ánimo
A book by Cuban art critic and curator Elvia Rosa Castro, which is, as she has stated: “…an autobiographic book…It is quite a fitting extension of myself”, where she is profiled as a virtual person.
Price: US$15

Doris Salcedo
The book was edited to accompany the groundbreaking retrospective by the Colombian artist whose installations, sculptures and site-specific as well as public space interventions refer to the trauma of the victims of political violence, racism, systemic inequality and overall, war.
Price: US$40