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  ARTNEXUS WEEKLY NEWS. August 14, 2015
12/08/2015


 
Weekly News, August 10 to August 16, 2015

Award
Sara Modiano Award, Second Edition
In this edition of the Award, the El Cuerpo Habla art group was recognized for their performance titled Carga-Montón, an artistic proposal never before shown that will be presented in Bogotá on August 20, 2015.
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Biennial
Participating artists announced for 10th Mercosul Biennial
The 10th Mercosul Biennial in Porto Alegre, Brazil, has announced its roster of exhibiting artists. The participating artists were revealed at a press conference on July 29 by the biennial’s Chief Curator.
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Installation
Teresita Fernández. Fata Morgana
Fata Morgana is the latest work by Teresita Fernández; it opened June 1st and can be seen through early 2016 at Madison Square Park in New York City.
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Exhibition
Iole de Freitas "The Weight of Each One”
The exhibition reveals a change in the work by Iole de Freitas: the utilization of stainless steel sheets instead of polycarbonate sheets.
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Exhibition
Abrahadabra, el ritual de lo habitual
The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Bogotá is presenting, through August 30th, Abrahadabra, el ritual de lo habitual, an exhibition featuring the work of 20 artists from Venezuela, Brazil, Germany, and Colombia.
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Obituary
Carlos Caicedo
Carlos Caicedo, one of the most important photojournalists of Colombia, died on July 13 in the city of Bogota at the age of 85.
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Controversies around the new building for Bruce Berkowitz’s private collection
The City of Miami (Department of Planning and Zoning) has trimmed the proposal for the building, located on Biscayne Boulevard and 26th Street, on more than one occasion, due to existing restrictions for construction in the area.
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Iole de Freitas
The Galería Silvia Cintra + Box4 presents a conversation with Brazilian artist Iole de Freitas about the use of stainless steel in her most recent works.

Using as introduction the multiple created for ArtNexus in 2013, which references her monumental installation at Casa Daros, de Freitas talks about the institutions in which she has presented the works made with polycarbonate sheets, the Fundación Ibere Camargo, and about the concept behind her question "what are museum walls for."

For her most recent works, de Freitas decided to replace the polycarbonate sheets with stainless steel ones, a material that requires more precise measuring and that generates other types of effects. In the video de Freitas presents small pieces created for the gallery and defines them as "structural poetic references;" references that she also included in monumental works that were part of her most recent exhibition at the Museu de Arte Moderna in Rio de Janeiro (MAM).

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ArtNexus 97
June - August 2015



The Great Swindle
A book on the editorial and artistic project by Colombian Santiago Montoya, visual artist of Halcyon Gallery, who works with the subjects of the financial system.
Price: US$60




Body and Soul
An excellent catalogue that accompanies the show by the same name, held at the Salomon R. Guggenheim Museum, in New York.
Precio: US$48