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  ARTNEXUS WEEKLY NEWS. October 16, 2015



Weekly News, October 12 to October 18, 2015

8th Luis Caballero Award
The Luis Caballero Award was created in 1996 by Jorge Jaramillo from the Instituto Distrital de Cultura y Turismo (IDCT) and is now organized by the Instituto Distrital de las Artes (IDARTES) through the Gerencia de Artes Plásticas y Visuales.
The Art of Writing about Art, Venezuelan Artists under the Gaze of Bélgica Rodríguez
The Fundación BBVA pays tribute to the professional trajectory of art historian and critic Bélgica Rodríguez with an exhibition of works by artists that illustrate a selection of books authored by her.
San Juan Poly/Graphic Triennial: Latin America and the Caribbean
The renowned triennial will open on October 24th and will last through February 27s, 2016, at different locations in the city of San Juan and across Puerto Rico, seeking to integrate peripheral spaces.
New Space
Fototeca Latinoamericana (FOLA) Museum
Fototeca Latinoamericana (FOLA) opened its doors in early October, 2015. Headed by Gastón Deleau and intended as the first museum of contemporary Latin American photography.
Ruth Benzacar Gallery 50 Years
The renowned Ruth Benzacar Gallery is turning 50, and coinciding with the anniversary the gallery inaugurated its magnificent new space—designed by architect Nicolás Fernández Sanz.
Doris Salcedo
The Nasher Sculpture Center released a video about the Nasher Prize, the first international award devoted exclusively to sculpture. Jeremy Strick, Director of the center, announced that Colombian artist Doris Salcedo was the winner of the first Nasher Prize. The decision to give this recognition to Salcedo was based on a body of work created in the last three decades that responds to the social problems and events in her homeland.

Additionally, Strick discusses five of the most recognized works by Salcedo and their significance. Okwui Enwezor, curator and writer, made a brief speech in which he defined Salcedo as one of the most original artists and thinkers working with sculpture today.

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ArtNexus 98
Sept - Nov 2015

Luis Caballero. Homage
Dedicated to the work of the Colombian artist, contains a selection of texts taken from catalogues, books and other publications. With images that span the artist¹s oeuvre and a chronology of his exhibitions.
Price: US$80

Ruth Benzacar
This book on Ruth Benzacar was conceived as an homage and a testimony about her work and her action in favour of art.
Price: US$56.60