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  ARTNEXUS WEEKLY NEWS. October 26, 2015

Weekly News, October 26 to November 1, 2015

Carmen Herrera’s upcoming exhibition at the Whitney
New York City’s Whitney Art Museum is programming an exhibition of works by Cuban artist Carmen Herrera for the Fall of 2016.
Jeffrey Deitch and Larry Gagosian, historically two great art-market competitors, will join forces for the first time to present an important exhibition during the first week of December, in the context of the Art Basel Miami Beach art fair.
Empty Lot, Abraham Cruzvillegas
Empty Lot is a large-format geometric sculpture using scaffolds, triangular wood planters, and soil collected from London parks, including Peckham, Haringey, and Westminster.
Florae Magazine
The FLORA ars+natura Foundation, in its sustained effort to strengthen the contemporary art scene, recently launched its Florae magazine.
Alirio Palacios
Alirio Palacios, artist, good friend, and teacher, died in Caracas last September. He leaves behind an immense legacy; everything in his work, from his drawings and engravings to his paintings and sculptures, was conceived in monumental, challenging ways.
Crisis at the 10th Mercosur Biennial
The 10th Mercosur Biennial is in the midst of a deep crisis; the message for this year, Messages of a New America, has instead revealed a profound disconnect.
Abraham Cruzvillegas
Mexican artist Abraham Cruzvillegas presents the installation titled Empty Lot that was specially commissioned for the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern. According to Cruzvillegas, "hope" was the main material used in this work and the one thing that one must never lose, even during the worst of times.

He adds that, in his experience, the works that require some sort of improvisation with the materials are those from which he learns the most, for it is during the creation of such works when he gets to witness transformations that raise questions and generate various states of anticipation.

Cruzvillegas predicts the final result of his work by adding that he will be satisfied with the project if something gets to grow from the planters that he constructed and filled with soil from several places in London. But even if nothing visible happens, he is confident that something will inevitably occur, whether one can see it or not. The installation will be on display until April 3, 2016. The video was produced by Tate.

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ArtNexus 98
Sept - Nov 2015

María Thereza Negreiros: Vida y Obra
A book centered on the work by Negreiros, particularly on her series, beginning with her most recent ones, and then continuing with a retrospective look at her entire body of work.
Price: US$70

2nd Edition 100 Colombianos 2013
100 Colombianos is a yearly recognition honoring Colombian emigrants who provide models of professional and personal success abroad.
Price: US$70