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  ARTNEXUS WEEKLY NEWS. January 29, 2016


Weekly News, January 25 to January 31, 2016

La universidad desconocida
The symposium La Universidad desconocida (“The Unknown University”) is part of the public program organized around the exhibition Bajo un mismo sol: Arte de América Latina hoy (“Under the Same Sun: Latin American Art Today”), presented at Museo Jumex.
The Museo del Prado acquires The Virgin of the Pomegranate by Fra Angelico
The Royal Board of Trustees of the Museo del Prado and with the Minister of Education, Culture and Sport, Iñigo Méndez de Vigo, also in attendance, approved the acquisition of The Virgin of the Pomegranate.

Resignation and New Director
Gloria Zea Resigns as Director of the MAMBO
and Claudia Hakim, New Director

After more than 45 years of uninterrupted work, Gloria Zea leaves her post as director of the Museo de Arte Moderno in Bogota. She officially announced her decision to the board of directors of the Museo de Arte Moderno in Bogota on January 28.
The new director of MAMBO will be Claudia Hakim, a prominent Colombian artist and cultural manager

Freddy Carreño
Freddy Carreño has been a prominent figure in the Venezuelan cultural scene for his unwavering commitment to art criticism, museology and teaching. Born in Caracas on August 13, 1947, Carreño obtained a degree in Architecture from the Universidad Central de Venezuela in 1973.
(Art)xiomas): Cuban Art by the New Generation
(Art)xiomas) showcases an important group of creators from a new generation of Cuban visual artists, most of whom are around 30 years old and graduated from the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) in Havana.
MOCA Nomi Director’s position available
Since mid-December the local and specialized news in the art world reported on the paid administrative leave of Babacar M’Bow from his position as director of MOCA Nomi, as well as recent official confirmation of the permanent removal from his position.

Under the Same Sun
On the occasion of the traveling exhibition titled "Under the Same Sun" organized by the Museo Jumex, Julieta González, head curator of the Museum, along with Pablo León de la Barra, curator of the exhibition, have a conversation about their understanding of Latin American Art, artistic practices and the curatorial approach for the exhibition.

Julieta González stresses that the term Latin American art is controversial and tends to homogenize the various perspectives offered by artists and their countries. She also references and shares a point of view by Jorge Glusberg, who during the 1960s and 1970s affirmed that rather than the concept of Latin American art—non-existent in his view—Latin American art must be approached as a problem. González underscores that each problematic is worked and approached in a different manner for each artist, as the works in the exhibition are used as referents.

Pablo de la Barra talks about his curatorial exercise and shares his interest not solely in showcasing contemporary art in Latin America, but also in connecting it to the artists from the 1960s and 1970. Artists who like other creators today used the visual arts to address the social, political and formal issues of their time. It is a way of opening and offering ample perspective on the origin of an important part of the history of art in Latin America.

"Under the Same Sun" was previously shown in 2014 at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. This institution produced and presented this video. To learn more about the exhibition, please
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ArtNexus 99
Dec - Feb 2016

The uses of an image. Photography, film and video from the Jumex Collection
Anthology DOcumenting the curatorial criteria of the Jumex Collection from Mexico with works from the exhibition at MALBA, on the impact of technology and new media in contemporary art.
Price: US$37

Detrás del muro (Behind the Wall)
Book that accompanied the exhibition project Behind the Wall, presented along the Havana waterfront during the 11th Havana Biennial.
Price: US$50