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  ARTNEXUS WEEKLY NEWS. February 19, 2016

Weekly News, February 15 to February 21, 2016

James Rondeau Appointed Director of the Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago has appointed James Rondeau as its new director and president, replacing Douglas Druick who announced his retirement in October 2015. Rondeau will take over the post in 2016.
Danny Lyon’s work at the Frost Art Museum
Danny Lyon (Brooklyn, 1942) is a major figure in US documentary photography and New Journalism. His work is now on view in a solo exhibition at Florida International University’s Frost Art Museum.
Ancient Andean Art Presented at the Lowe Art Museum of the University of Miami
Kay Pacha: Reciprocity with the Natural World is an exhibition curated by Dr. Traci Andren, professor at the Department of Anthropology of the University of Miami.
Olafur Eliasson at Versailles
From June through November, 2016, the Palace of Versailles will be presenting the work of Olafur Eliasson, an artist who in the course of his career has explored themes of perception, motion, personal experience, and emotion.
Alirio Oramas
Alirio Oramas, a key figure in Venezuelan art of the second half of the Twentieth Century, died on January 3rd. Oramas leaves behind the fruits of an extensive and prolific career as an artist, teacher, and active member of workshops, groups, and projects that had significant resonance in art sphere.
Fundación Botín Announces Call for 8 International Grants in Visual Arts and 2 in Curatorial Studies
The Fundación Botin launches the 24rd edition of its International Visual Arts Grants and the 12th call of its Curatorship of Exhibitions and Museum Management Grants. The application deadlines are May 6 and May 13, respectively.

Mercosur Visual Arts Award
Mercosur Cultural announced the opening of the Mercosur Visual Arts Award during the meeting of ministers of Culture of Mercosur.

Danny Lyon

The Museum of Photographic Arts presents a video about the work of US photographer Danny Lyon.

At the age of 20, after studying at the University of Chicago, Lyon travelled with his camera to Atlanta, Georgia, to document events connected to human rights issues. While he was there, he joined the Students Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and worked as a photographer from 1962 to 1964. His photographic production immediately became part of the historic record.

Between 1963 and 1966, Lyon immersed himself in the world of motorcycles and made a photo essay about his experiences on the road which he published in a book titled The Bikeriders. In 1970 he took a series of photographs centered on the life of people in the jails of Texas titled Conversations with the Dead. For decades he has worked as a writer, filmmaker and documentarian, and has collaborated with the Magnum Photos agency.

The Frost Art Museum presents an exhibition of the work by Danny Lyon that will remain open until March 12. His many solo exhibitions include one at the Whitney Museum in 2007.

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Dec - Feb 2016

John Castles. Entre el suelo y la pared
Book published to accompany an exhibition of the same title at Galería Nueveochenta. It reviews the career of one of Colombia’s most relevant sculptors, whose work has had a significant local and international impact.
Price: US$17

Transpolitical, Art in Colombia 1992-2012
A publication sponsored by J. P. Morgan, exploring the Colombian art production of the last 20 years. With the contribution of the renowned curators José Roca and Sylvia Suárez.
Price: US$70