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Atopy. Migration, Legacy and Absence of Place
Developed by the Museo de Arte Moderno in Bogota, in collaboration with the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Foundation (TBA21).
Drapetomanía: Grupo Antillano and the Art of Afro-Cuba
With its current stay at the African American Museum in Philadelphia, the exhibition Drapetomanía: Grupo Antillano and the Art of Afro-Cuba reached its sixth edition, including those presented in the United States and Cuba.
The Getty Foundation Grants $8.45 Million Dollars in Donations for Pacific Standard Time Exhibitions
On March 30, the Getty Foundation announced the granting of $8.45 million dollars in donations for exhibitions to 43 organizations in Southern California that participate in the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.
130 years
School of Fine Arts

Colombia’s Universidad Nacional will offer in 2016 a diverse academic and cultural program, as it celebrates 130 years of its School of Fine Arts and 80 of its School of Architecture.
Experimenta / Sur V
The Goethe-Institut offers grants to support the traveling (a permanent platform in Bogota and a temporary one in Buenaventura) of participants from other Latin American countries and from other cities in Colombia.

David Lamelas
Conceptual artist David Lamelas presents his works and some of his most characteristic creations, based on four different categories.

Lamelas begins with sculpture. In this category, he travels back to the beginnings of his career, specifically the mid-1960s and his later decision to explore a more conceptual veneer. In Film, he talks about his first trip to Los Angeles, the filming of “The Desert People”, and his interest in the ambiguity between real time, the time of the viewer, and the time of film. Since childhood, Lamelas was interested in photographs seen in newspapers. Fiction and representation based on this medium drove him to create “Character Appropriation” in 1974, portraying himself as a rock star. In Performance, Lamelas emphasizes the fact that he doesn’t see himself as a performance artist, while underscoring that this is nevertheless one of his means of expression. In this category, he talks about “Time”, a performance originally presented in 1970 and restaged in 2008 at the Tate.

Lamelas reflects about our awareness of time and its passage in our lives. For him, time is now longer than it was. While it might be closer to the end, it is also closer to eternity, an ever-lasting state.

ArtNexus has published an texts about the artist, available at

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ArtNexus 100
March - May 2016

Conversaciones en Colombia
This book features a series of conversation that Hans Ulrich began in 2010 with Colombian artists and became an exhaustive exploration of the country’s art landscape.
Price: US$25

To and From Utopia in the New Cuban Art
A critical history of the new Cuban art, exploring its remarkable artistic accomplishments and its role as catalyst for public debate.
Price: US$37