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Weekly News, May 9 to May 15, 2016

Carolina García Jayaram
The Board of Trustees of the National YoungArts Foundation announced this week the appointment of Carolina García Jayaram as President and Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Jayaram succeeds Michael Kaiser, Interim Chief Executive Officer.
Wilfredo Prieto at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo del Zulia
The exhibition titled "System Error" by Wilfredo Prieto (1978, Sancti Spiritus), presented at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo del Zulia (MACZUL) in the city if Maracaibo.
New Space
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
The expansion and revamp of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will be unveiled to the public on Saturday May 14, 2016.
Marisol Escobar
With Marisol Escobar (“Marisol”), who died on April 30th, we have lost one of the most singular and iconic sculptors of the Twentieth Century. A Venezuelan born in Paris, she had ties to the South American nation not only thanks to her father’s heritage.
Architecture Competition, New Wing of Contemporary Arts
The Museo de Arte in Lima (MALI) announced its call for proposals for a new contemporary art wing.
The expansion will include a library, new exhibition rooms, classrooms, workshops, a cafe and a public plaza.


Leslie Sardiñas designs a stage for the New York City Ballet
The arrival of spring was celebrated last May 4th at the New York City Ballet Gala, one of the most significant social events of the year in New York City.

On Kawara at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, N.Y.
On the occasion of this exhibition of works by On Kawara (1933-2014), BlouinArtInfo presents a video featuring Jeffrey Weiss, the museum’s Senior Curator, who tells us about the Japanese artist and the inspiration behind his Silence.
For Weiss, organizing this exhibition at the Guggenheim meant a felicitous encounter between the site and the artist’s concept. This is due, he says, to two circumstances: first, the disposition of the museum’s ramps and their allegory of the passage of time; second, the connection between Kawara’s practices and the Guggenheim building’s “transparency” and design.
On Kawara was a conceptual artist intensely active since the 1960s. Weiss, however, emphasizes two aspects of his work that distinguish him from his contemporaries: his devotion to the use of painting as a medium, and his concept of “time-life”.

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ArtNexus 100
March - May 2016

Wilfredo Prieto. Amarrado a la pata de la mesa
Catalog of the exhibition by the young Cuban artist Wilfredo Prieto, at Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo (CA2M), in Madrid.
Price: US$15

Moderno. Design for Living in Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela, 1940-1978
The catalog for the show of the same title organized by and held at The Americas Society in New York City, and later at the University of Texas at Austin’s Blanton Museum of Art.
Price: US$50