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Weekly News, May 16 to May 22, 2016

The exhibition Basta! focuses on current artistic practices coming out of Latin America – especially those dealing with the interplay of art and life addressing harsh aspects of reality.
32nd Biennial de São Paulo
Incerteza Viva [Live Uncertainty]

The 32nd Biennial de São Paulo, curated by Jochen Volz , and co-curators Gabi Ngcobo, Júlia Rebouças, Lars Bang Larsen and Sofía Olascoaga. The exhibition will be held from September 10 to December 11, 2016. Featuring approximately 90 artists and collectives, 54 of which attach the names.
Rafael Squirru
Rafael Squirru, a one-of-a-kind character, was a decisive figure in the formation of Latin America’s artistic and cultural field. Although he graduated as a lawyer from the University of Edinburgh in 1948, he never practiced that profession.
Still, 44th National Salon of Artists
The call to participate in the Still, 44th National Salon of Artists (44SNA) will remain open until May 23. The Salon will be held from September 16 to November 14 of this year in the city of Pereira, Colombia.

Frida Kahlo record of 8M at NYC auction
The 1939 painting by Frida Kahlo, Two Nudes in the Forest (The Land Itself) set a new auction record for the Mexican painter when it sold for $8 million at Christie's sale of impressionist and modern art on May 12, 2016.

Aimée García
Times Square Arts presents the video Times of Silence, a project by Cuban artist Aimée García Marrero, made in collaboration with the Cuban Artists Fund and exhibited on Broadway Avenue between 42nd and 43rd streets, in Times Square, Manhattan, New York City.

In the video, Aimée García; Carlos M. Pomares, Director of the Cuban Artists Fund; Sherry Dobbin, Director of Times Square Arts and members of the public, comment on the space as a nodal center of information and about passers-by interactions with the work, which consists of collages of Cuban documents and press clippings from The New York Times, hand embroidered and installed inside glass and metal panels. The result is a set of interesting geometric shapes  that, at the same time, tell about the issue of censorship.

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ArtNexus 100
March - May 2016

Regina José Galindo
The book is focused on the discursive force of this artist of performance, through essays by renowned critics.
Price: US$32

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