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Weekly News, June 13 to June 19, 2016

Daniel Brena, New Director
Linguist and Art Historian Daniel Brena has assumed his position as Director General of the Centro de las Artes de San Agustín (CaSa), a decentralized organ of the Cultures and Arts Secretariat (Seculta, in its Spanish acronym).
Milton Becerra presents a site-specific installation for the Espacio Cultural El Tanque in Tenerife
Beginning on June 10 of this year, artist Milton Becerra will present his work titled Irradiación de la Energía (Irradiation of Energy) at the Espacio Cultural El Tanque, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands). 
12th Edition of Valoarte
The 12th edition of Valoarte, an art expo-sale designed for collectors of contemporary art, will officially open on June 18th, in benefit of the non-profit Hogar Siembra. 
In June, Brazil’s contemporary art world lost one of its most central figures: Antônio José de Barros Carvalho e Mello Mourão, better known as Tunga. The artist had been battling cancer and passed away at the age of 64, leaving behind an important artistic legacy. 
Artist-in-Residence Grants in New York for Photographers Light Work
Light Work is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide direct support to artists working in the fields of photography and digital media.

Artworks evacuated as result of historic flood
Following the record-breaking torrential rainfall in Paris, the city declared a state of emergency. The floods that resulted from the rise of the Seine river caused multiple damage in the capital of France. 

Claudia Andújar
MALBA presents a video about Marcados, an exhibition by Claudia Andújar, who was born in Hungary and lived there through the age of 14. After residing in several different countries, she settled in Brazil. The exhibition’s curator, Agustín Pérez Rubio, explains that the show is part of one of the museum’s program devoted to historical female figures in Latin America who, because of their gender, were not given their due recognition early on.

Between 1981 and 1984, spent long periods with the Yanomami people, in the Catrimani river basin, in Brazil. This anthropological work was the basis for the artist’s denunciation of the tribe’s situation. In 1974, the Brazilian government decided to open roads that resulted in the presence of outside populations in Yanomami territory, which brought in various illnesses.

Marcados is the result of a selection of more than eighty black-and-white photographs of individuals identified by a number in a sign hanging from their necks. These images were used in the immunization cards that helped save the lives of many Yanomami. The exhibition will be on view at MALBA through July 31st, 2016.

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ArtNexus 101
Jun - Aug 2016

Twentieth-Century Art of Latin America
This revised and expanded edition updates Jacqueline Barnitz’s 2001 book of the same title, which explored the art of Latin America and parts of the Caribbean from the Nineteenth Century through 1980.
Price: US$55

Lam. Catalogue Raisonne of the Painted Work Volume I
A book that includes essays, chronology, exhibition documentation and a bibliography and all the original works of the Cuban master through 1960.
Price: US$200