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Weekly News, July 18 to July 24, 2016

V&A Wins Museum of the Year Award
The Victoria and Albert Museum has been named 2016 Museum of the Year, winning the United Kingdom’s largest prize for the arts after judges applauded it for the “unforgettable experience” it offers visitors. 

Y.ES Announces Art Trip Recipients
The art program Y.ES announced the four winners of an Art Trip that will explore El Salvador. From September 4th-11th curators Max Weintraub (Indiana), Jaime Ceron (Bogota), Luisa Fuentes Guaza (Madrid) and artist Oscar Diaz (New York), will be joining the Y.ES team for a significantly immersive introduction to the contemporary art and culture of the country.

Colombian artist Antonio Caro was invited to participate in the second edition of Sonora 128 with his 2002 work titled Achiote.
Caro began to develop the work the moment he received, in 1999, a piece of the Mexican bark paper known as amate. Two years later, during the presentations of "Project 500 (1987-1992).


"Gray Zones: Urban Nuances in the Global Era"
The exhibition of contemporary Colombian and Dominican art titled "Gray Zones: Urban Nuances in the Global Era" at the Centro Cultural Eduardo León Jimenes will be on display from July 22 to September 25.

Berlin's Gemäldegalerie exhibits paintings from the Golden Age of Spanish art
El Siglo de Oro – the golden age of Spanish art – remains one of the most important and popular chapters in European cultural history. This summer in Berlin, a major exhibition showcasing 17th century Spanish painting and sculpture in all its fascinating variety will go on show outside of Spain for the first time.

Roman Colosseum Restoration Completed
Following a three-year restoration project, the most visited monument in Italy shines with all its splendor. The revamp was sponsored by entrepreneur Diego Della Valle, owner of the Tod's luxury brand, and supported by a policy of tax incentives implemented by the government of Matteo Renzi. 

Antonio Caro
ArtNexus shares this 2011 interview with Colombian artist Antonio Caro, on the occasion of his current show “TODO, Caro en las nieves” and his participation in Sonora 128.

In this video, Caro tells about his earliest approaches to the arts, the themes or conceptual axes of his work, and his sustained recourse to wordplay and two-dimensionality. He closes talking about his skepticism towards the word future and asserting that new works arrive “at any moment,” independent of him.

“TODO, Caro en Las Nieves,” curated by Francine Birbragher, is an anthology exhibition featuring a selection of Caro’s iconic works from a 45-year career, as well as three new works created specifically for this show. Caro is a pioneering figure in conceptual art in Colombia. The exhibition will remain open through September 24, 2016, and is open to the public Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the ArtNexus space in Los Estudios Las Nieves, Cr. 8 No. 20-17, 2nd floor (Bogotá).

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ArtNexus 101
Jun - Aug 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. AnaÑam.Yoh-Reya (the book’s subtitle) is not a mere compilation of interviews with artists, filmmakers, writers, and politicians.
Price: US$25

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. The book features a selection of essays on the progressive incorporation of design into everyday life in Latin America, the European influences in its development, and the contributions made by Latin American designers, specifically in Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela.
Price: US$50