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  ARTNEXUS WEEKLY NEWS. September 23, 2016

Weekly News, September 19 to September 25, 2016

Jorge Daniel Veneciano, New Director of Museum of Arts and Design in New York
After an extensive international search, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) announces the appointment of Jorge Daniel Veneciano as its next Nanette L. Laitman Director.
Lydia Okumura: Situations, first solo exhibition at UB Art Galleries
The UB Art Galleries are pleased to present Lydia Okumura: Situations—the first solo museum exhibition of the Brazilian-born artist. 
Acquisition and Donation
Pérez Art Museum Miami Announces Landmark Acquisition from the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) announces its major acquisition of over 400 language-based artworks from the world-renowned, Miami-based collection of Ruth and Marvin Sackner. 
New Space
Altillo del Arte
El Altillo del Arte opened its doors in recent days with the goal of permanently exploring the visual arts world by training, sharing, and developing experiences that allow its participants to learn and grow in a quest for excellence based on design. 

Delays on the opening of the Bass Museum’s renovations
The Bass Museum has announced recently a delay in the remodeling construction plans of the Bass Museum of Art, which had planned to launch its renovated facility in December 2016 during Art Basel in Miami Beach. 

Wifredo Lam
The Tate Modern presents, through January 18, 2017, the itinerant exhibition Wifredo Lam, which is accompanied by a video where Eskil Lam, the artist’s son, tells stories and remembrances of the artist.

Wifredo Lam was born in Cuba in 1902, the son of a mother with a Spanish and African background, and a Chinese father. After living in Europe, Lam resturned to Cuba and rediscovered the local African traditions that came to be present in much of his work. In his European years, he was in close contact with movements like cubism and realism, and with artists and writers like Pablo Picasso, André Breton, and Lucio Fontana, among others. Nature, spirituality, and social elements are prevalent in Lam’s art, the latter in response to his position as a witness to a century of social turmoil, including the Spanish Civil War, the flight of artists and intellectuals from France at the start of WWII, and the Cuban Revolution.

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ArtNexus 102
Sept - Nov 2016

Hélio Oiticica, Folding the Frame
A publication of The University of Chicago Press that delves deep into the work of this important Brazilian artist and his vast oeuvre.
Price: US$41

Flor Garduño - Trilogy
Luxury edition of the photographic work by the artist, thematically divided into three groups: Bestiarium; Fantastic Women and Silent Natures.
Price: US$250