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  ARTNEXUS WEEKLY NEWS. October 1, 2016

Weekly News, September 26 to October 2, 2016

Nicolas Serota leaves TATE and joins the Arts Council
Tate’s Board of Trustees announced this week that Nicholas Serota will step down as Director of Tate next year.
The process of finding a new director will begin immediately and is being guided by a specially appointed committee of trustees and external advisers including senior artists.

MIT Appoints Pedro Reyes the Inaugural Dasha Zhukova Distinguished Visiting Artist
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is pleased to announce Pedro Reyes, a renowned multi-platform artist, activist, and educator based in Mexico City, as the inaugural Dasha Zhukova Distinguished Visiting artist, a new artist residency appointed by MIT’s Center for Arts, Science, and Technology that begins this fall. 
New Space
Conceived as a space dedicated to the reflection and promotion of art creations and different expressions of design, the Galería Aurora opened its doors for the first time with the exhibition titled "In-Between Seasons" by artist Aníbal Vallejo. 
Jaime Davidovich
Jaime Davidovich, a video and installation avant-garde artist born in Buenos Aires and based in New York died at 79 years old in his home in Manahattan on August 30th. 

Artistic Residencies
In cooperation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Federal Chancellery of Austria offers 50 artistic residencies in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2017. 

The Zika Virus Presence
The recent rise of Zika cases in the city of Miami, and particularly in the areas of Wynwood and Miami Beach. 

Pedro Reyes
In this talk organized by What Design Can Do, Mexican artist Pedro Reyes speaks about his creative process, emphasizing the creation of sets of activities that generate cultures of change and spaces of confluence as one of the main characteristics in the development of his works.

One of the works presented in the video is Disarm, a series with a social and sociological emphasis where Reyes turns weapons into musical instruments. As a result, he generates a duality between the past effect of weaponry and the present effect and impact of the instruments.

Also featured is Sanatorium, an installation that has traveled to the United States, Germany, and England. This space recreates a hospital and invites members of the audience to talk about their life and problems. They receive treatment in two or three individual or group appointments; among the available treatments are “Life’s hypothetical museum”, where each participant is the curator of his or her own life, and “Cityleaks”, an exercise where each person describes a secret and can in turn read someone else’s.

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ArtNexus 102
Sept - Nov 2016

Mexico´s Revolutionary Avant-Gardes: From Estridentismo to ¡30-30!
Tatiana Flores dedicated this book to the artist-poet Manuel Maples Arce, an important catalyst for much of the avant-garde activity that occurred after the Mexican Revolution.
Price: US$65

Recovering Beauty. The 1990s in Buenos Aires
Catalogue that accompanies the exhibition held at The Blanton Museum of Art, featuring the work by 13 artists, who created most of their works during the 1990´s, contributing to the definition of an important moment within the art context of Argentina.
Price: US$19