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  ARTNEXUS WEEKLY NEWS. January 23, 2017



Weekly News, January 16 to January 22, 2017

Maria Balshaw Appointed New Director of Tate
Tate announced on Tuesday, January 17th the appointment of Maria Balshaw, currently Director of the Whitworth (University of Manchester) and Manchester City Galleries, and Director of Culture for Manchester City Council, as the new Director of Tate.
Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro will be the curator of the 2018 São Paulo Biennial
Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, current director and head curator of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, was recently appointed curator of the 33rd edition of the São Paulo International Biennial, according to ARTE!brasileños magazine.

La Macolla. A Creative Spur
The humble and traditional parish La Pastora located in Caracas, Venezuela, contains the house that shelters and nourishes one of the most compelling and innovative creative projects being developed in the Venezuelan capital: La Macolla.

Grand Palais will close for two years for restoration purposes
Paris’historic Grand Palais is set to close for more than two years starting 2020, to undergo essential maintenance and renovation work that will cause changes in the art fair calendar.

Educational Program Scholarships
The call for scholarships offered by the Educational Program of Fundación Carolina is open from January 9 to April 10.

Mark Rothko
PBS Digital Studies presents, via "The Art Assignment", a video about Mark Rothko, covering in four minutes the artist's biography between Europe and the United States.
After studying different art styles and movements of the period, Rothko questioned the role of art in connection to the social and political situation in the world. From then on he experimented with color and hazy areas, arriving at "full" abstraction in 1947. For Rothko, a work of art connects with human emotions through its structure and color.
"The Art Assignment" is a video series that introduces artists and explores the history of art through the lens of the present.

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ArtNexus 103
Dec 2016 - Feb 2017

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

Visiting Minds 2013. Radical Pedagogy: Art as Education
This publication is the result of a conference of curators, artists, and critics, and it makes readers participant in their exchange of ideas about cultural issues. This important document familiarizes readers with opinions about art dynamics, concepts and modes of operation.
Price: US$28