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Weekly News, May 8 to May 14, 2017

Venice Biennial
The Awards Ceremony of the 57th Exhibition took place on May 13th 2017 at Ca’ Giustinian.
Erika Diettes receives the 2017 Tim Hetherington Fellowship
The 2017 Tim Hetherington Fellowship has been awarded to Erika Diettes, for her project on the violence, mourning and memory in Colombia’s five decade long conflict.
Patricia Domínguez Wins the AMA Grant
Patricia Domínguez (Santiago, Chile, 1984) won the AMA Grant given by the Fundación AMA in Chile. The grant gives Domínguez the opportunity to complete a fully paid artistic residency.
Performing Silence. The Bird Cage of John Cage
From May 18 through May 23, the grand hall of the Museo de Arte of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia will be transformed into a box containing the world of John Cage.

ARTBO / Fin de Semana
The Chamber of Commerce of Bogota through its ARTBO program launches a new initiative to promote the distribution and exposure of the visual arts of Bogota: ARTBO / Weekend.

Video Art for Fulldome
The Mayor's Office of Bogota and the Instituto Distrital de las Artes (IDARTES) invite national and international audiovisual creators, filmmakers, and/or artists working with new technologies, to submit proposals for the exhibition of five (5) audiovisual pieces in Fulldome format at the Planetarium of Bogot.

Leonora Carrington's Mansion Will Become a Museum
Located on 194 Chihuahua Street in the Colonia Roma neighborhood of Mexico City, the large house that Leonora Carrington called home for more than sixty years will become the Museo Casa Estudio.


Carolee Schneemann
Up to and Including Her Limits

North American multidisciplinary artist Carolee Schneemann was recently awarded at the 57th Venice Biennial for her lifetime achievement. Known for her groundbreaking multimedia works, ranging from painting and film to politically charged performance and installation, her work explores visual traditions, the body of the individual as it relates to social bodies, and preconceived notions of sexuality and gender. In this video we through an interview where she describes her work Up to and Including Her Limits, a rope and harness hang above a huge canvas. Video monitors show  recordings of the artist suspended naked above the canvas using her body to paint on it. With performance–video recordings, harness, and markings on a canvas–Schneemann addressed the male-dominated history of Abstract Expressionism and action painting.

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Anne Imhof

This video is an excerpt of Anne Imhof’s exhibition/ performance, entitled “Faust” at the German Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennial, recently awarded with the Golden Lion for its national Participation.  Anne Imhof blocked the front door of the German pavilion, built during the Nazi era, and installed a raised glass floor through which a leather collar and bottles of hand sanitizer were visible. A dozen performers in black athletic wear posed among spectators or on raised platforms. They crawled under the glass floor at times and walked slowly, against a harsh metallic musical score.

Born in 1978 in Giessen, currently lives and works in Frankfurt am Main, Imhoff complex performances are intimate studies in movement, gesture and action, mostly silent and extended in time.

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ArtNexus 104
March - May 2017

Silencios. Fotografía, Erika Diettes
In this book, Erika Diettes compiles images and testimonials of the suffering of the Jewish population during the horror of World War II in the Nazi Germany.
Price: US$64


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