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Weekly News, July 24 to July 30, 2017

Christina Olsen named director of U-M Museum of Art
Christina Olsen, director of the Williams College Museum of Art in Massachusetts, has been named the new director of the University of Michigan Museum of Art..
The Nader Art Museum Latin America (NAMLA) present the exhibition Merci la France
Merci la France, organized by The Nader Art Museum, explores the different ways in which the artists chose to represent ideas of Latin America in their work by depicting national or regional subjects and portraying cultural background as a source of national identity.
Alfonso Mateus
Thanks to painter Fanny Sanín, who has been living in New York for many years, we recently learned of the death in Germany of Colombian artist Alfonso Mateus (Bogota, 1927), one of Colombia's most important abstract painters and engravers.

2017 Young Art Award
Sponsored by Colsanitas and the Embassy of Spain in Colombia, the Young Art Award reaches its 10th edition. This year the event will grant twenty-nine million Colombian pesos in awards.

Low Quality Items and Forgeries at the Mexican Museum in San Franciscoo
The conclusion was reached after an $80,000 study conducted by the Smithsonian Institute as part of a project involving the affiliation of the Mexican Museum in San Francisco to the Institute.


Damien Hirst

We share the video, made by the TRT World channel, about the controversial exhibition of Damien Hirst, Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable,  presented at the 57th Venice Biennial.

The video shows the exuberance of the work, which brings together about 200 sculptural pieces displayed in the exhibition spaces of the Museum Punta della Dogana and the Grassi Palace in Venice. Comprised of artifacts, monumental sculptures, jewels, busts and archaeological remains covered with algae, anemones and corals, it is supposed to belong to the disappeared Treasure of Amontan, located 2,000 years after its shipwreck on the east coast of Africa. This impressive collection represents one of the most striking inventions of Damien Hirst, who plays with the imaginary of the viewer and allows questioning the veracity and fiction of the work.

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ArtNexus 105
June - Aug 2017

Speaking of Abstraction. Language Transitions in Latin American Art
A catalog for a show curated by Dennys Matos for the Durban Segnini Gallery as the second part of a broader project about abstraction and modernity in Latin American.
Price: US$15

Teresa Serrano
So I dare to eat
Wire mesh, 3M automotive paste and vynil paint
Diameter: 9 3/4 in.
Edition of 6.
Price: US$1800