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  ARTNEXUS WEEKLY NEWS. August 28, 2017






















Weekly News, August 21 to August 27, 2017

Ruba Katrib Appointed Curator for the MoMA PS1
On August 23, the MoMA PS1 announced the appointment of Ruba Katrib as curator of that institution beginning on October 15.
Hammer Museum Appointed Allegra Pesenti as Associate Director and Senior Curator of UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts
Allegra Pesenti returns to the Hammer Museum as Associate Director and Senior Curator of the UCLA Grungwald Center for the Graphic Arts, after having served as curator of that same collection from 2007 to 2013.
"Without Masks: Contemporary Afro-Cuban Art"
Organized by the Museo de Bellas Artes de La Habana and the Watch Hill Foundation, the exhibition titled "Without Masks: Contemporary Afro-Cuban Art" seeks to provoke reflection on the cultural, racial, and religious fabric of Afro-Cuban art, with the intention of contributing to its projection and understanding.

Fundación para la Conservación y Restauración del Patrimonio Cultural Colombiano
With the goal of preserving Colombia's movable and immovable heritage of high cultural value, the Fundación para la Conservación y Restauración del Patrimonio Cultural Colombiano opens, until January 31, 2018.

The MALBA and Pérez-Rubio Part Ways
Founded by Eduardo Costantini, the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA) has officially announced that, after four years as artistic director of the institution (from May 2014 to May 2018), Agustín Pérez-Rubio will be leaving that post to continue his work in the curatorial and institutional fields.


"Without Mask: Contemporary Afro-Cuban Art"

On the occasion of the exhibition "Without Mask: Contemporary Afro-Cuban Art" open to the public until October 2 at the Museo de Bellas Artes de La Habana, we feature a video produced by City Lights of Novus TV.

Curator, art critic, and ritual arts researcher, Orlando Hernández, talks about the collection, the works, and some of the artists that participated in the exhibition presented in 2014 at the Museum of Anthropology of the University of British Colombia (MOA-UBC) in Vancouver. The first Without Masks exhibition was shown at the Johannesburg Art Gallery in South Africa in 2010.

The exhibition explores two central themes: African cultural and religious traditions in Cuba and racial issues. Across three exhibition rooms of the Museo de Bellas Artes de La Habana, the show included 149 contemporary art works—by 38 Cuban artists—that belong to the von Christierson Collection.

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ArtNexus 105
June - Aug 2017

Revolutionary Horizons: Art and Polemics in 1950s Cuba
In this book, Abigail McEwen approaches Cuban art of the 1950s by focusing on specific topics of the period in the Island, such as the Los Once group, the development of abstract art, the Anti-Biennial, and the group of concrete artists.
Price: US$72

José Bedia - Munan Nfinda
Lithograph on Arches paper
23.6 x 31.5 in.
Edition of 60
Signed and numbered.
Price: US$1500