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ArtNexus.com E-mail Newsletter Vol. 1/No. 15
October 24th, 2002


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Lead Stories
- Los Carpinteros
- México City: An Exhibition about the Exchange rate of Bodies and Values

News & Views
- History Department at Fordham University is looking for Assistant Professor
- V International Call for Young Artists. Luis Adelantado Gallery, Spain
- The Picasso Museum of Barcelona is exhibiting the Planqué Collection until January 5th
- The Drawing Center of New York is celebrating its 25th anniversary

Upcoming Events
- FIAC, Paris
- ART PARIS 2002
- SOFA, Chicago 2002
- La Biennale de Montreal, 2002
- Affordable Art Fair, New York

Unusual Art Stories
-The Gioconda or Mona Lisa’s smile could be the consequence of a facial paralysis, according to a Spanish Physician

Heard on the Street
- Found in Colombia: Stolen Works of Art by Fernando Botero

Work for Sale in our Virtual Gallery Section
- dpm arte contemporánea

Books and Catalogues
- Cuban Art and National Identity
- Luis González Palma
- Cildo Meireles
- Beyond Preconceptions: The Sixties Experiment
- Olga de Amaral. El manto de la memoria

Lead Stories
- Los Carpinteros
In the article YOUR HOUSE IS MY HOUSE: THE GLOBAL FAMILIARITY OF LOS CARPINTEROS, Christopher Miles comments on the work by this group of Cuban artists, made up of Alexander Arrechea, Marcos Castillo and Dagoberto Rodríguez. He establishes different associations and concepts between the artworks and their context. He describes how the works of these artists —among them, Transportable City, created for the VII Havana Biennial—, should be understood, depending on the influence of the showplace, with it’s culture and with western idiosyncrasies. Read the complete article


- México City: An Exhibition about the Exchange Rate of Bodies and Values
Carried out at PS1 in New York, this show includes a selection of works related to México City and to the fact that its inhabitants are "objects" being used as merchandise. Naief Yehya analyzes this hypothesis in his text, and the particularities of some of the works. Read the article


News & Views
- History Department at Fordham University is looking for Assistant Professor
To everyone interested in submitting an application, please contact Richard F. Gyug, Chair of the History Department at Fordham University. Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation before December 1, 2002. The position is open beginning September 1, 2003. Read more


- V International Call for Young Artists. Luis Adelantado Gallery, Spain
The best works presented will be selected, to be shown in a group exhibition at the gallery. Those artists whose work responds best to the expectations of the gallery will be part of the group of artists that they will represent in the future. Read about basis and deadlines


- The Picasso Museum of Barcelona is exhibiting the Planqué Collection until January 5th
Jean Planqué (Switzerland, 1910-1998), a renowned artist, marchant and collector, devoted his life to art and created an important collection of 260 paintings, 600 prints and ceramics. Part of this collection may be seen at the Picasso Museum of Barcelona. Read the brief



- The Drawing Center of New York is celebrating its 25th anniversary
The Drawing Center is a non-for-profit organization dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary and historic drawings. It was established in 1976 to show the importance of drawings throughout history. Read more


Upcoming Events
- FIAC 2002, Paris
This international modern and contemporary art fair will be held from the 23rd through the 28th of October in Paris. www.fiac-online.com


- ART PARIS 2002
The Modern Art and Contemporary Creation fair is being held from the 25th to the 28th of October at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris. www.artparis.fr

- SOFA, Chicago 2002
The Ninth Annual International Exposition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art is being held from the 25th through the 27th of October at the Navy Pier in Chicago www.sofaexpo.com


- La Biennale de Montreal, 2002
The third edition of this biennial, established in 1998, is open from the 26th of September to the 3rd of November, 2002 at Montreal's Cité Multimédia in Old Montreal, Canada. www.ciac.ca/biennale2000


- Affordable Art Fair, New York
This is the first edition of the fair, which will be showcased at Pier 92 (Manhattan) from the 31st of October through the 3rd of November. www.affordableartfair.com



Unusual Art Stories
- The Gioconda or Mona Lisa’s smile could be the consequence of a facial paralysis, according to a Spanish Physician
The Spanish physician Julio Cruz y Hermida has just published the book “The Gioconda as seen by a Physician” in which he comments about the possible illnesses that affected the renowned protagonist of the painting. Read more about this


Heard on the Street
- Found in Colombia: Stolen Works of Art by Fernando Botero
The works “Onions” and “A Lawyer,” by artist Fernando Botero were found after being stolen four weeks ago. These works had been taken from the Antioquía Museum in the city of Medellín. Four workers from the museum have been arrested under suspicion. Read the story




Read other news of interest such as:
- The DIA Art Center of NY opens a new museum
- The role of Latin soap operas in globalization
- Works by Brancusi at the Impressionist and Modern Art Auctions at Christie’s
- Drawing by Michelangelo found in NY
- Commissions for public artworks and a virtual tour for the AQUA Architectural Community

Visit: www.artnexus.com/en/nv/newsandviews.shtml





Work for Sale in our Virtual Gallery Section
- dpm arte contemporánea
Since the gallery’s founding in 1989, David Pérez Mac Collum has made a commitment to show a multi-cultural, contemporary and transcendent art, capable of moving the viewer into a high intellectual and spiritual level. The result of this was the visit of renowned artists such as Luis Felipe Noé, Arturo Duclós, Carlos Capelán, Andrés Serrano and Luis González Palma, among others, and the promotion of other artists such as Pablo Cardoso, Marco Alvarado, Roberto Noboa, etc.

The standards of selection both for personal exhibitions as well as for the group shows, adjust to a contemporary vision in addition to the professionalism of the creators. The first, due to constant visits to cultural and exhibition centers where artistic intelligence converges. The second is a product of periodic interaction with the artists. David Pérez Mac Collum is conscious of the fact that the “type” of art offered often implies keeping a distance from uninformed buyers, and an eventual resistance to the local guild as a reaction to the supposed exclusion of National artists. On the other hand, this effort encourages the approach by the knowledgeable collectors, and the genesis of a new vision about art in his country. Visit the virtual gallery





For further information on ArtNexus.com’s Virtual Galleries, send your e-mail message to Marggen Torres at: mtorres@artnexus.com or call (305) 891-7270 x 104.





Books and Catalogues

  • Cuban Art and National Identity  Published by the University Press of Florida, this text by Cuban professor Juan A. Martinez analyzes the origins of modernism in Cuba, its social context and its role in the consolidation of a national identity in the hands of the pictorial avant-garde. Purchase the book in the bookstore


  • Luis González Palma Poems of Sorrow, A publication by Arena Editions, 1999, on Guatemalan artist Luis Gonzalez Palma’s photographic work. A selection of images full of the symbolism of indigenous culture, Catholicism and the human existence. Texts by John Wood. English.
    Find the book at the ArtNexus.com store

  • Cildo Meireles Cildo Miereles’ work, gathered together in this publication by Phaidon Press. The Brazilian artist’s variety of style is illustrated through an interview with the artist, an anlysis of some of the most significant facets of his work, and by articles written by the artist himself. Includes texts by Gerardo Mosquera, Dan Cameron, and Paulo Herkenhoff. English. Find the book at the ArtNexus.com store

  • Beyond Preconceptions: The Sixties Experiment The publication that accompanies the exhibition by the same name curated by Milena Kalinovska, presents the work of 21 Latin American artists and their relationship with the social and political context during the 1960´s. An edition of Independent Curators International, New York. Texts by Paulo Herkenhoff, Milena Kalinovska, Michael Newman, Lawrence R. Rinder, Jirí Sevcik and Jana Sevcíková. English. Find the book at the ArtNexus.com store

  • Olga de Amaral Published by Zona Edciones in Colombia, 2001. Texts by Juan Carlos Moyano Ortiz, Ricardo Pau Llosa, Tywylene Moyer and Jacques Leenhardt. This book features the singular textile works by Latin American artists Olga de Amaral. Spanish. Find the book at the ArtNexus.com store

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