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December 27th, 2002


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Lead Stories
- Roberto Matta
- The Documenta of Globalization

News & Views
- Latin American Art Auctions
- The Miami Art Museum shows part of its collection
- II International Sculpture Biennial of the Rincón de Ademuz Spain
- Prince Claus Awards 2002
- Chicano, a show at The National Hispanic Cultural Center of New Mexico

Upcoming Events
- Art Miami 2003
- San Francisco International Art Exposition
- photo l.a 2003
- Art Palm Beach

Heard on the Street...
- Luis Pérez Oramas is appointed Adjunct Curator at the MoMa, New York
- Francisco Toledo wins the battle against McDonald’s

Work for Sale in our Virtual Gallery Section
- Art of this Century
- Ramis Barquet

Books and Catalogues
- Latin American Art in Miami Collections
- Alejandro Colunga. Dibujos, apuntes y proyectos (Drawings, Notes and Projects)
- Raúl Díaz

Lead Stories
- Roberto Matta
The Chilean artist Roberto Matta passed away in Italy in November of this year, at the age of 91. Matta is considered to be one of the most important Latin American artists of the 20th Century, forming part of the surrealist movement since the 1930s.

Read the Obituary written by Germán Rubiano in: www.ArtNexus.com,

To become more acquainted with his thinking, read the interview by Celia S. de Birbragher, Editor and Director of ArtNexus, with Roberto Matta in ArtNexus No. 27 1998.


- The Documenta of Globalization
Documenta was conceived in 1955 as an artistic macroexposition capable of recuperating the development of modern art, which had been paralyzed by Adolph Hitler during the 1930s. This year was the 11th edition of Documenta. Carlos Jiménez, writer and art critic, describes the birth of Documenta, and highlights the participating artists and works in this year’s Documenta in Kassel, Germany. Read the complete article


News & Views
- Latin American Art Auctions
The Latin American art auctions were surprisingly solid this season. Both Christie’s and Sotheby’s were well satisfied with the results, as the works offered sold quite well across the board. There were interesting highlights in both sales, but the results were not looked at as being excellent because of the high prices obtained for a few great pictures, but rather for the consistency of the sales, which we had not seen in a very long time. More information



- The Miami Art Museum shows part of its art collection
The Miami Art Museum recently inaugurated the exhibition Miami Currents: Linking Collection and Community. After more than six years of intensive preparation, part of the Museum’s collection is exhibited. More than 150 works ranging from paintings, sculpture, photography, video, and installations from part of the exhibit were curated by Peter Boswell, Assistant Program Director, and Cheryl Hartup, Associate Curator. Read More


- II International Sculpture Biennial of the Rincón de Ademuz Spain
The Association for the Integral Development of the Rincón de Ademuz (ADIRA) in collaboration with the corresponding municipal governments presents this biennial with the aim to enlarge the collection of works at the Parque Escultórico Arte y Naturaleza. The call is open to all sculptors around the world. Five pieces each may be submitted to the first selection round. Read more

- Prince Claus Awards 2002
Prince Claus Foundation – Netherlands
The Prince Claus Awards Ceremony -created by the Prince Claus Foundation, an entity dedicated to promote the exchange of ideas between artists and thinkers- took place this past December 11. In its sixth edition the awards were dedicated to language and transcultural forms of expression.
Read more

- Chicano, a show at The National Hispanic Cultural Center of New Mexico
The Center was founded in October 2000, to preserve, promote, and celebrate the Hispanic culture in the U.S. and internationally. One of its prinicipal objectives is to support programs in the visual arts, literature, and the research of art, performance, and education. More information


Upcoming Events
- Art Miami, 2003
Art Miami 2003, which returns to the Miami Beach Convention Center, Thursday, January 9 – Monday, January 13, 2003 for its 13th year, remains perennially one of Miami’s most highly anticipated cultural highlights. Attracting thousands of collectors and arts aficionados who come to enjoy an annual overview of the constantly changing arts landscape, the international survey of modern and contemporary art increasingly takes its cues from the marketplace.
Visit www.art-miami.com


- San Francisco International Art Exposition
For four days, San Francisco becomes home to 100 prestigious international galleries representing the works of more than 2,000 artists.  The San Francisco International Art Exposition (SFIAE), held Jan. 17-20, 2003 at Fort Mason Center, showcases an eclectic collection of modern and contemporary artwork in a variety of artistic styles.  The comprehensive exposition encompasses painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, video, installation and mixed media.
Visit www.sfiae.com


- photo l.a 2003
photo l.a. 2003, the 12th annual Los Angeles International Photographic Print Exposition, will be held January 16th-19th, at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main Street, Santa Monica, California. This is the twelfth Anniversary of photo l.a., which has become a world-class event.
Visit: www.photola.com


- Art Palm Beach
In January 2003, the Art Palm Beach modern and contemporary art fair celebrates its sixth year. This exciting innovative event brings together approximately 60 prestigious and carefully selected dealers to the Palm Beaches from New York, London, Italy, Spain, Monaco, Paris, and Buenos Aires.
Visit www.ifae.com


Heard on the Street...
- Luis Pérez Oramas is appointed Adjunct Curator at the MoMa in New York
The acknowledged Venezuelan art critic and curator Luis Pérez Oramas has been appointed as Adjunct Curator for the Drawing Department at MoMA, New York. Oramas has participated in multiples art projects in the Caracas art world and has been curator of the Cisneros Collection.


- Francisco Toledo wins the battle against McDonald’s
After a four-month battle, the well known Mexican artist, Francisco Toledo, has blocked the International hamburger Chain McDonald’s, from building one of its branches in the historic Mexican city, Oaxaca. Toledo collected the signatures of more than 10,000 Oaxacan residents against the chain, as well as the backing of the state’s governor and legislature. Read more


Read other news of interest, visit: www.artnexus.com/en/nv/newsandviews.shtml


Work for Sale in our Virtual Gallery Section

- Art of this Century
Art of this Century is a contemporary art editions company created in 1997. A particular interest is focused on sculpture, such as the recent editions by John Armleder, Stephan Balkenhol, Sylvie Fleury, Jack Pierson or Tom Sachs. On the other hand, the edition of artists´ books combining portfolio etchings with essays, remains a priority, such as Manolo Valdes and Joseph Palau i Fabre “Las Meninas”, Bernar Venet and Donald Kuspitt “Variations on the Arc” or Chuck Close and Bob Holman. Art of this Century represents several Spanish artists such as Jaume Plensa, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Jose Maria Sicilia or Manolo Valdes. Art of this Century is present at the main international contemporary art fairs (Art Basel, FIAC, ARCO, Art Brussels, among others).
Visit the virtual gallery






- Galería Ramis Barquet
Galería Ramis Barquet was established in 1987 to promote the work of contemporary artists from Latin America. The role of the gallery has been crucial in expanding markets of Latin American art in the international art scene. The gallery has organized more than 120 solo exhibitions, most of which have been accompanied by fully illustrated catalogues. 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

  • Latin American Art in Miami Collections A text published along with the exhibition held at the Lowe Art Museum of the University of Miami featuring works from the museum´s collection. Giulio V. Blanc, mentions important acquisitions such as drawings from Wifredo Lam and Diego Rivera. Texts by Brian Durson. Edited by Lowe Art Museum, 1995. 80 pages. 71 color images. Soft cover. English and Spanish. 9 x 9 in. (22.8 x 22.8 cm). Find the book in the online store


  • Alejandro Colunga. Dibujos, apuntes y proyectos (Drawings, Notes and Projects) A compilation that expands on the knowledge of the drawing process through works that have been originally made in charcoal, or pencil on paper. These were the first sketches of works that later became pictorial pieces. Texts by Mercedes Martínez. Edited by Secretary of Culture, Government of Jalisco, 2000. 101 pages. 111 black and white illustrations. Spanish. Hard cover. 10 x 8 ½ in. (26 x 22,5 cm.) Buy the book online

  • Raúl Díaz. Monographic text on the work by Argentine artist Raúl Díaz. Introduction by Jerald Meberg, a gallerist specialized in contemporary art, who explains his position regarding Díaz´works, his creative process and his poetics. Texts by Shaw Smith, Fermín Févre and Luca Beatrice. Edited by Via Margutta and Jerald Melberg, 2002. Spanish and English. 226 color images and 32 in black and white. 224 pages. Hard cover. 11 ½ x 10 in. (29 x 25.4 cm). Find the book in the online store

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