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February 7th, 2003


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Lead Stories
- Mónica Meira
- Arte Concreta Paulista Project, Sao Paulo, Brazil

News & Views
- 35 Prints – 35 Years of Occupation, Israeli and Palestinian Artists
- The Dominican artist Elia Alba was recently awarded a grant by Joan Mitchell Foundation
- Second International Symposium on Contemporary Art Theory (SITAC), México
- Fortaleza 302, an art space in San Juan, Puerto Rico
- Javier Marín Sculpture is recently placed in the Boca Raton Museum of Art
- Karina Chechik has been commissioned to do artwork by the BSG Development Corporation, Miami, Fl.

Upcoming Events
- AIPAD
- Arco 2003, Madrid, Spain
- The Art Show 2003, ADAA , NY
- Art New York

Heard on the Street...
- Attempt to recuperate a Picasso painting that was stolen by the Nazis in 1940

Work for Sale in our Virtual Gallery Section
- Diana Lowenstein

Electronic Catalogs
- Jorge Tacla

Books and Catalogs
- Alejandro Colunga. Dibujos, apuntes y proyectos (Drawings, notes, and projects)
- Latin American Art in Miami Collections
- Tántalo Frente al Estanque, (Tántalo in Front of the Pond), by Arturo Montoto
- Aportaciones Culturales Haitianas (Haitian Cultural Contributions)

Lead Stories
- Mónica Meira
Germán Rubiano Caballero, historian and art critic, writes this article on the recent artistic production of Colombian artist Mónica Meira, who has focused her latest works on the representation of landscapes. Rubiano begins with a look at the Colombian landcape artists, and follows up with particularities of Meira’s work, such as small human figures, and the notable emotional charge that is reflected in her work since the 1990s. Read the article


- Arte Concreta Paulista Project, Sao Paulo, Brazil
The article covers the four shows that were done to commemorate the 50 years anniversary since the first exhibition of the Ruptura group. Organized by The Centro Universitario Maria Antonia, the general project proposed to revise the significance of the Ruptura exhbition, from new critical perspectives. Read the complete text

News & Views
- 35 Prints – 35 Years of Occupation, Israeli and Palestinian Artists
In June 2002, a group of Palestinian and Israeli artists - operating in conjunction with the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Coalition - began work on a portfolio of original screen prints designed to promote peace. The entire portfolio of 35 prints - referring to 35 years of occupation - was printed at the Har-El Print Workshop in Jaffa, and is to be exhibited in Israel, Palestine and internationally.
Read More, www.harelart.com



- The Dominican artist Elia Alba was recently awarded a grant by the Joan Mitchell Foundation
The Foundation awards the scholarship in recognition of the artistic quality and the financial need of the artists, after a selection of nominees from the international artistic community. Elia Alba, of the Dominican republic, works in photography and mixed techniques.


- Second International Symposium on the Theory of Contemporary Art (SITAC), México
This symposium took place from January 24 – 26 in Mexico City, with the objective of constructing, informing on, and promoting the debate on the functioning of public and private institutions which document, disseminate, and promote contemporary art. Read the commentaries

- Fortaleza 302, an art space in San Juan, Puerto Rico
This space, situated temporarily as a work space, is also the meeting point for evolved reflexions by an generation of emerging artists and curators, who bring unimagineable possibilities to contemporary art, and alternative futures. More about this project

- Javier Marín Sculpture is recently placed in the Boca Raton Museum of Art
Javier Marin’s monumental bronze, (Woman’s Head), 2002 (hight 10 feet) completed at his Mexico City Foundry this spring, has arrived at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. The sculpture, one of Marin’s signature works, is located in Harold Forkas Plaza, on the West side of the Museum. This bronze bust, which is highy visible to pedestrian and vehicular traffic, serves as the downtown centerpiece of culture for the City of Boca Raton. Read More



- Karina Chechik has been commissioned to do artwork by the BSG Development Corporation, Miami, FL
The Argentine artist Karina Chechik, a resident of Miami, has been commissioned to do a painting that recreates the new building of the BSG corporation. Titled At the Crossroads of South Florida, The acrylic painting represents the building, which is situated very close to the ocean.
Read the complete story



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



Upcoming Events
- AIPAD
THE PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW 2003, sponsored by the Association of International Photography Art Dealers [AIPAD], will open to the public February 7th-9th, 2003. THE PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW 2003, featuring vintage and contemporary fine art photography, will be held in the Exhibit Halls (America’s Halls I & II), at the New York Hilton Hotel, Midtown New York City, 53rd and Avenue of the Americas. www.aipad.com



- Arco 2003, Madrid, Spain
The Fair take place in Madrid, Spain from February 13 – 18, 2003. The 22nd edition of Arco will have Switzerland as the invited country. To obtain more information visit www.arco.ifema.es


- The Art Show 2003, ADAA , NY
Organized by the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), The Art Show will offer an outstanding exhibition of paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints and photographs from February 20 - 24, 2003. For more information, visit: www.artdealers.org/artshow


- Art New York
Art New York will showcase a diverse selection of international galleries, featuring both established and emerging artists and creating a special niche in the prestigious roster of New York shows. The list of countries participating includes Argentina, Chile, Canada, France, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. Art New York is located in the Javits Galleria from February 27 to March 3. www.art-newyork.com


Heard on the Street...
- Attempt to recuperate a Picasso painting that was stolen by the Nazis in 1940
The Painting Mujer de Blanco (Woman in White), by Pablo Picasso, is in the middle of a legal dispute. The work was painted in 1922, and years later was stolen by the Nazi regime from art marchante J.K. Thannhauser, in France.
Read the news


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We’ll consider it for publication in the Heard on the Street section of ArtNexus.com and the ArtNexus.com newsletter.  Email us thestreet@artnexus.com


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Work for Sale in our Virtual Gallery Section

- Diana Lowenstein
The Gallery was founded in 1989 in Argentina, and expanded the project with the opening of a new space in Miami in September of 2000. Since its beginnings, the gallery represented young contemporary artists from Argentina, with the goal of projecting them to an International level. At the same time the gallery alternated with exhibitions of foreign artists, such as Matta, Lam, Bedia, Miró, Plensa, Adami, Senise, Larraz, and many more. Since 1991, the gallery has participated in major international art fairs, such as Art Basel, ARCO, FIAC, Art Chicago (where the director Diana Lowenstein was for many years part of the organizing committee), Guadalajara, and FIA, Caracas.
Visit the virtual gallery





ArtNexus Electronic Catalogs
- Jorge Tacla
We invite you to visit the new electronic catalog of Jorge Tacla, a complete collection of his most recent works: “Mass of Cement,” presented by Galeria Ramis Barquet.
See the Electronic Catalog





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





Books and Catalogs

  • Alejandro Colunga. Dibujos, apuntes y proyectos (Drawings, notes, and projects) A compilation that allows for the knowledge of the process of drawing through works that have been originally made in charcoal or pencil on paper and that were the first sketches of works that later became pictorial works. 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). Price: $20.00 Buy the book online



  • 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 centimeters). Price: $8.00 Find the book at our online store

  • Tántalo Frente al Estanque, (Tántalo in Front of the Pond), by Arturo Montoto A publication by Rufo Caballero that gathers an important number of Arturo Montoto’s works, with the critical commentaries, in the way of a compass of his creative process. Contributing with their texts are Alberto Garrandés, Manuel López Oliva, Senel Paz, Jorge L. Montesino and others. Instituto Cubano del Libro, Editorial Letras Cubanas, 2002. 168 pages, 114 color images, 1 in black and white. Spanish. Soft cover. 10 3/4 “ x 9 ½” (27 x 24 cm). Price: $40.00 Buy the book online

  • Aportaciones Culturales Haitianas (Haitian Cultural Contributions) Organized by the Spanish Embassy in the Dominican Republic the catalog from the 8th Anthropological Festival of Afro-American Cultures is a synopsis of the event, where one of its main themes was Haitian Voodoo. The festival included presentations, conferences and exhibitions in relation to the contributions made from the Haitian culture to the Dominican Republic and to The Caribbean. Texts are a collaborative effort written from art critics, independent curators, and the festival’s director, Soraya Aracena. Price: $15.00 Buy the book online

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