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April 21st, 2003


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Lead Stories
- Ana Mendieta. The Formative Years
- Jorge Oteiza
- Contaminated. Audiovisual (Ex)tensions. San José, Costa Rica

News & Views
- Oteiza Museum, Navarra, Spain
- Multiple City, Art > Panama 2003
- Artistic Creation Grants ¿ Museo de Arte Contemporáneo of Castilla y León, Spain
- 6th Annual ArtNexus Latin American Artist Residency Award Competition, Vermont, USA
- A Self-portrait by Rembrandt is found in a painting attributed to one of his disciples
- First Commercial Exhibition by Artist Oscar Niemeyer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Upcoming Events
- The London Original Print Fair
- Art Frankfurt
- Europ´Art
- Galería Ramis Barquet - Fernanda Brunet - Bang!

Work for Sale in our Virtual Gallery Section
- Pakibo Fine Art, Fresno, California, USA

Books and Catalogs
- Mirna Báez. Una artista ante su espejo (An Artist before her Mirror)
- Mexico. Journey to the land of the gods. Art Treasures from Ancient México
- Nadín Ospina. Refiguraciones
- La cerámica en la escultura (Clay Sculpture)

Lead Stories
- Ana Mendieta. The Formative Years
Although a good deal has been written about Mendieta, her early artistic development at the University of Iowa is relatively unknown. Julia Herzberg highlights in this article some of the artist¿s early directions and experiments, allowing for a  better understanding of her subsequent work.
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- Jorge Oteiza
Jorge Oteiza, the Spanish sculptor who had made vast and important contributions in the field, passed away on the 9th of April in the Basque country, Spain. Oteiza explored through sculpture the concepts of space, emptiness, and immateriality. In the article presented, his artistic contributions are reflected on through their interrelation with such manifestations as architecture. His most transcendental body of work, gathered in ¿Experimental Propositions,¿ earned him the 1957 International Sculpture Prize in the IX São Paulo Bienal. Oteiza¿s influence on contemporary sculpture is due not solely to his body of work but to his extensive philosophical writings. In the 30s and 40s he traveled throughout the Americas contributing significantly to the local artistic discourse by bridging conceptually the production of Modern sculpture with archeology and pre-Colombian civilizations. In 1959 he considered his sculptural labor done, continuing his work as an educator and philosopher. Carlos Jimenez comments on these and other facets of the artist, as published in Issue 37 of Arte en Colombia International. Read the article


- Contaminated. Audiovisual (Ex)tensions. San José, Costa Rica
Tamara Diaz Bringas reviews this event, commenting on the visibility and legitimacy which the event brought to audiovisual production, with an emphasis on Central America. Read the review


News & Views
- Oteiza Museum. Navarra, Spain
The opening of the Oteiza Museum in Navarra, Spain, will take place during the month of April 2003. The institution was born out of a project when Jorge Oteiza (Orio, 1908) donated his work to the town of Navarra in 1992. It will house the artist¿s legacy, which is made up of 4,000 pieces of art. Read the news


- Multiple City, Art > Panama 2003
Two curators and 14 artists from around the world went to the streets of Panama City to create an innovative show of contemporary art that will contribute new views on Panama¿s urbanism and, in general, about the world we inhabit. Curated by Gerardo Mosquera and Adrienne Samos, ¿Multiple City¿ intends to contribute to the revitalization of the local artistic community and to affirm the unique characteristics of Panama City, a city not well known in the world beyond its Canal and its business center. Read the news


- Artistic Creation Grants ¿ Museo de Arte Contemporáneo of Castilla y León, Spain
The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León ¿ MUSAC¿ announces its first edition of grants for contemporary art creation, destined to artists from Spain, Europe, and from throughout the world; as well as interested historians, critics or administrators who are working on specific projects in the area of the art of today. Read the details

- 6th Annual ArtNexus Latin American Artist Residency Award Competition, Vermont, USA
ArtNexus is pleased to announce the 6th annual award for a one month ArtNexus Latin American Artist Residency at the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, USA.
Click here for more information


- A Self-portrait by Rembrandt is found in a painting attributed to one of his disciples
The work is a canvas and represents an austere portrait of the artist wearing a cap and a discrete moustache. Painted by Rembrandt when he was 28, the work was retouched by one of his disciples in order to make it more marketable. The disciple, whose name has not been made public, more than retouched the painting, transforming it into an elegant Russian aristocrat with long hair, a notable moustache, earrings and a tall red hat. Read the news


- First Commercial Exhibition by Artist Oscar Niemeyer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The important Brazilian architect will have his first commercial exhibition in the gallery of his daughter, Anna Maria Niemeyer. The exhibition will include sketches of his three latest architecture projects. Read more



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



Upcoming Events
- The London Original Print Fair
April 24 - April 27 at the Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London, England. A select group of exhibitors will be showing a wide range of works from America, France, Germany, Italy and Britain and featuring original prints from 1500 to the present. For more information visit www.londonprintfair.com


- Art Frankfurt
The fair is focused on contemporary art and will take place from April 27 - May 1st. "New Attitudes" is the forum for cutting edge galleries from all over Europe and "Projects" is a subsidized program for galleries showing installations and art fair premieres of young artists. More information at  www.artfrankfurt.de


- Europ´Art
The Fair takes place from April 30 - May 4 at the Palais de Exposition in Geneva, Switzerland.  Europ'art joins together contemporary art and masterpieces, and includes works presented by active galleries, institutions, and groups of artists from Switerland and the rest of Europe.  For more information, visit www.europart.ch






Work for Sale in our Virtual Gallery Section

- Pakibo Fine Art, Fresno, California, USA
Pakibo Fine Art opened in Fresno, California in 2002, dedicated to the promotion of South American art. Their objective is to present unique, inventive, absorbing and provocative artwork to the lovers of contemporary Latin American art. Pakibo is the exclusive representative in the Americas of Argentine artist, Kike Mayer, who has been exhibiting and selling in the US since 1997.
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 Catalogs

  • Mirna Baez. Una artista ante su espejo (An Artist Facing her Mirror) Una artista ante su espejo (An Artist before her Mirror) Edited by Margarita Fernández Zavala, the book is divided into three parts and tours through the work of this important Puerto Rican artist. The first part deals with the meaning of her art for Puerto Rico and Latin America, as well as her contributions and contact with artists around the continent. The second part includes the artist¿s biography and the political, social, and cultural context that Puerto Rico was in, from 1931, the year of the artist¿s birth, to the present. The third part has images of her works with captions and technical specifications. Texts by Margarita Fernández Zavala, Edward J. Sullivan and José Jaime Rivera. English and Spanish. 289 pages. Edited in 2001. 163 color images, 398 in black and white. 12 x 12 in. (31 x 31 cm.)
    Buy the book online



  • Mexico. Journey to the land of the gods. Art Treasures from Ancient México An excellent text showing part of the richness of ancient Mexico. The book is part of the exhibition by the same name, which reunited works which form part of the cultural heritage of this country. Various texts comment on the wealth of Mexican art, and describe the characteristics integrating the visual language and identity of Pre-Columbian art through its various manifestations. Texts by Felipe Sols, Ted J.J. Leyenaar, Beatriz de la Fuente, Miguel Len, Rben Bernardo Morante, Rudolf van Zantwikj, Sergio R. Arroyo, Ernst W. Veen and John Vrieze. Edited by De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam, Waanders Publishers in association with Lund Humphries, 2002. English. 288 pages. 313 color images. Hard cover. 12 1/4 x 9 7/8 in. (31 x 25 cm.). Find the book at our online store

  • Nadin Ospina. Refiguraciones The Museo de Arte Moderno of Bogotá published the book on this Colombian artist, gathering together the works presented through numerous exhibitions. Nadin Ospina¿s work is the result of the effects of the symbols and images of mass culture and U.S. pop culture, their strong influence in Colombia, and the merger with images of prehispanic cultures. The book includes articles by Alvaro Medina, Eduardo Serrano, Javier Gil, Carolina Ponce de León and Ana Sokoloff. An edition of Pretextos Editorial Group, 2000. 112 color illustrations. 13.7 x 9.4 in. Hard cover. Buy the book online

  • La cerámica en la escultura (Clay Sculpture) This edition, with texts by art critic Graciela Kartofel, compiles the experiences of a number of fundamental events for artists, specialists and those interested in ceramic art: The memoirs of the Third Symposium on Senses and Ways for Viewing Art; the Inter-American Ceramics Encounter; and commentaries on the scene of international contemporary ceramics. Edited by Graciela Kartofel, 2002. 153 pages. Spanish. 86 color images. 7 x 7 in. (20 x 20 cm.). Buy the book online

  • For more books and catalogs visit: www.artnexus.com/en/store/storehome.shtml


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