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May 16th, 2003


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Lead Stories
- Rivane Neuenschwander
- Ángel Acosta León
- Fragmento y universo (Fragment and Universe). Caracas, Venezuela

News & Views
- DIA Art Foundation completes construction of its new museum in Beacon, NY
- Call for entries to the PhotoEspaña 2003 award for the best photography book of the year. Madrid, Spain.
- 100th anniversary of the Museo Universitario del Chopo, México. New installation by Marta Palau
- The International Museum of Women calls for submissions to an Anthology of Visual Arts and Ideas. San Francisco, California

Upcoming Events
- SOFA, New York City
- Art London 2003

Heard on the Street...
- César Paternosto will exhibit in the Museo Esteban Vicente. Segovia, Spain

Work for Sale in our Virtual Gallery Section
- Galería Fúcares
- Galería Pesqueira
- Pakibo Fine Art

Books and Catalogs
- ExitBook
- Ana Mercedes Hoyos. Retrospectiva
- Memoria. Cuban Art of the 20th Century
- Alfredo Jaar
- Fresh Cream: Contemporary Art and Culture

Lead Stories
- Rivane Neuenschwander
Rivane Neuenschwander’s work is characterized by the use of diverse organic materials and her insistence on the permanent transformation of nature. Her space interventions are a silent invitation to rescue the sensory experience. Verónica Cordeiro writes about the Brazilian artist’s exhibition at the Museo de Arte de Pampulha in Belo Horizonte, and presents an analysis of the exhibited works. Read the article


- Ángel Acosta León
Emilio García Montiel’s article covers the artistic production and formation of the Cuban artist, who passed away 40 years ago. The author analyzes Acosta León’s artistic development in the social, cultural, and political context in which his work developed. In his article, García Montiel places the artist´s work in perspective and comments: “Acosta León’s figurative space has barely been considered within the rhetoric of representation of what constitutes a national notion.” To get to know how this interesting and polemical artist is placed in the Cuban context, as well as the role other artists played in his life, read the article


- Fragmento y universo (Fragment and Universe). Caracas, Venezuela
A group show at the Corp Banca Gallery, which searched for the Venezuelan artists’ reflections surrounding the world of contemporary art. Among the themes brought up by the artists were a confrontational as well as non-confrontational stance towards the Academy, as well as to other artistic movements which marked certain paths and aesthetics to follow. In her article, Sonia Cassanova deals with the work of Alexander Apóstol, Meyer Vaisman, Carlos Zerpa, Antonieta Sosa, Amalia Caputo and José Antonio Hernádez Díez. Read the story


News & Views
- DIA Art Foundation completes construction of its new museum in Beacon, NY
Dia Art Foundation announces completion of the renovation of the historic facility that will become Dia: Beacon, a new museum opening to the public in Beacon, New York, on May 18, 2003. To know more about the areas of specialization of the museum, and which artists will be exhibited, read the news



- PhotoEspaña 2003 calls for entries for the prize of best photography book of the year. Madrid, Spain.
The 6th edition of the International Photography Festival, PhotoEspaña 2003, opens its competition for the best photography book of the year. This prize distinguishes the best graphic work published this past year, and will have two categories: national and international. Read the details


- 100th anniversary of the Museo Universitario del Chopo, México. New installation by Marta Palau.
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the building which houses the Museo Universitario del Chopo, in México, the institution has organized an art exhibition called “Zoología Fantástica.” One of the participating artists is Marta Palau, whose installation is inspired by a flying reptile.
Read the details



- The International Museum of Women calls for submissions to an Anthology of Visual Arts and Ideas. San Francisco, California
Imagining Ourselves: an anthology of visual arts and ideas from young adult women all over the world-- affirms the creative strength of this new generation, and defines the experiences and themes relevant to women in this age group. Young women from all countries are invited to participate and represent their region, by sending a proposal of work by June 1st, 2003, and being part of this important and unique publication. Read the news


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



Upcoming Events
- SOFA New York
May 28 – June 1st, 2003. SOFA, The 6th annual international exposition of sculpture objects and functional art, gathers 54 premier international galleries and dealers from California to Germany representing artists who use sculpture as their medium. The Fair takes place at the Seventh Regiment Armory, Park Avenue and 67th. Visit www.sofaexpo.com


- Art London 2003
June 4-8. 2003. British and international contemporary art including paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, and photography.  Burton's Court
St Leonard's Terrace, Chelsea SW3, England. For more information visit www.artlondon.net


Heard on the Street...
- César Paternosto will exhibit in the Museo Esteban Vicente. Segovia, Spain
After taking part in the art fair ARCO, with galería Jorge Mara, César Paternosto has received an important proposal to exhibit his work at the Museo Esteban Vicente, in Segovia. The show will be headed by Tomás Llorens, Director of the Museo Thyssen and Francisco Calvo Serraller, art critic of El País. The exhibit will travel through various regions of Spain as one of the objectives of the project.


Do you have an interesting inside story or news about the art world?  Drop us a line.
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

- Galería Fúcares
Galería Fúcares opens its doors in 1974 in Almagro (Ciudad Real.) In 1987, Galería Fúcares opens a second location in Madrid. It centers its activities on the promotion of Spanish and international artists. One of the gallery's objectives is to offer the youngest artists of their team an international context adequate for the development of their careers.
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- Galería Pesqueira
Galería Pesqueira, which opened in February 2003 in Miami´s renowned Design District, is the only gallery in the city that is exclusively dedicated to the promotion of contemporary art "on" paper and "with" paper. The diverse techniques of visual arts that are based on the use of paper find a space for expression.
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- Pakibo Fine Art
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.
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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

  • ExitBook A magazine of art and culture books, that aims to “understand what is the most interesting of what is published in the world of art,” according to Rosa Olivares, the Editor and Director of the publication. The book brings us up to date on the thousands of art books and exhibition catalogs that are published each year. It includes reviews and commentaries on books and catalogs, such as the recent Documenta 11, Matthe Barney - The Cremaster Cycle, and Eduardo Chillida. ExitBook is an excellent reference for all those who are interested in being informed on the newest in art publications. 128 pages, Spanish, 27 x 23 cm.
    Buy the magazine online



  • Ana Mercedes Hoyos. Retrospectiva A selection with the most representative works by one of the most acknowledged figures of Colombian art. Windows, fruits, sunflowers and the encounter with the Palenque world highlight her work. Texts by Angel Kalenberg. 400 pages. More than 150 color illustrations. A publication by Villegas Editores. Spanish and English. Hard cover. 10 x 12 in. (26 x 32 cm.) Buy it at the Store

  • Memoria. Cuban Art of the 20th Century The result of 10 years of research compiled by a group of artists lead by the Art Historian and Critic, José Veiga. An encyclopedia of Cuban art, with a chronology of punctual exhibitions from 1921 through 1996, an analytic index and data on 475 artists, whose working periods range from 1902 to the present. Includes a CD with biographies. Edited by the California/International Arts Foundation. Texts by José Veiga, Cristina Vives, Adolfo Nodal, Dannys Montes de Oca and Valia Garzón. English. 576 pages, 568 illustrations. Hard cover. 12 x 10 in. (31 x 25 cm.). Buy the book online

  • Alfredo Jaar A compilation in two volumes of Alfredo Jaar’s work. It is Difficult includes a chronology of his most important projects. Let There Be Light is a visual and written documentary on the Rwanda Project. An edition by Actar, Barcelona. 240 pages per book. 380 color illustrations. Available in English and/or Spanish. We have signed copies of the book by the artist at our online store.

  • Fresh Cream: Contemporary Art and Culture Published inthe year 2000 by Phaidon Press, Inc., this book gathers the work of 100 emerging artists of the 1990s. Both the images and texts have been selected by a group of 10 Latin American curators: Gerardo Mosquera, Octavio Zaya, Amanda Cruz, Iwona Blazwick, Bice Curiger, Vasil Kortun, Maria Lind, Viktor Misiano, Olu Oguibe and Apinan Poshyananda. 656 pages. 849 illustrations in color and 54 in black and white. Hard cover. 12 x 6.2 in. English. This book is a collector’s edition. Buy the book online

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