Friday, April 22, 2011

ArtTraveler Latin American art digest

Money does grow on Máximo Gonzalez´s trees

Site Unseen: Contemporary Latin American Art (post – 1980) Symposium: Trinity College, Cambridge, 14 May.

Speakers:  Coco Fusco, artist and chair of the Fine Art Department at Parsons, The New School for Design, New York; Valerie Fraser, director of the Latin American Centre, University of Essex and co-director of the University of Essex Collection of Latin American Art;

Karen Cordero Reiman, curator and professor of art history, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City; Gabriela Saigado, curator of public programs, Tate Modern; Florencia Bazzano-Nelson, assistant professor, history of art department, Tulane University, New Orleans;

Theresa Avila and Gustavo Larach, curator and doctoral candidates, department of art history, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque; Cecilia Brunson, independent curator; Oswaldo Maciá, artist.

"Trees" by Máximo Gonzalez in Istanbul
Máximo Gonzalez´s “Trees,” through 28 May, Artane Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey.

Argentine artist Máximo Gonzales displays his delicate trees, telling Instanbul´s Today´s Zaman the materials he uses tell their own stories, recycling old materials into new concepts.

“Art in the Streets,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Ca. 17 April – 8 August; 50 artists survey development of graffiti and street art from the 1970´s through the present.

Beyond the Labyrinth: Latin American Art and the FEMSA Collection: 13 April – 10 June, Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington, D.C.

Latin American artists featured: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, Rufino Tamayo, Wifredo Lam, Roberto Matta, Armando Reverón, Joaquín Torres-Garcia and Fernando Botero.

Curated by Marysol Nieves, the exhibit focuses on Latin American interpretations of neo-expressionism, cubism and surrealism.

“Ya Se Leer,” (I´ve Learned to Read), group exhibition of 90 artists, 20 April - 28 May, Wifredo Lam Center of Contemporary Art, Havana, Cuba.

The show is a product of two year´s work by the center´s director, Jorge Antonia Fernández Torres, according to the Cuban New Agency.

The show includes 150 works covering “nearly all plastic arts expressions” with artists from Mexico, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Martinique, Colombia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Argentina, Switzerland and Cuba.

“The Word and the Labyrinth of Chronos,” Fayad Jamis Gallery, through 31 May in Havana.

This ceramics show includes works by 10 artists who seek finding common ground between literature and visual expression.
"Smellscape" by Oswaldo Maciá

Oscar Muñoz, multi-media solo exhibition, Madrid, Spain: through 21 May, La Fabrica Gallery.

The Colombian multi-media artist offers drawings, video, installations and photography in his show, “Impresiones Debiles,” (Weak Impressions), illustrating growth of violence in his country.

"Mirror Image" by Óscar Muñoz

Wim Wenders, Haunch of Venison, London: “Places Strange and Quiet” displays Wenders´photographs taken from around the world: 15 April – 17 May.

The show travels from Sáo Paolo Museum of Art, Brazil.
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