Amalia Valdés : Geometries of a Journey
AMALIA VALDÉS X ANA ROSA IBAÑEZ
The first image of Amalia Valdés I am able to summon from my memory is from Taller Bloc (Santiago, Chile), during her residence there in the year 2014. I remember her bent over her work table, producing what I believe were her first pieces that manipulated aluminum. At that moment, I didn’t know I wanted […]
Ana Mendieta : The Allure of the Faraway Foreigner
ANA MENDIETA X CARLA GARLASCHI
Why would the work of a Latin American artist be of such interest here? In fact, the guides at Bildmuseet have been explicitly instructed not to mention, or comment on the circumstances of Ana Mendieta’s death…
patti smith + sonora 128 : café la habana sessions at kurimanzutto
For its seventh edition, the public art project Sonora 128 presents Patti Smith. A poet, artist, and performer, Smith returns to Mexico City with the Café La Habana Sessions. Inspired by the idea that a café is not a place, but a state of mind, Smith continues her reflection on the act of artistic creation and the alchemy […]
Linnæus in Tenebris : The exotic laboratory of Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa
“Linnæus in Tenebris” is the first solo show of Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa at Musée d’ Art Contemporain de Bordeaux CAPC, who has known transforming the friction in morphic and symbolic displacements full of color where they can quoting from naive aesthetics to baroque art.
Trumpian Times: When the society and the art are thinking all over again
A CONVERSATION WITH CHRISTIAN VIVEROS-FAUNÉ
Even the most expert experts could not have predicted Trump’s election. The world of art, is today with the obligation not to make politics only doors inside, but outside as well.
FORMASOBREFONDO A group show curated by Willy Kautz
FORMASOBREFONDO proposes a review of contemporary formalist aesthetics. This group exhibition at PROYECTOSMONCLOVA is grounded in the dissolution of the formalism/conceptualism dichotomy.
Carla Garlaschi’s Laberinto de Ilusión Satirizes the Art World at the End of the World
BY CHRISTIAN VIVEROS-FAUNÉ
“Laberinto de Ilusión” resembles the typical Latin American telenovela in other spectacularly clichéd ways, too. Rather than advance through proper plot and character development, Garlaschi’s narrative unfolds the use of stereotypes and binary oppositions.
Winged Power: Interview on “Free Fall”
After premiering in Mexico City last January, the film Free Fall by visual artist Miguel Calderón in on view at the Fototeca Latinoamericana, Buenos Aires, and Luhring Augustine, New York. About this work Ángels Miralda talked with the artist.
Why FAUST still KEEPS RUMBLING ME
A PERFORMANCE BY ANNE IMHOF AT LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA
Its particularity is that it does not want to be a reflection of the life and reality as such, but as they are being transformed and transgressed in a time where anguish, fear and anxiety are characteristics as normal as the awakening itself.
Particles of Dust : Frank Ammerlaan at Upstream Gallery in Amsterdam
Upstream Gallery presents Particles of Dust, a solo exhibition of new work by Frank Ammerlaan, where a new paradigm shift took place.
(Español) El Agua volvió a la Tierra en Meteoritos y a la Luna en Cometa
(Español) CLAUDIA MÜLLER
(Español) La artista chilena Claudia Müller ha venido trabajando con el agua y el tiempo desde hace un tiempo. En su última muestra en la Galería Die Ecke revisita esta obsesión.
“Don’t Shrink me to the Size of a Bullet” : HIWA K at KW Institute of Contemporary Art
KW Institute for Contemporary Art and the Schering Stiftung present “Don’t Shrink me to the Size of a Bullet” by artist Hiwa K, winner of the Schering Stiftung Art Award 2016.
Showcase : Mel DeWees
“Films in Sheep’s Clothing” : The first solo show in Italy of John Smith at ALMA ZEVI Gallery
“Films in Sheep’s Clothing” is the first solo show of John Smith in Italy exhibited by ALMA ZEVI Gallery in Venice, showing the work made between 1976 and 2015.
Showcase : Cristina Garrido
(Español) GALERÍA WEEKEND : Visibilizar el Arte Chileno Contemporáneo
(Español) PAUL BIRKE PARA GALERÍA WEEKEND
(Español) Entre el 5 y el 7 de Mayo Santiago de Chile tendrá su primer Galería Weekend, donde todas las galerías inaugurarán exhibiciones en un mismo día. Es una nueva experiencia donde las personas podrán conocer en terreno el galerismo y el trabajo de nuestros artistas.
(Español) Notas de Atenas : El Templo de lo Fútil
(Español) POR CARLA GARLASCHI
(Español) El desorden de la información, sumado a viajes a Medio Oriente y Norte América en las dos semanas anteriores me anticipó a un estado de disociación.
Concept and Painting : Robert C. Morgan at PROYECTOSMONCLOVA
Morgan is an undisputed authority on conceptual art. PROYECTOSMONCLOVA with the exhibition “Robert C. Morgan: Concept and Painting” highlights Morgan’s vibrant artistic achievements through a survey of his dedicated studio output.
A Minimal Maxim: Major Survey of Robert Ryman in Mexico at Museo Jumex
The exhibition brings together five decades of Ryman’s paintings from the 1950s through the 1990s. This is the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in Latin America.
Spaces : SAGRADA MERCANCÍA
Located in the República neighborhood, Sagrada Mercancía is inserted as a place where research and hallucination are mixed to investigate the processes rather than a result.
Doble Fondo : Tercerunquinto at MONCLOVA
In their latest solo exhibition “Doble Fondo (False Bottom)”, the Mexican artist group Tercerunquinto takes on their research into public space and its visual languages. Again the idea of the public wall space serves as the starting point.
(Español) Showcase | Claudia Müller
(Español) Construyo circuitos para el movimiento y descenso de los fluidos y que paradójicamente contienen lo incontenible, lo que se escapa, lo que no se puede tomar ni detener: el tiempo.
“The preliminary condition required for propelling workers to the status of “free” producers and consumers of commodity-time was the violent expropriation of their own time.” -Guy Debord, “Society of the Spectacle”.
OROXXO : The supermarket of art and the capitalist game of Gabriel Orozco at kurimanzutto
(Español) El artista mexicano propone un juego de logos y reglas de mercado contrapuestas, como dos formas de entender un mundo capitalista que colapsa y se expande continuamente.
DOCTOR LAKRA : Globalized Narratives of a Mythified Pop Culture
The particular work and visibility of Dr. Lakra come from the tattoo tradition, and has mixed it with the collection of different objects that are born of mythical narratives that coexist with a globalized imaginary.
History is Taking Flight and Passes Forever | About the deconstruction and friction in the history
EDGAR ORLAINETA AT PROYECTOS MONCLOVA
“History is Taking Flight and Passes Forever” starts from a story, from a moment. Sculptures, objects, installations invoke to look at the same problems that persist from that history, taken and resignified by Edgar Orlaineta.
SEDAS DE CA(V)ALLO : An Homage to Juan Luis Martínez
In 1992 the Chilean artist Juan Castillo and the Uruguayan poet Roberto Mascaró decided to pay homage to the poet and visual artist Juan Luis Martínez; which would become an unique and particular editorial project. “Sedas de Ca(v)allo” was the magazine that mobilized poets, writers and artists, where each one of them was invited to […]
(Español) Poemas Concretos: Hacia la fluidez de la percepción fragmentada
(Español) FRANCISCA BENÍTEZ
(Español) En la última muestra de la artista chilena y radicada en New York, Francisca Benítez evoca una relación con la Poesía Concreta por la cercanía formal entre significado y significante que sucede con algunas señas icónicas, donde se da una selección de momentos y una percepción fragmentada.
Diasporas on the Pier | SACO5 review
A migratory trip can be considered a complex experience in which the migrant, for economic, political or social reasons, builds an intense trauma with the new space he or she has chosen to inhabit, a situation that incessantly puts him or her to the test. Apart from that, the feelings that surround migration have to […]
Time and Human Being transformed into a Fiction Space
The work of the multimedia artist Nicolas Rupcich comes from the crossing of nature, science fiction and reproduction of the image. In these possible lines, it is where the search for an immanent truth of the state of the mind of the things, he does not find answers, but processes that respond to the new mechanisms of reproducibility.
Showcase | Debora Delmar Corp.
The globalization, capitalism and consumer culture have been some of the pillars that have shaped the reflections behind my work. I am interested in analyzing the systems and ways of life in which we live or rather those that we must adapt.
Paz : Emergence and Occupy
“Wagner states that the typical artist of his time is an egoist who, in complete isolation from the life of the people, practices his art exclusively for the enjoyment of the rich; in so doing he follows the dictates of fashion. The artist of the future, says Wagner, must become radically different.”- Boris Groys, “In […]
IN MÜNCHEN : RADIO CITY AT GALERIE JAHN
MARTIN GROß & JULIUS HEINEMANN
…In that Empire, the Art of Cartography attained such Perfection that the map of a single Province occupied the entirety of a City, and the map of the Empire, the entirety of a Province. In time, those Unconscionable Maps no longer satisfied, and the Cartographers Guilds struck a Map of the Empire whose size was […]
(Español) Extinción de Dominio : Una consensuada armonía ilegal donde todo es posible de ver y también de omitir
(Español) JONATHAN HERNÁNDEZ
(Español) Lo sublime dejó de dar abasto ante las crisis, y la apropiación de elementos absurdamente cotidianos desplazados de su tarea original fue inevitable
The Rise of the Latin American Artist
Stockholm. She slowly comes into view, walking down the stairs with impeccably slicked-back, black hair, wearing a red velvet dress. She excuses herself preemptively, saying she has a cocktail party/meeting afterwards. Whether it is by expansion or by projection, something about Carla Garlaschi has been changing. Her participation in the SIART IX Biennial of Contemporary […]
The pixelated obsession for remembering (the memory as action)
(Español) La obsesión de Andrea Wolf por la documentación viene de una historia muy personal. Pero la forma en que actúa nuestra memoria y cómo se configuran nuestros recuerdos, ha llevado a la artista chilena, radicada en New York a ejecutar piezas que cuestionan y replantean a la imagen dentro de nuestro actual régimen visual.
Post Mortem | M for Manifesta
BY JUAN JOSÉ SANTOS
It’s like hitting your head on the doorframe as you enter the house. That’s the feeling this curatorial concept leaves you with, at least in this context. Suggested and evolved by Christian Jankowski (Göttingen, Germany, 1968) for the eleventh edition of the Manifesta, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art. “What People Do for Money”, is […]
Spaces | Proyectos Monclova
Today, Proyectos Monclova is one of the most important galleries in Mexico and Latin America, where they’ve played, gambled and even changed their skin, so to speak. Their vision is clear: taking established proposals and mix them with new generations, placing artists into both a local and global dialogue. Proyectos Monclova brings together Mexican and international artists […]