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Emilio Pérez in group show “Nature Pops!”, at Wave Hill, Bronx, NY

July 12 – September 5, 2016

Exhibition Reception: Sunday, July 17, 2‒4:30 PM

Wave Hill
West 249th Street and Independence Avenue (Front Gate)  
Bronx, NY 10471-2899

A half-century after the emergence of Pop art as a revolutionary response to new norms of consumerism, Nature Pops!, Wave Hill’s summer 2016 exhibition, brings together work by artists who calibrate this movement in contemporary terms. Continuing to re-evaluate popular culture, particularly the increasing mediation of our experience by technology, artists question whether we can still have an authentic experience―even in the natural world. Interpreting nature and the environment through a populist lens, Nature Pops! includes recent work that is especially relevant in an age of digital overload and environmental crisis. Presenting the show at Wave Hill, a stunning garden and cultural center located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, adds particular depth and dimension to the discussion.

Image: Space Face (F1/S3), 2014, Unique screen prints with original hand-cut stencil drawing, 28 1/2” x 23 1/2” each. Courtesy of the artist.

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Ariel Cabrera in group show “EMERGING TO ESTABLISHED – Year 5”, at Krause Gallery, New York

July 9th – Aug 31st 2016

Reception: July 9th – 6-8pm

Krause Gallery 
149 Orchard St. south 
NY, NY 10002

Krause Gallery will give new and emerging artists the opportunity to show in a gallery setting as well as display the new work by the galleries established artists.

“We are encouraging all artists to explore a creative approach with their new works”. The exhibiting artists range from national to international with a broad range of mediums. From Ben Frosts satirical jab at consumerism to Hanksy’s tongue and cheek puns, “Emerging to Established” plans to capture a snapshot of the current contemporary art scene.

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Flavio Garciandía in group show “Speaking of Abstraction: Language transitions in Latin-American art”, at Durban Signing Gallery, Miami

Opening Reception: Friday, July 8th 2016, 7PM

Curated by Dennys Matos.
Durban Segnini Gallery 
3072 SW 38th AVE.
Miami, FL 33146

Durban Segnini Gallery presents a splendid selection of 12 crucial artists for understanding the language development of the Latin American Abstraction, representing Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Uruguay and Venezuela.
The exhibition includes 33 works among drawing, painting, mixed media and sculpture, offering the viewer a wide aesthetic itinerary of Abstraction in its various manifestations.
“Speaking of Abstraction (…) ¨ considers more than six artists’ generations whose contributions and paths made of Abstraction the most influential tendency in the historiography of Latin American contemporary art of the twentieth century.

“Speaking of Abstraction: Language Transitions in Latin American Art” offers through a selection of 33 works including paintings, sculpture, mixed media and drawing, a unique opportunity to review and understand the language development of the Latin American Abstraction.
This exemplary review includes twelve prominent artists, among which are great masters such as Carmelo Arden Quin (Uruguay), César Paternosto (Argentina), Carlos Rojas (Colombia) or Mateo Manaure (Venezuela). Also joining them new promising generation of abstract artists such as Flavio Garciandía (Cuba), Jaildo Marinho (Brazil), Emilia Sirrs (Mexico) and Beto De Volder (Argentina).

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Zilia Sánchez at Galerie Lelong, New York – Interview

From ocula.com

April – June, 2016

In the 1950s, on a Havana rooftop and reeling from the recent passing of her father, Cuban artist Zilia Sánchez (b. 1926) had an epiphany. A gust of wind blew a hanging laundry sheet (the very one her father had been lying on when he died) against a pipe and a wall, and in its resulting form she discovered an entirely new approach to her work. She abandoned painting on flat surfaces and began pulling canvas tautly over oddly-shaped wooden armatures, creating curved peaks that opened painting up from its conventionally rectangular state. Introducing three-dimensional forms to her work, Sánchez’s shift challenged the preferred frontal view of artworks by interrupting the face-on gaze and coercing it around corners.

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Félix González-Torres in Milano

May 20 —July 20, 2016

Massimo De Carlo gallery
Via Giovanni Ventura 5
20134 Milano – Italy

This exhibition will be the first solo presentation of the artist’s work in Milan since an exhibition at Massimo De Carlo in 1991.

“The failure of conceptual art is actually its success. Because we, in the next generation, took those strategies and didn’t worry if it looked like art or not, that was their business…So I do believe in looking back and going through school reading books. You learn from these people. Then, hopefully, you try to make it, not better (because you can’t make it better), but you make it in a way that makes sense. Like the Don Quixote of Pierre Menard by Borges; it’s exactly the same thing but it’s better because it’s right now. It was written with a history of now…”

Felix Gonzalez Torres, interview with Robert Storr, ArtPress, 1995
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Allora & Calzadilla: Echo to Artifact, at Art Gallery of Alberta, Canada

June 3 – August 28, 2016

Art Gallery of Alberta
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square,
Edmonton AB T5J 2C1

Allora & Calzadilla: Echo to Artifact is the first major exhibition in Canada of the work of internationally renowned artists, Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla. It features film, sculpture, sound pieces and performances, and new work based on the artists’ research into western Canada’s prehistoric past. The works in the exhibition consider the nature of sound, music and the voice as a way to animate both natural forms and man-made artifacts and include the remains of dinosaurs, a piece of Hadean rock and the oldest musical instrument ever discovered.

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Teresita Fernández Lights a Fire in the West

By Alanna Martinez

From Observer.com

Teresita Fernández knows how to light up a room, and she’s done just that inside the front gallery of Anthony Meier Fine Arts in San Francisco. The century-old house inside which Mr. Meier’s gallery is located has been set ablaze by Ms. Fernández’s fiery handiwork, which features a smoky landscape rendered in charcoal and a glittering inferno made from thousands of glazed ceramic tiles.

Ms. Fernández is widely known for her large-scale experiential installations, the most recent being a 500-foot mirrored canopy for New York’s Madison Square Park which was experienced by nearly 50,000 people each day during its nine-month run.

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Diango Hernández: THEORETICAL BEACH, at Museum Morsbroich, Germany

May 22–August 28, 2016

Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen
Gustav-Heinemann-Strasse 80
D-51377 Leverkusen. Germany

Curated by Stefanie Kreuzer

From artealdia.com

Museum Morsbroich presents Theoretical Beach. The title stands for the transition from sea to land. With simple materials and agile gestures, Diango Hernandez transforms the whole castle into an open processual space that enables visitors to make the transition between sea and beach and sense the tension between the different elements.

The exhibition addresses precisely that point where, in the metaphor of the sea, the “movement of being” meets “solid ground,” in other words, the place “where man establishes his institutions” (Hans Blumenberg). The place where the categories and value of being which shape and determine the cultural, social and political system become manifest.

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LIKE IT OR NOT by Arturo E. Mosquera at Farside Gallery, Miami

April 14 through June 12, 2016

Walkthrough
May 13, 2016   8-10 PM

Farside Gallery
1305 SW 87th Avenue
Miami, FL 33174

Curated by Angela Valella

At the heart of the exhibition Like it or Not, is Arturo E. Mosquera’s fascination with the city, the local social, the art collection and the cultural scene that he has been surrounded since his early years.
A significant body of work conceived and produced at different intervals of the artist’s life will be on display; while they vary in medium and technique, these pieces share traces of the powerful repertoire with which the artist constructs his system of ideas and images.

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Carlos Caballero in ‘(out of) position’ at D’Apostrof, Belgium

May 8- June 5, 2016

Opening: Sunday May 8, 2016 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

Galerie D’Apostrof
Pastoriestraat 59,
9800 Deinze, Belgium

Exhibition ‘(out of) position’ at D’Apostrof (Belgium), with artists: Carlos Caballero, Wim De Pauw and Lucie Renneboog.
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