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Helen Escobedo: El potencial de la escultura. Vista de la exposición en Proyectos Monclova, Ciudad de México. Cortesía: Legado de Helen Escobedo y Proyectos Monclova. Foto: Ramiro Chaves

Helen Escobedo:the Potential of Sculpture

«The Potential of Sculpture» is Helen Escobedo’s first solo show at ProyectosMonclova and the second since her retrospective titled «A Escala Humana» at the Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City, in 2010. The present exhibition is composed by a selection of 75 pieces of different interrelated bodies of work: drawing, collage, sculpture, maquette and painting, and is focused on the links between art and architecture, public space, landscape and design, one of the constants that marked the artistic career of Helen Escobedo since the mid-1960s.

Jorge González, Ensayos Libertarios. Vista de la exposición "Topologías del Exceso", en la Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, California, EEUU. Cortesía del artista

Topologies of Excess:a Survey of Contemporary Practices From Puerto Rico

Cuesta College and the Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery have invited eight Puerto Rican artists whose work examines the notion of ‘excess.’ In the island’s marginal corners, excess has helped to manifest emancipatory practices, opening spaces of intersectional solidarity – spaces of shared struggle where new practices can emerge. With participating artists Amara Abdal Figueroa, Zaida Adriana Goveo Balmaseda, Sofía Gallisá Muriente, Jorge González, Natalia Lassalle Morillo, Juan Alberto Negroni, Mónica Rodríguez, and Mariola Rosario.

Vista de la exposición Holes in Maps, en 601 Artspace, Nueva York, 2019. Foto cortesía: 601 Artspace /Marie Guex

“HOLES IN MAPS” EXPLORES THEMES OF GLOBALIZATION, MOBILITY AND BORDERS

«Holes in Maps» explores themes of globalization, mobility and borders by examining ways in which personal narrative, social critique, trade, nationalism, identity and citizenship intersect. The artworks in this show challenge maps certainty and stability, exploring the immense gulf between lines on paper and lived experience – between symbols and their referents. Maps may reveal political and geographical realities, but what do they conceal?

PABLO GÓMEZ URIBE: ALL THAT IS SOLID

By welcoming the results of procedural testings into his work, Gómez Uribe targets the notion of Architecture as an arena of uncontested progress, problematizing the conflicting relationship between modernism and modernization. In the ambiguity of global capitalism, where seeming permanence is designed for obsolescence, triumphant architectural developments that follow the beat of real estate drums are destined for decay, disintegration and disappearance.

Frida Kahlo with Olmec figurine, 1939. © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives

Largest U.s.frida Kahlo Exhibition in 10 Years to Open in New York

«Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving», scheduled to open February 8th, 2019 at the Brooklyn Museum in New York, is the largest U.S. exhibition in ten years devoted to Frida Kahlo, and the first in the United States to display a collection of her personal possessions from the Casa Azul (Blue House), the artist’s lifelong home in Mexico City. Under-recognized in her lifetime, Kahlo has become a feminist icon over the past four decades. The show comes at an important time, when it is critical to build cultural bridges between the United States and Mexico.

PÉREZ ART MUSEUM MIAMI LAUNCHES THE LATIN AMERICAN AND LATINX ART FUND

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) has just launched the Latin American and Latinx Art Fund, a new affiliate group created to support exhibitions and programming at PAMM for Latin American and Latinx artists. The fund’s goal is to support the exhibitions and programming that PAMM has already become known for, including exhibitions on artists such as Firelei Báez, Carlos Motta, Doris Salcedo, Julio LeParc and upcoming exhibitions of Beatriz González and Teresita Fernández, among others.

Lygia Pape at Hauser & Wirth New York

Hauser & Wirth New York hosts the gallery’s first solo presentation of Pape’s work in the United States since announcing worldwide representation of Projeto Lygia Pape in 2016. Spanning Pape’s multidisciplinary practice, the exhibition shares the artist’s singular vision with visitors, mining her profound and often playful approach to the physical and material experience of art, which elucidates a deeply human understanding and unique reframing of geometry and abstraction. This exhibition is accompanied by a forthcoming catalogue from Hauser & Wirth Publishers that includes a conversation between the artist’s daughter, Paula Pape, curator Paulo Herkenhoff, and poet Ferreira Gullar, with an additional commissioned text by author Alexander Alberro.

Vista de la exposición "Jaime Gili: Dark Paintings", en Henrique Faria Fine Arts, Nueva York, 2018. Foto: Arturo Sánchez. Cortesía del artista y HFFA

Jaime Gili:dark Paintings

Jaime Gili’s painting is steeped in the paradox of an abstract practice whose meaning depends largely on referentiality. Despite the artist’s long-term commitment to the mostly flat and broken planes of geometry in an investigation of color that delights in the specificities of materials and technique, Gili’s paintings are mostly discussed in relation to the histories of prewar and postwar geometric abstraction that circulate globally.

PABLO JOSÉ RAMÍREZ: “LANGUAGE HAS ALWAYS BEEN INSCRIBED IN A SYSTEM OF COLONIAL HIERARCHIES”

At the occasion of the exhibition «The Shores of the World», presented at Display, Prague, in June 2018, curator and theoretician of contemporary art Karina Kottová (1984) discussed with the Guatemalan curator Pablo José Ramírez (1982) about the potentialities and limits of inter-regional and inter-linguistic conversations, both within and beyond this particular exhibition project.

"Ecologías culturales del Caribe: conectando pasados, presentes y futuros" fue el tema de la cuarta edición de Tilting Axis en la República Dominicana (2018), que contó con la participación de 80 curadores, artistas y gestores provenientes de 28 países.

Tilting Axis, a Change Agent in The Caribbean

While there is currently a notable international interest in contemporary visual practices from the Caribbean and its diaspora, for Tilting Axis the challenge is to deepen those commitments, so that exchanges with and within the region remain in time and do not move away with the transience of the discourses and the tendencies of the moment. We talked with the core team about how this vital project works and what are some of its present challenges.