Thinking Ibero-America: Modernity and Indigenism

‘Thinking Ibero-America: Modernity and Indigenism,’ Birkbeck, University of London, Malet St, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7HX, 23/11/2017, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Ticio Escobar in conversation with John Kraniauskas Under the dominance of European and then Creole elites, the people of Latin America have historically looked to Europe and North America as referents for cultural modernity. Until recently, everything relatedContinue reading “Thinking Ibero-America: Modernity and Indigenism”

Art from Latin America Today (London)

Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today South London Gallery, Camberwell, London 10 June – 4 September 2016 Touring exhibition from the Guggenheim MAP Initiative, showing works by some 20 contemporary artists born after 1968 and curated by the Guggenheim’s MAP curator of Latin American art, Pablo León de la Barra. The exhibitionContinue reading “Art from Latin America Today (London)”

Exhibition: Madrid Realists

Madrid Realists Museo Thyssen Bornemisza, Madrid, 9 February – 22 May 2016 — EXTENDED TO 29 MAY 2016 Shows the work of a group of modern and contemporary realist painters and sculptors, who have worked in Madrid since the 1950s. The display has a thematic structure and includes 89 works, oil paintings, sculptures, reliefs and drawings,Continue reading “Exhibition: Madrid Realists”

Joana Vasconcelos: Waddesdon Manor

Joana Vasconcelos at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire The Portuguese sculptor has unveiled the latest of her installations: a monumental pair of 7-metre-tall candlesticks created from glass wine bottles, on display at the North entrance of the 19th-century country house of the Rothschild family at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire. They have been bought for the Manor’s contemporary artContinue reading “Joana Vasconcelos: Waddesdon Manor”

Itinerarios XXI, Fundación Botín, Santander, 28 March – 31 May 2015 Exhibition of works by nine Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American contemporary artists who are the recipients of the 21st Fundación Botín Visual Arts Grants for 2013-2014. Carles Congost (Gerona, 1970), Albert Corbí (Valencia, 1976), Patricia Esquivias (Caracas, 1979), Jon Mikel Euba (Vizcaya, 1967), RodrigoContinue reading

Helena Almeida and Lourdes Castro, London, 27 March – 22 May 2015

Helena Almeida, Inhabited Drawings/Desenhos habitados, showing at Richard Saltoun Gallery, Great Titfield Street, London W1W 6RV, 27 March – 22 May, along with work by her Madeira-born contemporary Lourdes Castro (b.1930). This is the first London show for Portuguese artist Helena Almeida, a student of the University of Fine Art, Lisbon, who has developed aContinue reading “Helena Almeida and Lourdes Castro, London, 27 March – 22 May 2015”

Jaume Plensa, Chicago

Jaume Plensa: Private Dreams, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, 12 June – 27 September. An exhibition of recent sculpture by the Catalan artist Plensa, featuring eight new works in a range of media, including bronze, glass and volcanic basalt. Coinciding with a new public art installation of four of his works in Chicago’s Millennium Park, whichContinue reading “Jaume Plensa, Chicago”

Hélio Oiticica, Dublin

Hélio Oiticica: Propositions, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 19 July – 5 October 2014. A major retrospective exhibition of the work of the internationally renowned Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica (1937–1980), whose innovative interactive and experiential artworks have influenced many contemporary artists. Visitors will be encouraged try on his wearable ‘Parangolés’ and enjoy dressing upContinue reading “Hélio Oiticica, Dublin”

Oscar Muñoz, Paris

Oscar Muñoz: Protographies, Jeu de Paume, Paris, 4 June – 21 September 2014. Presents works by one of Colombia’s leading contemporary artists (born 1951) including hyper-realist large-scale charcoal drawings created between 1979-81, prints from the 1980s, film and recent ‘images in flux’. The exhibition has been co-curated by the Jeu de Paume with the MuseoContinue reading “Oscar Muñoz, Paris”

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Liverpool

Carlos Cruz-Diez (b.1923), Liverpool, 12 June 2014 – Winter 2015. The artist has been commissioned by the Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art and Tate Liverpool to commemorate the centenary of the beginning of World War I by creating his contemporary version of a World War I ‘dazzle-ship’ in Liverpool’s Albert Dock, adjoining the river Mersey.Continue reading “Carlos Cruz-Diez, Liverpool”