Andean Art in the Spanish Empire, Chicago

A Voyage to South America: Andean Art in the Spanish Empire, New long-term installation, Art Institute of Chicago, till 26 February 2016. The museum’s first presentation of work from the viceregal period. Fourteen paintings and related works on paper introduce visitors to explorers, artists, and patrons who lived in the Spanish-governed Andes during the 17th, 18th,Continue reading “Andean Art in the Spanish Empire, Chicago”

New England / New Spain: Portraiture in the Colonial Americas, 1492-1850, Denver, January 2015

New England / New Spain: Portraiture in the Colonial Americas, 1492-1850, Symposium, Frederick + Jan Mayer Centre, Denver Art Museum, 23-24 January 2015. Each year, the Denver Art Museum hosts a two-day symposium on a New World topic, alternating between a Pre-Columbian theme one year and a colonial Spanish theme the next year. The 2014 symposium, whichContinue reading “New England / New Spain: Portraiture in the Colonial Americas, 1492-1850, Denver, January 2015”

Tamayo Museum on Tour: La Jolla

Treasures of the Tamayo Museum, Mexico City on Tour, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (La Jolla), 17 May – 31 August 2014. Highlights from one of Mexico’s leading museums of modern and contemporary art, the Tamayo Museum which opened in 1981 to house the collections of Rufino Tamayo (1899-1991), of both his own artContinue reading “Tamayo Museum on Tour: La Jolla”

Sebastiâo Salgado, Brasilia

Sebastiâo Salgado: Genesis, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Brasilia, Brazil, 5 August – 29 September 2014. Another in the Brazilian-born photographer’s series of exhibitions of his black and white images of remote landscapes and their animal and human inhabitants. This exhibition of 216 works was previously shown at the Natural History Museum, London.

Lygia Clark, New York

Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948–1988, MOMA, New York, 10 May – 24 August 2014. The first major retrospective of the Brazilian artist (1920-1988) in North America, comprising almost 300 paintings, drawings, sculptures and participatory works. Organized around three themes, abstraction, concretism and the “abandonment” of art.

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”

Cristina Rodriguez: Manchester Cathedral

Cristina Rodrigues: Women from My Country, Manchester Cathedral, 3 July – 21 September. A 3-part installation, sponsored by the Arts Council, will be unveiled by the Portuguese-born Manchester-based artist. The 3 works are individually entitled The Queen, Enlightenment and Blanket, the latter made from adufes, square tambourines traditionally played by women in central inland Portugal,Continue reading “Cristina Rodriguez: Manchester Cathedral”

Aztecs in Liverpool

Aztecs in Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 3 July – 26 October 2014. Part of the Liverpool Biennial. The celebrated composer Michael Nyman, best known for his soundtracks to several Peter Greenaway films and to Jane Campion’s 1993 film The Piano, has turned photographer and film-maker. His two-screen video installation Aztecs in Liverpool was inspiredContinue reading “Aztecs in Liverpool”

America Latina: Photographs 1960-2013, Paris and Puebla

America Latina: Photographs 1960-2013. Shown first at the Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris, 19 November 2013 – 6 April 2014 this exhibition moves to the Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico, 14 June – 29 September 2014. Brings together works by 70 artists from eleven countries, ranging from documentary photographers to contemporary artists who manipulate/modify theContinue reading “America Latina: Photographs 1960-2013, Paris and Puebla”

ARTES Lecture, 10 July 2014. Ronda Kasl: ‘The Sum of Virtues: Sovereignty and Salvation at the Cartuja de Miraflores’

To conclude ARTES’ 2014 AGM, Ronda Kasl, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, will give a lecture at the Courtauld Institute at 5pm on 10 July 2014: The Sum of Virtues: Sovereignty and Salvation at the Cartuja de Miraflores In 1442 Juan II of Castile gave the royal palace of Miraflores, near Burgos, to the CarthusianContinue reading “ARTES Lecture, 10 July 2014. Ronda Kasl: ‘The Sum of Virtues: Sovereignty and Salvation at the Cartuja de Miraflores’”