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VIA Arts Prize, 2017 Edition

image003VIA Arts Prize: deadline 16th October 2017
The Embassies of Latin American countries, Spain and Portugal, in collaboration with Itaú Unibanco and supported by People’s Palace Projects (Queen Mary University of London), are delighted to launch the 2017 edition of the VIA Arts Prize.
In an unparalleled exchange between the UK and Latin cultures, this dedicated visual arts competition invites all UK-based artists to enter into a creative dialogue with Ibero-American art and artists. Following the pre-selection process conducted by the curatorial committee, up to 30 artworks will then go on display for three weeks at the Embassy of Brazil. A special jury will judge the final selection.
Please find full information at the contest website. Submissions for the competition, which may include paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and prints, are now invited from artists living and working in the UK. Participants must be aged 16 or over.
We encourage you to participate in this contest and there are several ways in which you can get involved:
·         Applying if you have an artistic vein;
·         Sharing this opportunity;
·         Attending the finalists’ exhibition in November to vote for your favourite.
The prizes are: 1st Prize £5,000 and a solo exhibition at the Embassy of Brazil; 2nd Prize £2,000.
The exhibition will be at the Embassy of Brazil in London from the 3rd – 23rd November 2017.
For further information please contact:
Andrzej Stuart-Thompson (English)
Ana Elizabeth González (Spanish)

Marcio Junji Sono (Portuguese)

 

Featured Exhibition: Leo Matiz (1917-1998) muralista de la lente

quijote-leomatizLeo Matiz (1917-1998) muralista de la lente, Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City. Closes 17 September 2017

Exhibition of 81 photographs by Colombian photographer and photojournalist Leo Matiz. Matiz established his reputation with his work in Mexico between 1941 and 1947, when he photographed artists and muralists such as Diego Rivera, Frieda Kahlo and David Siqueiros and became a close friends with José Clemente Orozco, as well as Latin American film stars and intellectuals and Spanish film directors such as Luís Buñuel. He subsequently mounted photographic campaigns in his native Colombia and in Venezuela in the 1950s, which were reproduced in periodicals such as Life and Paris Match. The exhibition also includes drawings, caricatures and Matiz’s notes to provide a context for his work.

For more information see the exhibition’s website

Copied by the Sun: The First Photographically Illustrated Book on Art

2016-10-copied-by-the-sun-a4-posterStirling Maxwell Centre
University of Glasgow

Hilary Macartney (University of Glasgow), with Jim Tate (National Museums of Scotland) and Brian Liddy (Bodleian Library)

Copied by the Sun: The First Photographically Illustrated Book on Art

Illustrated talk, book launch and display of collection highlights

University of Glasgow Library Special Collections, Henry Heaney Room

Thursday 27 October 2018
6:00-8:00PM

In 1848, the Scottish scholar Sir William Stirling Maxwell created the world’s first photographically illustrated book on art by adding a volume of Talbotype (or calotype) illustrations to his pioneering book on Spanish art Annals of the Artists of Spain. The photographs, by William Henry Fox Talbot’s assistant Nicolaas Henneman, faded soon after. Nevertheless, this ground-breaking volume pointed the way towards the use of photography in the study of art. This talk launches the publication of a two-volume facsimile and critical edition of the digitally reconstructed photographs. On display will be the related calotype negative (1847) by D O Hill and Robert Adamson of Velázquez’s Surrender of Breda, a highlight of the recent Stirling Maxwell exhibition at the Prado Museum, Madrid, and other items from the Photographic and Stirling Maxwell Collections in the University of Glasgow Special Collections.

Copied by the Sun will be available for cash sale at the special price of £67.00.

Publication details (source: WorldCat):

Title: Copied by the sun: Talbotype illustrations to the Annals of the artists of Spain by Sir William Stirling Maxwell: studies and catalogue raisonné /
Author(s): Macartney, Hilary.
Matilla, José Manuel. 
Corp Author(s): Museo del Prado
Publication: Madrid: Museo Nacional del Prado
Year: 2016
Description: 2 volumes (365 numbered pages, 140 unnumbered pages) : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language: English
Standard No: ISBN: 9788415245551; 8415245556

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera (Sydney)

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Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman collection

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
25 June – 9 October 2016

Exhibition presents 33 artworks from the collection of Jacques and Natasha Gelman, including self-portrait paintings and drawings by Frida Kahlo, and major examples of Diego Rivera’s canvas paintings. Alongside these works are over 50 photographs by figures such as Edward Weston, Lola Alvarez Bravo and Frida’s father, Guillermo Kahlo, which provide insights into the artists’ worlds and their intriguing relationship.

Exhibition Artboards: click here.

Exhibition catalogue: click here.

VISTA PARCIAL DEL COSO ESQUINA CON CALLE GOYA RETRATADAS TRES MUJERES CON TRAJES DE EPOCA AÑOS 10-20 Y GENTE PASANDO POR LA CALLE SE VE LA TIENDA DE BARRIO Y LA PASTELERIA SOLER

VISTA PARCIAL DEL COSO ESQUINA CON CALLE GOYA RETRATADAS TRES MUJERES CON TRAJES DE EPOCA AÑOS 10-20 Y GENTE PASANDO POR LA CALLE SE VE LA TIENDA DE BARRIO Y LA PASTELERIA SOLER

Más allá de la afición. Nicolás and Elías Viñuales
Sala de Exposiciones de la Diputación de Huesca
Huesca, 20 May – 31 July 2016

Photographic exhibition focussing on the founders of Turismo del Altoaragón, one of the many amateur photography groups established in Spain in the first decades of the twentieth century. The Viñuales brothers (1881-1927, and 1892-1940) used photography to publicise, via posters, periodicals and exhibitions, the beauties, historic buildings and rural traditions of the Aragonese region, perceived to be under threat from modernity. The exhibition unites for the first time photographs from three local archives the Ayuntamiento of Huesca, the Diputación Provincial de Huesca and the Villanueva-Loscertales family. It is accompanied by a publication reproducing the displayed photographs.
Exhibition catalogue, link here.

Girona: 14th Image and Research International Conference

Image & Research
14th Image & Research International Conference

Centre for Image Research & Diffusion (CDRI) Girona City Council, and Partners

Girona, 16-18 November 2016

Programme

Organised by:
The Centre for Image Research and Diffusion (CRDI) of the Girona City Council and the Association of Archivists of Catalonia, with the support of the Department of Culture of the Generalitat of Catalonia – Sub-Directorate General of Archives, and the Spanish Ministry of Culture – Sub Directorate-General of State Archives, the promotion of the International Council on Archives (CIA/ICA) and the collaboration of Digital Meets Culture, Michael Culture Association, Photographic Studies Institute of Catalonia (IEFC), Sindicat de la Imatge UPIFC and ANABAD.