Bird’s-eye view: Museum of Modern Art of Barranquilla, ArPa fair, JoséLuis Pérez Collection, Fundació Vila Casas and more. Present. may 2022

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-The Museum of Modern Art of Barranquilla announces – via a statement – that “since mid-April it stopped operating in the facilities located at Carrera 56 #74-22 where its physical headquarters had been operating since 2004. The aforementioned infrastructure is owned by the company Terpel, a company that for 18 years he generously ceded the use of this space as a loan so that, from there, the MAMB could carry out its missionary work, by setting up exhibitions and educational events of relevance to national art. Thanks to the support of the cultural authorities of the district of Barranquilla and the department of Atlántico, the museum will temporarily move to the old Coltabaco building, located at Carrera 50 # 40-11 together with the Fábrica de Cultura. Currently, work is being carried out to adapt this space to house the art collection and enable the proper functioning of the museum, work that will be completed in the second half of this year”.

VIVA Projects -cultural agency led by collectors Camilla Barella Y Cecilia Tanura-, in alliance with Allegra Pacaembu -concessionaire that assumed the management of the Pacaembu Complex in 2020-, hold the art fair Harp, which takes place between June 1 and 5, at the Pabellón Pacaembu (Sao Paulo). In this first edition, ArPa will be performed simultaneously with MADE – Market, Art, Design; design fair that reaches its tenth edition. The association is an initiative of the design curator, Waldick Jatobá. ArPa is also directed by Cristina Candeloro and will receive more than 40 galleries, including a large part of the country’s great galleries, although there are notable absences such as Luisa Strina or Nara Roesler from São Paulo (here is the list). Its different sectors, moreover, have as curators Ana Beatriz Almeida, Jose Esparza Chong Cuy, Mary Catherine Duncan Y Carolina Lauriano. It should also be noted that ArPa is being held less than three months away from this year’s second edition of SP-Artthe fair led by Fernanda Feitosa.

-Eight Spanish museums (Queen Sofia, Thyssen-Bornemisza, “The Caixa”, MACBA, Picasso of Barcelona and Malaga, Booty Center Y Guggenheim Bilbao) promote a study on digital transformation after the pandemic. This research, led by Advisory Board for the Arts (ABA), took place between October 2021 and January 2022 and includes cases of best practices and strategies from the international museum field, as well as ideas from other sectors. Among the most relevant results, he highlights that “the digital strategy must be clearly linked to the museum’s mission, which, for now, is rarely fulfilled. The management of artistic institutions must commit decisively to digital development by allocating economic and human resources”, according to ABA, in whose Web research results are available.

-The city of Bilbao will host, from June 1 to 3, the first edition of The Wellbeing Summit for social changewhich will have a program dedicated to the arts, curated Manuel Bagorroin which 85 artists will participate, 12 of them will present new commissioned works within their program ArtistTrackwhich can be seen in 10 venues, and which has had Vicente Todoli, as an advisor in the selection of artists. Among others, they are Alicia Framis, Carlos Garaicoa, Grimanesa Amorós either June Crespo,

-The Joseluis Ruperez Collectionwhich brings together more than 3,000 works by Cuban artists, from colonial times to “Obamato”, participates with 27 works produced by the OSPAAALin the exhibition “Graphic spin. Like the ivy on the wall”, organized by the Queen Sofia and curated by Network of Conceptualisms of the South, which is the result of a long process of collective research carried out by this network in collaboration with the Museum, where it opens next Wednesday, May 18. It proposes a tour of the graphic actions which, from the 1960s to the present, have served as tool for reporting and social transformation -both inside and outside of art- in Latin America and the United States.

-The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation returns to support artists with the program Resistance Box. The thirty beneficiary artists, who carry out their work inside and outside the usual circuits of the art world, have been selected thanks to a nomination system among peers. In total, 75,000 euros (30 grants of 2,500 euros) will be allocated to support creators from different disciplines who have seen their work affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

-The Ankaria Foundation, with its Transversia project of artistic residencies in Spain and Senegal, is attending the Dakar Biennial of Contemporary African Art, which will be held in the Senegalese capital from May 21 to June 19. This is the first time that a private Spanish institution has attended this large-scale art event, the oldest on the African continent, which was opened eight years ago to the participation of non-African citizens. Ankaria will bring to Senegal the works of Spanish artists Avelino Sala, Paula Anta, Julio Falagán (I edition), Arturo Comas, Chus García-Fraile, Dea Gómez and Diego Omil, the last two members of the Los Bravú collective (II edition).

-The work “Plumario Colombiano” by the artist Beatrice Gonzalez (Bucaramanga, 1938) is part of the new installation of the permanent collection of the MoMA – Museum of Modern Art (New York), according to Riegner Houses (Bogotá), representative gallery of the artist. The installation, which was acquired by MoMA in 2020, is exhibited for the first time in the second-floor room alongside works by Víctor Grippo, Leandro Katz, Juan Downey, Cecilia Vicuña, and Olga Amaral. Beatriz González has established herself as one of the most relevant Colombian artists due to her interest in documenting aspects of the history and idiosyncrasy of her country.

Picasso and Viladot start the new season Vila Casas Foundation (Barcelona). With the exhibition “Homage to Picasso. Vallauris, 1972”, curated by Nadia Hernández, recovers the memory of these attacks and presents the extraordinary collection that arose from the Palet initiative and that the Vila Casas Foundation has recently acquired: 400 rugs intervened by more than 270 national and international authors, such as Rafael Alberti, Joan Brossa, Alexander Calder, Pau Casals, Equipo Crónica, Sonia Delaunay, Antoni Miró and Antoni Tàpies, among others. The exhibition “The incessant experimentation” of Guillem Viladot (Agramunt, 1922 – Barcelona, ​​1999), curated by Pau Minguet, aims to recover the trajectory of an artist from the geographical periphery who was attentive and participated in the most radical artistic experimentations of his time. For this reason, and coinciding with the centenary of the artist’s birth, the Fundació Vila Casas joins the celebration of the Year Viladot with this exhibition. In addition, the 30 finalists of the Painting Award 2022.

-The third edition of JUSTLX, one of the main Lisbon contemporary art fairs, finally returns this year from May 19 to 22 at the Lisbon Congresses, in Belém, after two editions postponed due to the pandemic. In total, 28 exhibitors from various parts of the globe. In addition to the national participation, there is an important representation from countries such as Spain, France, Holland, USA, Argentina and China. See the list here. Remember that ARCOlisboareach your 5th Anniversary face-to-face. In total they participate 61 galleries from 12 countries, of which 42 make up the General Program, adding to them the curated section ´Opening Lisboa`, with a selection of 11 galleries, in addition to 8 in ´Africa em Foco`.

Lisbon Art Weekend premieres Spot Lisbon, a new Lisbon art weekend project that seeks to highlight emerging artists based in Lisbon. For its debut, it inaugurates “Sequence of Sonhos”, an exhibition that, curated by Manon Kleinbrings together artists Barbara Portailler, Bruno Silva, Clara Imbert, Gabriel Ribeiro, Guilherme Curado, Léna Lewis-King, Lisette van Hoogenhuyze, Maria Rebela, Nithya Iyer and S4RA.

-The Museum of Contemporary Art of Paraná (MAC-PR)in Curitiba, directed by Ana Rochainaugurates a collectors club, which aims to encourage the collection of contemporary art and the collection of funds for new acquisitions of works. The official launch of the club has taken place in SOMA Gallerydirected by Malu Meyer, who is the main architect of the project for collectors. Likewise, as part of its official premiere, the exhibition “Insólitos” has been inaugurated at the MAC-PR, which brings together works that approach the unusual, through 5 invited artists (Washington Silvera, Mano Penalva, Daniel Acosta, Maya Weishof and Tony Camargo) and other important artists in the museum’s collection.

-The largest festival of literature and thought in Spain returns. Hay Festival Segovia 2022 It will be held from September 15 to 18. Biology, art, artificial intelligence… and, of course, literature. This year’s program brings together in Segovia some of the most prominent national and international figures in their field. In the visual arts program, the British artist kate daudy and the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics Konstantin Novoselov (discoverer of graphene) will present three large installations that will transform the city, uniting art, science and sustainability, with a positive look towards the future.

nc-art (Bogotá) has a new director, Stephanie Neme Hakim, who joins the team from his experience in artistic design, interior design and project management. With its arrival, according to the note issued, “after 10 years of activity in the contemporary art scene, presenting projects with “site specific” characteristics, NC-arte will expand its exhibition model by incorporating proposals that explore the interaction and dialogue between art , design and architecture. And it is, as they explain: “the new program will focus on the intersection of these disciplines in relation to the object, in order to make visible the research processes, the creation and production methods. The NC-arte project is conceived as a constant platform for experimentation and creative thinking”.

-The Municipal Chamber of Vila Franca de Xira (Portugal) announces as the new Technical and Scientific Director of the Museum of Neo-Realism a David Santos, who already held this position between 2007 and 2013. Santos, Art Historian and curator, in 2016 was general curator of the Vila Franca de Xira Biennial of Photography. Before he was director of the National Museum of Contemporary Art-Museu do Chiado between 2013 and 2015. And, more recently, he was Deputy Director General of Cultural Heritage between 2016 and 2020 and curator of the State Collection of Contemporary Art from March 2020 to April 2022.

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