Archive for the 'Latin American Artists' Category

RIP Carlito Carvalhosa, a Brazilian Artist at 59

Monday, May 17th, 2021
  • Carlito Carvalhosa died (Art News)

    Carlito Carvalhosa, Artist at the Forefront of Brazilian Scene, Has Died at 59

  • (photo via)

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    Carvalhosa participated in the Biennial of Havana, Cuba (1986 and 2012); of the Mercosur Biennial in Porto Alegre, Brazil (2001 and 2009); of the 18th São Paulo Biennial, Brazil (1985). He performed the Rio action at MoMA in New York (2014) and some of his solo shows: at the Museum of Contemporary Art of the University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (2013); in the Containers Project, Guimarães, Portugal (2012); and at MoMA, New York, USA (2011).

  • How to Understand Hélio Oiticica – His Organze Delirium

    Tuesday, January 12th, 2021
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    Hélio Oiticica (July 26, 1937 – March 22, 1980)

    Hélio Oiticica (Portuguese: [ˈεlju ɔjtʃiˈsikɐ]; ) was a Brazilian visual artist, sculptor, painter, performance artist, and theorist, best known for his participation in the Neo-Concrete Movement, for his innovative use of color, and for what he later termed “environmental art”, which included Parangolés and Penetrables, like the famous Tropicália.[1] Oiticica was also a filmmaker and write

  • Story of Helio Oiticica and Tropicalia Movement (See a video from Tate. org UK)

  • Helio Oiticica to Organize Delirium

    How to Understand Hélio Oiticica’s Journey From Art Visionary to Coke Dealer and Back Again

    (Hélio Oiticica parading with the Samba School Estação Primeira de Mangueira, Rio de Janeiro, circa 1965-1966. Courtesy the Hélio Oiticica project.)

  • Hélio Oiticica – Dance in My Experience

    Lisson Gallery

  • Francisco Toledo -the Passing of one of Mexico’s most influential artists.

    Saturday, September 7th, 2019
  • Fransico Toledo dies

  • Francisco Benjamín López Toledo, one of Mexico’s most influential artists, has died. Born in Oaxaca on July 17, 1940, the painter, sculptor and activist was 79.
    Toledo studied at the Escuela de Bellas Artes de Oaxaca and the Centro Superior de Artes Aplicadas de Bellas Artes. He incorporated his Zapotec heritage in his work, whether that was through prints, collages, ceramics or paintings. Toledo also included a lot of the animals that he grew up seeing. He particularly focused on animals – such as bats, frogs, lizards and cows – that others don’t always value.

  • Mexican Artists, Carla Fernández & Pedro Reyes for Social Change

    Saturday, January 12th, 2019

  • Photo by Fung Lin Hall (Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art)

    Photo by Fung Lin Hall

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    Carla Fernandez via Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

    Double Agents: Carla Fernández and Pedro Reyes
    Oct 27 – Feb 3, 2019

    Mexian artists are transforming gun violence into arts.

    Two of Mexico’s most prominent artists, Carla Fernández and Pedro Reyes, have created a joint exhibit to promote social change in Mexico.

    Brazilian Artist, Antonio Dias of After Utopia, Dies- (1944-2018)

    Friday, August 3rd, 2018
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    O Meu Retrato (My Portrait), 1966
    Electromechanical object, photograph on paper (via Walker Art Center)

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    Artforum obit

    Brazilian artist Antonio Dias, whose paintings and sculptures viscerally challenged the authoritarian regime that ruled his country for over two decades, has died at age seventy-four. While Dias’s early canvases mingled Nova Figuração (New Figuration) with graffiti and comic book influences to address urban violence, censorship, war, and Brazil’s former military dictatorship, his later works moved toward an abstraction that was less overtly political.

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    After Utopia

  • “Our Lives Are Shaped by the Quality of Our Attention” – Antonio Dias

    Looking back at looking back, What Drives Me –

    Confronting the double-bind,
    Growing up in a predicament we get past incredulity or we take refuge in madness.

  • Antonio Dias and Tropicalia . (Ken Li blogged)

  • Ana Maria Tavares, Valeska Soares, Rosana Polino – Three Brilliant Artists from Brazil

    Thursday, November 30th, 2017
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    Ana Maria Tavares

    See more art by Ana Maria Tavares here.

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    Lugar Column 2016

    Santa Barbara Museum 2017

    Two above by
    Valaska Soares

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    Rosana Paulino

    As an artist, the highlight of her production is linked to social, ethnic and gender issues. Her main focus is the position of black women in Brazilian society and the various types of violence suffered by this population due to racism and the marks left by slavery.
    Born in 1967, São Paulo, Brazil.

  • Phoenix Museum of art

  • R.I.P Marisol Escobar – May 22, 1930 – April 30, 2016

    Monday, May 2nd, 2016
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    It was in the following decade of the 1960s that Marisol began to be influenced by pop artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. She appeared in two films by Andy Warhol, The Kiss and 13 Most Beautiful Girls

  • Queen of Pop art Marisol dies at age 85.

  • Marisol Escobar (May 22, 1930 – April 30, 2016), otherwise known simply as Marisol, was a French sculptor of Venezuelan heritage who worked in New York City

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    Magritte VI, Marisol Escobar 1998; Magritte III in Heaven, Marisol Escobar 1998

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    The Father Damien Statue stands in front of the Hawaiʻi State Capitol, greeting all its visitors.

  • Play Art of Lygia Clark at MoMa & Ana Mendieta’s Supporters Protest

    Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
  • Lygia Clark at MoMa – May 10–August 24, 2014
    Abandonment of Art 1948–1988
    Lygia Clark (Brazilian, 1920–1988)

    (Image via)


  • Lygia Clark Full Emptiness (Good selections and her statements here)

  • Lygia Clark -Overview (more images here)

  • I am the other

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    Ana Mendieta
    Untitled (from the Silueta series), 1973–77
    Silver dye-bleach print
    Sheet: 19 7/8 x 15 7/8 in. (50.5 x 40.3 cm)
    Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift from The Howard and Donna Stone Collection, 2002.46.12
    © The Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection
    Photo: Nathan Keay,
    Ana Mendieta (via)

    Artists Protest Carl Andre Retrospective with Blood Outside of Dia:Chelsea

    Of the many things one might expect to see in the industrial chic gallery neighborhood of Chelsea on a Monday evening, chicken blood and guts splayed on the sidewalk is not one of them. But last night, in honor of the memory of the late artist Ana Mendieta and in protest of the Dia Art Foundation’s current retrospective of her husband, Carl Andre, artist Christen Clifford and the feminist No Wave Performance Task Force offered up deep red chicken blood and dark, chunky guts.

    Ana Mendieta

    Make Me a Mask, Ruben Torres-Llorca & Body Art of Ana Mendieta

    Monday, November 18th, 2013

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    Ruben Torres-Llorca

    In Conversation Ruben Torres llorca

    “My fundamental influences are coming from film and literature. The only reason I choose to be a visual artist is the independence that it carries. Of the art forms, it is the one least in need of an outside producer, and I have a pathological inclination for naughtiness,” says Torres Llorca. “Through the years I haven’t cared what type of classification my art is subject to, whether it’s considered art, post-art, literature, or a simple commentary. I do not care what type of resources it uses, the provenance, or how bastardized it could be if I can use it. The essence for me is to establish a public dialogue.”

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  • An Mendieta Artist work foretold death

    (I lived few buildings away at the time of her most unfortunate fall from the building in the village. )

  • Art in America – Ana Mendieta

    Carolee Schneeman, discussed her friendship with Mendieta
    “Most riveting, however, was her frank assertion that she is convinced that Andre murdered Mendieta. “She made me change her light bulbs. She was afraid of heights. She would never go near the window,” Schneeman confided, adding how eerie it is to her that Andre still lives in the same apartment from which Mendieta plunged to her death, and that his new wife allegedly makes window-based artworks.”

  • Artslant Ana Mendieta see her works here.

  • Ana Mendieta – 18 November 1948 – 8 September 1985)

  • Previous post Mendieta with other Latin American artists –
    Order, Chaos the Space Between

  • Adios Leon Ferrari – Controversial Argentinian Artist

    Thursday, August 1st, 2013

    León Ferrari 1920-2013, Argentina Sicardi Gallery

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    Controversial Argentinian artist Leon Ferrari has died

    The controversial conceptual artist León Ferrari, whose work famously upset the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, now Pope Francis, due to its anti-clerical message, worked in many media, including wood, wire, concrete and collage. Born in Buenos Aires in 1920, Ferrari began his career as an engineer. He became one of Argentina’s best-known artists for work that often combined religious iconography with erotic and violent imagery that called attention to abuses of power, not least by the Catholic Church.

  • Previous post – Latin American artists Chaos the Space Between.

    Latin America Art 2013 – Order, Chaos & the Space Between

    Saturday, March 16th, 2013
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    Jorge Macchi – Buenos Aires, Argentina (his homepage)

  • Victor Grippo (10 May 1936– February 2002) was an Argentine painter, engraver and sculptor, considered the father of conceptual art in Argentina.


    Van Gogh & Victor Grippo

  • Ana Mendieta
    A work from Mendieta’s “Silueta” series

    Naked Window Fatal Marriage of Ana Mendieta and Carl Andre

    (Hollis Frampton worked with Carl Andre )

  • Salcedo

    Doris Salcedo

    Salcedo at Tate (Shiboleth)

    Salcedo at Art 21

  • Carlos Amorales

    Carlos Amorales Mexico CIty
    Black Cloud – Black Paper Moths

    Order, Chaos & the Space Between Phoenix Art Museum (Feb 6 – May 5)

    It will include more than 50 works from across Latin America, by artists including Gego, Félix Gonzalez-Torres, Matthias Goeritz, Jorge Macchi, Hélio Oiticica, and Doris Salcedo, as well as other many other innovative artists whose works figure prominently in today’s global contemporary art scene.

    Beginning in 1995, Diane and Bruce Halle, longtime Phoenix residents and supporters of Phoenix Art Museum, began collecting the art of Latin America as a way to both educate themselves in this area and to build greater awareness of this historically undervalued and overlooked region in the art world.


    Artbook here

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    Installation of historical documents and vinyl text, framed New Yorker magazine and Calder like sculptural model of Iraqi oilfields on custom made platform with zenithal light.

    Alessandro Yazbeck Venezuela

    Allora & Calzadilla Part II + Vlatka Horvat

    Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

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    Humor and Beauty – Blog Art 21

    How can humor be used to say something serious? – Joe Fusaro

    See also Allora & Calzadilla slideshow from Lisson Gallery

    Berlin September 2007, Vlatka spends a day rearranging the furniture in a large ornamental pond.
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    I like that, looks cool. the building just besides the pond looks even cooler. Die “schwangere Auster” an amazing piece of architecture. (Jtwine – via email)

    See also Vlatka Horvat’s “Birds Shelf” at The Kitchen

    In her first solo exhibition in the United States, Horvat creates an uncanny environment of projected images, modified found objects, and architectural propositions in which the body and the space it occupies are presented as sites of delusion, collapse, and fragmentation while still offering an alternative model for reinvention, resistance, and play. (via)