Mark Dagley, Gabriele Evertz & Gilbert Hsiao in Buzz, Curated by Vik Muniz, Galeria Nara Roesler, Sao Paolo, Brazil

Gabriele Evertz, Four Grays Plus The Spectrum, 2011, Acrylic on canvas, 68 x 68 inches, MINUS SPACE

Buzz, Curated by Vik Muniz, Galeria Nara Roesler, Sao Paolo, Brazil
Featuring Mark Dagley, Gabriele Evertz, Michelle Grabner & Gilbert Hsiao

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Anthony McCall, Luciana Brito Galeria, Vila Olimpia, Brazil

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Anthony McCall, Meeting you Halfway II, 2010 May 10 – June 18, 2011 Luciana Brito Galeria presents the first solo exhibition in Brazil of works by Anthony McCall. Conceived as a retrospective, this exhibition of the artist’s earlier and more recent works is accompanied by a bilingual (Portuguese/English) catalogue featuring more than one hundred images and excerpts from several essays and interviews with Anthony McCall from the last decade—all unpublished in Portuguese—as well as an […]

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From Absolute to Minimal, Arevalo Gallery, Miami, FL

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Joaquin Torres Garcia Fresque Constructif au Grand Pain, 1929 December 3, 2010 – January 14, 2011 For its inaugural exhibition, Arevalo Gallery presents From Absolute to Minimal a group exhibition featuring works by Post-War Latin American artists and their international counterparts all of whose work was defined by the ultimate search for the Absolute. It was through Kazimir Malevich’s search for an artistic expression void of representation that the quest for the absolute was first […]

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Marta Chilindron: New Paradigms / Henrique Oliveira: Colagens, Alejandra von Hartz Gallery, Miami, FL

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Marta Chilindrón, 27 squares, 2010 acrylic, plastic hinges 12 x 12 x 12 inches (when folded closed) November 13, 2010 – January 29, 2011 Marta Chilindrón Marta Chilindrón creates small networks where every element plays a part to achieve an intricate whole. Each piece is a small system governed by its own rules. She focuses on a continuity that has no beginning or end, where geometry is used to organize and simplify our chaotic universe. Her […]

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Robert Swain: Primary Research

Detail of paint samples from the artist’s color library, arranged by hue, value, and saturation

October 23 - December 4, 2010

MINUS SPACE is honored to announce the solo exhibition Robert Swain: Primary Research. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery and it will focus on his life-long investigation into color sensation.

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Lygia Clark: Estudos e Maquete, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, United Kindom

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Lygia Clark, Bicho – em si (Creature – in itself), 1962 Aluminium 12 x 9 x 8 inches September 8 – October 9, 2010 My fundamental problem is the exercise of freedom, taking into account what I already am and that which I have been transformed into by my work.’ Lygia Clark One of the most original artists of the twentieth century, Lygia Clark (1920 – 1988) transformed the practice of geometric abstraction with a […]

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In Memoriam: Rubem Ludolf (1932-2010)

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Rubem Ludolf, Untitled, 2004 Oil on canvas 80 x 100 cm Considered one of the top names in Brazilian neoconcretism, painter, architect and landscaper Rubem Ludolf died aged 78 on Monday, July 26, in Rio de Janeiro. Victim of an aneurysm in the aorta, the artist was admitted for ten days in the Samaritan Hospital. Self-taught in the early career in the mid-1950s, Ludolf was a student of Ivan Serpa Free Course in Painting from […]

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30/30 – Image Archive Project (IAP)

Clemens Hollerer, 30/30 (in the city series), 2010, Enamel on wood

June 26 - July 31, 2010

MINUS SPACE is delighted to present the first installment of the Brussels, Belgium-based Center for Contemporary Non-Objective Art's (CCNOA) most recent initiative 30/30 – Image Archive Project (IAP).

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Panel Discussion: Abstract Art, A Living Legacy, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

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Paul Henry Ramirez, BLACKOUT (installation view), 2010 Mural, paintings, relief, furniture & lighting A Centennial Commission, Newark Museum, NJ Photograph by Raymond Adams Wednesday, April 28, 2010 Reception 6-7pm, Program 7-8pm Free, pre-registration required. Call 973.596.6550 or e-mail: rsvp@newarkmuseum.org Newark Museum Billy Johnson Auditorium 49 Washington Street Newark, NJ 07102 www.newarkmuseum.org directions Matthew Deleget will moderate a discussion with an international group of contemporary artists including Lenora de Barros, Paul Henry Ramirez and Don Voisine. The […]

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Waltercio Caldas, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

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Waltercio Caldas, Installation view of Dinamo (detail) and Shade March 6 – April 24, 2010 The Christopher Grimes Gallery presents new work by Brazilian artist, Waltercio Caldas. Since his last solo exhibition at the Christopher Grimes Gallery in 2005, Caldas has had solo exhibitions at premier international institutions, including the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Spain, and the Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal. In 2007, he was included in Robert Storr’s exhibition, ‘Think with the Senses […]

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Bense and the Arts, ZKM | Media Museum, Karlsruhe, Germany

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February 7 – April 11, 2010 For the 100th birthday of the philosopher Max Bense, ZKM will present an exhibition showing his international impact on the fine arts and literature, which can be compared to that of Umberto Eco and Marshall McLuhan. The exhibition, which carries forth the ZKM series “Philosophy and Art,” presents Bense as poet and author, scholar of the arts and literature, as well as exhibition curator and publicist. Bense, who was […]

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Dimensions of Constructive Art in Brazil: The Adolpho Leirner Collection, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland

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Helio Oiticica Vermelho cortando o branco, 1958 Oil on canvas, 52 x 60 cm The Adolpho Leirner Collection of Brazilian Constructive Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston & Projeto Helio Oiticica November 19, 2009 – February 21, 2010 Haus Konstruktiv completes its exhibition programme for 2009 with the presentation of one of the most significant collections of Brazilian Concrete-Constructive art: “Dimensions of Constructive Art in Brazil” showcases for the first time in Europe […]

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Helio Oiticica: Drawings, 1954-58, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY

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Helio Oiticica, Metaesquema 167, 1956 Gouache on board, 16 x 16 1/8 inches December 17 – February 6, 2010 Drawings, 1954–58 brings together over twenty rare works by the Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica (1937–1980), a pioneer in Modernism and multi-disciplinary practice whose works-on-paper have not yet been exhibited independently. The exhibition features works from the artist’s three major drawing series: Grupo Frente, Sêco, and Metaesquema. Hélio Oiticica: Drawings, 1954–58 will be on view at Galerie […]

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Constructive Spirit: Abstract Art in South and North America, 1920s-50s, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

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February 17 – May 23, 2010 The first exhibition to bring together South American and US geometric abstraction, Constructive Spirit: Abstract Art in South and North America, 1920s-50s features more than 90 works by 70 artists from Argentina, Brazil, the United States, Uruguay and Venezuela. Constructive Spirit examines the connections, both conceptual and personal, among abstract artists, suggesting parallels that cut across time, national borders, and a range of media, including paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, […]

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Fire Destroys More Than 1,000 Helio Oiticica Works

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Photo: O Globo From ArtForum.com O Globo’s Eduardo Fradkin reports that more than a thousand works by Brazilian artist Helio Oiticica (1937–1980) were destroyed Friday in a fire at the house of his brother, César Oiticica, in Rio de Janeiro. His brother was responsible for the artist’s collection; he estimates that 90 percent of the collection he held was lost. In 2007, the Tate Modern and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston staged major […]

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Cildo Meireles in Mexico, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico

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Cildo Meireles, Red Shift I: Impregnation (detail) 1967-1984 Collection Inhotim Centro de Arte Contemporanea, Minas Gerais, Brazil July 4, 2009 – January 10, 2010 The Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MuAC) is pleased to announce the opening of Cildo Meireles, the first extensive presentation of the artist’s work, both in Europe and America. The MuAC, which is located within the Cultural Center of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, will be the only venue in America to […]

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Mira Schendel, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, United Kingdom

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Mira Schendel, Untitled- ‘Notebook’ series’, c. 1970 Letraset on paper, 22.5 x 22.5 x 7cm June 2 – July 11, 2009 Stephen Friedman Gallery presents an exhibition of monotypes and other works from the Estate of the Brazilian artist Mira Schendel (b. 1919, Zurich d. 1988, São Paulo). This two-part exhibition encompasses an in-depth survey of the artist’s works and includes seminal drawings from the 1960s and paintings, objects and collages from the 1950s to the […]

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Museum Exhibitions Cancelled Due to Recession

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  Work by Cildo Meireles From The Art Newspaper, June 6, 2009: Exhibitions axed as recession bites: US worst hit as sponsorship withdrawn and endowment wealth shrinks By Jason Edward Kaufman and Martin Bailey “An Art News paper survey suggests that a growing number of exhibitions are being cancelled because of the recession. We have identified over 20 important shows that have been axed (or, in a few cases, postponed) later this year or in […]

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Anos 50, 50 Obras, Galeria Berenice Arvani, Sao Paolo, Brazil

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  May 13 – June 26, 2009 Participating Artists: Alberto Texeira, Alice Brill, Aloísio Magalhães, Anatol Wladislaw, Antonio Bandeira, Antonio Maluf, Arnaldo Ferrari, Décio Vieira, Fernando Lemos, Gisela Eichbaum, Hermelindo Fiaminghi, Ivan Serpa, João José Costa, Judith Lauand, Luiz Sacilotto, Maria Helena Motta Paes, Maurício Nogueira Lima, Milton Dacosta, Niobe Xandó, Rubem Ludolf, Rubem Valentim, Sanson Flexor, Thomaz Perina & Ubi Bava

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Roberto Burle Marx: A New Look at the Multitalented Man Who Made Tropical Landscaping an Art, by Larry Rother, The New York Times, January 20, 2009

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  Roberto Burle Marx’ sidewalks at Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro Photo: Lalo de Almeida   “Rio de Janeiro — Brazil teems with jungles, forests and all sorts of exotic plants, flowers and trees. But until the Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx came along to tame and shape his country’s exuberant flora, his countrymen had mostly disdained the natural riches that, often literally, flourished in their own backyards. “Burle Marx created tropical landscaping as […]

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Active Forms, Eleven Rivington, New York, NY

  Installation view September 5 — October 5, 2008 Eleven Rivington presents a group exhibition of Brazilian artists titled ACTIVE FORMS. Curated by Fernanda Arruda, it brings together abstract works on paper and sculpture by Edgard de Souza, Marcius Galan, Mira Schendel and Camila Sposati. The show expands on the rich and significant history of Latin American conceptual abstraction and provides a contemporary view as it is practiced by a current generation – and contextualized […]

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Tropicália: A Revolution in Brazilian Culture, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York

Hélio Oiticica, detail of Tropicália (1967) Tropicália is an incredible exhibition — the first comprehensive survey of one of the most significant chapters in modern cultural history, a period beginning in the late 1960s when daring experiments in Brazilian art, music, film, architecture and theater converged. The exhibition features artists Lygia Clark, Antônio Dias, Nelson Leirner, Hélio Oiticica, and Lygia Pape, among many others.  Don’t miss it.

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