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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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Cildo Meireles From The Art Newspaper, June 6, 2009: Exhibitions axed as recession bites: US worst hit as sponsorship withdrawn and endowment wealth shrinks By Jason Edward Kaufman and Martin Bailey “An Art News paper survey suggests that a growing number of exhibitions are being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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Cildo Meireles, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Barcelona, Spain

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  Cildo Meireles, Cruzeiro do Sul, 1969-70 Courtesy of the artist February 11 – April 26, 2009 The MACBA presents the largest exhibition in Spain of the Brazilian artist Cildo Meireles. On the floor, a sea of broken glass, which crackles and crunches underfoot time and time again. Before your eyes, a maze in which there are no walls, only prison bars, fences, curtains, aquariums with translucent fish swimming around, their bones easily visible to the naked […]

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Turning the World Upside Down, by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado

  A number of previous museum survey exhibitions of 20th-century Latin American art have been hounded by legitimate criticism concerning how specific artworks were read, how categories were named, and how the history of art in the region was characterized. Within this somewhat fraught context, Inverted Utopias: Avant-Garde Art in Latin America, held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, from June 20 to September 12, 2004, takes a refreshing approach to the contribution Latin […]

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