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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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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Dialogues in South and North American Abstraction: An International Symposium, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

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John Ferren, Paris Abstract, ca. 1935 Oil on canvas, 25 ½ x 31 ¾ inches Collection Newark Museum, NJ Presented by the Newark Museum and the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Saturday, April 10, 2010, 10am – 5pm Billy Johnson Auditorium, Newark Museum The Newark Museum and the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros present Dialogues in South and North American Abstraction, an important international symposium that explores the conceptual and aesthetic parallels that linked artists […]

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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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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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Winter Exhibitions, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

    Hélio Oiticica, Metaesquema No. 348, 1958 Gouache on board, 18 1/8 x 22 3/4 inches New Perspectives in Latin American Art, 1930–2006: Selections from a Decade of Acquisitions thru February 25, 2008 This exhibition presents some two hundred works by Latin American artists that have been added to the collection over the past ten years. The works on view embrace several artistic mediums and comprises a variety of styles, from early modernism and geometric […]

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Dimensions of Constructive Art in Brazil: The Adolpho Leirner Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

  Maurício Nogueira Lima, Rhythmic Object 2 (second version), 1953 The Adolpho Leirner Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston May 20 — September 23, 2007  The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has acquired the Adolpho Leirner Collection of Brazilian Constructive Art, a group of 98 works made in the 1950s and ‘60s by Sergio Camargo, Lygia Clark, Waldemar Cordeiro, Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Pape, Alfredo Volpi and other Brazilian abstractionists and assembled by Adolpho Leirner […]

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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Acquires Adolpho Leirner Collection of Brazilian Constructive Art

    Maurício Nogueira Lima, Rhythmic Object 2 (second version), 1953 The Adolpho Leirner Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has acquired the Adolpho Leirner Collection of Brazilian Constructive Art, a group of 98 works made in the 1950s and ‘60s by Sergio Camargo, Lygia Clark, Waldemar Cordeiro, Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Pape, Alfredo Volpi and other Brazilian abstractionists and assembled by Adolpho Leirner (b. 1935). “Dimensions of Constructive […]

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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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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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Bibi Calderaro interviewed by Rossana Martinez

The following interview was published on MINUS SPACE in December 2003 in conjunction with Bibi Calderaro’s spotlight exhibition.   Rossana Martinez: Faith, fertility, atoms, soul, and emptiness are some of the things you mention in your statement. I am curious to know what faith means to you in your work? What does fertility mean in your work?   Bibi Calderaro: The idea that forms carry an inner balance, strength, and the potential for provoking thoughts […]

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