The legacy of Felix Gonzalez-Torres to American contemporary art is undeniable. However, the announcement of the selection of his work to represent the US in the next edition of the Venice Biennale, being a deceased artist, has risen some controversy. The selection was made by the Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs after the recommendation of the Federal Advisory Committee on International Exhibitions. The exhibition will be organized by Nancy Spector, Curator of Contemporary Art and Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. For the exhibition, Ms. Spector will include a new work, made from a drawing by Mr. Gonzalez-Torres but unrealized in his lifetime. What is really interesting is that the Federal Advisory Committee on International Exhibitions reviewed other proposals received from U.S. curators for official U.S. participation in major international exhibitions such as 2006 Dakar Biennale and the 2006 Sao Paulo Bienal. Amy Horschak of the Museum of Modern Art, New York has put together a show for the Dakar Biennale, while another group exhibition of American contemporary artists is to be presented at the 2006 São Paulo Bienal. The participation of American artists in prior editions of those events have been poor, thus, this decisions – according to their media note – are intended to ensure that the excellence, vitality, and diversity of the arts in the United States are effectively represented before international audiences. Go figure!
Ramón Williams is an artist that shows little concern about boundaries. Formed as an art educator, his perception of art is undermined by a sense of integrality that allows him to move from one art … +
Alonso Art in Wynwood Art District opens the exhibition Moving Image: Video, Animation and Software Art, featuring works by Francis Acea, Alexandre Arrechea, Ramie Blatt and Claudio Castillo. Moving Image is a simple approach to … +
After a successful launch in 2005, Pulse Miami returns to the Wynwood District, running concurrently with Art Basel Miami Beach at 2700 NW 2nd Avenue at NW 27th Street in Wynwood Art District. During its … +
Safety Box is a project room created by Francis Acea, exhibited in association with PM Gallery owners Martin Parker and Gary Mercer. The exhibition examines critical representations of value in contemporary marketplace, establishing a parallel … +