Monday, October 17, 2011

Friday, October 15, 2010

Virginia Pérez-Ratton (1950-2010)

Virginia Pérez-Ratton, our beloved friend and colleague, died on October 6, 2010.

We mourn the passing of one of the leading figures in Latin American culture. With her tireless efforts and infectious enthusiasm, Virginia Pérez-Ratton helped to shape the art scene of a region and project it beyond Central America to all of the earth’s continents.

TEOR/ética, the arts and culture platform she founded in San José, Costa Rica, not only did credit to its name but managed within a few years to become a well-respected institution in the international art world.

The cultural world has lost a great champion and one of its true cosmopolites. We will honour Virginia’s memory and hope that we may in future continue to reap the fruit of her life’s work.

Hans Herzog and Ruth Schmidheiny, in the name of the whole Daros Latinamerica Team

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Chimamanda Adichie - The danger of a single story

UNFIXED: Photography and postcolonial perspectives in contemporary art

October 23 - December 4

Symposium: November 16
Workshop: November 15

Organized by UNFIXED Projects in collaboration with the Center for Contemporary Art (CBK) Dordrecht, the Netherlands

Curators: Sara Blokland and Asmara Pelupessy

Photography's attraction as a medium, its historical connection to the production and fixation of (cultural) identity, and the urgency of debates over identity, globalization, and culture, inspire UNFIXED. Via its various platforms, UNFIXED seeks to dissolve ideas of photographic truth and cultural identity as essential and unchanging by exploring artistic practices that are innovative, self-reflexive and critical. Photographs are not simply viewed as representations, but are understood to embody and communicate histories of power within complex visual discourses. The photograph is not only an act of remembrance recorded, but also a productive act of invention. This creates new positions and challenging questions that ask - Who is looking? Whose history is represented? What is the photographic image staging?

UNFIXED is a multiplatform project that includes an exhibition, symposium, workshop, and a resulting publication. Bringing together an international group of artists and scholars with personal relations to migration, colonial history and cultural diaspora, UNFIXED explores the elusive 'truth' of photography and its relationship to ideas of ethnicity, culture and identity in contemporary art. Through their own practices and research, the participating artists and theorists will reflect on photography's representational abilities within a postcolonial context.

EXHIBITION October 23 - December 4

Charif Benhelima (BE), Otobong Nkanga (FR/NG), Keith Piper (UK), Naro Snackey (NL), Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie (US) and Hank Willis Thomas (US). Six international artists re-construct, re-contextualize and reflect on photography's fixed representations of history and identity through their installations, found and vernacular images, sculpture, text and video.

SYMPOSIUM November 16

The symposium will explore photography's significance within changing notions of cultural history, identity and representation. The day will include a keynote from art historian Kobena Mercer, along with presentations from all of the participating artists, Patty Pattynama (University of Amsterdam), and the curators. Presentations will touch on such topics as: colonial photography, visual sovereignty, hybrid identity, photographic research and process, image and text relationships and representation within media and popular culture. The UNFIXED symposium aims to blur the lines between art practice, scholarly research and cultural activism, contributing to the Netherlands' relatively young debate about the relationship between postcolonialism and photography.

WORKSHOP November 15

UNFIXED Projects invites graduate and end exam students (MA, MFA and 4th year BA or BFA students) in arts theory and practice to take part in a workshop with all of the participating artists, keynote Kobena Mercer and the curators. The workshop will focus on photography in relation to subjects such as culture, identity, migration, diaspora and colonialism. We encourage students whose work and research relate to these subjects and neighboring themes to apply.

Please see our website for more information on how to register and apply for the symposium and/or workshop.

The exhibition, workshop and symposium will be held at
Center for Contemporary Art (CBK) Dordrecht
Voorstraat 180, 3311 ES
Dordrecht, The Netherlands

UNFIXED is made possible with support from the city of Dordrecht, the Netherlands Fund for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture and the Mondriaan Foundation.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Liverpool Biennial

Liverpool Biennial is the UK’s largest as well as one of the most exciting contemporary visual arts events, and with 960,000 visits in 2008, it is one of the best attended in the world.

18 September - 28 November 2010

For ten weeks every two years the city of Liverpool is transformed into the most amazing living gallery of new art, showcasing the best contemporary artists from around the world.

After attracting the most visitors yet in 2008, Liverpool Biennial 2010 will see a continued emphasis on commissioning the most ambitious and challenging new work offering the largest concentration of contemporary art anywhere in the UK.

Liverpool Biennial 2010 is bigger than ever before and includes the following six programmes:

The sixth edition of Liverpool Biennial’s International Exhibition is Touched - Consisting of around 40 new projects by leading and emerging international artists. Principally new commissions as well as several key works previously unseen in the UK , Touched will be presented across multiple venues: Tate Liverpool, the Bluecoat, FACT (Foundation for Art & Creative Technology), A Foundation and Open Eye Gallery, with half the exhibition sited in public spaces across the city.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries – the very best from up-and-coming artists’ studios throughout the UK presented at A Foundation, Greenland Street.

City States – International exhibitions on the cultural dynamics between cities and states, presented at Contemporary Urban Centre.

John Moores Painting Prize 2010– the UK’s leading contemporary painting competition, presented at the Walker Art Gallery.

S.Q.U.A.T. Liverpool 2010 : a collaboration between No Longer Empty and The Art Organisation (TAO) - re-animating of abandoned premises around the city centre.

The Cooperative - an initiative jointly run by leading artist-led studios and collectives, Arena, Red Wire, The Royal Standard, Sound Network, LSSSS, Jump Ship Rat and Mercy.

There will also be a host of fringe activity under the banner of the Independents, providing an inspiring and diverse mix of exhibitions and events by internationally established as well as national and local young and mid-career artists.

The festival also includes a series of complementary programmes including Liverpool Biennial’s year round work - such as Richard Wilson’s Turning the Place Over - which will be highlighted in the Guide, published in September.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

CON-SCIENCE? – Art Exhibition

The Exhibition:

Amy Alonso Gallery is pleased to present:

CON-SCIENCE? – Art Exhibition

Miami based artist, Carla Fache, inspirited by the dramatic oil spill consequences, present the CON-SCIENCE? – Art Exhibition, an artistic proposal that invites the viewers to re- think and connect the recent environmental events with our planet pulse.

CON-SCIENCE? – Art Exhibition explores the artist’s interpretation to the recent environmental events in the world, through the transformation of common recycled materials into something meaningful. Re- think and Re- use are the artist invitation to focus on the signs our earth is giving to shake our mind set, and reveal our bond with the universe.

The Florida oil spill effects, the recent earthquakes in Chile and Haiti, the mystery of the recent earth craters around the world, together with the possibility of not being alone in the universe, are some of the pieces Fache will present in this exhibition.

“It is about re-thinking, re- acting and re- living: Con-science, with or without our science, but definitely with our inner faith”. Carla Fache.

Extra extra!!
CON-SCIENCE? – Art Exhibition is helping to save our planet!!
A percentage of the paintings sold in this exhibition will be donated to an Environmental organization.



Carla has developed her own language in painting, throughout the combination of color, textures, angles, energy and soul.

Her work addresses mind, heart and the invisible to the senses through a lens of continuous vibrations exchange.

Fache has been pouring her soul prolifically on canvas ever since and invites the viewer to enjoy the experience, feel the energy and see the beauty.

“...My imagination travels to non-existing dimensions that I best describe through a process of layering. When I paint, I feel as if I am hypnotized by colors and textures, all of which will create soft, thin layers that hide or reveal a mark of an unspoken feeling, emotion, or thought…”-Carla Fache

Exhibition Details

Location: Amy Alonso Gallery:
Address: 750 NE 124 Street, Suite 2, Moca Plaza, North Miami, FL 33161

Opening reception: Friday, August 27, 2010

Reception opening hours: 7pm to 11pm

Dates: From August 27 through September 15 – 2010

Gallery Regular Hours:Tuesday to Friday 11am-6pm

Admission: Free

Contact Gallery:

Contact Artist:


Phone: 786-709-5129

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


International Mail Art

Call for Submissions

“Land Art on Mail Art”
Make a Land Art project on Mail Art.

Please send your work to:
Javier F. Granda
Ctra. Gral. N-634 #7
SALAS – Asturias – Spain

Size and Technique: Free.

Closing date: December 31, 2010.

All works will be published at
Handed in work will not be returned.

A digital catalogue will be made at the end of the project, including accompanying texts, all received works and artist details.

All submissions must include postal and email address.

Monday, August 9, 2010

WEIRD MIAMI Artist-led Bus Tours

WEIRD MIAMI Artist-led Bus Tours
Goodness Gracious with Kevin Arrow & Clifton Childree
SUNDAY AUG 15, 2010

The Bas Fisher Invitational (BFI) is happy to announce the much-awaited Goodness Gracious bus tour with Kevin Arrow & Clifton Childree. Goodness Gracious is the second of three artist-led bus tours that take willing participants on day-long trips to undisclosed locations around Miami selected by the artists. The three tours are part of the WEIRD MIAMI project, which includes the exhibition Weird Miami Visitors Center on view through Sept. 19 at the BFI gallery space.

Kevin Arrow (born 1962, New York) lives and works in Miami, Florida and has multiple artist lives. A skilled draftsman, painter, film maker, museum professional and archivist, he now adds Weird Miami "Goodness Gracious" Tour Guide to his list of skills. Having lived in South Florida for the last twenty five years Kevin has come into contact with many of South Florida's most luminous unrecognized personalities. Kevin's work can currently be seen in the New Work Miami 2010 exhibition at the Miami Art Museum (MAM) on view until October 17, 2010.

Miami resident Clifton Childree is a filmmaker/artist who has shown his work in over 40 international film festivals. He has shown locally at MAM, MoCA, Art Center South Florida, BFI, Pulse Art Fair, FIU, Miami International Film Festival, Florida Dance Festival, Locust Projects, as well as a handful of local galleries. He received the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship, the Legal Art Native Seeds Grant, and the Florida Individual Artist Fellowship. Childree is in production on a book for NAME publishing. He will have his first solo museum show at the Wien Kunsthalle, summer 2011.

Artist’s website:
Kevin Arrow and Clifton Childree regularly host SUPER 8 NIGHT at the BFI, where they select and show rare and unique super 8 films from their personal collections. Please check the BFI website for more information.

The third and final tour titled Ripe Riparian with Christy Gast & Secret Guests will take place on Sunday September 19.

To reserve a seat on one of our tours please send an email to We will send you a reply with more details and instructions. The tours usually last all day. Each seat costs $16.

Also check out the WEIRD MIAMI Visitors Center @ the BFI…
The artists behind the WEIRD MIAMI VISITORS CENTER at the BFI explore Miami’s more candid nooks and crannies through 2-D works, installations and multimedia projects. Alyse Emdur returns to her native Florida to create a new video in which she interviews a local TV weather-woman. Justin Long is working with materials he has collected in the Miami River and his own backyard. He uses elements of both fact and fiction to evoke memory, confusion and wonder in the viewer. Nicolas Lobo and Kenneth Andrew Mroczek have created a book-synopsis of an abandoned archive belonging to an unknown local resident. The artists, both Miamians and non-natives, consider their experiences with people they have come across, through mysterious topographies they have discovered, and objects they have excavated or exhumed, as a way to make sense of or share their unique findings. The artists exhibiting work in WEIRD MIAMI VISITORS CENTER are Autumn Casey, Alyse Emdur, Adler Guerrier, Jason Hedges, Nicolas Lobo & Kenneth Andrew Mroczek, Justin Long, Isabel Moros, and Peggy Nolan.

The exhibition runs through September 19, 2010 and is open by appointment only. To make an appointment, please email

HACS - Hardcore Art Contemporary Space - Wynwood Gallery Walk 8-14-10

You are invited to the following event:

HACS invites you to: Wynwood Gallery Walk 8-14-10

Saturday, August 14, 2010 from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)

Hardcore Art Contemporary Space
3326 N. Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33127

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