Archive for the ‘art collecting’ Category

Gego (Gertrude Goldschmidt), one of the most important artists of the Venezuelan constructivist movement, was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1912 and moved to Venezuela in 1939. During her first decades in Caracas she worked as an architect and designer of furniture, and taught architecture at the Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas. In the […]

The Sites of Latin American Abstraction:Selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection is on view now through through January 24, 2010. The exhibition proposes a fresh approach to the Latin American tradition of geometric abstract art produced between the decades of the 1930s and the 1970s. The unorthodox and innovative exhibition format, curated by Juan Ledezma […]

*The Palais des Beaux Arts de Brussels, hosts Mapas Abiertos: fotografía contemporánea en América Latina (Open Maps: contemporary photography in Latin America). *The Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center located in Waterbury, Connecticut, is currently exhibiting, Merging Cultures, an exhibit featuring works from Latin Americans, both born in and outside of the U.S. *Latin American […]

Here’s a link to a story that appeared in the Christian Science Monitor regarding molaa’s two current Cuban exhibitions. It talks about Cuban art and what Cuban art, and Latin American art in general, mean to the art world at large.

Daniel Lezama, a Mexican painter, is not afraid of taking on touchy and/or controversial subjects for his paintings. While there are some who praise him there are others who find his works, which are often nude depictions of working-class Mexicans (including children) offensive. His works are described as, “simultaneously violent and sordid, touching and tender.” […]

According to a recent report in Cuban art’s popularity is on the rise, both in the amount of attention it’s currently receiving and the dollars that collectors are spending on it. Check out the piece then come visit the museum so you can see for yourself the reason why Cuban art is making news!