• Diane Arbus, Seven years making a difference

    Diane Arbus, Seven years making a difference

    In New York we saw a unique show of one of the most important American photographers Diane Arbus (1923-1971) at the Met Breuer, a space newly acquired by the Metropolitan Museum to showcase contemporary art. [...]

  • Joaquin Torres Garcia, the Universal Language of the Soul

    Joaquin Torres Garcia, the Universal Language of the Soul

    By C.C.   If the soul has a language, one would most likely find it in a painting or a sculpture by the Uruguay-born artist Joaquin Torres Garcia (1874-1949). As I watch the exhibition The [...]

  • A quiet break into intimacy

    A quiet break into intimacy

    Too often we find ourselves surrounded by art with a magnificent political, ecological, anthropological, historical or many other purposes ending in “cal”. Art in contemporary times tends to voice a loud vortex of desperate emotions [...]

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Diane Arbus, Seven years making a difference

November 18th, 2016|Comments Off on Diane Arbus, Seven years making a difference

In New York we saw a unique show of one of the most important American photographers Diane Arbus (1923-1971) at the Met Breuer, a space newly acquired by the Metropolitan Museum to showcase contemporary art. [...]

Joaquin Torres Garcia, the Universal Language of the Soul

October 14th, 2016|Comments Off on Joaquin Torres Garcia, the Universal Language of the Soul

By C.C.   If the soul has a language, one would most likely find it in a painting or a sculpture by the Uruguay-born artist Joaquin Torres Garcia (1874-1949). As I watch the exhibition The [...]

A quiet break into intimacy

July 15th, 2016|Comments Off on A quiet break into intimacy

Too often we find ourselves surrounded by art with a magnificent political, ecological, anthropological, historical or many other purposes ending in “cal”. Art in contemporary times tends to voice a loud vortex of desperate emotions [...]

Bosch at El Prado

July 5th, 2016|Comments Off on Bosch at El Prado

Walking into “Bosch: The 5th Centenary Exhibition” at Museo del Prado in Spain is to step into a world of its own. Colorful, vivacious, majestic, Bosch takes you into a place of original birth, capital [...]

Vlasta Remembered

April 12th, 2016|Comments Off on Vlasta Remembered

Only rarely have I experience a calming melancholy when I walk into an art exhibition. The space at Prague City Gallery was kept in semi-darkness, islands of lights reflected on lonesome portraits that looked and [...]

Multitudinous Shades of Pale

April 8th, 2016|Comments Off on Multitudinous Shades of Pale

A unique exhibition marking 60 years of continuous exploration of achromatic colors by Robert Ryman, one of America’s leading pioneers of Minimalist painting, is currently on view at the DIA Art Foundation in Chelsea, New [...]

Local Stories/Global Practices

March 9th, 2016|Comments Off on Local Stories/Global Practices

Colombia has earned a privileged position in the global art scene during the last few years due to two important international art events - the annual ARBO international trade fair and the Medellin International Art [...]

Botero in China

March 6th, 2016|Comments Off on Botero in China

Fernando Botero's fat ladies may be familiar to people around the world but they are certainly a novelty in China. For years, the famed Colombian artist has tried to show his work in China. He [...]

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Joaquin Torres Garcia, the Universal Language of the Soul

October 14th, 2016|Comments Off on Joaquin Torres Garcia, the Universal Language of the Soul

By C.C.   If the soul has a language, one would most likely find it in a painting or a sculpture by the Uruguay-born artist Joaquin Torres Garcia (1874-1949). As I watch the exhibition The [...]

A quiet break into intimacy

July 15th, 2016|Comments Off on A quiet break into intimacy

Too often we find ourselves surrounded by art with a magnificent political, ecological, anthropological, historical or many other purposes ending in “cal”. Art in contemporary times tends to voice a loud vortex of desperate emotions [...]

Bosch at El Prado

July 5th, 2016|Comments Off on Bosch at El Prado

Walking into “Bosch: The 5th Centenary Exhibition” at Museo del Prado in Spain is to step into a world of its own. Colorful, vivacious, majestic, Bosch takes you into a place of original birth, capital [...]

Vlasta Remembered

April 12th, 2016|Comments Off on Vlasta Remembered

Only rarely have I experience a calming melancholy when I walk into an art exhibition. The space at Prague City Gallery was kept in semi-darkness, islands of lights reflected on lonesome portraits that looked and [...]

Film and Video

Notes Around the World

Forces of Black and White Ink

Four Cuts into the Space A world mostly in black and white and many shades of grey. But more than that, Chinese artist Zheng Chongbin’s works are dense [...]

Faces Bringing Back Dignity of Chinese Farmers

An image can tell stories that words cannot. It can say a lot about a nation's past and present, and it can dwell in dark places of our heart and [...]

Ai Weiwei, Redefining Tradition in Homeland China

Spouts Installation The world famous Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei, who is not allowed to travel outside of China since 2010, opened a solo exhibition for the first time [...]

An Era of Anxiety at the 2015 Venice Biennale

by A.P. With the theme of “All the world’s futures”, the Nigerian Okwui Enwezor, the first African guest curator in the Venice Biennale’s 120 years of history, has got together [...]

On the Edge

"If art is about aesthetics and perception (seeing) and knowing in action…Can we continue the dialogue for art to be limited to the equal of making?"
- Robert Irwin

Art like life should be free, since both are experimental.
- George Santayana

"Art is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it. "
- Robert Motherwell

"Don't love yourself in art, love the art within you"
- Stellar Adler

"Art is not only a form of action, it is a form of social action. For art is a type of communication, and when it enters the environment, it produces its effects just as any other form of action does. "
- Mark Rothko

"When a thing is seen through the consciousness of temporality, it is changed into something that is nothing. This all-engulfing sense provides the mental ground for the object, so that it ceases being a mere object and becomes art. “
- Robert Smithson