PINTA NY ART FAIR NOV 10 – 13
PINTA New York Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary
Thursday, November 10th 6:00pm – 9:00pm: VIP Opening. By invitation only. Friday, November 11th 2:00pm – 8:00pm Saturday, November 12th 12:00pm – 8:00pm Sunday, November 13th 12:00pm – 7:00pm Press: Carolina Ledezma, email@example.com www.pintaart.com
This year PINTA, the Latin American fair of modern and contemporary art will have a brand new look when it opens its doors in New York from November 10th to the 13th. Our new location at 7 West 34th Street at 5th Avenue will accommodate fifty galleries and projects from the United States, Latin America and Europe. For the fifth year in a row, New York will see some of the best modern art, including works by masters of painting and sculpture from Latin America such as Fernando Botero, Rufino Tamayo, Wifredo Lam and Roberto Matta; even as geometric abstraction, concrete art, and conceptual art from the 1970s and 1980s that have been our signature since the first edition of the fair in 2007. PINTA will also offer visitors the best of the most current and contemporary artistic production of the region.
The presence of the United States at the fair has always been the strongest. This year we will again host seventeen galleries from New York, Miami, San Antonio and other cities. The vibrant current state of Brazilian art will also have an important participation with six galleries from São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte, as well as with two individual works that will be presented within the art projects curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti.
Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Peru and Venezuela will also be significantly represented in this fair. Spanish galleries will also use PINTA as their port of entry to the cultural capital of America. According to Director Diego Costa Peuser: “This year we want to reinforce the concept of a boutique fair with proposals and presentations of the highest quality.”
Guest artist: Antonio Manuel Antonio Manuel (1947), one of the most important Brazilian artists of the 1960s and 1970s, will be the guest artist at this edition of the fair. Manuel’s work is characterized by innovative artistic resources and a markedly political message. On November 9th, at Americas Society, there will be a guided tour of theexhibition “Antonio Manuel: I Want to Act, Not Represent!”, curated by Claudia Calirman and Gabriela Rangel. This is the fifth year of an uninterrupted collaboration between the Americas Society and PINTA.
Art projects curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti
The fair will include a section of artists’ projects selected by Italian art critic Jacopo Crivelli Visconti. In his career in the art world, Crivelli has been curator of the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo and of the Volta Contemporary Art Fair (Basel, Switzerland), as well as a juror on multiple international prizes. On this occasion he will present works by Claudio Perna (Venezuela), Eder Santos (Brazil), Faivovich & Goldberg (Argentina), Fernanda Gomes (Brazil), Iván Candeo (Venezuela), Jonathan Hernández (Mexico), Lygia Pape (Brazil), Patricio Larrambebere (Argentina) and Rómulo Aguerre (Uruguay).
Museum Acquisitions Program
PINTA 2011 will continue with what has become its “trademark”: the unique and highly prized Museum Acquisitions Program. This program has already invested more than USD $800,000, half of which was provided by PINTA. More than fifty works of art have been purchased since 2007 to be part of the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art – MoMA, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Fine Arts, Philadelphia; El Museo del Barrio, New York; Tate Modern, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid; Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico, among others.
Institutional Director Mauro Herlitzka, said: “This year PINTA has invited the Bronx Museum of Art, New York; Newark Museum, New Jersey; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston to participe in this matching fund.”
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