Latin American art

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New show in Los Angeles keeps an ancient culture alive by ‘nourishing’ its objects

An exhibition of Colombian ceramics and other artefacts at the Los Angeles Museum of Art was informed by advice from an Arhuaco spritual leader

Skulls and sequins: book celebrates the art of the Haitian streets 

Recently published catalogue of a touring show from 2018 shows the work of artists who draw inspiration from the urban landscape of the Caribbean nation

With strong showing by Latin American artists and galleries, Expo Chicago expands the definition of a regional fair

The Exposure sector at this year's fair, curated by Humberto Moro, foregrounds Latin American galleries and serves as a gateway into global conversations

Art fairsanalysis

Arco Madrid opens to decent sales, few Latin American collectors and a Peruvian artist getting her vagina sewn shut

The first full edition of Spain's leading art fair since the start of the pandemic saw a near-return to form with strong institutional presence

Two Latin American galleries expand into a shared space in New York

“For Latinos to be able to compete, we have to work together. It’s completely natural, it’s a part of the Latino experience,” says Omayra Alvarado, one of the founders of the Colombian gallery Instituto de Visión

The Armory Show’s 2022 edition will have a distinct focus on Latin American art

For the first time in its four-decade history, the fair’s curatorial programming will be led by experts in Latinx and Latin American art

Colnaghi's show explores the broad threads that connect Spanish art and the New World

Exhibition of work from the Pre-Columbian age to mid-century Modern paintings, extended to 22 October

Putting Uruguay on the art map: sculptor Pablo Atchugarry is building a world-class museum in his home country

Billed as Uruguay's most comprehensive hub for international contemporary art, the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Atchugarry will open in Punta del Este next January

Artist designs Dias de los Muertos altar in Brooklyn for those who died during the pandemic

New Yorkers are invited to leave a remembrance of loved ones at Scherezade Garcia’s ofrenda at Green-Wood Cemetery

Art marketanalysis

South American galleries face steep challenges as the region's biggest fairs shutter due to the spread of coronavirus

In economically shaky countries like Argentina, annual fairs like the now-postponed ArteBA are a financial lifeline. Now galleries must "rethink how to produce"

Cuzco paintings meet colonial Cuban culture in Allapattah

Founders of museum of Latin American art believe they may also have a work by Raphael

Is it time to drop the ‘Latin American’ artist label?

Galleries are starting to move away from the historic term as new awareness builds

Dallas Museum of Art boosts Latin American focus with new curator and acquisitions

The museum aims to show the diversity of the region, where art and cultures have mixed for centuries

Met receives donation of ten ‘exceptional’ colonial Latin American works out of the blue

The São Paulo collector James Kung Wei Li, whose father was a Chinese ambassador in South America, says the donation is his family’s repayment for American educational largesse

Ella Fontanals-Cisneros plans to take her Latin American art collection worldwide

Works from the 3,000-strong collection have already travelled to Mexico, Ecuador and Brazil and in 2019, Fontanals-Cisneros plans to “cross even more uncharted waters”

Art Basel in Miami Beach has become Latin American art’s El Dorado

Just as the fair has transformed the city’s image and economy, it has also had a big influence on the neighbouring region's flourishing art trade

Politicspreview

Latin American galleries reassess sales strategies for Miami Art Week after border crackdown

Trump's decision to station 15,000 troops at the country's southwest border has further soured political relations between the US and its South American neighbours

Art marketpreview

Latin American art gets a boost on the auction block

Broadening the sales strategy for Latin American art has been a positive move for some artists' markets

Art marketpreview

Could sales slow at Artbo as political conservatism deepens in Colombia?

The divisive election of conservative president Iván Duque in August and resulting political tension may stymie sales at Bogotá's Artbo

Latin America's colonial art captivates a new generation

Two touring exhibitions are highlighting the explosion of global interest in viceregal period

Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros gives 200 works of Latin American contemporary art to six museums

The 90 works given to MoMA take the museum “in a new direction”, says director Glenn Lowry

Rediscovered Mexican Old Master picture gets fresh look for Met show

A surprise find in the Bronx is now part of an exhibition on Baroque painter Cristóbal de Villalpando

Booksreview

Abstraction in reverse: how Latin American Modernists changed how we see

The art historian Alexander Alberro explains how action and participation drove new forms of art

Foundation opens new space in Buenos Aires

The main aim of Fundación Arte is to promote cultural dialogue with Argentinian and Latin American artists

Can foreign collectors and museums sustain Brazil’s art market?

The country is in the doldrums, but its artists have never before enjoyed such critical acclaim abroad

Miami reconnects with Cuba

As relations improve across the Florida Straits, a string of exhibitions makes the most of the cultural ties between Miami and Havana.

Latin American art collector Gary Nader plans Miami museum

The naming rights for the institution are still up for grabs

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Christie’s pulls works from Latin American auction after ‘forgery’ concerns

Ten items from one collection withdrawn from New York auctions