|PINTA LONDON 2011 The Latin American Art Show (26.5.2011)|
||Following a successful first year in London in 2010, PINTA, the Latin American Art Show is returning to Earls Court Exhibition Centre this June to present the very best modern and contemporary Latin American art.|
Launched in New York City in 2007, it has become the annual meeting place for Latin American art. In June 2011, PINTA is returning to London with over fifty galleries from the Americas and Europe including Guillermo de Osma Galería and Distrito 4 from Madrid; Maddox Arts from London; Ruth Benzacar Galería de Arte from Buenos Aires; Galería Lucía de la Puente from Lima, Galería Enrique Guerrero from Mexico City, Galeria Nara Roesler from São Paulo and Isabel Aninat from Santiago. PINTA will showcase an important range of works by established Latin American artists - such as renowned Uruguayan artist Joaquín Torres García whose work has recently reached impressive prices at auction and Cuban artist Carmen Herrera, alongside new and emerging talents like the Brazilian artist Felipe Barbosa who is known for using footballs as a medium for his work. In homage to three established living artists, there will be three stunning Solo Shows: the Brazilians Regina Silveira (Luciana Brito Galeria, São Paulo) and Waltercio Caldas (Celma Albuquerque, Belo Horizonte), and the Mexican Felipe Ehrenberg with Baró Galeria, São Paulo.
One highlight is PINTA's Solo Projects section curated by the London-based Mexican Pablo León de la Barra, where selected galleries showcase some of the most interesting works from contemporary Latin American artists working today. Here, a highlight is Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander's work 'Prosopopéia' shown jointly by Stephen Friedman Gallery (London)/ Tanya Bonakdar Gallery (New York)/ Galeria Fortes Vilaça, (São Paulo) - a conceptual art piece using different word games made from edible and organic materials (dehydrated oranges, coconut soaps and eggs, for example). Similar to Scrabble, the interactive piece allows words to be formed, decrypted, deciphered and arranged. Other important projects include Berlin gallery Thomas Schulte with the Argentinean Fabián Marcaccio, Galeria Vermelho from São Paulo with works by André Komatsu and Josée Bienvenu from New York with Guatemalan artist Darío Escobar.
Record Participation of Spanish Galleries
This year, Spain's presence in PINTA through important galleries is notorious. For the first time, PINTA welcomes Max Estrella, Blanca Berlín, Tasneem, Tatiana Kourochkina, Rafael Ortiz, Galería Barcelona and La Caja Negra, that join other prestigious galleries like Guillermo de Osma, Blanca Soto, Distrito 4, Aina Nowack, Magda Bellotti, Espacio Mínimo and Galería Cayón who have exhibited at PINTA in the past.
This all means that PINTA is very well positioned in the Spanish modern and contemporary art market and, at the same time, emphasizes PINTA's aim to have many more top galleries from that country in the future.
PINTA London Museums Acquisition Programme
Institutions are well represented at PINTA because of their interest in the PINTA London Museums Acquisition Programme. This programme invites museums interested in Latin American art to buy artworks from the fair by receiving special funds from PINTA which they must match or exceed in order to purchase the works. This year the PINTA London Museums Acquisition Programme will once again include Tate Modern (UK), the Centre Georges Pompidou (France), the University of Essex Collection of Latin American Art (UK), and the MUSAC - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (Spain).
PINTA Lectures, Talks and Discussion Programme
PINTA also presents an engaging diary of lectures and debates organised by the University of Essex Collection of Latin American Art.
PINTA takes place 6-9 June, just after the Venice Biennale opening and before ArtBasel. For further information please visit: www.pintaart.com
Private View Reception
Monday 6 June
4 pm - 6 pm VIP Preview for museums and VIP collectors. By invitation only.
4 pm - 6 pm Press Preview
6 pm - 9 pm VIP Preview Evening. By invitation only.
Exhibition Opening Times
Tuesday 7 June 1 pm - 9 pm
Wednesday 8 June 1 pm - 9 pm
Thursday 9 June 1 pm - 8 pm
General Admission £ 15
Student £ 8
Groups (8+) reduced price £ 12