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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 33 n° 335

Being In The World

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 2 dicembre 2009

Miami, Florida until 7/3/2010 1018 North Miami Avenue Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation – CIFO Selections From The Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection Curated by Berta Sichel  The exhibition proposes this as a useful model for understanding recent artworks which struggle with the individual in a changing world. Being in the World includes 7 artists whose works were selected from the 63 media-based works in the collection. It features works by leading artists Chantal Akerman, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Muntean/Rosenblum, Robin Rhode, Shirin Neshat, Bill Viola, and Francesca Woodman.
About CIFO  The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 2002 by Ella Fontanals-Cisneros and her family to foster cultural and educational exchange within the visual arts. CIFO has three primary initiatives:  – CIFO Art Space – a permanent venue for the presentation of engaging and provocative contemporary art exhibitions highlighting works from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, works by its grantees and commissioned artists, and experimental, challenging art programs;  – Grants and Commissions Programs supporting emerging and mid-career contemporary artists from Latin America; and – Foundation-initiated support for other arts and culture projects.
Ella Fontanals-Cisneros began collecting art in the 1970s, and today her collection includes important Geometric Abstract works from Latin America including pieces by Gego, Jesús Rafael Soto, Alejandro Otero, and Segio Camargo among others. It also includes cutting-edge pieces by some of the leading contemporary artists of our time. Collection highlights include photography by Barbara Kruger, Vik Muniz, and Thomas Struth; and installations by Julian Rosefeldt, Olafur Eliasson, and Ai Weiwei. (Image: Muntean/Rosenblum)

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