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For more than a decade, Worldwide Books has sponsored two annual research awards that recognize outstanding publications and electronic resources produced by individual members of ARLIS. 

 

Nomination guidelines and deadlines for this year's awards are posted to the ARLIS/NA website, and librarians who have produced important publications or online resources are strongly encouraged to apply by February 26. 

 

The winners will be announced at the annual conference in Washington, D.C., where the awards will be presented during the convocation ceremony. 

 

  

 

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Latin American Art 

 

Recent Publications

 

In the fall of 2013, the Hayward Gallery in London mounted the first major retrospective in the United Kingdom of the work of celebrated Cuban-born American artist Ana Mendieta (1948-1985). Featuring films, performance pieces, photographs, drawings, prints and sculptures, the exhibition presented a comprehensive overview of the artist's brief career. (Worldwide 35721)

 

The Social Realist- and Pop art-influenced oeuvre of Argentinian figurative artist Antonio Berni (1905-1981) is known for its incisive commentaries on poverty, industrialization and other social, economic and political issues. In the late 1950s, Berni inaugurated a series of collages featuring fictional working-class characters named Juanito Laguna and Ramona Montiel. This iconic series was recently exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. (Worldwide 35624)

 

The Palais de Tokyo in Paris dedicated an exhibition to the work of prominent Argentinian artist Julio Le Parc (b. 1928), a proponent of kinetic art and Op art and a founding member of G.R.A.V. (Groupe de Recherche d'Art Visuel). Featuring paintings, installations, mixed media pieces and sculptures spanning a career of more than fifty years, the catalogue includes an interview with the artist by Swiss curator and critic Hans Ulrich Obrist. (Worldwide 35639)

 

Le Parc's work was also the subject of a recent exhibition at Casa Daros in Rio de Janeiro, which featured kinetic works by the artist drawn from the Daros Latinamerica Collection. The featured installations and sculptures date chiefly from the 1960s, when the artist lived in France. (Worldwide 35807)

 

At the 2013 Frankfurt Book Fair, Brazil was featured as the Guest of Honor, and to mark the occasion, the Schirn Kunsthalle presented a show that focused on the country's vivid and multi-faceted street-art scene. Eleven Brazilian artists and collaborative teams were invited to exhibit their paintings in urban settings around the museum. (Worldwide 79128)

 

Another recent exhibition at the Schirn Kunsthalle focused on Brazilian installation art since 1960, featuring works by such renowned figures as Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Clark and Cildo Meireles as well as pieces by a younger generation that includes Ernesto Neto and Dias & Riedweg. (Worldwide 35743)

 

The Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt also held a Brazil-themed exhibition in conjunction with the Frankfurt Book Fair, presenting a retrospective of the innovative work of Hélio Oiticica (1937-1980). The catalogue features an extensive selection of writings by the artist, who is best known for his participation in the Neo-Concrete group. (Worldwide 35714)

 

Selecting 75 paintings, sculptures, photographs and works on paper from its permanent collection, the Lowe Art Museum, at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, explored commonalities among the oeuvres of various 20th-century artists from North, Central and South America, among them Álvarez Bravo, Bearden, Kahlo, Krasner, Lam, Matta, Orozco and Weston. (Worldwide 79111)

 

Earlier this year, an exhibition at the Vero Beach Museum of Art examined four important themes in Cuban painting of the first half of the 20th century: the Cuban countryside, Havana interiors, religious traditions and music. The show featured works by more than 20 Cuban artists who helped to define the island nation's cultural identity during the period. (Worldwide 79074)

 

Worldwide Books recently sent a special email announcement to many of our customers alerting them to a limited-edition catalogue produced as part of the 55th Venice Biennale to accompany a major exhibition of contemporary Cuban art shown at the Republic of Cuba Pavilion. We have secured a limited number of copies that will soon be shipped to us from Italy. Libraries interested in receiving this title through Worldwide should notify us promptly if they have not already ordered with us, since it is unlikely that we will be able to obtain additional copies after we place our initial bulk order. (Worldwide 35711)

 

 

Forthcoming Publications

 

Soon to open at the Museu de Arte Contemporânea in Porto is a survey of the work of Swiss-born Brazilian artist Mira Schendel (1919-1988), a prolific modernist painter and sculptor. The exhibition showcases paintings, drawings and sculptures spanning the artist's career, many of which have never been exhibited before. The show premiered at Tate Modern before traveling to Porto, and will continue on to the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo. The catalogue is due to be released in March. (Worldwide 35751)

 

In a 2013 show that predated the Hayward Gallery's Ana Mendieta retrospective by several months, the Castello di Rivoli in Turin exhibited more than 130 works created by the artist between 1972 and 1985. A substantial bilingual English-Italian catalogue of this retrospective will finally be available in March. (Worldwide 35746)

 

On the occasion of Brazil's designation as the Guest of Honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair, theMuseum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt dedicated an exhibition to the work of Brazilian graphic designer Alexandre Wollner (b. 1928). Featuring more than 100 works, the catalogue and the show it accompanies focus on the strong influence of the Hochschule für Gestaltung, where Wollner studied in the 1950s, and the pioneering role played by the artist in the development of modern Brazilian design. (Worldwide 35811)

 

In conjunction with an upcoming exhibition of the same name that opens in April, the Museum of Modern Art will publish Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, a catalogue that surveys the Constructivist-influenced oeuvre of the prominent Brazilian painter, sculptor and performance artist (1920-1988). The volume will include previously unpublished archival materials. (Worldwide 811568)

 

  

  
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For over 50 years, Worldwide Books has served academic, museum and public libraries as a specialized source for art exhibition catalogues issued by museums and galleries throughout the world. For the past two decades Worldwide has also offered comprehensive coverage of new books on art, architecture, photography and design published by hundreds of leading American trade and university presses. Serving as a centralized source for a wide range of scholarly art books and exhibition catalogues, Worldwide is uniquely positioned to assist and guide art libraries in careful and efficient collection development.

 

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