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5 moments to meet… Jumex Museum

By Sybaris

As Claire Bishop mentions in her dazzling essay Radical Museology, during the 21st century, museum proposals around the world come mainly from private initiative. In that sense, museums have been very important in defining a term that surrounds us: contemporaneity. Inaugurated in November 2013, the Jumex Museum is one of the main contemporary art museums not only in Mexico, but in all of Latin America. Here we recover 5 outstanding moments that have marked its history.

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Art History, Artists, Featured Artist

José González Veites: Abstract Geometry

By Sybaris Collection

The work of José González Veites (Mexico City, 1957) is one of the most hidden treasures in Mexican art history. Although his paintings has been subjetc of several essays written by art critics and theorist as Teresa del Conde, Rita Eder or María Minera, no major solo exhibitions devoted to Veites have been made recently in Mexico. However, his technique and his concept of the painting reveals a both a deeply knowledge and interest about the canvas as a surface to define light, color and space.

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Art History, Artists, Collections, News, Performance

Art theft: activism or crime?

By Sybaris Collection

Art has always been object of desire not only for art lovers, but for thiefs or kidnappers trying to make theirselfs millionaires. As artworks in museums are considered incredibly valuable objects for their cultural heritage and artistic importance, the acts of kidnapp or stole art are defined by law as crimes. But what happen when these robberies are activism or artistic performances by itselfs?

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Art History, Artists, List

3 Works to Meet… Louise Bourgeois

By Sybaris Collection

It is easy to identify yourself with Louise Bourgeois’ work. Her pieces of art are the result of an introspection process where she relates images from her childhood with feelings such as loneliness, desire and maternal love. Universal emotions and feelings that, approached from a deeply personal perspective, connect with the public immediately.

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Art History, Art Theory

Are manifestos needed in art?

By Camila Durán

As Eric Hobsbawm says in Fractured Times. Culture and Society in the Twentieth Century, the twentieth century was, fundamentally, the time of manifestos. The Futurists inaugurated it. In 1909 they published in Le Figaro, in France, a declaration of principles in which they proposed a new way of understanding art. For example, conceiving art as a space of boldness, rebellion and challenge. Or propose that in art there is no greater beauty than that of struggle. The art manifestos that followed are innumerable. Surrealism, Dada, Fluxus and the major avant-gardes all had their own list of what art should be like.

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