Panel presentations and talks at Pinta Auditorio will cover current topics on collecting, design, architecture. A few highlights are a panel featuring top women collectors in Latin America, will address experiences and challenges on collection building. Designers from Barcelona, Spain and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will speak on their particular practices. Carlos Ott, architect for Opéra de la Bastilles in Paris amongst others, will present the upcoming Museo de Arte Latino Americano in Uruguay by the Atchugarry Foundation.
Dec 4 -Wednesday
6pm - 7pm AMIA PRESENTS CONTEMPORARY TESTIMONY AND PARTICIPATING ARTISTS.
Contemporary Testimony is a compendium of serigraphs that brings together the work of six Argentine artists. Through their individual practices, these artists represent one of the possible maps of our visual arts, and, in turn, are part of a vast territory of vague borders, eroded by alphabets; of languages and quests that converge far beyond their native soil. Liliana Porter, Eduardo Stupia, Guillermo Kuitca, Pablo Siquier, Nicola Costantino, and Jorge Macchi join paths in this combined project, bringing us their knowhow through ideas that are already part of our visual identity.
Dec 5 - Thursday
2pm - 3pm BOOK PRESENTATION: ITINERANCY/ ITINERANCIA BY VIVIANA ZARGON FOR ALUNA ART FOUNDATION. TALK BY ADRIANA HERRERA AND WILLY CASTELLANOS.
Aluna Art Foundation announces the launch of the bilingual book (English/Spanish) Itinerancy / Itinerancia. Viviana Zargón, the first title of an editorial series that will include books by artists conceived as a curatorship in a printed format, along with the publication of open curatorial research projects and art catalogs. The Project rediscover a historic series of photos, an archive which provides something that painting never could: indelible “evidence.” of the social process of a time in which numerous manufacturing industries located in Buenos Aires and its surroundings went extinct after having been dynamos of the urban conglomerate. Safely kept in her studio, unknown to the public as a whole, this cartography so emotive in its vision and reiteration, built from wanderings and misplacements around the city, can be read as an inventory, a sort of atlas of the way industrial life in Buenos Aires is fading away.
5pm - 6pm COLOMBIAN ART. EXTRACTION, ECONOMY AND CULTURE DIALOGUES.
Moderator: Oscar Roldán-Alzate. Speakers: Andrés Moreno Hoffmann, Juan Raul Hoyos and Carlos Castro.
The talk relates the work of the artists included in the selection of Colombia for Pinta 2019; and raises a connotation of the advances of contemporary Colombian art of the second decade of the 20th century and its projection in the first two decades of the 21st century. Here you can affect the wide range of issues addressed by the creators in this Latin American country that sharpens the perspectives that cross the problems of ecology with the socio-political dimensions in the most diverse media and production strategies.
Dec 6 - Friday
2pm - 3pm WOMEN GEOMETERS , CATALOG LAUNCH BY ADRIANA HERRERA , PUBLISHED BY ATCHUGARRY ART CENTER
Curated and written by Adriana Herrera the project reunites a significant group of twelve Latin American Pioneers creating a dialog that had not taken place before in the same space simultaneously. They are (in chronological order of birth): Loló Soldevilla (Cuba, 1901-1971), Gego (Germany, 1912- Venezuela 1994), María Freire (Uruguay, 1917-2015), Mira Schendel (Switzerland, 1919- Brazil, 1988), Regina Aprijaskis (France, 1919- Peru 2013), Lygia Pape (Brazil, 1927-2004), Zilia Sánchez (Cuba, 1926), Mercedes Pardo (Venezuela, 1921-2005), Lía Bermúdez (Caracas, 1930), Fanny Sanín (Colombia, 1938) and Lydia Okumura (Brazil, 1948). With different visions and variable degrees of acknowledgment, all these pioneers challenged the confines of geometric abstraction.
3:30pm - 4:30pm LATIN AMERICA - WOMEN AND COLLECTING
Top women collectors in Latin America discuss their experiences and challenges. Moderated by: Tiqui Atencio Demirdjian, Speakers: Solita Cohen, Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, Milagro Maldonado
Venezuelan-born Tiqui Atencio Demirdjian purchased her first artworks at the age of 18—a Valerio Adami she loved for its strong colors and composition, and a painting by Emilio Boggio. At her wedding a year earlier, Demirdjian’s father presented her with a painting by the French artist Bernard Buffet, inspiring her lifelong passion for art collecting. Demirdjian has served as a member of the Mustique Company’s board of directors and the acquisition committees for the Guggenheim Museum and Tate Modern.
Art collector Solita Cohen remembers with great pride how her parents Sadie and Simy Cohen, instilled in her a passion for art when she was still a little girl in her native Caracas in Venezuela. The Cohens have been long time art collectors and have amassed an impressive selection of 19th and 20th century masterworks by Chagall, Renoir, Picasso, Botero, Manolo Valdés and many others. Likewise, Cohen arrived to the conclusion that collecting was part of her heritage and began her own collection of contemporary Latin American art.
Ella Fontanals-Cisneros is a philanthropist, entrepreneur and art collector with an abiding passion and discerning eye for contemporary art and design. Born in Cuba and raised in Venezuela, her vision has made a significant impact on the Miami arts community and arts organizations around the globe. The Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection has since grown to include important and cutting-edge pieces by risk-taking artists from around the world, with strong representations of geometric abstract art from Latin America as well as international installation and video art and photography. Ms. Fontanals-Cisneros brings an international perspective to her patronage, her collection and the non-profit institution she established in Miami—the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation.
The Maldonado Family (OMM Project), with the guidance of Milagros Maldonado, purchased Dorissa for the home of Miami Biennale, a non-profit organization that works to establish initiatives in the arts that stimulate funding from both public and private institutions; to create projects that develop and promote interactive platforms in the arts for education and cultural development. With a main event every two years that focuses on education through art; Miami Biennale will be fulfilling its main objective of promoting a creative dialogue between Miami, its multi-layered cultural community, and the world.
5-6pm A TRIBUTE TO PABLO ATCHUGARRY
The Consulate of Uruguay honors Pablo Atchugarry and his contribution to his Contemporary Art and beyond.
7-8pm PANEL PRESENTATION OF CARLOS CRUZ DIEZ’S BOOK “FASHION ART AND NATURE ,” EDITED BY SKIRA MILANO.
The panel discussion provides insight and the history of the 40 dresses designed by Oscar Carvallo in collaboration wit the artist presented at the Pinta Miami. Speakers: Amaranta Pedrani (Skira Edition Italy), Carlitos Cruz Diez (Cruz Diez), Alain Dib (team Carvallo), Miguel Prypchan (Artist) Ana Luisa Azpurua, Oscar Carvallo, Helene Farnault (writer), Alexander Arrechea (Artist), Jaime Gili (Artist), Eva Hughes
Dec 7 – Saturday
3:30-4:30pm “FOCUS ON BRAZILIAN DESIGN”, A PRESENTATION BY GUTO ÍNDIO DA COSTA
Host: Luciana Bueno. Architect. Speaker: Guto Índio da Cosa. Designer. Born in Rio de Janeiro and graduated in industrial design at the Art Center College of Design (Europe), he now coordinates the design and transportation areas at Indio da Costa A.U.D.T (Architecture, Urbanism, Design and Transportation). The office is responsible for dozens of projects, which have been internationally awarded and achieved great success. Member of the Design Advisory Board of the State of Rio de Janeiro since 2006, he was the director and vice president of ABEDESIGN, co-founder of the Brazilian Center of Industrial Design (CBDI), promoter of several exhibitions and design events. He was also a jury member of several national and international awards, among those L’Observeur du Design (France), the D & AD (UK), Red Dot (Germany) and the Compass d’Oro (Italy.) He is also a collaborator of the magazine Arc Design, for which he writes articles regularly.
6-7pm ATCHUGARRY ART CENTER & ARCHITECT CARLOS OTT: PRESENTATION OF THE MUSEO DE ARTE LATINO AMERICANO IN MANANTIALES, URUGUAY.
Host: MSc. Luca Benites. Architect, Artist and Director of Business and Partnerships / Pinta Miami. Speaker: Carlos Ott. Architect.
Carlos A. Ott ( born October 16, 1946 in Montevideo, Uruguay) is a living architect in Canada Canadian- Uruguayan origin. He planned the opera house Opera Bastille in Paris. Ott studied at the University of Uruguay and received his diploma in 1971. He was the beneficiary of a scholarship in the international competition “ Fulbright - Hays Fellowship ,” the School of Architecture Washington.
Between 1975 and 1979 he was a partner in the architectural office “ Moffat and Kinoshita “in Toronto (Ontario) and emerged as winners of the competition for the renovation and expansion of the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto forth. After that he headed until 1983, the team of architects of the company “ Cadillac “ and eventually became a partner in the Canadian architectural firms “ Neish Owen Roland and Roy “. At the international competition for the construction of the Opéra Bastille in Paris, from which he emerged on 17 November 1983 as winners, he took part in his personal name. He also has the National Bank of Dubai planned in 1997 and was creative director of the hotel Burj al Arab in Dubai.
Dec 6 - Friday
6pm LENORA DE BARROS PERFORMANCE
Between years 1993 and 1996, Lenora de Barros conceived a weekly column called “... Umas”. In this space works and ideas have been created, and these would become autonomous video and photo performances in the following years. After exhibiting 13 of these columns in a showcase at the 11th edition of the Lyon Biennial in 2011, and holding the exhibition “Umas ..” at Galeria Pivô, in Sao Paulo, 2013, Lenora is currently finalizing a collection of these columns in a unique version with Familia Editions.
Some and Others
In this vocal performance, Lenora de Barros reads a few texts of her column “…Umas e Outras” [Some and Others] It is a work that operates the verbivocovisual, with an eye on the materiality of the signs in all their angles, like semantic spectra, oralization, and visual aspects, with special attention to graphical structure.
Dec 7 - Saturday
6pm NO: An Ugly Story, Mas Tassini Studio
Performance by Alexandra Mass
Production Alexandra Mas & Marco Tassini for MasTassini Studio with the participation of IFA Paris, LCBio Normandie & Master Sergio Boldrin.
A gigantic cape made of collected plastic will show at the Biennale, on the afternoon of October 19th, 2019, during the Venice Fashion Week. Artist Alexandra Mas, dressed with this work done at IFA Paris, and wearing a mask, also of recycled plastic, by master Sergio Boldrin, will perform militating against plastic pollution.
We can flood you with numbers and disastrous descriptions. Reality is much worse than what you can imagine until you see it with your own eyes. We throw away 50 bilions plastic bottles per year!
A sea of plastic - The numbers are building the sound track, along with wild sea animals screams, children and youngsters talking to You in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Indian, Chinese (with the voice of actress Xin Wang) and of course Italian, Alexandra Mas is inviting you to feel them as music sounds, to let yourself be bothered and eventually affected
About Alexandra Mass:
Emerged into arts since her childhood, her drawings, paintings and installations bring to us a poetical univers. The eager to underline the ecological emergency was first presented by the Bortone Gallery in 2013. Ever since, Alexandra Mas’ art shorts present a real concern regarding the relation men vs nature. Often her media is her own body, filled with anger and despair, where the identity quest is superposed to the Earth’s dramatic evolution. Illustrated by an ancient demiurge or a future primitive human, a hysterical woman or a disturbing distorted self portrait, she is raising questions with her performances or videos.
8pm MARIA ZEGNA PERFORMANCE "Walk 7D Fl."
"Walk 7D Fl." is a performance intervention in the public space of Miami, Florida. It is an itinerary of the memories associated with the 7J London attack, of which I am a survivor. The itinerary will be made from a "walk" that is one of the series that make up my catalog of movements. The "walk" is a repetitive movement of the body, which advances with the head to the ground, using the hands and feet as support, never abandoning that position for a moment until reaching a pre-established destination.
The intervention has been recorded in 4k resolution to produce a video that accounts for the experience and its impact on the public space.