Philadelphia, USA: Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950

October 25, 2016 – January 8, 2017
Witness an extraordinary moment in the history of modern art, one fueled by cultural and political revolution.

From the start of the Mexican Revolution in 1910 to the aftermath of World War II, artists and intellectuals in Mexico were at the center of a great debate about their country’s destiny. The exhibition tells the story of this exhilarating period through a remarkable range of images, from masterpieces by Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Frida Kahlo, and Rufino Tamayo to transfixing works by their contemporaries Dr. Atl, María Izquierdo, Roberto Montenegro, Carlos Mérida, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, and many others.Paint the Revolution offers a deep look at the forces that shaped modern art in Mexico, the progress of which was closely watched around the world. The exhibition takes its name from an impassioned essay by American novelist John Dos Passos, who saw Mexico’s revolutionary murals during a visit to Mexico City in 1926–27.In addition to featuring portable murals, easel paintings, photographs, prints, books, and broadsheets, the exhibition will display murals by the Tres grandes (Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros) in digital form.The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents this landmark exhibition in partnership with the Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. Drawn from US and Mexican collections, it is the most comprehensive exhibition of Mexican modernism to be shown in the United States in more than seven decades.


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Grand Palais, Paris, Francia: MEXIQUE (1900–1950)


Since its independence won from the Spanish monarchy in 1821, Mexico has never ceased to assert its willingness for change and its spirit of modernity.
With painting, sculpture, architecture, urbanism, music, literature, film and the applied arts the country has forged its identity. The exhibition, which was desired by the highest French and Mexican authorities, is the largest event dedicated to Mexican art since 1953. Offering a panorama of famous artists such as Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Rufino Tamayo, the exhibition tour is a testament to the vibrant artistic creativity of the country throughout the twentieth century.

05 October 2016 to 23 January 2017

Satuday, Sunday, Monday, Thrusday and Friday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Night session Wednesday from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

Closed on Tuesday.

Early closing at 6:00 pm Saturdays 24th and 31th December.
Closed Sunday 25 December 2016

This exhibition is organised by the Musée National d’Art, INBA and the Réunion des Musées Nationaux – Grand Palais.

Sydeny, Australia. Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection


Art Gallery Rd, The Domain 2000
Sydney, Australia

Info line 1800 679 278

Extended by popular demand! Last day now 23 October

This is a rare chance to see masterpieces by the two leading figures of Mexican 20th-century art.

The exhibition presents 33 artworks from the renowned collection of Jacques and Natasha Gelman, including outstanding self-portrait paintings and drawings by Frida Kahlo, and major examples of Diego Rivera’s canvas paintings.

Alongside these works are over 50 photographs by figures such as Edward Weston, Lola Alvarez Bravo and Frida’s father, Guillermo Kahlo, which provide insights into the artists’ worlds and their intriguing relationship.

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Martin-Gropius-Bau. The Maya – Language of Beauty


Niederkirchnerstraße 7
10963 Berlin

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12.04.2016 till 07.08.2016

The Maya are one of the oldest cultures in the world. This exhibition is all about the magnificent artistic forms of expression of the Maya. With a collection of around 300 works of art, including many Mexican national treasures, it displays the fundamental aspects of pre-Hispanic art: the body and the physique are central to this exhibition. The Maya present their vision of life using various materials and techniques from their daily life, splendid buildings and works of art. They describe their relationship with gods, their everyday existence, their literature, their astronomy, their music and their dances. What often dominates these works is an idealised notion of humanity, which the Maya retained not only in their conception of humans and the ideal of beauty, but also in the location of mankind in the cosmos.

ORGANIZER Berliner Festspiele / Martin-Gropius-Bau. Enabled by the Capital Cultural Fund Berlin. An exhibition from the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH), Mexico. Promoted by the State Department of the United Mexican States and the Mexican Embassy in Berlin.
PARTNERS Wall, VisitBerlin, Alexa, Dussmann, Yorck, Bouvet Ladubay, KaDeWe
MEDIA PARTNERS RBB TV, Kulturradio, Tagesspiegel, GGeschichte, Business & Diplomacy and Antike Welt, Radio Teddy




Dinamarca. Eduardo Terrazas at Nils Stærk

Eduardo Terrazas, 1.1.167, 1974-2014 Wool yarn and Campeche wax on wooden board 120 x 120 cm 47.24 x 47.24 inches

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Nils Stærk is proud to present the exhibition Ways of Perception, the second solo show with Mexican artist and architect Eduardo Terrazas (b. 1936).The exhibition presents a number of diverse series from different stages of Terrazas’ long artistic production. The works are bound together through the common interest in structure and tactility – themes that seem also to connect Terrazas’ work as an artist and as an architect.

In the main gallery works from two different series are presented: Deconstruction of an image and Cosmos. The three works from the series Deconstruction of an image are panels painted with automotive lacquer giving them a smooth surface. The images themself seem to have been disrupted or deconstructed in the way they have been taken apart and put together anew. The strategy of composing a certain structure only to overcome it with its own means is a lead motif in Terrazas’ work and is put forward in the exhibition from the beginning.

The works from the Cosmos series are images made with coloured yarn. The works apply a technique that has been used for centuries by the indigenous Mexican tribe Huichol. Wooden panels are covered with Campeche wax into which threads of yarn are laid to compose a pattern made by Terrazas. The eight images from the Cosmos series explore the possible variations of a chosen structure, which seem to become indefinite when lines and colours are juxtaposed.

On the wall leading to the second exhibition space a number of drawings from the Constellations series are presented. The works are inspired from the representation of the stars and galaxies of the macrocosm, made by a multiplicity of dots.   In these works on paper it again becomes visible how Terrazas chooses to set certain limits for him self and how he then tests or destabilizes the very same limits.

In the second space two paintings from the series Universe are on display together with drawings from the series Textures. Compared to the other works in the exhibition these works seem more complex with their many layers of paint and patterns and the lack of a clear structure. At the same time the works follow very well Terrazas’ continuous explorations of shapes and surfaces.

Seen together the combination of works in the exhibition showcase a decade long artistic investigation of the force of abstract imagery. The diversity in materials increases the presence of each work and heightens the beholders bodily awareness of concepts such as space, colour, form, and texture.

Terrazas got his breakthrough when he became artistic director for the design of the Program of Olympic Identity for the Olympic games in Mexico City, in 1968. In 1972 he had his first solo exhibition Tablas at the Fine Arts Palace in Mexico City. The following decades Terrazas primarily worked as an architect and it is only within the last years Terrazas has fully dedicated himself to visual art. In 2012 he gathered his visual artworks and edited and published the book: Eduardo Terrazas Possibilities of a Structure, which lead to the rediscovery of his artistic career. Since then he has exhibited at Proyectos Monclova in Mexico City, at the 11th Sharjah Biennale in 2013, and at the inauguration of Jumex Foundation Museum in Mexico City a.o..Currently Terrazas has a solo show at Museo de Arte Carillo Gil in Mexico City, and later this month he will participate in the survey exhibition Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980 at MoMA, New York.


Madrid, España. “Posada. Fantasías, calaveras y vida cotidiana”


El Instituto de México en España (Madrid) acoge hasta el 16 de enero una amplia selección de obras del gran ilustrador mexicano José Guadalupe Posada (Aguascalientes, 1852-1913). Más conocido por ser el creador de la Catrina, Posada fue un cronista excepcional de la historia cotidiana de su país entre finales del siglo XIX y principios de XX.

Para dar una lectura diferente del cronista gráfico José Guadalupe Posada, el Instituto de México en España presenta la exposición “Posada. Fantasías, calaveras y vida cotidiana”, cuyo comisario es el investigador Agustín Sánchez González.

Esta es la tercera vez que la exposición se presenta en España, pues antes estuvo en el Castillo de Santa Catalina, ubicado en Cádiz, con un balance de 57 mil visitantes y después en Alcalá de Henares.

Sánchez González, quien por más de 15 años ha investigado la obra y vida de Posada, recalcó que la muestra “pretende destacar que la fama e inmortalidad de este artista radica en que su obra estaba presente en todos los ámbitos de la vida cotidiana, fue el gran ilustrador de lo mexicano y su obra sentó las bases del arte mexicano contemporáneo”.

El especialista también habló de la relación de Posada con España y la influencia que tuvo de artistas españoles como Francisco de Goya.