SP-Arte is the largest international art fair in Latin America, held annually in São Paulo, Brazil. A major driver of the Brazilian art market, SP-Arte features more than 150 booths from leading national and international galleries, design studios, publishers, cultural institutions, and independent organizations.
Now in its 19th edition, SP-Arte opens from March 29 to April 2. It will feature diverse galleries, including heavyweights such as Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, Luisa Strina, and Mendes Wood DM, and young and upcoming galleries such as Galatea, Central, Quadra, HOA, and Verve. The 19th edition will welcome visitors with some changes, with the design section expanded by 30% compared to the previous edition, and a new permanent exhibition space, Casa SP-Arte.
In recent years, Brazilian art has been gaining international attention. Adriano Pedrosa (b. 1965), artistic director of the Museu de arte de São Paulo (MASP), has been appointed curator of the 2024 Venice Biennale. He is the first person from the southern hemisphere to hold the position.
March 29, 2023 – April 2, 2023
There are various Native nations and affiliations throughout what is now called North America. The land was, and still is, home to the Ho-Chunk Nation, Lac Seul First Nation, the Kwinhagak Tribal Government, and many other indigenous nations. After a long history of oppression, the United States and the international world have recognized the need for a new way of seeing and thinking about Indigenous cultures on the continent.
Through June 25, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the largest art museum in Wisconsin, presents “Native America: In Translation.” While photographs of Native people have historically been used to perpetuate stereotypes about Native cultures, the ten participating artists from Indigenous backgrounds use photography to reveal critical perspectives on community, identity, and the legacy of colonialism in North America.
Martine Gutierrez (b. 1989) uses the fashion magazine format to question the socially constructed identity of Native women. Rebecca Belmore (b. 1960) presents symbolic images to draw attention to governmentally conducted violence against indigenous peoples. Tom jones (b. 1964) beaded the traditional Ho-Chunk pattern on the portraits of his community people.
Other participating artists include Nalikutaar Jacqueline Cleveland, Koyoltzintli, Duane Linklater, Guadalupe Maravilla, Kimowan Metchewais, Alan Michelson, and Marianne Nicolson.
Native America: In Translation
February 24, 2023 – June 25, 2023
Through April 29, David Zwirner Gallery in New York presents new and recent works by Gerhard Richter. The German-born painter Gerhard Richter is one of the most prestigious and highest-priced living contemporary artists. Since the 1960s, he has created a diverse and distinctive painting style that moves between figuration and abstraction, photography and painting. This is the first exhibition of Richter’s work at David Zwirner since he left the Marion Goodman Gallery and joined David Zwirner Gallery in 2022.
Richter is best known for his Photorealistic paintings. In the late 1960s, he began painting photographic images before turning to abstraction in the mid-1970s. In 2017, he produced one more of his abstract series and announced that be his last oil painting. Since then, Richter has created drawings in ink, graphite, and colored pencil on paper and sculptures using mirrors. In his drawings and mirror works, he continues his exploration of the subjectivity inherent in human vision and perception of reality, which was also his question in oil paintings.
The new exhibition of David Zwirner includes his last oil work and presents his recent drawings and mirror sculptures.
March 16, 2023 – April 29, 2023