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‘The Kafka Of Uruguay’ (And Why It Makes Sense That Uruguay Produced One)

“In Latin America, it’s said that Chile produces poets, Argentina produces short story writers, Mexico produces novelists, and Uruguay produces ‘los raros‘ — the strange ones.” And, writes his translator, Annie McDermott, “[Mario] Levrero was a raro of the highest order.” – Literary Hub
Tags: Art, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Words, Kafka, Latin America, 05.15.19, Annie McDermott, Mario -RSB- Levrero

The First 3D-Printed Neighborhood Will Be Built This Summer

In partnership with Austin–based construction technologies company ICON, and nonprofit New Story, Yves Béhar has revealed plans to build the world's first 3D-printed community this summer in a yet-to-be-disclosed, semi-rural location in Latin America. The ambitious project plans to provide homes for over 50 families. Images of ICON's proof of concept home in Austin (courtesy of ICON)The project adapted ICON's $4,000 3D-printed home—which debuted during SXSW in 2018—through a variety of community...
Tags: Design, Austin, Architecture, 3d Printing, Latin America, Sxsw, Behar, New Story Yves Béhar

Yves Béhar and New Story are planning to 3D-print an entire community in Latin America

I am not a total skeptic about 3D printed houses. I think there is a place for them – on the moon, for example.
Tags: Design, News, Yves Behar, Latin America

Sunflower-inspired tower design envelopes urban residents in mini forests

Concerned by the rampant growth of cities across Latin America and the loss of endemic species, Ecuadorian design studio oficina de Diseño (odD+) has proposed the Sunflower Tower, a conceptual residential building inspired by the seeds and petals of a sunflower. Proposed for Quito, the Sunflower Tower has been envisioned as a “vertical ecosystem” with lush, self-sustaining planters located on every floor of the high-rise. As a result, the building would offer year-round interest and natural air...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Ecuador, Latin America, Odd, Carousel Showcase, Vertical Garden, Quito, Contemporary Architecture, Air Purification, Urban Garden, Native Plants, Terrace, Native Flora, Self-sustaining

‘The Queen Of Swing’, Lindy Hop Dancer And Singer Norma Miller, Dead At 99

“[She] was the youngest recruit and last survivor of the original Lindy Hoppers, the all-black Herbert White troupe that broke in at Harlem’s Savoy Ballroom and popularized the Lindy Hop in Broadway shows, on tours of Europe and Latin America, and in Hollywood films.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Europe, Hollywood, People, Broadway, Latin America, Harlem, Savoy Ballroom, Lindy Hoppers, Herbert White, Lindy Hop, Norma Miller, 05.07.19

The Drug Wars From Different Angles In Latin America’s Complex Narco Novelas

Unlike English-language stories created for the U.S. market, narco novelas offer “a compelling complexity in the face of the simplistic story lines that emerge out of Hollywood. Narco novelas generally dispense with the black and white in order to look at the world in shades of gray.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Media, Los Angeles, Latin America, 04.19.19, Narco Novelas, Hollywood Narco

New sweet potato dye spares bugs and pleases vegans

Cochineal beetles are rejoicing this month as the Hansen sweet potato proves a viable alternative for producing the carmine color crushed beetles have long added to foods and cosmetics. Chr. Hansen, a bioscience company based in Denmark and founded in 1874, developed and commercialized the Hansen sweet potato™ Ipomoea batatas. “For the first time, we’ve created a whole new variety of vegetable to create the natural color our customers are asking for,” said Jakob Dalmose Rasmussen, vice presiden...
Tags: Europe, Design, California, Peru, Denmark, Latin America, Strawberry, Chr Hansen, Hansen, Incas, Jakob Dalmose Rasmussen, Chr Hansen Natural Colors, Dalmose Rasmussen, Chr Hansen Via Food Navigator Image

Artists In Argentina Join Protest On International Women’s Day

Violence against women and girls, and lack of access to abortion services, led the list of things activists and artists were protesting. The artists – a group known as Nosotras Proponemos – focused on inequalities in the arts last year, but this year widened their focus to safety for women and girls in Argentina. They created a huge green braid to snake through the protests as they were “singing joyfully, hoping for ‘the patriarchy to go down and Latin America to be feminist.'” – Hyperallergic...
Tags: Art, Argentina, Latin America, Visual, 03.08.19, Nosotras Proponemos

Women are essential to climate resilience in the Caribbean heres why

The impacts of climate change are felt most intimately by poor and rural women. Many women rely directly on nature for their income, and their lack of resources prevents them from shifting to alternate jobs or safer locations during disasters. However, the same factors that make women vulnerable — their connection to nature and ties to community — are also the strengths that make women critical and competent leaders in times of crises. In the Caribbean, climate experts are increasingly looking ...
Tags: Design, India, Paris, Un, Latin America, Caribbean, Commonwealth Foundation, Economic Commission, UN Population Fund, Dessima Williams Grenada, Association of Small Island States Related, Elain Enarson, Vijay Krishnarayan, Caribbean Alicia Bárcena, Kalyani Raj, Panos Caribbean

MoMA to Close, Then Open Doors to More Expansive View of Art

Don’t plan to visit MoMA this summer. It’s closing for renovations that will put a new focus on work by women and artists of color. The results will shake up every gallery.
Tags: Art, News, United States, Museums, Museum of Modern Art, Latin America, Blacks, Black, Lowry, Minorities, Moma, Golden, Thelma, Leon D, Restoration and Renovation, Culture (Arts

Turkish TV Is Hot. But Can It Export Internationally?

The shows are a phenomenon in the Middle East and Latin America, and have become such a symbol of Turkish soft power that they have been used as counters in political disputes. On March 1, for instance, the Saudi Arabia-based satellite broadcaster MBC abruptly dropped all Turkish drama, cutting off some shows midseason, apparently in response to Turkish support for Qatar.  – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Media, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Middle East, Latin America, MBC, 12.27.18

Architecture Illustration Tribute to Antonio Bonet

Architecture Illustration Tribute to Antonio Bonet abduzeedo Oct 15, 2018 Rouslan MALSAGOV and The21night . shared a beautiful post on their Behance profile title BONET. It's a series of architecture illustrations with a clean vector look. They were created to pay homage to the architect Antonio Bonet. BONET is a tribute to the Catalan architecture Antonio Bonet. Author of a vast work, which remains a great unknown and that tweaks with his genius the g...
Tags: Design, Spain, Latin America, Steve Jablonsky, Antonio Bonet, Rouslan MALSAGOV, Antonio Bonet BONET, Santiago Restrepo, Audrey Lieby, Jonathan Goirand

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Oct. 12-19

  Loretta Tearney Warner’s “Equus” is on exhibit on October 12 at Stephanie’s Art Gallery in La Canada Flintridge. (Photo courtesy of Loretta Tearney Warner)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Nights of the Jack: The Halloween event includes thousands of hand-carved, illuminated jack-o-lanterns in more than 2...
Tags: Local News, Art, Books, Comedy, Dance, Events calendar, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN

Florida’s Norton Museum Of Art Picks A New Director

Elliot Bostwick Davis has been chair of the department of Art of the Americas at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for the past 18 years. During her tenure there, she oversaw the 2010 opening of the museum’s widely acclaimed Art of the Americas wing, which brought forth expansive notions of connectivity by juxtaposing American colonial art, a strength of the museum, with art from throughout Latin America, indigenous art, and art from pre-Colombian civilizations.
Tags: Art, Florida, Americas, Latin America, Visual, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 09.17.18, Norton Museum Of Art Picks, Elliot Bostwick Davis

What Brazil Lost In The National Museum Fire

Many foreign correspondents have reached for analogies to give readers a sense of the disaster, but it’s hard to convey the museum’s significance: in addition to containing one of the richest collections of natural-history artifacts in the world, it was one of Latin America’s leading centers for postgraduate studies. It’s as if, in New York, the American Museum of Natural History and the New School, or a part of the Columbia campus, had been built on the same spot, and then was reduced to ashes....
Tags: Art, New York, Brazil, American Museum of Natural History, Latin America, Columbia, Visual, New School, 09.16.18

Fire Destroys Brazil’s National Museum

“Founded in 1818 [in Rio de Janeiro], the museum is Brazil’s oldest scientific institution and one of the largest and most renowned museums in Latin America, amassing a collection of some 20 million scientifically and culturally invaluable artifacts.” Says one Brazilian scientist, “The importance of the collections that were lost couldn’t be overstated. They were unique as it gets: Many of them were irreplaceable, there’s no way to put a monetary value on it.”
Tags: Art, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Latin America, Visual, National Museum, 09.03.18

These 3,800-Year-Old Peruvian Carvings Look Like Modern Emoji

Archaeologists in Peru have uncovered an ancient wall relief dating back to the Caral civilization—the oldest known civilization in the New World. Though whimsical in appearance, these ancient symbols held very serious meaning.Read more...
Tags: Art, Science, Peru, Emoji, Latin America, Ancient Religion, Ancient Art, Wall Reliefs, Caral Civilization, Vichama

Lens: Overlooked Stories From Latin American Photographers

For its Latin American Foto Festival, the Bronx Documentary Center is again sharing photography with the community it calls home.
Tags: Art, Photography, News, Latin America, Bronx Documentary Center, News and News Media, Caribbean Area

We could avoid 3.3 million cases of dengue fever each year if we limit global warming

Climate change: it’s not just about rising oceans. According to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA), action on climate change could help avoid millions of cases of dengue fever. If we limited global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius — a Paris Agreement target — we might be able to avoid around 3.3 million cases annually of the tropical disease in the Caribbean and Latin America alone. There are around 54 million cases of dengue fever, caused by a mosquito-spread virus, in the Car...
Tags: Design, Paris, Brazil, Latin America, Caribbean, National Academy of Sciences, UEA, University of East Anglia UEA, Carlos Peres, Latin America Keeping, Felipe Colón González of UEA, Universidade do Estado de Mato Grosso, University of East Anglia Image

The Steep Rise And Massive Fall Of Brazilian Art Patron Bernardo Paz

Paz created a huge open-air museum in a complex of botanical gardens. "With 500 artworks ranging from three multicoloured Volkswagen Beetles to a swimming pool-cum-address book, and 140-hectare gardens boasting 5,000 plant species, Inhotim has been heralded as the finest art destination in Latin America." Then he was indicted, and sentenced, for money laundering.
Tags: Art, Volkswagen, Latin America, Visual, Paz, Bernardo Paz, 05.06.18

Is The Pompidou Centre Becoming Another Guggenheim, Franchising Itself Hither And Yon?

"With outposts and partnerships either launched or pending in Metz, Málaga, Brussels, the Gulf, Shanghai and possibly Latin America, ... the Pompidou’s president, Serge Lasvignes, is boldly steering it into a number of new ventures, which he believes will deepen the Parisian museum's relationship with artistic centres it might otherwise be unable to reach."
Tags: Art, Latin America, Visual, Pompidou, Yon, 05.03.18, Metz Málaga Brussels, Gulf Shanghai, Serge Lasvignes

Peru protects one of world's last great untouched forests

In collaboration with local and international conservation groups, the Peruvian government has established Yaguas National Park in the country’s far eastern territory to permanently protect millions of acres of pristine rainforest. “This is a place where the forest stretches to the horizon,” Corine Vriesendorp, a conservation ecologist at The Field Museum in Chicago, told the New York Times. “This is one of the last great intact forests on the globe.” The forest is so massive that the clouds wh...
Tags: Amazon, Design, Chicago, New York Times, Peru, South America, Latin America, Columbia, Carnegie Institution For Science, Western United States, Field Museum, DepositPhotos, New York Times Images, Ecuador Chile, Yaguas National Park, Corine Vriesendorp

Welcome to Latin America: An Immersive Art Installation in Berlin

photos: Alejandro Arretureta If you like immersive art you need to check out the current exhibition at Hamburger Bahnhof. As one of the nominees of this year’s “Preis der Nationalgalerie” Berlin-based Venezuelan artist Sol Calero has transformed a couple of rooms of the museum into the so called “Amazonas Shopping Center”. You can walk through various rooms such as a travel agency, cyber cafe, a hair salon, a dance studio, a cinema, a driving school and a money exchange and even sit down and i...
Tags: Art, Fashion, Berlin, Exhibition, Latin America, Immersive, Preis, Hamburger Bahnhof, Alejandro Arretureta, Sol Calero, Amazonas Shopping Center

Venezuela's last remaining glacier is melting away

Venezuela’s last remaining glacier will be completely gone within the next 10 to 20 years. Until as recently as 1991, five glaciers were found in the Sierra Nevada de Mérida mountain range in Venezuela. As climate change has accelerated, so too has the meltdown. Named for the nearby Pico Humboldt, Venezuela’s second highest peak at over 16,000 feet, the Humboldt Glacier is one-tenth of the size it was three decades ago. Scientists hope to study the glacial disappearing act so as to learn more a...
Tags: Design, Massachusetts, Venezuela, Columbia University, Wikimedia, Latin America, Princeton University, Westfield State University, Humboldt glacier, Sierra Nevada de Mérida, Pico Humboldt Venezuela, Walter Vergara, Global Restoration Initiative, GlacierHub Unfortunately Venezuela, Ramón Velásquez Araguayán, Ángel G Muñoz

Reader Submitted: A Fresh Take on Coca-Cola's Design Language in the Form of a Furniture Collection

The Studio of Jorge Diego Etienne developed more than 20 furniture, signage and accessory designs for 670 restaurants in Mexico as part of the "Experiencias, Comer y Beber" project for Arca Continental, the second largest Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America and one of the most important in the world. View the full project here
Tags: Design, Mexico, Coca Cola, Latin America, Reader Projects, Jorge Diego Etienne, Beber, Arca Continental

Awesome Brand Identity for VIMOD by Hachetresele

Awesome Brand Identity for VIMOD by Hachetresele abduzeedo Oct 30, 2017 The new brand identity for VIMOD was based on the module-design concept and was included in different elements: corporate stationery, web design and social media animations. This branding project and image update begins with the definition of both, a new isotype and logo. The new brand identity design represents a synthesis of a functional, modular construction system. The power of...
Tags: Design, Germany, Argentina, Latin America, Taschen, USA Canada, Hachetresele, CHINA TANZANIA BRAZIL CHILE

Where Video Game Conventions Attract 300,000 Fans (Not In The US)

The size and spectacle of the international gaming shows underline how the video game industry is less and less American-centric. The global games market is $105 billion, according to SuperData Research. Asia dominates with a 47 percent share, according to the video game researcher Newzoo, while North America makes up 25 percent and Latin America s 4 […]
Tags: Art, Media, US, North America, Latin America, Audience, Newzoo, 10.06.17, SuperData Research Asia

Words Matter: Artists' Growing Embrace Of Gender-Neutral Latinx

At the very moment that “Latino” and “Chicano” art are poised to make a big splash, some curators are pushing to replace those masculine words with new genderless terms they find more inclusive: “Latinx” for anyone in North America with roots from Latin America — male, female or gender-nonconforming — and “Chicanx” for anyone of […]
Tags: Art, Words, North America, Latin America, 09.11.17

Reporter's Notebook: In the Art World, ‘Latinx’ Marks a Gender-Free Spot

Some curators of “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA” push for a new genderless term — Latinx — to replace Latino/Latina.
Tags: Art, Gender, News, California, Museums, Latin America, La La, Getty Foundation, Hispanic-Americans, Spanish Language, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA (Exhibit

America's Latin American Art Connection - It's Incestuous, Really

“Disney borrows from Latin America, they turn it into something Hollywood, they send it back to Latin America, and the Latin Americans do something else with it and send it back.”
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Disney, America, Latin America, Issues, 09.06.17

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