YabYum Seven: Grimanesa Amoros

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Grimanesa Amoros, photo by Gigi Stoll
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Grimanesa Amoros – Visiting Artist Lecture Series

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Jenna Lyons and More Celebrate 40 Years of Public Art Fund

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Opening: Lecture and Artist Talk, May 14th at 6 PM (18:00)
MIRANDA and OCUPANTE video will be on view from May 14th – 27th

PALAZZO VERNAZZA CASTROMEDIANO Vico Vernazza 8, 73100 Lecce, Italy

The Visionary Art Exhibition will be held at the Palazzo Vernazza Castromediano in Puglia / Lecce. The event is realized in collaboration with the Institution of Lecce’s Municipality.

The Artist Talk and Lecture programs feature the most established and respected voices in contemporary art. During the lecture, the curator Dores Sacquegna will award Grimanesa Amorós with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Famous Artists Share Their Childhood Art In Support Of Arts Education

“My Kid Could Do That” underscores the importance of arts education in under-funded communities.

SNOWLAND, 1972 pastel drawing

Grimanesa Amorós’ “Snowland” (1972), made with pastel on paper when she was 9.

Growing up as a child in Lima, Peru, Amorós would often fantasize about the snow she’d only seen in pictures and movies. Unable to physically experience the magic of snow, the only way she could express her fascination was through art. Using pastels, she was able to illustrate a scene of a frigid winter. Her sweet naiveté is found in the pinks and yellows of the painted trees, unaware that they would have been barren.

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Rirkrit Tiravanija, Will Cotton, and Grimanesa Amorós Exhibit Their Childhood Artworks For Charity


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Grimanesa Amorós’ pastel drawing SNOWLAND created at age nine. Photo: Courtesy of ProjectArt and the artist

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Major artists reveal childhood work at My Kid Could Do That

Some of the biggest names in contemporary art are displaying their childhood work to benefit after-school arts education at My Kid Could Do That.
The exhibition is hosted by PROJECTART and will be on view April 29 at Red Bull Arts New York in Chelsea.
Grimanesa Amoros, Snowland, 1972  and  UROS, 2012
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Art Week and Civic Museums

Galas were held last week for the Armory Show, the Children’s Defense Fund – New York, the Bronx Museum and the Museum of the City of New York.
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Photo by Amy Lombard for the New York Times

The Bronx Museum held a gala at the Conrad New York hotel on Feb. 27. From left, Deborah Buck, Grimanesa Amoros, Erik Parker, Byron Kim and Abigail DeVille, who were honored; and Holly Block, the museum’s executive director.

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West Bund Art & Design
4th Annual CODAaward Winner
Opening Reception: Monday, March 23th 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Octagon Museum, 1799 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006
CODAawards recognize outstanding, projects that transform spaces,and are successful at integrating commissioned art into interior, architectural or public space.
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