Eleven artists at Montevideo’s Atrio de la Intendencia venue:
Raquel Bessio, Olga Bettas, Cecilia Brugnini, Yvonne D’Acosta, Alejandra González Soca, Nora Kimelman, Lilián Madfes, Beatriz Oggero, Ana Poggi, María Inés Strasser & Margaret Whyte.
The success of World Textile Art (WTA) exhibit, “Textile Journeys” in Uruguay includes very interesting side exhibitions such as “Inclusive Nets” (Redes Inclusivas) in the city of Maldonado.
We had already enjoyed the presence of artist Humberto Demarco in the 4th WTA Biennial in San José, Costa Rica. Demarco, who offered a sensorial art workshop for the blind in 2006 here in Costa Rica, is now offering “Inclusive Nets” workshops in Uruguay, where sight and motor incapacitation victims can learn to weave.
Congratulations to WTA President, Ms. Pilar Tobón, and all artists involved in this very special exhibition.
World Textile Art Organization (WTA) and the Maldonado Cultural House present
“Textile Journeys 2013”
January 4 – 30, 2013 4:00 pm to 10 pm – Closed Mondays
Venue: Maldonado Cultural House
First Biennial of Montevideo: “The Great South”
Textile and fiber art is an important part of this great exhibit, which has been curated by Alfons Hug. The inaugural ceremony took place on November 22, 2012 within four historic buildings in the Old Quad of Montevideo, Uruguay.
More than 50 artists and many groups from around the world, have been invited to participate in this event, which will run until March 30, 2013.
Expo Punta Arte, 5th Edition.
December 29, 2012 through February 23, 2013.
This event aims to gather more than a hundred artists:
national and international painters, sculptors, and textile artists as well as
artists from related disciplines.
The event is held since 2008 at the “School Number 5: Alejandro & Samuel Lafone”
—a historic and patrimonial building on Avenue Gorlero 692 & 23rd Street in the
great city of Punta del Este, Uruguay.
Today, this exhibition is considered one of the most important
artistic expressions in South America.
Inauguration: February 2, 2012
Calle Independencia & Plaza Manzana Uno
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
Manzana 1 Espacio de Arte is a not-for-profit art gallery located in the historical center of downtown Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. It is called Manzana 1 because it is found on the city’s first block. The building, which has been acknowledged as part of Santa Cruz’s historical legacy, was formerly the headquarters of the National Police and, after 13 years of neglect, it was opened once more, this time as a cultural space in 2005.
Beatriz Oggero is a Uruguay-born artist living in Cochabamba, Bolivia.
Contact Beatriz: www.beatrizoggero.blogspot.com
—Silvia Piza-Tandlich, translation