Three Latin American Contemporary Art Publications to follow
Posted on Mar - 06 - 2019
For the avid reader, there is a plethora of options to read on art, which can become overwhelming when having to decide where to start or what to read next. After visiting a museum exhibition, the book store always seems to be crowded with people as well as books, magazines and often the kitschy souvenirs. If you're scouting for the latest article in Latin American art, it also can be quite difficult to get a source that offers up to date coverage, respected contributors and engaging content. So, that's why we came up with three printed magazines that deal with Latin American art that you can add to your collection, or just follow in their digital versions.
One of the pioneers in bringing Latin American art to international audiences, the Colombian magazine is the leading publication on contemporary art of Latin America. With its documentation center based in Bogota, the quarterly magazine hosts also an award for Latin American artists and well as exhibitions in their gallery Espacio Art Nexus in Bogota. The publication of the magazine is possible thanks to ArtNexus Foundation in both Colombia and in North Florida, USA.
Arte al Día
Arte al Día was initially born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1980, but has since then moved to its current base in Miami, Florida. Also, a bilingual publication, Arte al Día publishes a quarterly edition that can be found in museums, art galleries, and art fairs as well as in a digital version. Besides offering an informative newsletter to its subscribers and the printed magazine, Arte al Día also organized various events throughout the Americas including Gallery Nights/Gallery Days and the Perú Arte Contemporáneo in Peru, Pinta Miami in the USA and Buenos Aires Photo in Argentina.
A newcomer to join the ranks of communicators of the Latin American cause, the Mexican platform is dedicated to contemporary art in Mexico City as well as around the American Continent. Although mostly digital, Terremoto has launched since 2015 a printed version which is published three times a year centering on a specific theme and can be found in over 250 venues in the Americas. Terremoto has an impressive list of collaborators and also offers frequent blog posts, reviews, and image-based essays both in English and Spanish.
By: Gabriela Martinez de la Hoz
courtesy: Gabriela Martinez de la Hoz