10 Booths To Visit At Taipei Dangdai

10 Booths To Visit At Taipei Dangdai

Oliver Giles, Hong Kong Tatler

A feature article on top 10 booths to visit during the first edition of Taipei Dangdai running from 18 to 20 January. Puerta Roja’s presentation of the solo exhibition by Carlos Cruz-Diez, which will feature three previously unseen paintings, is included as one of the editor’s picks of 10 booth highlights at the new art fair.

10 Booths To Visit At Taipei Dangdai, Oliver Giles, Hong Kong Tatler, 8 January 2019

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Magnus Renfrew: Taipei Dangdai aspires to be a meeting place for the exchange of these ideas

Magnus Renfrew: Taipei Dangdai aspires to be a meeting place for the exchange of these ideas *(Chinese)

The Art Press

Why Asia’s Biggest Art Fair Will Have A Latin Touch This Year, The Art Press, 3 December 2018

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Kinetic art – a field that has always refused to stand still

Why Asia’s Biggest Art Fair Will Have A Latin Touch This Year

Payal Uttam, Forbes

Latin-American artists making their mark in Asia

It’s only recently, however, that artists from the region have made inroads into Asia showing at galleries such as Hong Kong-based Puerta Roja and at art fairs including the recently-held Singapore Contemporary which had a dedicated Latin American sector.

Why Asia’s Biggest Art Fair Will Have A Latin Touch This Year, Payal Uttam, Forbes, 18 March 2017

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Art Insider: Adriana Alvarez-Nichol

Art Insider: Adriana Alvarez-Nichol

Oliver Giles, Hong Kong Tatler

Art gallery Puerta Roja is not only unique in Hong Kong—it’s unique in the whole of Asia. Founded in 2010 by Adriana Alvarez-Nichol, Puerta Roja is the only gallery on the continent that specialises in art from Spain and Latin America, shining a light on part of the world that was previously overlooked by many art lovers.

Who in the art world most inspires you and why?

“I think I would have to choose Carlos Cruz-Diez. At 95, the artist continues to work every day with unparalleled energy and positive spirit. Despite his global stature, Cruz-Diez remains a humble, kind soul, constantly searching for intellectual answers while affecting emotionally everyone that meets him. He has also involved his family in his work, developing a vision for his legacy that I think is unique among artists.

As for gallerists, I would need to say Denise René, who launched the career of the likes of Vasarely, Soto, Agam and Cruz-Diez himself. So powerful was her influence in post-war art that she was nicknamed the “Pope of Abstraction”. I founded Puerta Roja in 2010, two years before Denise René’s passing at the age of 99. This past spring, I was privileged to organise a joint exhibition with Galerie Denise René, which is now led by her nephew, Denis Killian.”

Art Insider: Adriana Alvarez-Nichol, Oliver Giles, Hong Kong Tatler, October 25, 2018

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“Reflections”: celebrating Puerta Roja’s 8th anniversary in Hong Kong

“Reflections”: celebrating Puerta Roja’s 8th anniversary in Hong Kong

Gabrielle Cheng, Art Radar

“When we reflect on the last eight years since the opening of the gallery, we realize that it’s the relationships that have made this adventure enjoyable and successful. When we opened the gallery in 2010, Hong Kong’s art scene’s development is underway and we would like to introduce something fresh while providing historical or creative context that will resonate with the audience. We consider ourselves very much a local Hong Kong gallery and we strive to add value in the community. Therefore, we have carried an intense program of not just exhibitions, but also talks, conversations, children workshops etc. in hope to inspire curiosity and dialogue amongst the participants.

While it may be fundamentally challenging to educate the audience on an unfamiliar region, especially given our particular focus in the Latin American and Spanish arts, it’s the close-knit relationships we have developed with other galleries, artists, and the public that contribute to the meanings and success of the gallery. Therefore, we hope to celebrate the anniversary by emphasizing on these relationships, amongst galleries and amongst artists, to share stories from the artworks that are created by artists from very different regions and cultural backgrounds but with similar concepts and passion. In whole, it’s a celebration of cross-cultural connections and arts as bridges to do so.” – Adriana Alvarez-Nichol

“Reflections”: celebrating Puerta Roja’s 8th anniversary in Hong Kong, Gabrielle Cheng, Art Radar, 2018

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Carlos Cruz-Diez inaugurates Phillips’ new exhibition platform

Carlos Cruz-Diez inaugurates Phillips’ new exhibition platform

Harriet Lloyd-Smith, Wallpaper

“Cruz-Diez’s methods oppose traditional painting whereby colour is applied once and remains static. Instead, tight stripes of stripped cardboard, aluminium and Plexiglass separate colours vertically to create the moiré effect, three-dimensional illusionary work sensitive to the slightest motion. The artist refers to these as ‘light traps’, where the surface evolves and transforms before the gripped observer.”

Carlos Cruz-Diez inaugurates Phillips’ new exhibition platform, Harriet Lloyd-Smith, Wallpaper, 2018

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Why Asia’s Biggest Art Fair Will Have A Latin Touch This Year

See These 5 Show-Stopping Works at Art Basel Unlimited 2018

Artnet News

In an era where the viewing experience is often defined by a constant pressure to avoid accidentally blowing up someone else’s Instagram shot, the Venezuelan-born Cruz-Diez turns audience interference into a virtue. He has worked for decades to mine the possibilities of decoupling hues from form, reference, and even materiality, proving that our perceptions of color shift depending on other external factors. For this site-specific presentation of a work originated in 1974, a center module housing seven projectors casts an ever-changing progression of differently hued zigs and zags on an enclosure of double-sided, translucent screens. As visitors tour the installation’s interior, their shadows interact with the kinetic color story seen by viewers standing outside the octagon—and create the sensation in those viewers that they themselves are moving in the opposite direction of the silhouettes despite standing still. Combine this almost out-of-body experience with the piece’s pure visual pleasure, and the experience becomes quietly revelatory. According to Galeria Raquel Arnaud director Myra Arnaud, the installation was on hold at a price of $400,000 before closing time.

See These 5 Show-Stopping Works at Art Basel Unlimited 2018, Artnet News, Tim Schneider, June 12, 2018

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EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO PRESENTS THE ILLUSIVE EYE— AN INTERNATIONAL SURVEY OF KINETIC AND OP ART

EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO PRESENTS THE ILLUSIVE EYE— AN INTERNATIONAL SURVEY OF KINETIC AND OP ART

El Museo del Barrio

“The Illusive Eye is about illusions—those we see and feel when we look at Op and kinetic art and those experienced by the curators and art historians of these movements,” said Jorge Daniel Veneciano, Executive Director, El Museo and exhibition curator. “The perceptual play of things seen and unseen provides us with a model for understanding the relative invisibility of Latin American artists in past surveys of Op art.”

EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO PRESENTS THE ILLUSIVE EYE— AN INTERNATIONAL SURVEY OF KINETIC AND OP ART, El Museo del Barrio, February 2, 2016

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Heritage Muine- KIAF Seoul 2017

Heritage Muine – KIAF Seoul 2017

Heritage Muine 

An article covering of Puerta Roja’s booth at KIAF 2017, featuring Carlos Cruz-Diez, Carlos Aguirre, Javier León Pérez, María García-Ibáñez, Ventoso and Laurent Martin ‘Lo’.

Puerta Roja at KIAF Seoul 2017, Heritage Muine, October 2017

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Toys for Boys – Carlos Cruz-Diez

10 must-see exhibitions in Hong Kong this December

Lifestyle Asia 

Puerta Roja exhibition, Weightless Matter, presenting the works of Gladys Nistor was selected as a must see exhibition in Hong Kong.

10 must-see exhibitions in Hong Kong this December, Lifestyle Asia, 2017

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