Calender April 2012
Text: María Soledad Ramírez
CATEGORIES: Events Calendar
One of the garments being shown at the Napoleon exhibit in Bogota?.
Through April 9
Emperor Napoleon: With more than 300 pieces from a private collection in Paris, this exhibit showcases scenes from the life of this extraordinary historical figure, Emperor of France, King of Italy and 19th-century military genius. Items include Napoleon’s dinnerware and cutlery, his family’s jewelry and clothing, and art works from the era that reflect the society of his time.
Through June 17
A Taste of Lyon: Curated by Victoria Noorthoorn, this exhibit showcases work by artists who participated in the 2011 Lyon Biennale, also organized by Noorthoorn. Featured artists include Gabriel Acevedo Velarde (Peru), Ernesto Ballesteros and Eduardo Basualdo (Argentina), Cildo Meireles (Brazil), Erick Beltrán (Mexico), François Bucher, Bernardo Ortiz and José Alejandro Restrepo (Colombia).
Through June 24
Lima Photography Biennale: According to curator Gustavo Buntinx, this exhibit – the first of this kind in the Peruvian capital – aims to provide “an original trademark that sets it apart, a reflective and historical stamp, but one that is also open to contemporaneity and experimentation.” Under the slogan “Fotografía Otra / Otras Fotografías” (Other Photography / Other Photographs), the event brings together 32 exhibits held at various galleries and museums throughout the city, as well as parallel programming.
Through April 22
Papers from a Friend, Whims of a Curator: Art critic Edward Shaw presents the works he has collected throughout his life at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Posters from World War II, engravings by Rufino Tamayo and Antonio Seguí, old maps and more. Visitors to the museum should also take the opportunity to see the exhibit, “Las iniciales de la tierra” (The Beginnings of the Earth) by Ángela Leible, on display through April 15.
Viacrucis, The Passion of Christ: On display at the Museo de Antioquía as part of the celebration of the famous Colombian painter’s 80th birthday: 27 oil paintings and 33 drawings on the passion of Christ by Fernando Botero.
April 18 – 22
Zona Maco, México Arte Contemporáneo: This year, the prestigious Mexican art fair offers more than 100,000 square feet showcasing art works from 95 galleries and 19 countries, representing a total of more than 900 artists. For a full schedule, check the Website.
April 19 to May 7
Buenos Aires Book Fair: One of the most important cultural events in Latin America, this fair celebrates its 38th anniversary with the slogan “A Future with Books,” a tribute to the crucial role of books throughout human history. As always, the fair features a wealth of activities, including conferences with guest authors such as Uruguay’s Eduardo Galeano, Morocco’s Daniel Pennac and Israel’s David Grossman.
April 18 to May 1
Ecopetrol Bogotá International Book Fair: In its 25th edition, the FILB features Brazil as special guest, part of an extensive showcase of literature, music, theater and art. The fair also commemorates the 100th anniversary of the death of Rafael Pombo, one of Colombia’s most important intellectuals. Visitors can also enjoy a schedule of more than 700 cultural activates.
Guayaquil, Quito, Cuenca
April 19, 20 & 21
Camila Tour: One of the most lauded Mexican pop-rock trios of recent years, Camila wows Ecuador with their most recent album, Dejarte de Amar.
Sensation, Celebrate Life: This electronic and house music party returns with the theme, “Celebrate Life.”
Caracas, Quito, Lima, Buenos Aires, Mar del Plata, Rosario, Córdoba
April 17, 19, 21, 24, 28 & 30, May 3
Roxette: For those nostalgic for the 1980s and early 1990s, the Swedish group formed by Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle is back together. They released a new album in 2012 (Travelling) and are currently on tour in Latin America.
Brasilia, Río de Janeiro, São Paulo, Buenos Aires, Santiago
April 28 & 30, May 2, 3 & 8
Duran Duran: The legendary 1980s band showcases a career that has spanned 30 years and sold more than 80 million records worldwide. Featuring the original lineup (with Nick Rhodes and Roger and John Taylor joining frontman Simon Le Bon), the band will perform songs from their most recent album, All You Need Is Now.
Buenos Aires, Santiago
April 26, 27 & 30
Bob Dylan: The legendary U.S. singer-songwriter returns to South America as part of his Never Ending Tour. The performances will feature the best of his discography, with songs like “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “The Times They Are a-Changin,” and “Like a Rolling Stone,” among other hits with strong political, social, philosophical and literary significance.
Rock ‘N’ Roll All Stars: A dream come true for fans of rock, with a selection of artists that have come together to play music from Kiss, Deep Purple, Guns N’ Roses and others. Artists like Vince Neil (singer of Mötley Crüe), Ed Roland (singer of Collective Soul) and Joe Elliott (singer of Def Leppard) are among the event’s participants.
Through April 8
Titirifestival Bogotá: The seventh gathering of puppeteers features Colombian groups like Medellín’s Manicomio de Muñecos and Cali’s Titirindeba, as well as Russia’s Obratztov State Puppet Theatre, Brazilian’s Teatro de la Plaza, Spain’s Teatro Trastam and Argentina’s Tres Tigres Teatro and Tío Alberto. Check the Website for a full schedule and ticket prices.
God of Carnage: The Teatro del Centro Comercial Iñaquito presents this successful work from award-winning French playwright Yamine Reza, directed by Wilson León García and starring Cristina Rodas, Claudia González, Diego Naranjo and Alex Cisneros. The play tells the story of two couples and their children.
April 17 – 22
Masters of Illusion: This impressive and beloved magic show from Las Vegas features seven world-class acts. Joaquín Ayala and Tanya, Farrell Dylon, Ed Alonzo, Christopher Hart, Kalin and Jinger, Dan Sperry and Darren Romeo will show off different routines, some suspenseful, some hilarious, but all unique.
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