题源每日练(45):广阔艺术世界的背后推手

原标题:题源每日练(45):广阔艺术世界的背后推手

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The sticky, sweet smell of crushed fruit emanates from La Coleccion Jumex, the gallery housing the private art collection of Eugenio Lopez Alonso, heir to Mexico's multi-billion-dollar Jumex juice fortune. Open to the public, the gallery is located on the gritty outskirts of Mexico City in a compound of factories that produce juice, beans and soups under the Jumex brand. With its airy layout and frequent films, workshops and artist lectures, the Jumex Collection has become one of Mexico City's most popular art spaces.

Three or four times a year, the gallery launches new exhibits with lavish parties that last into the wee hours, complete with art-world big shots, live music and free-flowing alcohol. They—as much as the works they celebrate—bear the distinct mark of Lopez, a well-known man about town who happens to own one of the biggest art collections in Latin America. Estimated to be worth between $50 million and $80 million, it encompasses more than 1,800 works by such artists as Jeff Koons and Andy Warhol, as well as by established and up-and-coming contemporary Latin American artists. Lopez began collecting in 1990 and opened his art to the public in 2001, once he'd amassed about 400 pieces. He said he wanted to create an important collection for his country.

Through his private collection and joint foundation, Lopez aims to put Mexican talent on the map in the United States, as well as to bring international art south of the border. Lopez is clearly committed to promoting Latin American art. He never buys just one piece from an artist he likes, and some of the names he started collecting years ago have soared to international fame. Among them: modernists Damian Ortega and Gabriel Orozco, who have gained reputations well beyond their native Mexico, even staging solo shows in Europe and America. Lopez has also cultivated young Mexican artists such as Gabriel Kuri, Pablo Vargas Lugo and Abraham Cruz Villegas, who all work in a variety of media and are poised to succeed in "crossing over" into the wider art world.

Lopez, who still holds the title of marketing director at Grupo Jumex—though in name only—has devoted himself full time to collecting for the past eight years. He has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to both institutions to encourage the purchase of modem Latin American art. At the same time, he continues to passionately build his private collection, sometimes acquiring a dozen pieces in a month. Plans are underway to expand his gallery space and excite greater local interest in contemporary Mexican art.

小试牛刀

1.The author's attitude towards the future of Lopez's art collection is .

A.pessimistic

B.optimistic

C. worried

D.detached

2. Which of the following statements is TRUE about the Jumex Collection?

A. The artworks of this collection are mainly works created by well-known Mexico artists.

B.For every artist Lopez personally likes, he only adds one of his works into his collection.

C.Some Latin American artists get international fame by entering their works in the collection.

D.It plays a major role in helping bring Latin American art to a great height of development.

3. Which of the following is NOT stated or implied in this text?

A.The status Lopez holds at Grupo Jumex helps to build up his collection.

B. Latin American has once faded for lack of attention and financial support.

C.Mexican artists often choose local themes, which denies their chance beyond Latin America.

D.For nearly a decade, Lopez is more devoted to art collection than managing Jumex business

4.Modernists Damian Ortega and Gabriel Orozco are illustrated to explain that.

A.some Latin American artists have succeeded in gaining international prestige

B.their solo shows prove even more popular in Europe than in America

C.patronage of their art shows comes mostly from the Jumex Collection

D.they convince people of their gift by publicizing their artworks through a variety of media

5. The author mentioned Lopez's title at Grupo Jumex to justify his action of .

A.providing constant financial support

B.preventing foreign capital's control

C.building industrial infrastructure

D. accepting foreign investment

核心词汇

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border[ˈbɔ:rdə(r)]

n.边界,界线,边境 v.接界,接壤

locate[ˈloʊkeɪt]

v. 找出,位于,定位,定居;设置

cultivate[ˈkʌltəˌvet]

v.培植,耕种

establish[ɪˈstæblɪʃ]

vt.创立,建立

purchase[ˈpɜ:rtʃəs]

n.购买,买到的东西

fame[fem]

n.名声,名誉

soar[sɔr, sor]

v.高涨,猛增

institution[ˌɪnstɪˈtu:ʃn]

n.机构,协会

长难句解析

1. Open to the public, the gallery is located on the gritty outskirts of Mexico City in a compound of factories that produce juice, beans and soups under the Jumex brand

结构分析:本句是一个结构比较简单的复合句,主句是“ the gallery is located on the gritty outskirts of Mexico City in a compound of factories”,形容词短语“open to the public”是表语结构前置, “that”引导定语从句,修饰先行词词“ factories”。

参考译文:画廊位于墨西哥城外沙砾郊区的一个生产极美滋果汁、豆类和汤品的工业园内,藏品向公众开放。

2.Through his private collection and joint foundation, Lopez aims to put Mexican talent on the map in the United States, as well as to bring international art south of the border

结构分析:本句是一个较为复杂的简单句,介词结构“Through his private collection and joint foundation”作方式状语,主句谓语动词是“aims”后接两个并列的动词不定式“to put”和“ to bring”作目的状语,并由短语“ as well as ”连接。

参考译文: 洛佩斯借助自己的私人收藏和联合基金会,打算帮助墨西哥的艺术天才在美国成名,同时把国际艺术边界南移。

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