Category : Exhibits

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Teresita Fernández at Almine Rech Gallery, London

November 4- December 20, 2014

Almine Rech Gallery
11 Savile Row, 1st floor,
Mayfair, W1S3PG London

From Artdaily.org

LONDON.- Inspired by the landscape and natural phenomena as well as diverse historical and cultural references, Fernández presents a group of new works for her second exhibition with Almine Rech Gallery that collectively demonstrate her remarkable ability to transform materials into unique perceptual experiences.

This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in London. Fernández’s new Golden paintings, made with India ink on reflective metallic panels, continue the artist’s inquiries into materiality, landscape painting, mining, the connections between the cosmos and the subterranean, and the cultural significance of gold.

The thick, visceral layer of ink marks on top of the mirror-like surface explores painterly conventions of figure-in-the-landscape by superimposing the viewer’s own distorted reflection into the image. Shifting reflections animate the landscape scenes into almost gestural, real-time cinematic dissolves where the viewer becomes engaged in the immersive, experiential quality the work.

Fernández’s intense research and investigation into the materiality of gold and the convention of landscape can also be seen in her large-scale exhibition of sculptures and installations titled As Above So Below, on view at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, Massachusetts through March 2015.

 

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Jairo Alfonso at Star Gallery, Guttenberg Arts, NJ

November 2014

Star Gallery
6903 Jackson St.
Guttenberg, NJ 07093

Guttenberg Arts is proud to present for the month of November the exhibition “568” featuring work by resident artist Jairo Alfonso.

The exhibition includes new work created during Alfonso’s Space and Time Artist Residency at Guttenberg Arts. The opening takes place on Friday, Nov. 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. with an artist talk at 8:30. The Star Gallery is located at 6903 Jackson St. in Guttenberg.

This exhibition will remain open for the month of November.

 

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Angel Delgado: Uncomfortable Landscapes, at B&B Art Exchange, Santa Monica, CA

Opening Reception: Saturday October 11th, 6-9 pm

Curated by Marisa Caichiolo

Co-curated by Evelyn Pener

B&B Art Exchange
Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Ave., Unit F2
Santa Monica, CA 90404

 

“In his new series of paintings titled “Uncomfortable Landscapes” cuban artist Angel Delgado explores a theme constantly present throughout his work: the human condition and its relationship to the notions of freedom and identity. In this occasion, Delgado presents a series of paintings that far from the traditional idea of landscape, they constitute a view, indeed, but of rather a social panorama of what one would call modern societies. By juxtaposing everyday objects, aerial views of prisons and human silhouettes, the artist creates a composition that evokes a state of alienation. The individual seems utterly reduced to a series of social codes, to which he is, nevertheless, inextricably bonded.” (Patricia Ortega Miranda)

Artist webpage> http://www.angeldelgado.net

 

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Armando Mariño in group show: GIANTS AMONG US, at CHG CIRCA, Culver City, CA

September 20 – October 4, 2014

Opening Reception:

Saturday, September 20,from 7-10PM

 

CHG CIRCA
8530-A Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232

Culver City (September 15, 2014): On Saturday, September 20, CHG Circa presents “Giants Among Us” a group show examining the role of the Giant in contemporary times. Modern day Giants prove to be more psychologi- cal than tangible in most cases, except perhaps when disguised as championship basketball centers or infamous wrestlers. Yet, since the very beginning of story-telling, giants have recurred as personalities to fear and respect, making mere humans feel small in their shadow, or humongous when the monster is overcome in battle. You’ll see today’s Giant depicted as fantasy, as emotion, even as edible.

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Jorge Pardo in group show Contemporary/Modern: Selections from the Permanent Collection at Santa Barbara Museum of Art

August 31, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, California 

Contemporary/Modern brings together a selection of significant painting and sculpture from the Museum’s permanent collection. Works in the exhibition date from 1958 to 2014, and together highlight the persistent influence of modernism. Featuring eleven works by eight artists of national and international renown: Helen Frankenthaler, Guy Goodwin, Frederick Hammersley, Josiah McElheny, John McLaughlin, Jorge Pardo, Larry Poons, and Lucas Samaras.

www.sbma.net

 

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Acquiro 2 Art Walk at Cuban American Phototheque Foundation, Miami

Saturday, August 16, 2014

7pm

Cuban American Phototheque Foundation
The Bird Road Art District,
4260 SW 74 Ave,
Miami, Florida 33155

 

Curated by Carlos Mayol and Ivan Cañas

 

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Impact and Legacy: CINTAS exhibit in Miami celebrates the art of exile

Through July 12, 2014

MDC Museum of Art + Design,
Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College,
600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

Impact and Legacy, the CINTAS Foundation’s 50th-anniversary exhibition celebrating the work of Cuban artists in exile, is a clear validation of the foundation’s success. The sweeping exhibition features the work of CINTAS fellows and honors the foundation’s benefactor, Oscar B. Cintas, a Cuban industrialist, arts patron and U.S. ambassador, who died in 1957. His estate funds annual visual arts fellowships for artists of Cuban heritage living outside the island and gives awards, too, in music composition, architecture and creative writing.

Among them is Anthony Goicolea, whose work is included in this year’s show.

From The Miami Herald

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Diango Hernandez in “Bringing Light into a Windowless Room” at Capitain Petzel, Berlin

June 26 – July 31, 2014

Capitain Petzel  
Karl-Marx-Allee 45  
10178 Berlin

Diango Hernández, Matt Mullican, Christopher Williams

 

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Alejandro Aguilera: PATTERNS OF PROTEST, at Saltworks Contemporary Art, Atlanta, Georgia

June 27 – July 26, 2014

Opening reception, Friday, June 27, 7-10PM

SALTWORKS Contemporary Art
1100 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
 

SALTWORKS is pleased to present Patterns of Protest, new works on paper by Atlanta-based Cuban-born artist, Alejandro Aguilera. This is Aguilera’s third solo exhibition at the gallery. The work will be on view at the White Provisions SALTWORKS space in suite A06 through July 26, 2014.

Consisting of works created over the last two years, Patterns of Protest started in 2008 during the time of the global economic crisis. Aguilera began channelling the daily news events and depictions of large groups protesting into his drawings and studio practice. In these works, Aguilera embodies the mind of the journalist, painting cinematic scenes of the unfolding spectacle. The public arena is a place of improvisation, where the individual morphs into a potent force for change.

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The Miami Generation: Revisited, at NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Florida

July 13 – September 21, 2014

Nova Southeastern University’s Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale
One East Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

In 1983, Miami’s former Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture presented the groundbreaking exhibition The Miami Generation, which represented a pivotal moment in South Florida’s cultural history and brought together for the first time nine emerging artists from Miami’s Cuban exile community who were part of a first generation that received its artistic education in the United States. Now, more than 30 years later, NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale picks up where this exhibition left off, with The Miami Generation:Revisited, a new exhibition featuring works created since 1983 by the original nine artists: Mario Bencomo, María Brito, Humberto Calzada, Pablo Cano, Emilio Falero, Fernando García, Juan González, Carlos Maciá, and César Trasobares. Works on view address the issues of exclusion, inclusion, and sexual identity politics that those in the original show explored, as well as demonstrate the variety of materials the artists use and how their styles and interests have evolved. The exhibition also reveals how each artist has synthesized the dynamics of native and adopted cultural forces to convey their feelings, dreams, and aspirations. These artists were part of a thriving art community in the early 1980s that contributed to the emergence of South Florida as a hub for international art and culture. The exhibition also highlights NSU Museum of Art’s strong commitment to Latin American Art, which includes a large collection of work by Cuban artists and the Stanley and Pearl Goodman Latin American Art Research Center which will launch in 2015.

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Elio Rodriguez in group show ALL TOGETHER NOW!, at Breese Little gallery, London

July 10 – August 9, 2014

Private View: Wednesday, July 9, 6 – 9 pm

 
Breese Little 
30b Great Sutton Street,
London, EC1V ODU
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EXODUS: New Paintings by Carlos Estevez at Studio 574, Mana Contemporary, NJ

Until June 19, 2014

BrutEdge Gallery & Galerie Bourbon-Lally
888 Newark Ave.,
Jersey City, NJ 07306

 

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AFTER THE EMBRACE, intaglio prints by Cuban Master Printer Agustín Rolando Rojas at UNPACK STUDIO, Toronto, Canada

June 6 – July 9, 2014

Opening & Artist Talk: Friday June 6th, 7 pm to 9 pm.

UNPACK STUDIO
11 Willison Square
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1E8

The exhibition will be paired with a catalogue with essays written by curator Maria Elena Soto and artist Eugenio D’Melon.

Agustín Rolando Rojas is a mid-career artist who lives and works in Toronto, Canada. Rojas earned a BFA from San Alejandro Fine Art School (1978) and graduated from the prestigious Instituto Superior de Artes (ISA 1983) in Havana with a degree in Printmaking.

Questioning the stereotype of printmakers as solely followers of traditions and procedures, Agustín masters technique to the point of contradicting it. In his series of drypoints (drypoints without inhibition), he attacks the plates, then erases the marks and re-works the matrixes as if they were pieces of paper. Technically, his artwork operates as a continuous exercise of questioning beliefs about printmaking. Conceptually, it is a direct result of his diasporic experience as a migrant. His work explores the idea of loss and separation, reunion and hope as a permanent condition of displacement and adaptation.

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Diango Hernandez in group show NEW PAINTINGS, at Alexander and Bonin Gallery, NY

June 3, 2014 – July 25, 2014

Alexander and Bonin
132 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10011

Our summer show includes paintings by five gallery artists: Matthew Benedict, Robert Bordo, Diango Hernández, Stefan Kürten and Sylvia Plimack Mangold. Most of the paintings in the exhibition are being exhibited for the first time.

Press Release

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Angel Delgado, “Constancy”, at Amanda Harris Gallery of Contemporary Art, Las Vegas

Opening Reception and Documentary Screening: Saturday, June 14, 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.

Amanda Harris Gallery of Contemporary Art,
900 S. Las Vegas Blvd. #150,
Las Vegas, NV 89101.

Las Vegas based artist Angel Delgado will present a new series of painting, drawings and installations in a solo exhibition titled “Constancy”. The work of Delgado is largely based on the limitations, restrictions, prohibitions and controls that you are constantly imposed on human beings in society. Through keen observation of the everyday and the ordinary, Delgado is trying to transform those objects or situations that are the daily step in photographs, drawings, videos, paintings, installations and performance, with a poetic that makes us reflect on our lives, about social processes or on the same processes of artistic creation.

Delgado has shown his work internationally for over 15 years, including solo shows in Havana, Madrid, Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta, Istanbul, New Orleans, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh.

Artist’s webpage

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Teresita Fernández: As Above So Below at MASS MoCA, Massachusetts

On view beginning May 24, 2014

MASSACHUSETTS MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
1040 MASS MoCA WAY    
NORTH ADAMS, MA 01247

Demonstrating the artist’s remarkable ability to transform materials and their surrounding architecture into an enveloping perceptual experience, Teresita Fernández: As Above So Below combines graphite and gold to create a series of immersive, interconnected installations whose scale shifts from intimate to vast, from miniature to panoramic. Fernández’s largest solo exhibition to date, As Above So Below is made up entirely of new works.

Describing a universe in balance, the phrase “as above, so below” originates from the ancient Hermetic tradition central to alchemy, in which every action occurring on one level of reality (physical, emotional, or mental) correlates to every other. Responding to MASS MoCA’s massive and light-filled first-floor galleries, Fernández’s trio of new landscape-informed, large-scale installations embodies this expression, and is united through the show’s elaborately detailed exploration of two essential minerals.

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Hernan Bas at Victoria Miro, London

26 April – 31 May 2014

Victoria Miro Gallery II
16 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW

The American artist Hernan Bas has built an international reputation over the last decade for paintings that merge still life, portraiture and landscape within a deeply romantic sensibility. His work portrays an overt theatricality, offering a queering of historical genres, and is populated by beautiful objects and alluring boys—Bas never depicts women. His canvases are dense with incidence and intrigue, and can be aligned to artists such as Neo Rauch and Daniel Richter who similarly applied a flamboyant narrativity to figuration. If Rauch and Richter feel a little heavy metal, then Bas’ approach can be situated more on the dance floor. The paintings are exalted; at once psychedelic and narcotic. Victoria Miro presents a new series of paintings and works on paper across two venues, which are brought together under the single title “Memphis Living.” Lifted from the post-modern Italian design collective Memphis Group, the title articulates Bas’ interest in the historical impetus of design and decoration. The group was noted in the ’80s for their elision of applied arts with a formal eclecticism, and Bas’ new paintings are packed with references to the group’s work. This playfulness and historical layering brings new energy to an old technique. The exhibition, the artist’s fourth with the gallery, coincides with the most comprehensive monograph on the artist to date, published by Rizzoli. (George Vasey)

Gallery website

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Andrés Serrano in group show CRIME IN ART, at Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Poland

5.15.2014 – 09.28.2014

Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow (MOCAK)
ul. Lipowa 4, Krakow, Poland         

Crime in Art is the 4th exhibition to date in MOCAK’s series which combines art with the most significant civilisational themes such as history, sport, science and religion. To date, three exhibitions have taken place: History in Art, Sport in Art and Economics in Art. The series aims to present these – seemingly non-equivocal – concepts and demonstrate how many creative inspirations and how much symbolic potential there lurks in the everyday reality.

Crime reveals all the inner fanatical turmoil, bleak helplessness and wrong without atonement. Crime has two sources. It stems either from ‘lesser’ crimes that often go unpunished, because they have been committed in the privacy of the home on the weak and defenceless, who go on to seek revenge on society at large. Or else, crime is instigated by politics and religion. Crime reveals the abundance of evil inside us. It is the ultimate lesson in human vulnerability and cultural turmoil.

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Cuban artist Arnolkis Turro in group show RENOVACIÓN DE LAS ESENCIAS, at Alianza Francesa de Managua, Nicaragua

Opening: May 14, 2014 – 7pm

Alianza Francesa
Planes de Altamira
Embajada de México
1/2 c. al Norte

Artists:

Arnolkis Turro
Sergio Velasquez
Leonel Cerrato
Julio Quintero

In Spanish

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Rafael López-Ramos in group show Alpha & Omega at Arevalo Gallery, Miami

April 25- 26
10:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.

April 27 – 28
by appointment

Arevalo Gallery
151 NE 40th St. Ste. 200.
Miami FL 33137
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Félix González-Torres and Tomás Sánchez in group show LONE TREE, at Marlborough Chelsea, NY

APRIL 4 – MAY 3, 2014

OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 6-8PM

MARLBOROUGH CHELSEA
545 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001

Marlborough Chelsea is proud to present Lone Tree, a group exhibition of contemporary work inspired by Romanticism, the sublime and in particular the German painter Caspar David Friedrich.

“The artist’s feeling is his law. Genuine feeling can never be contrary to nature; it is always in harmony with her. But another person’s feelings should never be imposed on us as law. Spiritual affinity leads to similarity in work, but such affinity is something entirely different from mimicry.”

- Caspar David Friedrich

We have seen lately a significant resurrection of Romanticism in Contemporary Art. Developed in the late 18th – early 19th century as a reaction to the Industrial Revolution, early Romanticism challenged the pragmatic rationalization of science over the natural world, insisting instead on a philosophy of human emotion, sensitivity, and an expanded imagination of the sublime.
This exhibition is a starting point from which to explore how notions of the spiritual and the magical alongside the sublime and the romantic, have once again, become important as contemporary artists grapple with the rapid developments that are changing the world as we know it, right before our eyes.

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George Sanchez-Calderon at group show “Some Like It Hot”: First Museum Exhibition Of Miami’s Muralists At HistoryMiami

March 18, 2014 through April 27, 2014

HistoryMiami at the Miami-Dade Cultural Center
101 West Flagler Street
Miami, Fl 33130
 

HistoryMiami’s newest exhibition, featuring Miami-inspired murals by Miami-based artists, is now open to the public. Some Like It Hot captures a moment when art in the streets has emerged as a contemporary phenomenon in Miami. The exhibition is on view through April 27.
“We’re proud to be the first Miami museum to present the work of these incredible local artists and the street art movement, both pieces of South Florida’s history,” says Stuart Chase, Museum Director and Chief Operating Officer. “Aside from a few pieces sitting in private collections, art of this kind has been conspicuously absent from museums in Miami until now.” Street art in Miami has exploded in popularity in recent years, with the Wynwood neighborhood becoming one of the area’s major attractions for both tourists and locals.

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Maria Elena Gonzalez in group show at Peter Blake Gallery, CA

March 15 – April 26, 2014

Peter Blake Gallery
435 OCEAN AVENUE,
LAGUNA BEACH, CA 92651
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PAVEL ACOSTA: STOLEN FROM THE MET, at Zadok Gallery, Miami

Opening: Thursday, March 6, 2014

 

Zadok Gallery
2534 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33127

Pavel Acosta’s new series, Stolen from the Met, is an unprecedented tour de force in rediscovering old masters under a new light. Upon his arrival to New York a couple of years ago, he has embarked in a journey to investigate the pictorial techniques of giants like Velázquez, Vermeer, El Greco, Van Gogh, Picasso and others. Firstly, I was afraid he would go on to forge paintings to make a decent living; then I found out that he only was seeking to translate them into his own language of monochromatic obsession. The outcome has been truly outstanding. Acosta not only wants to emulate these painters and comment on museums’ nuanced engagement with their images, but also doing so in a manner that is sophisticating and therefore rewarding for the viewer.

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Diango Hernández: In hazard, translated, Kunstverein Nürnberg, Germany

Opening: Friday, February 28, 2014

March 1 – May 11, 2014

Kunstverein Nürnberg
Albrecht Dürer Gesellschaft
Kressengartenstraße 2
90402 Nürnberg

“Coming out there into the blackness the blast hit him in the mouth, stopping his breath. He tried to gasp, but he could not: something pungent had filled his lungs, so that they retched and shuddered in the attempt to breathe. The wind was wrapping it round him in hot, greasy blasts. His unseeing eyes poured with water, smarted as in mustard gas. He must be in a cloud of dense smoke: but he could not see it, of course—the night could be no darker than it was anyhow. He had no idea where it came from: possibly the fiddley. The thing to do now was to find his way to the Bridge—if his lungs held out. Keeping his head with an effort of will, he began to feel his way along, holding his breath (what little breath he had), resisting the dangerous temptation to hurry.” (1)

During the afternoon of November 9, 1932 in the southeast of Cuba, a powerful short blast of wind violently snatched thousands of pieces of fruit from their trees; for more than five minutes, oranges, mangoes and papayas flew frenetically around like only scared birds know how. The next morning, on November 10, the coastal village of Santa Cruz del Sur and its 3,000 inhabitants had disappeared. During the previous night and in the space of a few minutes, the sea, with gigantic waves measuring five metres high in places, flooded miles of land.

 

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Gladys Triana: “Sharply into a Light Space,” at Syracuse University, NY

Feb. 27 – April 25, 2014

Opening reception: Thursday Feb. 27 from 6-8 p.m

Syracuse University
900 South Crouse Ave
Syracuse, NY 13244

Point of Contact Gallery is hosting an opening reception for “Sharply into a Light Space,” an exhibition by Gladys Triana, on Thursday, Feb. 27. The exhibition deals with themes of climate change and the future of our natural environment in a series of photographs, two videos and an installation.
Gladys Triana was born in Camagüey, Cuba, in 1937, and since 1975, she has resided in New York City. She completed a B.A. degree at Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, New York; (1976) and an M.A. degree at Long Island University, New York; (1977). She studied print making at the San Fernando University in Madrid, Spain (1970-1972).

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Anthony Goicolea, Carlos Garaicoa and Diango Hernández in group show: THE MARVELOUS REAL, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

February 15 – May 11, 2014

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART TOKYO
4-1-1 Miyoshi,
Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0022 Japan

The Marvelous Real
Contemporary Spanish and Latin American Art from The MUSAC Collection

To commemorate 400 years since the Keicho diplomatic mission from Japan to Spain, a wide-ranging program of events is being held in 2013 and 2014 under the banner of celebrating the “400th Anniversary of Japan-Spain Relations.” As part of this program, the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC) and Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) are presenting “The Marvelous Real,” an exhibition featuring the works of 27 artists selected from the collection of the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC), which focuses on Spanish works from the 1990s to the present day.

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Enrique Martínez Celaya: A Prolific Journey with a Bright Future

By Saida Santana

Azure

In the oeuvre of this Cuban American artist, the fine line between art, philosophy, literature and religion is blurred, almost nonexistent. The complexity of his works will be on view this February at Andersson/Sandström Gallery in Umeå, Sweden.

Artist Enrique Martínez Celaya incorporates multiple media to express his vision of art and life: painting, sculpture, photography or writing. These disciplines are intertwined in particular contexts or environments, in which the line that separates art, philosophy, literature and religion almost seems to disappear. From February 2 to March 7, the complexity of his oeuvre will be displayed at Andersson/Sandström Gallery in Umeå, Sweden, in the exhibition titled A Wasted Journey, A Half-Finished Blaze.

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JOSÉ BEDIA: Recurrencia del animal solitario, at Fundación Iturria, Montevideo, Uruguay

December 2013 – February 2014

FUNDACIÓN ITURRIA
Schroeder 6514 – Montevideo
598 26018082
Artists’ Colony “Rosario Oriental” –
Rosario, Colonia Uruguay

http://iturria.com.uy/fundacion-turria/

JOSÉ BEDIA (Havana, 1959) began his artistic education in 1972 at the Escuela de Bellas Artes San Alejandro, and graduated from Havana’s Instituto Superior de Arte in 1981. He represented Cuba in important Biennales, and his art is all over the world in the best museums and international galleries. He has also travelled around the world, with special interest in the Afro and Amerindian cultures, investigating in the least contacted areas of Perú, México, Kenya, Uganda, Congo and Angola, among many other destinations.

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On this occasion, his travels take him to Uruguay, a country that doesn’t share much with his usual destinations: Uruguay hosts no jungles, native tribes or primitive rituals, nor great mountains or vast deserts.  Instead, it is known for its moderation in every sense of the word: geographical, climatic, social, cultural, political and economical, and certainly doesn’t seem, at first sight, as a profitable trip for the art of Bedia.

 

 

 

 

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Felix Gonzalez-Torres in group show Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection, at Grand Rapids Art Museum, MI

 February 2 – April 27, 2014

Grand Rapids Art Museum
101 Monroe Center NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
 

These are the bold, contemporary, and controversial artists who defined the art of our era. These artists took risks stylistically, thematically, conceptually, and pushed the very boundaries of art.

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Drawn from Emily Fisher Landau’s spectacular donation of over 400 modern and contemporary works of art to the Whitney Museum of American Art, this exhibition of 80 works traces the themes and ideas that have shaped art since the late 1960s—abstraction, conceptualism, postmodernism, questions about the relevance of painting in the aftermath of minimalism, debates about representation, “culture wars,” and a revived interest in personal narratives.

Legacy also illuminates the sociopolitical issues at the forefront of the 1980s downtown New York scene. Important works by Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Robert Mapplethorpe, Peter Hujar, Nan Goldin, Keith Haring, David Wojnarowicz, and Lorna Simpson tackle tough subject matter, including AIDS, politics, and gender and race issues.

 

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