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“Women at the Edge of an Island”, at Aluna Art Foundation, Miami

June 26 – August 8, 2014

Opening reception: Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 5:00 pm.

Aluna Art Foundation
172 B West Flagler Street

Miami, Florida 33130

The Cuban Museum, Inc. and the Aluna Art Foundation are proud to announce the upcoming exhibition Women on the Edge of an Island / Mujeres al borde de una isla, a group show that includes 23 visual artists from the Cuban Diaspora who explore through art the complex realities of displacement, biculturalism, separation, national identity, and personal and family upheaval that results from the experience of migration and exile.

This program is part of the Cuban Museum’s Sweet Home Museo Cubano Series, made possible by an Arts Challenge Grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; the Miami Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, Board of County Commissioners of Miami-Dade; and additional support from Bank of America, Memorial Plan, ArtesMiami, and Friends of the Museum.

The show has been curated by Jesús Rosado and Ileana Fuentes and represents a collaborative effort with the Aluna Art Foundation. The exhibition opens on Thursday, June 26, 2014 with an opening reception at 5:00 pm.

Included in the exhibition are Miami-based artists María Brito; Margarita Cano; Consuelo Castañeda; Elizabeth Cerejido; Liliam Cuenca; Ana Albertina Delgado; Demi; Liliam Domínguez; Ivonne Ferrer; Nereida García-Ferraz; Laura Luna; María Martínez-Cañas and Angela Valella. They are joined by Spain-based Lien Carrazana; Ana Ferrer and Gladys Triana from New York; Rosa Irigoyen, from Puerto Rico; Elizabeth Mesa-Gaido, from Kentucky; María Lino and Silvia Lizama from Hollywood, Florida; Boca Ratón-based Juana Valdés; Clara Morera, from North Carolina; and Lydia Rubio, presently residing in Colombia.

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LABOR: A Survey of Works by Angel Vapor, at Aluna Art Foundation, Miami

April 11 – May 17, 2014

Curated by Ricardo Pau-Llosa

Aluna Art Foundation
172-B West Flagler St.
Miami, Fl. 33130

The title of this exhibition of works by Angel Vapor (b. 1970 in Cuba, in US since 1999), Labor, emphasizes themes central to the artist’s visual thinking: the importance of craft, the focus on the everyday working man (industrial laborer, farmer, soldier, fire-fighter, among others), and the fusion of time-honored techniques in art with the intellectual rigors of conceptualism. The title also evokes the act of giving birth. All the exacting activities of human psyche—from the menial to the transcendent (samurai and meditating monks are recurring themes, as well) share equal status in Vapor’s epic view of labor as the primary joy, not the burden, of life. Mere intellectual play on aesthetic notions, onerous technicism in the name of skill, and brute toil are not, by themselves, art because they are not Labor—the activity that unifies thought, beauty, discipline, and skill and thus the only consistent and trustworthy path to personal fulfillment. Only through the fusion and intersection of disciplines and activities falsely assumed to be disparate can the imagination create original works of art whose meaning and significance may be genuinely thought of as universal.

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“HABEAS CORPUS: NUDE, IDEOLOGY AND IDENTITY IN CUBAN PHOTOGRAPHY (1982-1993)”, by WILLY CASTELLANOS at Aluna Art Foundation, Miami

Saturday, March 22nd/2014 at 7:00pm

ALUNA ART FOUNDATION
172 B WEST FLAGLER STREET
MIAMI, FL 33130

Aluna Art Foundation & Focus Locus cordially invites you to “HABEAS CORPUS: NUDE, IDEOLOGY AND IDENTITY IN CUBAN PHOTOGRAPHY (1982-1993)”, the last of our talks with art historian, curator and photographer WILLY CASTELLANOS; as part of the series “ART, DOCUMENT AND REALITY: REFRACTIONS ON PHOTOGRAPHY IN CUBA” (History, Theory and Criticism).

WILLY CASTELLANOS An art historian, curator and photographer, holder of a degree in History of Arts from the University of Havana (1993) were he graduated with a thesis on photography: “Nude as Objet and Strategy in Cuban Photography (1982-1993)”; Castellanos left Cuba in 1994 to Argentina.
In 2001, he moved to Miami, where he actually lives and works. His writings on art have been published in the magazines Fotomundo (Buenos Aires), Revolución y Cultura (Havana), P’alante Magazine/The Sun Sentinel (Broward, FL), Arte al Día International, LetraUrbana.com and Nagari Magzine, as well as in several exhibition catalogs in the United States.
In Miami, Castellanos was the Curator of the photography exhibition “Prayers for Saints and Orishas” at the Spanish Cultural Center of Miami (CCE), and also of “New Gods by José Franco,” and “20 Brands by Felix Beltrán” (co-curated with Rafael López-Ramos) for the Miami Dade College Art Gallery System (AGC).
Castellanos is the co-author of the critical essay for the book of Cuban photographer Raúl Canibano published by La Fabrica (Madrid, 2012); and is currently working on the publication of two more books on Cuban contemporary photography.
His photographic essay “Exodus: a missing page in history”, which documents the start of the massive wave of “rafters” that left the coast of Havana in 1994, was selected and invited in 2012 to open the Photoamerica edition of Arteamericas, the Latin-American Contemporary Art Fair of Miami. His shots have been featured in one-man and group shows in Cuba, Argentina, Brazil, and the United States.

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Juan Antonio Molina Cuesta: A Conversation on Cuban Photography of the 90′s at ALUNA ART FOUNDATION, Miami

Thursday March 6th, 2014 at 7:00pm

ALUNA ART FOUNDATION
172-b west Flagler Street,
Miami FL 33130

Aluna Art Foundation cordially invites you to our ongoing talks | March 2014
ART, DOCUMENT AND REALITY: REFRACTIONS ON PHOTOGRAPHY IN CUBA (History, Theory and Criticism)
“SINCE THE WHORES HAD GONE: URBAN SPACE, EROTICISM, DOCUMENT, AND POLITICS”.
A conversation on Cuban Photography of the 90’s by art critic and curator Juan Antonio Molina (in Spanish)

“SINCE THE WHORES HAD GONE” is the title of the book in process that brings together newspaper articles, essays, and chronicles, written during the last 20 years by Juan Antonio Molina on contemporary Cuban Photography. The book will also include subjects as the representations of urban space, the relationship between photography and poetry, body, fiction, staging, and the different alternatives of what the author called “New Documentary in Cuba”. Parallel to these reflections, the essay opens a space on identity and rootlessness, aesthetic utopia and political disenchantment, as well as memory and the recent national history.

JUAN ANTONIO MOLINA (Havana,1965)

Art critic, professor and independentcurator, Juan Antonio Molina was a researcher and curator for the Fototeca Nacional de Cuba and for the Wifredo Lam Center – which organizes the Havana Biennial. In Mexico he was a contributor to the Fototeca Nacional of the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, and for the Centro de la Imagen (Images Center?) of the Centro Nacional de las Artes. In 2009, he wasthe coordinator of the XIII Bienal de Fotografía of Mexico, organized by the Centro de la Imagen and the Centro Nacional de las Artes. Between June and December 2009, Molina was the coordinator of the Seminar of Contemporary of the Centro de la Imagen.

In recent years, Molina has taught and lectured at The Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, The Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, The Universidad Veracruzana, and The Instituto Potosino de Bellas Artes among others. His writings have been published in Aperture, Arte al Dia International, Replicant, C International Photo Magazine, Arte Cubano, Encuentros de la Cultura Cubana, Fisura, Arte y Naturaleza, Origina, Tierra Adentro, Atlántica Internacional de las Artes, and Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina y el Caribe, among other journals.

He currently leads the project “Página en blando: curatorial works, criticism and art education” in Mexico City.

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Walking in Someone Else’s shoes (Identities in Transit)” at Aluna Art Foundation, Miami

Until Febrary 25, 2014

Aluna Art Foundation

172-b West Flagler Street,
Miami, Fl.33130

The exhibition “Walking in Someone Else’s shoes (Identities in Transit)” at Aluna Art Foundation in Miami, gathers together a group of contemporary works that revolve around the transhumance as a method, and that reflect the restless landscape of individuals and communities who walk in turbulent times.
Many works include the concrete representation of the shoe and a poetry of it which is linked to individual transit, to intimate forms of memory, and last but not least to the course of collective history, including the migration routes, and the traces of exodus or a psycho-geographic vision of the scenery of disappearances.

The participant artists are Graciela Sacco (Argentina), Patricio Reig (Argentina/España), Marina Font (Argentina/USA), Roberto Huarcaya (Peru), Cecilia Paredes (Peru/USA), Luis F. Peláez (Colombia), Linda Pongutá (Colombia), Luis Roldán (Colombia/USA), Manuel Zapata (Colombia/USA), Andrés Michelena (Venezuela/USA), Felipe Ehrenberg (México/Brazil), Mario Bellatín (Peru/ Mexico), Regina José Galindo (Guatemala), Ronald Morán (Salvador), Walterio Iraheta (Salvador), Antuan (Cuba/USA), Humberto Castro (Cuba/USA), Willy Castellanos (Cuba/USA), Gustavo Gavilondo (Cuba/USA), Hugo Moro (Cuba/USA), Debra Holt (USA), Patricia Schnall Gutiérrez (USA), Alexandra Rowley (USA), y Xavier G-Solis (Spain).

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Aluna Art Foundation – Jorge Camacho

December 15, 2012 7:30 PM

 Aluna Art Foundation;
172 West Flagler Street,
Miami, FL 33130 

Aluna Art Foundation will present “Sketches”, a unique book conceived to understand the artistic process of Jorge Camacho, the unforgettable Cuban Surrealist painter who reunites the mythical bequest of Ancient America with the modern legacy of the Avant-Garde, in an oeuvre that expands the magic space of the Surrealistic creation. This Object-Book edition was coordinated by Carmen Elias with texts by the legendary Surrealist poets André Breton and Joyce Mansour, the artist and critic Mario Carreño, and also with texts by writer Carmen Elias, the art critic Carlos M. Luis, the artist and independent curator Surpik Angelini, and his wife Torgia, for whom Camacho creates paintings such as Le Désert.

Carlos M. Luis, Angelini and Torgia, will be presenting this amazing book with 170 reproductions of pencil sketches and 80 color reproductions, printed in 150-gram stucco matte paper with a hardcover in a total edition of 500 volumes.

 

Link:>> Aluna Foundation Facebook

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(R)Evolution Comics: A Solo exhibition by Ivonne Ferrer

November 3 – December 22, 2012

ALUNA ART FOUNDATION
172 West Flagler, Miami, FL. 33130

These 24 works of comic art feed on the prolific Cuban graphic universe of several centuries that Ivonne plunders, in the best sense, with the freedom of an indecency that allows her to mix it promiscuously, if needed,with European erotic illustrations.

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Victor Gomez: Pleasures of Thought

November 3 – December 1, 2012

Aluna Art Foundation
172 West Flager,
Miami, FL

Opening reception: November 3, 2012  7 PM

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