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Antonia Eiriz’s at MDC

Through November 17th, 2013

 

MDC Museum of Art & Design, Freedom Tower
600 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL

The sweeping canvases of the late Cuban painter Antonia Eiriz are not always easy to view. That is not to say they are harsh and hard — very little overt violence is expressed in these works; but the blurred faces and figures are contorted, silently shouting out in pain, or they are just silently suffering.

Many of her works — thought to walk the line between expressionism and abstraction — are covering the walls of MDC Museum of Art + Design at the Freedom Tower, a huge space well-suited to this retrospective of an artist under-appreciated in the United States, and Miami (although not by many within the art community). In fact, this is the biggest exhibit of her work, called Antonia Eiriz: A Painter and Her Audience.

In an interesting addition, curator and artist Michele Weinberg has included a number of contemporary artists who have been influenced by Eiriz. The variety of works highlighted in this section — from Luisa Basnuevo and Nereida Garcia-Ferraz to Ana Mendieta, Glexis Novoa and Tomas Sanchez — underscore that Eiriz’s influence was far broader than simply imparting the tricks of the trade to a new group of emerging artists.

 

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Lectures by Alejandro Anreus

CANY is proud to announce 2 lectures by Alejandro Anreus.

September 26, 2013  7 PM

Mario Carreño: The Early Years. Mario Carreño (1913 -1999) is one of the key artists of the second avant-garde generation in Cuban art. This lecture focuses on his early work from the late 1930s until 1943.

 September 27, 2013    7 PM

Antonia Eiriz In Context. Neo-figurative painter Antonia Eiriz (1929 -1995) is one of the most significant artists of her generation. Eiriz’s artwork is powerful and somber. Imbued with an audacious expression of angst, human suffering and social criticism, her imagery often connects to other great figures of the art world such as, Goya, Francis Bacon and Edward Munch. This lecture will present the main themes of her paintings in the socio-political context of her time, and relate it to her contemporaries in Latin America.

Cernuda Arte
3155 Ponce de Leon Blvd.,
Coral Gables
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Gladys Triana & Nereida Garcia Ferraz- panel discussion

October 1, 2013   7 PM

 

MDC Museum of Art + Design
600 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL
 

A public panel discussion about Eiriz’s significant career featuring curator Michelle Weinberg, arts writer Janet Batet and participating artists Nereida García Ferraz and Gladys Triana is scheduled for Tuesday, October 1, at 7 p.m. at the Museum. The discussion is free and open to the public.

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Janet Batet on Antonia Eiríz: “In the Eye of the Sibyl”

Published: September 18, 2013-  Cuban Art News

The curator and critic reflects on a seminal figure in contemporary Cuban art

 

Earlier this month, the exhibition Antonia Eiríz: A Painter and Her Audience opened at the MDC Museum of Art + Design in Miami. Writer and curator Janet Batet shares excerpts from her essay “Antonia Eiríz: En la pupila de la sibila,” which appears in the exhibition catalogue.

Antonia Eiríz was born in spring, on April 1st, 1929, in the Juanelo neighborhood of Havana. According to the Chinese zodiac she is a snake, and those born under this sign always prefer intellectual challenges. Matters of the body do not interest them, but rather analysis and intuition.

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Antonia Eiriz: A Painter and Her Audience

September 13 – November 17, 2013

 

MDC Museum of Art + Design
600 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL
 

Antonia Eiriz (1929-1995) developed a highly personal style as a painter, boldly addressing themes such as the machinations of power, propaganda and human suffering in a manner suffused with wry metaphors, irony and dark humor. Her work was admired by and highly influential to a generation of Cuban artists in the 1960s, and she left a profound personal imprint on her many students in Cuba.

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Notas sobre el expresionismo en las plastica cubana

Article published in Cuba Encuentro in Spanish

By Alejandro Anreus

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