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The Silent Shout: Voices in Cuban Abstraction 1950-2013 – Miami

Opening on November 1st from 6-10pm

 

ArtSpace Virginia Miller Galleries
169 Madeira Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134

“The Silent Shout” is the first exhibition outside Cuba featuring these groups of artists from different generations, including three artists being shown in Greater Miami for the first time. 

This exhibition provides an overview of these nine important abstract artists from Cuba, as well as a glimpse into that nation’s historically significant “10 Pintores Concretos” and “Los Once” groups.

One of the curators of Pinturas del Silencio—José Angel Vincench—is an artist whose work is included in The Silent Shout as well as being one of its three curators. Other artists whose paintings are included in The Silent Shout are Hugo Consuegra, Sandú Darié, Carlos García, Luis Enrique López, Raúl Martínez, Pedro de Oraá, José Rosabal, and Loló Soldevilla.

 

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Waltman Ortega Fine Art to Exhibit Works by Jorge Enrique During the Art Basel Week

November 9 – December 10, 2013

 

Waltman Ortega’s White Room
2233 N.W. 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33127

 

Waltman Ortega Fine Art gallery presents “Hybrid”, a solo exhibition of recent works by Jorge Enrique (USA/b. Cuba).

Tearing down the veil of the urban culture is Jorge Enrique’s leitmotiv. The Cuban-American artist resembles the contrasted city which has been inspiring him for over a decade – Miami – a true gateway of the Americas. For him, it is all about capturing the urban tension and then rendering his own recomposed vision. Considering himself a multimedia artist, he often blurs the lines between painting, sculpture, print-making and photography.

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Ofill Echevarria’s “El Mundo de los Vivos” is Released

This first book of Cuban American artist Ofill Echevarria (La Habana, 1972) is presented in collaboration with Un-Gyve Limited. Debuting as a member of Grupo Arte Calle in 1988, a graduate of la Academia San Alejandro, Ofill Echevarria has since exhibited his work in galleries and museums internationally. He lives and works in New York City, the urban reality of which is vividly depicted in “El Mundo de los Vivos” book and touring exhibition.

Unveiled in Mexico City with the support of Galeria Alfredo Ginocchio and the exhibit ”Momentum,” the work has now launched in the United States with the coinciding solo exhibition ”The Real World,” new large scale oil paintings from Ofill and a selection of his moving pictures, at the Carriage House Center for the Arts, sponsored by the Cuban Cultural Center and the Gabarron Foundation, New York City.

The 125 page clothbound hardcover with text contributed by Carol Damian, Emilio Garcia Montiel and Alejandro Robles, translated by Marilu Menendez is now available for purchase online.

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GUILLERMO PORTIELES: THE WHEEL REVISITED: Molding Identity, at ARCH GALLERY, Miami

Opening Reception on

Friday, November 8, 2013 from 7:30-10:00 pm

Through January 2014

Arch Gallery
1619 SW 13 Street,
Miami FL 33145
 
 
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Identity and the Accumulation of Memory – NYC

December 4 – December 27, 2013

Group Show with the following artists participating:

Nelson Alvarez, Tony Chirino, Margarita Fresco Crespo, Guillermo Llorente, Renelio Marin, Alexis Mendoza, Mario Petrirena, Jesus Rivera, Juana Valdez, and Raul Villareal.

Opening Reception December 6th from 6-9pm

 

Boricua College Art Gallery
3755 Broadway (@156th St.)
New York, NY

 

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María Elena González wins Grand Prize at 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts Ljubljana

The jury, whose members included Tev Logar (president), Chema de Francisco, Sally Tallant and Dusica Kirjakovic, awarded the Grand Prize of the 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts to Cuban artist María Elena González for her work The Tree Talk Series.

María Elena González (1957), born in Havana, Cuba, lives and works in New York and Basel, Switzerland.  “Best known for sculptural installations that are architecturally as well as personally informed, one of González’s most recent series, Tree Talk, was inspired by her encounter with a fallen birch tree in the woods of the summer artist colony the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine.

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Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada’s 11 Acre Portrait in Belfast Field

Belfast’s reputation for producing stuff that’s larger than life continues with a monumental artwork that comes a century after the sinking of the Titanic.

“Wish” is a portrait of a local 6-year-old girl that has been carved into an 11-acre field close to where the Harland and Wolff shipyard, birthplace of the massive doomed ship, once stood.

It’s the work of Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada, who has been known for creating enormous portraits such as one of Barack Obama on a Barcelona beachfront.

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Ernesto Pujol’s “Social Choreography” in Lower Manhattan

Pujol was born in Cuba and raised there and in Puerto Rico. As a site-specific public performance artist, his work explores concepts of collective identity, spirituality, and the notion of the artist as a citizen and cultural worker. “I believe that everyone has the right to culture,” he has stated. “And I mean critical culture rather than entertainment. Critical culture is a human right.” His performance practice is based on walking—“durational group performances as public art,” as he states in his website, creating “psychic restorative portraits of peoples and places across the U.S.” Most recently, Pujol choreographed a work presented this past summer at the Istanbul Modern Art Museum, in collaboration with Jeffrey Baykal-Rollins and the Silsila Collective.

Time After Us was presented as part of “Crossing the Line,” an annual festival of interdisciplinary and performance art presented in New York by the French Institute Alliance Française. It took place in Saint Paul’s Chapel, one of the oldest churches in New York, which opened for Episcopal services in 1776.

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Humberto Castro – “Tracing Antilles”

16 October  – 16 February  2014

Opening Reception October 16th from 6-9pm

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU
10975 SW 17th St.
Miami, FL

Humberto Castro executes an artistic journey across the Antilles in an ever-transforming exhibition that conceptually circumnavigates the islands of the Caribbean. FIU’s Frost Art Museum commissioned the Cuban-born contemporary artist to create a new multimedia site-specific installation entitled Tracing Antilles. Curated by Ana Estrada, the exhibition is the result of an artistic investigation of the historical events that have shaped the region’s cultures through colonization and emigration.

Humberto Jesús Castro García (Havana, Cuba, 1957– ) is one of the most active members of the “Generation of the 1980s,” which transformed the aesthetic and conceptual art scene of Cuba. He studied at the San Alejandro National School of Fine Arts and at the Higher Institute of Art in Havana. In 1983 he founded the creative team “Hexagon” in which, alongside other artists, he mounted installations aimed at provoking public participation in the work. In 1999, he moved to the United States and currently lives and works in Miami.

Link:>>Exhibition catalogue

 

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Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art Smithsonian American Art Museum – Washington, DC

October 25th 2013 – March 2nd 2014

 

3rd Floor North, American Art Museum
(8th and F Streets, N.W.) 
Washington D.C.

Our America presents more than ninety works of art across all media by seventy-two Latino artists active since the mid-twentieth century and gives voice to their broader American experience. Drawn entirely from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition explores how Latino artists shaped the artistic movements of their day and recalibrated key themes in American art and culture. Exhibition curated by Carmen Ramos.

The exhibition will likely tour to six venues after it closes in Washington DC. The national tour includes the following confirmed venues: The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University in Miami, Florida (March 28, 2014-June 22, 2014); and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts in Salt Lake City, Utah (February 6, 2015-May 17, 2015).

Link:>>CANY blog post

Link:>>Art Nexus

 

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“Americana” – Contemporary Caribbean and Latin American Art

Opening Reception October 9th at 6pm

 

Miramar Cultural Center
2400 Civic Center Place
Miramar, FL

 

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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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Silvia Lizama’s “Sights of Construction” – Miami

9 November  – 24 January  2014

Opening Reception November 9th from 7-9pm

 

ACND Gallery of Art
4949 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL

A collection of photos depicting endless tracts of dirt stretching toward horizons set amidst the drama of tropical skies. Lizama has turned her camera lens to barren acres of earth awaiting construction of highways, shopping malls, office parks, and subdivisions. Black and white shots, using a medium format film camera, with surfaces of the printed images hand colored with photographic oils. Other images are digital and hand coloring is achieved with digital manipulation software.

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The Pearl – Enrique Martinez Celaya – Sante Fe

July 13–October 13, 2013

 

SITE Santa Fe
1606 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM

In The Pearl, Cuban American artist Enrique Martínez Celaya takes up the drama of youth, wrought as it is with fear, wonder, trepidation and exuberance, in various proportions, and explores both the deterioration of memory and memory’s role in informing the present.

The Pearl is an immersive environment that sprawls across the entirety of SITE Santa Fe’s 12,000 square feet of gallery spaces. Utilizing painting, sculpture, sound, video, and light, the artist creates various installations threaded together by a continuous clear plastic tube of circulating water. The viewer follows the flow of the water from gallery to gallery in a manner suggestive of following a narrative. However, the individual installations are more akin to rhythmic pulses within a meandering melody, or emotional beats within a theatrical performance. They are better described as moments of encounter, sparsely arranged in the vast gallery space, replete with both climaxes and spaces of silence.

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Cintas Foundation announce finalists

October 10 – December 15, 2013

 

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

Miami Dade College (MDC), home of the CINTAS Fellows Collection, and the CINTAS Foundation have announced this year’s visual arts finalists for the annual CINTAS Foundation Fellowship competition. The competition awards a $10,000 fellowship for each winner in three categories: visual arts, music and creative writing.

The 2013-14 CINTAS Fellowship Visual Arts finalists are:Cristina Lei Rodriguez, Joseph Michael Lopez, Lourdes Perdomo, Marta María Pérez Bravo, Olivia Ramos, Lissette Schaeffler, Ruben Torres Llorca, Ivan Toth Depeña, and Angela Valella.

The article that follows is in Spanish.

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Facebook censura al artista Erik Ravelo

<<Article is in Spanish>>

 

Facebook ha cancelado la página del artista plástico cubano Erik Ravelo por un supuesto “autolesionismo”, en relación con fotografías de su campaña Los Intocables, a favor de la infancia.

“Parece que la gente empezó a quejarse. Es absurdo, porque mis fotos no son agresivas, forman parte de una campaña de sensibilización a favor de la infancia”, señaló el artista.

Anteriormente, The Huffington Post se había hecho eco de su campaña social en Estados Unidos, pero la versión italiana del famoso portal izquierdista censuró la foto del religioso.

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Stories – Tony Mendoza – Miami

October 28 – November 29, 2013

Opening Reception on November 2, 2013 from 7-9 pm

 

Art @ Work
1245 SW 87th Ave.
Miami, FL

 

Tony Mendoza is a Columbus, Ohio based artist born in Havana, Cuba.  His work will be on view next month in Miami. This exhibit features a selection of 1980′s black and white selenium toned photographs from Stories, a series of autobiographical impactful tales that center on the life of the artist, introducing us in a very personal and stirring way to family and friends. The artist’s pioneering method in chronicling the apparent epitomizes the consolidation of words and image into a visual statement as an art form.

The opening night reception for Stories is Saturday, November 2, 2013, 7 – 9 pm and is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on view from October 28 through November 29, 2013 weekdays from 11 am to 5 pm.

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Emilio Sanchez’s Visions of Light: Caribbean Architecture Reimagined at IU Art Museum

October 9th at 6pm

IU Art Museum
1133 E 7th St. 
Bloomington, IN

Anke Birkenmaier, assistant professor of Spanish and Portuguese and Latin American and Caribbean Studies, will discuss the Cuban-American artist Emilio Sanchez’s fascination with the patterns, colors, and forms of Caribbean architecture. Based on memory and his Sanchez’s travels, these images suggest aspects of nostalgia, identity, and a sense of place.

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Cuban Americans – Our America: The Latino Presence In American Art – Smithsonian Museum

October 25, 2013 – March 2, 2013

 

American Art Museum
8th And F Street NW
Washington DC
 

An exhibition opening next month at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, “Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art,” will highlight a chapter of art history that remains a secret to far too many Americans.

Since joining the Smithsonian in 2010, E. Carmen Ramos, the curator of Latino art at the American Art Museum, has had an ambitious mandate: to strengthen our holdings of Latino art and present that collection in a fresh way. “Our America,” which she curated, will display the results of that quest so far. It will include 92 works (by 72 artists), fully 63 of which have been acquired since 2011.

This exhibit is well represented by Cuban American Artists including Luis Cruz Azaceta, Maria Brito, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Teresita Fernandez, Ana Mendieta, Abelardo Morell, Maria Martinez-Cañas, Arturo Rodriguez, Emilio Sanchez, and Rafael Soriano.

link:>>Smithsonian Art Museum

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Ana Mendieta Retrospective – London

24 September  – 15 December  2013

 

Southbank Centre,
Belvedere Rd
London, UK
 

This autumn The Hayward Gallery presents Ana Mendieta: Traces, the UK’s first retrospective of one of the most significant yet under-acknowledged artists of the late 20th century. In addition to films, sculptures, photographs, drawings, personal writings and notebooks, an extensive research room with hundreds of photographic slides unique access to works Ana Mendieta could never show during her short life.

The exhibition at Hayward Gallery, the first in a UK public institution solely devoted to the artist, will show the full breadth of Ana Mendieta’s work. Mendieta was part of a generation of innovative artists whose work no longer fitted the conventions of exhibition making and collecting art. Covering her entire career, and revealing different facets of her unique practice, this timely exhibition will position Mendieta as an influential figure from art history, reveal the creative mind of the artist, and convey the legacy of her work as well as its relevance for artists today.

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Alberto Jorge Carol – “Authoritarian Form”

“Authoritarian Form,” the work of Cuban artist Alberto Jorge Carol has been awarded the Third Place in the competition American Art Today. The Miami based artist’s work is currently on view at The Bascom, Center for the Visual Arts in Highlands, NC. Previously, this painting was included in the 62nd All Florida Annual Juried Competition and Exhibition, Boca Raton Museum of Art, 2013.

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Juan Pablo Ballester – Miami

September 21 – October 27, 2013

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 21 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Farside Gallery
1305 SW 87th Avenue,
Miami , FL

Juan Pablo Ballester is a Barcelona based artist who was born in Camagüey, Cuba in 1966. He graduated from the Instituto Superior de Arte/Higher Institute of Arts, in Havana, in 1990, where he was one of the members of the iconic group ABTV. Ballester’s work revolves around his own personal life experience. His photographic essays and videos are the result of compelling inquires about identity and displacement, always moored to the heart of the contemporary global society.

Juan Pablo Ballester’s artwork is regularly showcased in Galería Marta Cervera, Madrid; Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC), Sevilla; Galería Tomás March, Valencia; Galería Antonio de Barnola, Barcelona; and Museo Pablo Serrano, Zaragoza, among others. His work forms part of numerous public collections, among which are: Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, La Habana; Ludwig Forum Für Internationale Kunst, Aachen; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, (MNCAR) Madrid; Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris.

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Carmen Herrera at Lelong Gallerie

April 4 – May 4, 2013

 

Lelong Gallerie
528 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

Edge Order Rupture

Opening reception Thursday April 4, 2013

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Carlos M. Luis

Carlos M. Luis passed away yesterday morning in Miami.

As an artist and visual poet he exhibited his work in a number of galleries around the country and world. He taught courses and gave lectures on a variety of subjects including Renaissance, Cuban and contemporary art, cultural studies, socialism, avant-garde, surrealism, and philosophy.

 

Link: Cuba Encuentro

Link: Diario De Cuba

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Mario Algaze: Cuba 1999-2000 FMOPA

****Exhibit held over****

October 18, 2012 – January 27, 2013

 

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
400 N Ashley Drive
Tampa, FL 33602

 

Essay by Joanne Milani, FMoPA Board of Trustees

“I know how men in exile feed on dreams”  Aeschylus

Look, but don’t touch. Reach, but don’t grasp. Dream, but don’t wake up. That is how an exile feels about the homeland he cannot reclaim, and that is how Mario Algaze feels about Cuba.  Born in Cuba in 1947, he remembers a happy childhood in the well-to-do Art Deco Havana neighborhood of Miramar. He can recall “the smell of seaweed and saltwater washing on the rocks.”
It was a magical time. He remembers his mother taking him to the ballet, and he remembers seeing the Alec Guinness movie, Our Man in Havana being filmed on the streets of the city.  All this ended when he was 13 years old. That’s when he was brought to Miami by his parents. He was 52 years old before he was able to return.

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Teresita Fernández: 2013 Aspen Award for Art

The Aspen Art Museum is proud to announce the selection of renowned contemporary artist Teresita Fernández as the recipient of the museum’s 2013 Aspen Award for Art. The award will be presented on Friday, August 2, 2013, during the museum’s 9th annual ArtCrushsummer benefit gala. The Aspen Award for Art is given each year to an artist who has made a significant contribution to the field of contemporary art.

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Artist Talk

December 1, 2012 6 PM

Aluna Foundation 
172 W Flagler,
Miami, FL
 
An insight into each artist’s project with critic Jesus Rosado.
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Cintas Foundation Fellowship Winners

December 4, 2012 6-8 PM

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

The Cintas Foundation announces winners of 2012 Foundation Fellowship Awards.

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Luis Cruz Azaceta – Panama

November 14 – December 14, 2012

Terraforma

 

Allegro Galeria
Calle 73, San Francisco #16,
Panama

Opening November 14, 2012 – 7 PM

 

link>>Allegro Galeria Press release

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Cuban International Masters

November 7 – 12, 2012

The Salon
Park Avenue Armory
Park Ave & 67 street
NY, NY

Cernuda Arte will showcase the exhibition: CUBAN INTERNATIONAL MASTERS: A Selection of Works by Renowned Modern Masters of Cuban Art.

An impressive array of more than thirty artworks will be showcased in Booth A22 at Park Avenue Armory with renderings by the core group of artists featured in the book Cuban Painting Today, who championed the modern art movement in Cuba in the 1930s and 40s, including great names such as, Wifredo Lam, Amelia Peláez, Mario Carreño, Víctor Manuel García, Antonio Gattorno, Carlos Enríquez, Fidelio Ponce, Roberto Diago, René Portocarrero, Mariano Rodríguez, Cundo Bermúdez and Luis Martínez Pedro, among others.

 

Link:>> NY Times

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