Tag : Instituto Superior De Arte

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Recrea Ángel Ricardo el concepto de los “piercings” para el arte

MILENIO

Jueves, 11 de Agosto de 2011

El artista cubano, naturalizado mexicano, muestra su exhibición titulada “Obsesiones” en el Antiguo Palacio del Arzobispado.

Ciudad de México  • Una serie de pinturas y dibujos estéticos-eróticos, de objetos extraídos de la realidad, creados a partir del concepto de “piercings”, es decir capaces de atravesar estructuras blandas como la piel, integra la exposición “Obsesiones”, de Angel Ricardo Ricardo Ríos, que fue inaugurada la víspera.

EN PD.

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Fowler Museum presents retrospective of Cuban American artist José Bedia

Sept. 18 through Jan. 8, 2012.

Fowler Museum at University of California Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA 90095-7065

Opening Night
Saturday, Sept. 17
5–6 p.m.: Fowler OutSpoken conversation with José Bedia, Judith Bettelheim and Janet Catherine Berlo
6–8:30 p.m.: Opening party for members

The Fowler Museum at UCLA presents “Transcultural Pilgrim: Three Decades of Work by José Bedia,” an exhibition that brings together 28 large-scale figurative paintings and drawings and a newly commissioned, site-specific installation to offer a comprehensive retrospective on this acclaimed member of Cuba’s “Generation of the ’80s,” the pioneering young artists who incorporated Cuban vernacular and spiritual references into their work and experimented with eclectic visual forms.
The exhibition, which opens Sept. 17 with a conversation between Bedia and curators Judith Bettelheim and Janet Catherine Berlo, will be on display from Sept. 18 through Jan. 8, 2012.

Press Release

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Painter Ahmed Gomez Juxtaposes the Mode with the Method

By Angie Hargot

The Lead Miami Beach

Born in Holguin, Cuba in 1972, it was in the embattled island nation that Ahmed Gomez was exposed to art throughout childhood and it was there that he honed his aesthetic.
“I was always connected to images,” Gomez says, a fact that’s evident in an impressively long exhibition resume, and an extensive inventory of work.

He continued his studies at the High Institute of Art and National School of Art in Havana, and embarked on a long path of shows, winning awards and accolades for his work throughout the ’80s and ’90s.

Ahmed Gomez website

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Outside Cuba

Contemporary Cuban Visual Artists

By: Ileana Fuentes, Graciella Cruz-Taura, Ricardo Pau-Llosa

Outside Cuba is the catalog of the exhibition of the same name which brings the first major showing of the work of contemporary Cuban Artists since the Museum of Moden Art in New York staged Modern Cuban Painters in 1944.

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Consuelo Castañeda: For Rent – Americas Society, New York

Tuesday, May 17 – Saturday, July 30

Americas Society

680 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021
(212) 249-8950

For Rent: Consuelo Castañeda is the first of three exhibitions devoted to mid-career artists from Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada to be presented annually from 2011 to 2013 by Americas Society’s Visual Arts program in our gallery. The series consolidates our leadership in the visual arts field and expands our role as a presenter of contemporary art exhibitions with a scholarly as well as an experimental approach.

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Exposición “Nomadismos”, de José Bedia

A partir del viernes, 29 de abril de 2011

Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno – CAAM

C. Los Balcones, 11. 35001
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
España

Bedia mostrará en el CAAM entre siete y ocho instalaciones realizadas durante los últimos diecinueve años y que nunca se han exhibido en Europa, excepto la pieza que presta el DA2 de Salamanca y que el artista expuso en su retrospectiva del año 2005. La muestra está comisariada por Orlando Hernández y Omar-Pascual Castillo, director del CAAM.

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Forever. Cristina Lei Rodriguez at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood

by Anne Tschida

Miami Art Guide Magazine 28
Apr/May 2011

The main hall at the Arts and Culture Center of Hollywood has been transformed into an arboretum of sorts, though the plants and flowers aren’t actually growing. In fact they are all the seedlings of Cristina Lei Rodriguez, whose work most art lovers in Miami should recognize. Since her first solo show back in 2003 at the now defunct Rocket Projects, through her shows at the also shuttered Galerie Perrotin, to Art Basel Miami Beach, to her current local home at Fred Snitzer, Lei Rodriguez’s unique sculptures stand out from the crowd.

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Alejandro Aguilera blends Afro-Cuban heritage, modernism at Saltworks

by Rebecca Dimling Cochran | Apr 15, 2011
ArtsCriticATL.COM

Alejandro Aguilera’s current solo show at Saltworks takes us back to a series of works he made in 1998, called the “Black Drawings.” It’s a rewarding journey: the drawings are rich and raw, pulsating with alternating rhythms that give them a lyrical quality.

The Cuban-born artist made them when he first immigrated to the United States and was living in Miami. At the time, his day job was designing and creating hand-painted fabrics for commercial use in wall coverings and upholstery. At night, Aguilera would take large sheets of the thin kraft paper that bound the rolls of fabric back to the studio with him.

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Guillermo Portieles – “neochromatic”, Cremata Gallery, Miami

April 15, 2011 – May 13, 2011

Reception: April 15, 7:00PM – 10:00PM

Cremata Gallery

1646 SW 8th Street
Miami,Florida 33135

Tue – Sat 12:00 – 6:00 PM

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Contemporary alternatives – Group show at Kavachnina Contemporary, Miami

April 9- May 8, 2011

Kavachnina Contemporary

46 NW 36th St,
Miami, Fl 33127
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Carlos Estévez – Encrypted Messages/Mensajes cifrados

April 16 – May 21, 2011

Los Angeles, CA

Couturier Gallery

166 N. La Brea Ave.

Opening reception: Saturday, April 16 5-8pm

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Pablo Cano – The Ladies in White

Miami, FL

March 12 – May 7, 2011

Kelley Roy Gallery
50 NE 29th St.
Miami, FL 33137

The Kelley Roy Gallery will host its second solo exhibition of art works by Pablo Cano, the internationally recognized performance artist, painter, sculptor, ceramist and master puppeteer. This exhibition coinciding with Cano’s 50th birthday will feature three different surveys of Cano’s work starting with a collection of his early drawings including “Juanita” created in 1982.

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Maria Magdalena Pons – Sweet Sugar, Salty Tears

BY Sarah Buttenwieser | March 17, 2011

Hand/Eye Magazine, Shelter Island, NY

The Introspective Art Of Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons

Growing up near a now-defunct sugar factory in the town of La Vega, in the province of Matanzas, Cuba, artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons has a deeply felt and historically complex relationship to sugar. Even in mind’s eye, rather than envisioning sugar as a crystallized and easily melted confection, the objects Campos-Pons conjures are hard discs of brown sugar, panela from Colombia. She is not focused upon sugar’s syrupiness. She tastes other, decidedly less appealing things.

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The Rubins- What is Cuban Art

The Rubin’s are the new kids on the block of Cuban Art.  They have amassed a large collection of Contemporary Cuban Art from both inside and outside the island.  This essay wash published recently in the Huffington Post.

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Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons – Art Practice as Research Blog

As a Cuban born artist, the embodied cognition that shapes the art practice of Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons is her deep cultural connections. For Pons, inquiry into cultural histories involves dealing with the way her black heritage is represented and the realization that “the history that I have access to is the history that is told through a voice that is not necessarily of the black people” (interview with the author, 1996). In investigating these historical dislocations Pons uses the body as a window through which to explore autobiographical aspects of the past.

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Mario Bencomo – Opalia

The Americas Collection

Exhibit of Mario Bencomo’s recent work.

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Demi

Salamatina Gallery Exhibit

February 4 to April 2

DEMI: Some Thoughts on her Work

Alejandro Anreus

Although I had seen DEMI’s work in reproduction for the past decade or so, a recent direct encounter with a substantial amount of her paintings and drawings has brought me to this sheet of paper and the thoughts that follow.

DEMI began painting in Spain in 1983. Her only technical orientation came from her husband, the painter Arturo Rodríguez. Since then she has developed a body of work whose vision is unique, and whose pictorial craft has become more complex and rich with time. Her recent solo show at Salamatina Gallery (Manhasset, NY) consisted of 16 large acrylic on canvas paintings and a small group of drawings in mixed media. This is the first time that the artist exhibits her graphic work; these drawings are simply marvelous. With coloring pencils, various pens, watercolor and ink, DEMI’s lines move across the paper from the subtle and delicate to the harsh and strong. These works are composed in an open and flexible manner, in them drawing becomes an adventure without dogmas, whose lyricism and freedom reminds us of the best of Paul Klee.

The canvases are large and layered, populated by those strange children of DEMI’s, who evoke ancient wise men and women, or outsiders that in reality are enlightened visionaries. Her work is not sentimental or kitschy, on the contrary. Within it there is an almost hallucinating resistant quality which is hard and tough. It dismantles sweet and simplistic visions of childhood. I dare say, without asking the artist, that her painting is profoundly spiritual. I see in the work a preoccupation with the space inhabited by human beings; that which exists between earth and the infinite, and depicts the sacramental relation between figure and environment. In a work such as One More Day on Earth, which is the title of her exhibition, we see a battle waged between the children of light and those of darkness. Innocence is the source of strength of these bald little girls, and it appears visualized as light, which becomes the weapon in the struggle against darkness. Two other extraordinary canvases dominate this consistently strong exhibition: Who is Afraid of the Big Black Bear and Black Angel. The first depicts children playing in a dark room while a large stuffed bear observes them from the rear of the composition. Painted in browns, ochre and pinks, the picture evokes mystery and uncertainty. The children stare at us and at the bear. They, us, we, sense the future terror of their world with the loss of innocence and arrival of experience.

Black Angel quite simply belongs in a museum. The painting is an icon of innocence surrounded by the infinite possibilities of the color white. The child evokes the salvific qualities of the child Jesus, and obviously also the African identity of much of Caribbean culture, into which as a Cuban, the artist was born. But beyond my limited iconographic interpretation, this work is just good painting with a capital P, where DEMI bets on the power of the pictorial surface and wins. What could have been a mannered and saccharine image is transformed into an icon of innocence as strength.

I reject the past comparisons between DEMI’s paintings and those of Frida Kahlo. Kahlo’s pictures are tortured and materialistic, while DEMI’s are spiritual and redemptive. She belongs to the family of visionaries such as England’s Richard Dadd or Mexico’s Jesús Reyes Ferreira. Like their worlds, hers is unique and it escapes comparison. We have to see it.

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Mario Petrirena – Collage two ways

Collage two ways: Mario Petrirena and Daniel Biddy

Artists Mario Petrirena and Daniel Biddy are currently showing collages at Sandler Hudson Gallery and Barbara Archer Gallery, respectively.

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Jose Bedia Video -On his work

In Spanish

Artist Jose Bedia presents his exhibit RE-Corrido in the GE Gallery in Monterey Mexico.

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Ofill Echevarria

Represented by Ginocchio Galeria

Arquímedes 175
Polanco. 11570, Mexico, D.F.
tel 52 55 5254 8813

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Memoria – Cuban Art of the 20th Century

An encyclopaedic view of Cuban Art.

Published by California International Arts Foundation

By: Jose Veigas,
Cristina Vives,
Adolfo V. Nodal,
Valia Garzón
Dannys Montes de Oca

To order:   [ Amazon ]

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Silvia Lizama

CAMINO DE SANTIAGO: Two Perspectives

Works by Laura Luna and Silvia Lizama

September 11 – December 5, 2010
Opening Reception
September 17, 2010
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Andy Gato Gallery
Barry University, Thompson Hall,
11300 NE Second Avenue,
Miami Shores, FL 33161

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Miguel Padura

Various exhibits

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Humberto Castro

Various exhibits at Virginia Miller Galleries

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Ruben Torres Llorca at Praxis International

Solo Show 2009
Praxis international is proud to present “Los peores hombres cuentan las mejores historias”…The worst men tell the best stories.

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Ramon Williams – Art as Knowledge – Interview

Miami Art Guide Magazine

By Francis Acea

Ramón Williams is an artist that shows little concern about boundaries. Formed as an art educator, his perception of art is undermined by a sense of integrality that allows him to move from one art discipline to another without giving too much importance to the medium.

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Come together: Frances Trombly and Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova

Miami Beach, FL

March 23 – June 19, 2011

Bass Museum of Art, Miami
2100 Collins Avenue (between 21st & 22nd)
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
t: 305.673.7530
f: 305.673.7062

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Liset Castillo. Human Studies, L-M-N-T Contemporary Art Space, Miami

Through March 2011

By Matt Balmaseda

The newest and arguably one of the most ambitious art spaces to hit the Wynwood neighborhood is L-M-N-T Contemporary Art Space. Run by Gino Tozzi, it is a massive 15,000 square feet establishment aimed at not only exhibiting artwork, but also fostering the growth of those who make it. In addition to the gallery portion of the space there are artist-in-residency studios, a sound laboratory facility and an outdoor bistro overlooking the monumental sculpture gallery and media studio.

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Jose Bedia – The Human Touch

Fresno, CA

January 21 -  April 18, 2011

FresnoArt Museum
2233 North First Street
Fresno, CA 93703
559 441 4221

Thought-provoking. Challenging. Diverse.

These are just a few words that describe The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Art Collection. The title refers to both the ability of the figure to reflect the human condition and to the facility of artists to depict it.

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Gory (Rogelio López Marín) at Chelsea Galleria – 2004

By Irina Leyva-Pérez

On April 8, the Design District’s Chelsea Gallery opened the show “A Small Retrospective” with works by Cuban photographer Rogelio López Marín (1953), known as Gory. Gory’s work in photography since the 1980s situates him among the most important Cuban artists of his generation. This period of great intensity in Cuban visual arts has been dubbed by critics as the “Cuban Renaissance,” being a kind of flowering of art after a somber decade.

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