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Reverse: rewriting culture. Curated by Janet Batet. Group Exhibit

May 8th – July 5th, 2014

Opening Reception | Thursday, May 8th | 7 PM – 10PM

Dot Fiftyone Gallery
187 NW 27 Street 
Wynwood Arts District, Miami FL 33127

Artists:

Consuelo Castaneda, David Rohn , Eduardo Rivera Salvatierra, Fernando Bayona González, Fernando García, Jonathan Wahl, Juan Pablo Ballester and Nereida Garcia-Ferráz

Reverse: Rewriting culture seeks to review the body of work of contemporary gay artists that freed from any fig leaf are proposing a horizontal reading about gender, sexuality, social concerns, and ontological issues.

This exhibition is the first edition of the ambitious project “ONE WAY”, that in each edition will call a group of artists whose sexual orientation does not correspond to the dominant stereotype of heterosexuality, neither with the wild spread misconception that reduce the production of gay artists to homoerotic contents.

Reverse: Rewriting culture seeks to avoid incurring two extended stereotypes and therefore errors that dominate the approach to this kind of production that include, but are not limited to the following misconceptions: Concealment or silencing of sexual orientation of the author, or by the contrary, Confinement and reduction to the mere erotic commentary that silences or minimizes the social implications that motivates these works placing them away from general social channel where definitely belong these proposals.

 

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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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Consuelo Castañeda: la historia como retruécano del alma

By Janet Batet

El Nuevo Herald, June 19, 2011

[….]

En For Rent, Castañeda se apropia de su propia vivencia en tanto inmigrante y de la historia de Americas Society en la época de guerra fría. Castañeda transforma el edificio en una instalación colosal que comprende tres ambientes fundamentales.

El primero, Guantanamera, se apropia del documental homónimo de Ross Birrell y David Harding para recrear un contrapunto de la identidad escindida.

En una segunda sala, la artista interviene Reticulárea, uno de los trabajos más emblemáticos de Gego (Gertrude Goldschmid), epígono del arte moderno venezolano. La intervención de la obra, creada para Americas Society en 1969, establece un interesante paralelo y tributo a la artista alemana de origen judío cuya nacionalidad fue anulada en 1935 tras el ascenso de las fuerzas nazis al poder.

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Luis Cruz Azaceta – PanAmerican ArtProjects

By Janet Batet

Art Nexus

Issue #79 Dec – Feb 2011

The so called post-industrial society has generated a schizophrenic and paranoid individual that thrives in a sort of autophagy that leads to self-annulation. This is precisely the individual and leitmotiv that animates the work by Luis Cruz Azaceta, a relentless explorer of contemporary human drama, whose work is now showcased at the Panamerican Art Projects Gallery.

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El hecho cotidiano como acto creativo (Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova y Frances Trombly)

By Janet Batet

El Nuevo Herald, Miami

1 de mayo de 2011

Asumir el hecho cotidiano como acto creativo y hacer de ese acto creativo un hecho cotidiano es el sino que ha marcado a una de las parejas más carismáticas y queridas dentro del entorno artístico de Miami. Me refiero al dueto integrado por Frances Trombly y Leyden Rodríguez-Casanova, quienes por primera vez aúnan fuerzas en una exposición a cuatro manos.

Come Together es el título de la muestra que, inspirada en la popular canción de los Beatles, abre sus puertas al público en el Bass Museum of Arts de Miami Beach y donde la pareja logra una acertada simbiosis de estilos.

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Atelier Morales – Curator’s Voice Art Projects, Miami

By Janet Batet

Arte al Día International

March 24, 2011

Pilgrims is the title of the most recent photographic series conceived by the creative duo Atelier Morales, and it is also the title of the exhibition of this series that Curator’s Voice Art Projects is presenting in Miami. This collective of Cuban origin and based in Paris, composed by Teresa Ayuso and Juan Luis Morales, assumes the photographic act as an inquiry into history and the collective memory.

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