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Cuban America: An Empire State of Mind at Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY

February 4 – May 14, 2014

Reception: March 17th, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

The reception will include a special performance by artist Carmelita Tropicana

Lehman College Art Gallery
250 Bedford Park
Boulevard West
Bronx, N.Y. 10468

Alejandro Aguilera, Jairo Alfonso, Alexandre Arrechea, Tania Bruguera, María Magdalena Campos Pons, Yoán Capote, Los Carpinteros, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Christian Curiel, Alessandra Expósito, Teresita Fernández, Carlos Garaicoa, Anthony Goicolea, María Elena González, Armando Guiller, Luis Mallo, María Martínez Cañas, Abelardo Morel, Gean Moreno & Ernesto Oroza, Glexis Novoa, Geandy Pavón, Emilio Pérez, Javier Piñón, Carlos Rodríguez Cárdenas, Andrés Serrano, & Katarina Wong.

Video program: Juan Carlos Alom, Allora and Calzadilla, Humberto Díaz, Felipe Dulzaides, Luis Gárciga, Tony Labat, Glenda León, and Ana Olema.

Co-curated by Yuneikys Villalonga and Susan Hoeltzel and includes a related Cuban video art program organized by guest curator Meykén Barreto. A series of special programs is conducted by guest curator Elvis Fuentes.

RELATED EVENTS

Panel: In A Material World: Cubans Discuss Their America, moderated by Elvis Fuentes – March 18, 2014 – 6pm
Talk and Tastings: Cuban Cuisine, by a Havana Central Restaurant Chef – May 14, 2014 – 1pm

 

 

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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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Pavel Acosta at Sgorbati Projects, NY

November 7 – December 21, 2013

Sgorbati Projects
525-531 West 26th Street Fourth Floor,
New York, NY

 

Sgorbati Projects is pleased to announce the gallery’s inaugural exhibition with work by Pavel Acosta, Livia Corona, Ignacio Lang and Gabriela Salazar. Each artist, through acts of intervention—theft, documentation, arbitrary appropriation, formal reinterpretation—modify established systems, repurposing these structures for their own intents.

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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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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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Coco Fusco Among Winners of 2013 Absolut Art Awards

Renata Lucas and Coco Fusco have been announced as the winners of the 2013 Absolut Art Award, in Stockholm, by Absolut Art Award Jury President Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev.

New York-based interdisciplinary artist, writer and lecturer Coco Fusco receives the €20,000 cash prize for Art writing, plus up to €25,000 towards the publication and distribution of a new book, in collaboration with a leading publishing house.

This is the first year that the prize, established in 2009, has been presented both for Art Work and Art Writing.

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Zilia Sanchez – Exhibits in NYC

April 21 – June 16, 2013

Artist Space
38 Green Street
NY
 
Opening April 20, 2013 6 – 8 PM

 

link:>>NYT article

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Eduardo Sarmiento – NYC

February 1 – March 2, 2013

The Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street
New York, NY

Eduardo Sarmiento’s drawing for Mezcal El Cortijo has been selected as part of the annual exhibition that will be held at the Museum of American Illustration from February 1st through March 2nd, 2013.  The exhibit features works by leading contemporary illustrators worldwide, selected by a prestigious jury of professionals.

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Luis Mallo – Praxis NY

November 8 – December 29, 2012

Praxis International
Chelsea
541 W 25th Street
New York, NY

Inside the work of Ignacio Iturria, Hisae Ikenage, & Luis Mallo.

Opening Brunch: November 17, 2012 10 am to 1 PM.

link: Praxis

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Abelardo Morrell exhibits in NY

October 4 – December 22, 2012

Bonni Benrubi
41 East 57th Street
New York, NY

Bonni Benrubi Gallery is pleased to present Rock Paper Scissors, new work by Abelardo Morell. The exhibition will further expand on Morell’s innovative “Tent-Camera Obscura” process where visual boundaries are pushed with the use of a lightproof tent and periscope that projects a view of the nearby landscape directly onto the ground. The resulting photographs play on the tropes of impressionistic painting as the refracted light is exposed on the grass and sand below. The artist began using this process in 2010 and in recent months, since receiving a grant from National Geographic, has incorporated the Grand Canyon and other rocky terrains from the American West into this body of work.

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Armando Mariño The Waste Land

October 11 – November 5, 2012

532 Gallery
532 West 25th Street
New York, NY

This solo show features new oil on canvas paintings and works on paper. The title of the show refers immediately to the T.S Eliot poem, but the paintings that Marino shows are far from an illustration of it. In these paintings the artist recognizes the poem as a background to his work. “It helped me put together all the paintings,” he said. “The style of the poem overall is marked by hundreds of allusions and quotations from other texts, like my paintings.”

In Spanish
Link >>Cuba Encuentro

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Skyline Adrift

September 16, 2012 – May, 2013

Omi International Arts Center
Ghent, New York

Architecture Omi, under the direction of Peter Franck, has the mission of facilitating projects that look at the intersection of architecture, art and landscape.

One of their projects currently underway is Skyline Adrift: Cuban Art and Architecture.

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Gladys Triana – Arte al Dia

It was during the years 2001-2002 that Gladys Triana made her first photo series.By that time, she had already had a long and successful four-decade career in painting and related arts, such as drawing.

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Christies Latin American Sale – May 2012

Mark your calendars!!

We will update this blog as information becomes available.  We post information on Cuban Artists that reside and work outside the island.

AUCTION TIMES
May 22 6:30pm
May 23 10am & 2pm
VIEWING TIMES
Rockefeller Center
May 19 10am – 5pm
May 20 1pm – 5pm
May 21 10am – 5pm
May 22 10am – 12pm
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Luis Mallo at Grits N Glory

186 Orchard St,
New York, NY

Opening April 5, 7 – 10 PM

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Clara Morera Video

Fish-o-fish

Clara Morera is a Cuban -American artist that lives and works in New York City.
Her extremely poetic artworks evolved from her rich Cuban roots and her views of a New York full of popular art. This painting named ” Fish-O-Fish” comes from her mixed environment and is part of the series ” Walls”, where she is inspired from the Latino Quarter in the East Village.

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Emilio Sanchez – The Bronx Museum of the Arts

The Emilio Sanchez exhibit URBAN ARCHIVES at the Bronx Museum of  the Arts was extended until June 17, 2012

This exhibition presents a group of works by Emilio Sanchez from The Bronx Museum of the Arts Permanent Collection, together with related archival material and a special interpretive project by Bronx-based artist Laura Napier. All the works depict commercial buildings in the Hunts Point area of the South Bronx. With a colorful palette and rigorous architectural design, these works depict the bodegas and auto shops of the Bronx in an almost idyllic style that makes a stark contrast with preconceived views of the borough.

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Cristina Lei Rodriguez: Through Excess and Ruin at Team Gallery, SoHo, NY

November 3rd – December 23rd 2011

team (gallery, inc.)

47 Wooster Street
ny ny 10013

Cristina Lei Rodriguez’s sculptural forms are abstract objects that echo the coupled narratives of decadence and ruin. Although the natural processes of growth and decay have been the operative thematic in all of her work, lately the artist has veered away from nature and towards cultural constructions of uncertainty and instability. In her latest pieces, the materials are shaped with critical attention to the extensive gluttony and unapologetic glamour that accompany contemporary capitalism: the consolidated accumulations of wealth, the global economic recession, the persistent fluctuation of value, and the threats of total systemic collapse.

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Cuban American Art Exhibition

NOVEMBER 17 – 18, 2011
ROGUE SPACE / WEST CHELSEA BUILDING
508 W 26th Street, #9E/F
New York. NY. 10001.
Opening: Thursday November 17 (6 PM – 8 PM)

Ana Maria Nardo, César Alfonso, Francisco Sánchez, Jesús Rivera
Raúl Villarreal, and Walter Rodríguez

The artists selected for this exhibition are all Cuban-born but work in different parts of the American continent. Some were trained in the famed San Alejandro’s Academy in Havana, while others pursued their artistic endeavors first in the United States. Although some of the selected works still carry tangible nostalgic tension, most deviate from conventional political parameters and blend into a worldly, or even otherworldly visual narrative that is enchanting, serene, powerful, agitating, introspective and/or playful. The works chosen for this exhibition are meant to please and provoke transculturally and without discrimination.

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Tomas Esson- IMPERIALISMO 2011

Ramis Barquet

532 West 24th Street New York, NY 10011 tel 212.675.3421 fax 212.675.3432
Nov. 10 – Dec. 17, 2011

Reception: Thursday, November 10, from 6 –8 PM

Ramis Barquet Gallery is pleased to present IMPERIALISMO 2011, our first exhibition devoted to the flags of Tomás Esson. This will be the artist’s second solo show at the gallery.

Tomás Esson is one of the most important and influential contemporary Cuban painters. A leading figure in the storied 80s Generation, his work forms part of a Cuban pictorial tradition with links to artists including Wifredo Lam, Amelia Peláez and René Portocarrero. Yet over the last 25 years, trawling the great reservoir of libido, Esson has in his vast body of work developed a unique, highly charged and often controversial visual language that extends beyond his origins and is uniquely his own.

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Wifredo Lam’s BONJOUR MONSIEUR LAM (AU COMMENCEMENT DE LA NUIT) in Latin American Art Auction at Sotheby’s, New York

New York, 16 November, 2011 7:00pm

SOTHEBY’S

1334 York Avenue
New York 10021 USA

LOT 12
WIFREDO LAM
(1902-1982)

BONJOUR MONSIEUR LAM (AU COMMENCEMENT DE LA NUIT)
signed and dated 1959 lower right; also signed, titled, and dated 1959 on the reverse
oil on burlap
29 1/2 by 59 1/4 in.
74.9 by 150.5 cm

ESTIMATE
600,000 – 800,000 USD

“There could be no doubt that Au Commencement de la Nuit (Bonjour Monsieur Lam) is also a self-portrait. The painting is carefully crafted to reveal in a flash the animal and anthropological forms in the darkness of the night. In Lam’s painting, a beast is depicted walking across the composition. It seems like it has stopped and, like in Courbet, it is turning its bearded head towards the spectator a similar invitation to make us recognize him.While Bonjour Monsieur Courbet is an easier painting to understand because the figures appear in broad day light, Bonjour Monsieur Lam is somehow more difficult to decipher. However, an attentive look at the hybrid creature reveals the fantastic complexity of how Wifredo Lam pictures himself . The first recognizable features are the hoofs of a horse and its elongated head, eyes and mouth. Following the neck on the diagonal, we discover that it is a winged horse. This mythical animal is also a woman : her breasts show distinctly under the wing and a second leg. Further to the right, a geometric second head with two prominent horns, eyes wide open and staring up towards his two arms and hands that close the composition on the right side with a protective gesture. A mysterious long shape with ribs or spines crosses the painting in parallel of the creature’s body : its presence echoes and accentuates the angular and fleshless qualities of the creature’s essential embodiment.”

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Agustin Fernandez: New Voices Interpret an Artistic Voyage from Cuba to Paris to New York

Pinta – New York

November 11, 2011

Agustin Fernandez (1928-2006) is recognized as one of the outstanding Cuban artists of his generation. This symposium aims to provide analytical perspectives on the work of this artist and its significance. Each panelist will provide analyses and interpretations of the unique and discerning artistic vision that Fernandez cultivated by bridging his Cuban inheritance and the cosmopolitan influences gleaned from many decades spent abroad. They will also present varying vantage points for appreciating the historical and contemporary significance of Fernandez’s oeuvre with the larger aim of placing Fernandez’s work in dialogue with an international cohort of artists working along similar lines. Finally Professor Edward J. Sullivan, the panel discussant, will comment and extend on the analyses and views presented.

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Loredo’s he-ART en Tumiamiblog

Por Jesús Rosado

tumiamiblog.com

Jorge Moya, ese amigo entrañable, nos ha permitido acceder al material visual que CANY atesora del Padre Miguel Angel Loredo. Teníamos cierta premura reflexiva en torno a ese legado pues cuando falleció el apreciado sacerdote todos los obituarios se enfocaron en la faceta biográfica ligada a su actitud patria. Comprensible. Pero, era lamentable obviar la sensibilidad ya no del teólogo o del hombre apegado a un activismo cívico, sino la de una honda vocación que compartía la incertidumbre de Deleuze sobre si las ciencias del pensamiento habrían aportado algo a la pintura o si a la inversa cabía “la posibilidad de que la pintura tendría algo para aportar a la filosofía”.

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Hard Light: The Work of Emilio Sanchez

Books and Books – Coral Gables

Wednesday, October 5 at 8 PM

Hard Light: The Work of Emilio Sanchez (Prestel Publishing, $45) byRafael Díazcasas, John Angeline and Rudi C. Bleys, edited by Ann Koll, is the much anticipated and beautifully compiled monograph, the first to bring to light the prolific career and life of this imaginative and spirited twentieth century Cuban American artist.

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Thirteen paintings and works on paper by Emilio Sanchez at Frederico Sève Gallery

artdaily.org

NEW YORK, NY.- Frederico Sève Gallery presents Shaping Light, an exhibition of works by Emilio Sanchez (1921-1999) featuring thirteen paintings and works on paper completed from the early to mid 1970’s. The Cuban-born American artist developed an early fascination with light and shadow on colored forms, and is celebrated for his architectural geometric abstractions, which are distinguished by their simplified forms.

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Teresita Fernández appointed to U.S. Commission on Fine Arts

September 16, 2011 (New York) — President Barack Obama has appointed Teresita Fernández, a MacArthur Award winning visual artist, to serve on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, a federal panel that advises the President, Congress and governmental agencies on national matters of design and aesthetics. Fernández lives and works in New York and is represented by Lehmann Maupin Gallery.

Members of the arts panel play a key role in shaping Washington’s architecture by approving the site and design of national memorials and museums; advise the U.S. Mint on the design of coins and medals; and administer the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs program, which benefits non-profit cultural entities that provide arts programming in Washington. Seven commissioners appointed by the President serve four-year terms.

Past members have included architects, landscape architects and artists, including Daniel Chester French who sculpted the statue of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial and landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., whose projects include the National Mall, Jefferson Memorial and the White House grounds.

Lehmann Maupin Gallery website

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Luis Gispert’s DECEPCIÓN: A New York Artist Takes the Long View of Customizer Culture

The New York Times

September 21, 2011, 6:00 am

By PHIL PATTON

Decepción,” the title of Luis Gisbert’s show at the uptown Mary Boone Gallery, at 745 Fifth Avenue, translates from the Spanish not to its English cognate, but more literally to disillusionment or disappointment. The word applies to the effect of the huge photographs in the show, which depict fantasy landscapes seen through the windshields of luxury vehicles.

The photographs pair interiors of BMWs and Cadillacs strewn with designer logos with images of mountains and meadows, the dreamscapes to which plush S.U.V.’s promise to carry their charges.

Mr. Gispert, born in Jersey City in 1972, now lives in Brooklyn. He has explored his Cuban American background and borrowed totems of hip-hop culture in his past pieces: gold jewelry, boom boxes, big speakers, large chrome wheel rims. In a video piece called “Block Watching,” he depicts a cheerleader mouthing the sound of a car alarm.

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Mario Algaze- Throckmorton Fine Art

MARIO ALGAZE   –   FORTY YEARS

November 10th – January 7th, 2012

145 EAST 57th STREET, 3RD FLOOR
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10022
TEL 212 223.1059 | FAX 212 223.1937
Opening reception:
Thursday, November 10th, 2011 6-8pm.
Book available:
Mario Algaze, Portfolio: $125.00

Throckmorton Fine Art is pleased to offer an exhibit highlighting four decades of work by the accomplished photographer, Mario Algaze. The exhibit will present 35 images included in the handsome catalogue of his work published in 2010, Mario Algaze: Portfolio. Algaze has worked throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, including his native Cuba, and his photographs reveal his intimacy with the region and its peoples.

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Emilio Sánchez: SHAPING LIGHT, at Frederico Sève Gallery, NY

September 21 – January 28, 2012

OPENING RECEPTION
September 21, 2011, 6-8 pm

Frederico Sève Gallery

37 W 57th Street, 4th floor
212 334 7813

New York, NY— Frederico Sève Gallery is pleased to present  is pleased to present Shaping Light, an exhibition of works by Emilio Sanchez (1921-1999) featuring thirteen paintings and works on paper completed from the early to mid 1970’s. The Cuban-born American artist developed an early fascination with light and shadow on colored forms, and is celebrated for his architectural geometric abstractions, which are distinguished by their simplified forms.

Shaping Light includes a series of works on paper that were influenced by his life in New York City, to where he proudly relocated in 1944 and remained until his death more than five decades later. While the 1960’s made way for a period of significant exploration in abstractionism in the artist’s life, the following ten years marked a time of architectural paintings and works that defines one of the highlights in Sanchez’s oeuvre.

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