As long as the sky whirls You will be my redemption and my doom, magnetic vision, lily in underwear, salvation and madness every night waiting. As long as the sky whirls no infernal could be a stranger because I have to take care that that would not harm you, No joy would go by inadvertent Because in some way I have to reveal it to … Continue reading Artists and friends in Hamlet Collection
Roxana M. Bermejo. I have always considered the interpreting of abstract paintings through figurative tools to be a sterile activity. It results in being a vain exercise in which the viewer tends to equate what is unknown to the familiar. The idea of discovering an algorithm to decipher the forms is as erroneous as the intention to analyze the man behind the brush, outside the … Continue reading THE ODYSSEY OF PEDRO ÁVILA GENDIS.
Entrevista a Yulier Perez Yulier Pérez nace en Florida (Camagüey), en 1989. Se traslada a La Habana a la edad de 14 años para atender a la escuela experimental de artes de El Vedado, la cual le serviría como preparatoria a la academia San Alejandro. Sin embargo, luego de varios intentos frustrados por ingresar a la renombrada institución, Yulier decide buscar una formación artística alternativa … Continue reading La alquimia Habanera de Yulier P
A canvas that sold for over a million dollars was shredded by its frame but no one is sure if it was destroyed or simply transformed. By Hrag Vartanian A Banksy artwork “self-destructed” at a Friday night Sotheby’s auction in London. “Girl with a Balloon” (2006) was the final lot of the evening sale at Sotheby’s and ended things off with an impressive final price … Continue reading A little piece of Banksy genius
by Julia Morrisroe. Aldo Leopold, the conservationist, forester and philosopher, observed the seasonal changes and migratory patterns of wild life in his book A Sand County Almanac. The slender volume is a diary of sorts, where Leopold recorded the rhythm of the natural world and shared his enthusiasm about the arrival of the Canadian geese, the sun burnt grass in the depth of summer and the … Continue reading American Rural Idylls | Miguel Saludes
JÓVENES QUE ASPIRÁIS A OFICIANTES DE LA BELLEZA, PUEDE QUE OS RESULTE GRATO ENCONTRAR AQUÍ EL RESUMEN DE UNA LARGA EXPERIENCIA. Amad devotamente a los maestros que os precedieron. Inclinaos ante Fidias y ante Miguel Angel. Admirad la divina serenidad del uno; la salvaje angustia del otro. La admiración es un vino generoso para los nobles espíritus. Guardaos, sin embargo, de imitar a vuestros mayores. … Continue reading Auguste Rodin: Testamento, 1911
by Roxana M. Bermejo Water on top of you … and salt. And the remote sunlight that does not reach you. The life from your chest does not pass; in you it collides and bounces and then it goes astray, lost, to the side-to one side… Where? Dulce María Loynaz, “Song for the sterile woman” Angela was born a woman. It does not matter where … Continue reading Angela Alés: The art of giving birth
The thread has been lost; the labyrinth has been lost also. Now, we no longer even know whether these corridors that encircle us are those of a labyrinth, a secret cosmos, or a chaos of pure chance. Our beautiful duty is to imagine that there exists a labyrinth and a thread. We might never come across the thread; or we might stumble upon it unexpectedly … Continue reading Broken Roots: The Labyrinth and the Thread. by Janet Batet
Por Roxana M. Bermejo Agua arriba de ti… Y sal. Y la remota luz del sol que no llega a alcanzarte. La Vida de tu pecho no pasa; en ti choca y rebota la Vida y se va luego desviada, perdida, hacia un lado-hacia un lado…- ¿Hacia dónde?… Dulce María Loynaz, “Canto a la mujer estéril” Ángela nació mujer. No importa dónde ni cuándo. Podría decirse … Continue reading Ángela Alés: El arte de parir formas
By Odette Artiles It’s all about baseball for contemporary Cuban artist Reynerio Tamayo. Sponsored by The Rodriguez Collection, in collaboration with the Caribbean Educational Baseball Foundation, The Kendall Art Center presented for art and baseball fans alike, the exposition “Cuban Slugger” at Arena Stage in Washington D.C. on July 11, 2018. A showcase, mimicking the emigration of its maker, “Cuban Slugger” garnered critical and communal … Continue reading The Rodriguez Collection introduces Reynerio Tamayo to Washington D.C.