Paper, Paint & Tattoos: Milena’s Unique Language

By Odette Artiles Milena Martínez Pedrosa is a complex artist who communicates power, irony and connection through the use of realistic bodies and head-scratching iconography. In Milena’s work nothing is straightforward, yet it is easy to read, better yet, understand. Complex and albeit mysterious, Milena both denounces and feeds off the censorship and limited freedom present in her native country of Cuba; providing paradoxical tension … Continue reading Paper, Paint & Tattoos: Milena’s Unique Language

Collecting Guide: Cuban Modern and Contemporary art

If there has long been international interest in Cuban art, recent years have seen increased demand from new buyers. Latin American Art specialist Diana Bramham offers her insights — illustrated with works offered in New York in May For a collector who is just starting out, where are the best places to see Modern and Contemporary Cuban art? Since the 1940s, New York has been … Continue reading Collecting Guide: Cuban Modern and Contemporary art

Stieglitz And O’Keeffe: Their Love And Life In Letters

From 1915 until 1946, some 25,000 pieces of paper were exchanged between two major 20th-century artists. Painter Georgia O’Keeffe and photographer Alfred Stieglitz wrote each other letters — sometimes two and three a day, some of them 40 pages long. The correspondence tracks their relationship from acquaintances to admirers to lovers to man and wife to exasperated — but still together — long-marrieds. The first … Continue reading Stieglitz And O’Keeffe: Their Love And Life In Letters

THE PILGRIM’S AXIOMS

Yourden Ricardo por Jesús Rosado La biografía artística de Yourden Ricardo (Isla de Pinos, 1974) bien pudiera haber comenzado bastante antes de su llegada al mundo. Como hipótesis quizás suene a divertimento, a broma disparatada, pero para el autor no sería incongruente con su concepción sobre la impermanencia, pues desde su espiritualismo considera que la vida humana fluye en inexorables ciclos a través de los … Continue reading THE PILGRIM’S AXIOMS

Uno de los secretos mejor guardados del arte cubano

Después de 1959, en Cuba cientos de tesoros nacionales fueron destruidos o confiscados, entre ellos una suma de artefactos de la cultura griega que más tarde aparece en la Unión Soviética, dando motivo a especulaciones de que el régimen de Castro cambiaba arte por armas. Otras obras no fueron vistas nunca más. No es este el caso de las piezas que “emigraron” antes del Primero … Continue reading Uno de los secretos mejor guardados del arte cubano

Extraoficial: las imágenes y el “Estado” de las cosas

por Willy Castellanos Simons “Los límites de mi lenguaje son los límites de mi mundo” Ludwig Wittgenstein ¿Dónde es posible situar, en el transcurso de casi seis décadas de arte cubano post-revolucionario, el origen de las contradicciones entre lo oficial y lo extraoficial, entre lo colectivo y lo particular, o entre la plena adherencia al proyecto social y la libertad individual de expresar cualquier distanciamiento respecto a este? La … Continue reading Extraoficial: las imágenes y el “Estado” de las cosas

MASTERS OF CUBAN ART

Art Palm Beach 21st Edition Modern & Contemporary Art Fair ArtPalmBeach is  South Florida’s  longest running mid-winter fair dedicated to contemporary, emerging, and modern masterworks of the art of the 20th and 21st centuries. The internationally renowned premiere contemporary art fair at the Palm Beach County Convention Center will be celebrating its 21st edition. Kendall Art Center at Art Palm Beach Week present “MASTERS OF CUBAN … Continue reading MASTERS OF CUBAN ART

Miami 10 major private art collections

Once a year Miami becomes the focus of the international art world, with the renowned event “Miami Arts Week”, but the city’s contemporary art scene remains a vibrant force throughout the year. Miami is bolstered by an impressive group of private collections, here we present Miami’s 10 major private art collections, some of which are included in the top 100 list of world collectors.   … Continue reading Miami 10 major private art collections

Sources

“Sources” by Roxana M. Bermejo. I have always defended that along with any good work of art there is a theoretical thinking entrenched. Sometimes, the piece works as a constant for critical thinking, other times, it works as its trigger. This last case, of course, is much more intense, interesting, explanatory and revealing. Definitive. I think of Duchamp setting his fountain in the middle of … Continue reading Sources

Artists in Purgatory

Kendall Art Center (KAC) is proud to present “Artists in Purgatory” an exhibition of Jorge Reynardus Collection that brings together work of Cuban artists such Adriano Buergo, Adrián Menéndez, Agustín Fernández, Aldo Menéndez, Alejandro Aguilera, Ana Albertina, Alonso Mateo, Ángel Delgado, Antonia Eiriz, Armando Guiller, Armando Mariño, Arturo Cuenca, Carlos Cárdenas, Carlos Estévez, Carlos González, Carlos Luna, Carlos Sanjurjo, Clara Reynardus, Consuelo Castañeda, Ciro Quintana, … Continue reading Artists in Purgatory