Ana Mendieta: Earthbound

The late Cuban-born artist’s powerful work, which was grounded in the natural world, is being exhibited outside for the first time By Belle Hutton The 1970s series Silueta is one of Cuban American artist Ana Mendieta’s most enduring feats. Created at historical locations in both Iowa and Mexico, the series involved Mendieta capturing her body or the imprint of its silhouette in dialogue with the … Continue reading Ana Mendieta: Earthbound

Abstract Diversity in Painting

ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries Highly accomplished artists with different visions of abstract painting are being exhibited in “Abstract Diversity in Painting” at ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries in downtown Coral Gables, Florida through July 2019.For its spring show Virginia Miller, owner and director of Greater Miami’s longest-established contemporary fine art gallery, selected three of the gallery’s leading artists: Florian Depenthal, Ned Evans and Linda Touby. Despite their very … Continue reading Abstract Diversity in Painting

El coleccionismo exige…

En las últimas décadas, el coleccionismo de arte cubano ha sido uno de los terrenos más accidentados en el panorama de las artes visuales en Cuba. La promoción y circulación del arte del patio transita por una serie de pasadizos, a veces subterráneos, que conducen a espacios no del todo definidos. Sin embargo, supongo que se trata de lagunas al interior de nuestra historiografía. Asumo … Continue reading El coleccionismo exige…

See and Be Seen: Robert Mapplethorpe’s Photography at the Guggenheim

By Caitlin Dover Strange but true: Robert Mapplethorpe did not start his artistic career as a photographer. “When I was in college, we had to take a photography course and I hated it,” he once recalled. “It seemed like a lesser art form.” Not until the early 1970s did he start exploring the medium’s potential, thanks to pivotal gifts from important art-world friends. In 1971, Metropolitan Museum of … Continue reading See and Be Seen: Robert Mapplethorpe’s Photography at the Guggenheim

Serlian Barreto: El concepto de lo maravilloso

El concepto de lo maravilloso comienza a tomar forma cuando surge de una alteración inesperada de la realidad. Alejo Carpentier. Serlian Barreto (b. Havana, Cuba, 1997) se gradúa de la academia de San Alejandro (2016) y ejerce como profesor en la misma hasta el 2018. Barreto un joven artista lleno de luz y claridad. Es conocido por sus pinturas en serie, de gran formato, retratos … Continue reading Serlian Barreto: El concepto de lo maravilloso

Apología del silencio (o la astucia de tensar los límites)

I La obra del artista cubano Jorge Santos (La Habana, 1973) posee un acento fuertemente antropológico. El ser humano y sus principales dudas y conflictos existenciales se erigen como los núcleos temáticos de mayor interés para el autor. Sus personajes están preñados de angustia, soledad, aislamiento. Desidia. Son seres sufridos, que padecen un estigma indeleble: la incomunicación. Les ha sido vetada la posibilidad del habla, … Continue reading Apología del silencio (o la astucia de tensar los límites)

The art of melting borders

Riccardo Attanasio obtained a degree in Sculpture at the University of Fine Arts in Naples and an MA in Social Sculpture at Oxford Brookes University. Riccardo values the context he works in as the main inspiration for his work, finding a common ground with each culture he connects with. He creates cathartic actions and performances in the fore-front of current political, environmental and spiritual concerns by digging for … Continue reading The art of melting borders

Greater masters that have immortalized Notre Dame

There are few monuments that are more distinctly French or more woven into the history of France than Notre Dame Cathedral. As images of the fire ravaging through the historic church sparked outcries around the globe, people from all walks of life are mourning. Its place in Catholicism is undisputed, as is its role in French history. It was the site of some of the … Continue reading Greater masters that have immortalized Notre Dame

Allison Kotzig: Death Mask of the Fertile Crone

by Odette Artiles  Allison Kotzig’s oeuvre is raw and untamed, a provocatively tongue-in-cheek opus, and quite beautiful in a primordial sort of way. Her work carries an innate sense of mysticism and recalls folkloric aspects associated with nature, mythological creatures, dark magic, and the divine feminine that binds it all. Allison’s works are conceptual by nature and focus on fertility, sex, and the life-death-rebirth cycle. … Continue reading Allison Kotzig: Death Mask of the Fertile Crone

La revolucionaria respuesta al 349

La historia de la Revolución Cubana esta llena de expropiaciones y apropiaciones. El grupo Pro-CI (Proyecto Curatorial Independiente) presenta en el Museo de la Revolución con motivo de la XIII Bienal de La Habana, “349 Arte Revolucionario”, una exhibición que explora 60 años de arte cubano y reúne 349 obras importantes de pintura, escultura, fotografía, video, instalación y performance, de artistas cubanos que vivieron, o … Continue reading La revolucionaria respuesta al 349