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“HABEAS CORPUS: NUDE, IDEOLOGY AND IDENTITY IN CUBAN PHOTOGRAPHY (1982-1993)”, by WILLY CASTELLANOS at Aluna Art Foundation, Miami

Saturday, March 22nd/2014 at 7:00pm

ALUNA ART FOUNDATION
172 B WEST FLAGLER STREET
MIAMI, FL 33130

Aluna Art Foundation & Focus Locus cordially invites you to “HABEAS CORPUS: NUDE, IDEOLOGY AND IDENTITY IN CUBAN PHOTOGRAPHY (1982-1993)”, the last of our talks with art historian, curator and photographer WILLY CASTELLANOS; as part of the series “ART, DOCUMENT AND REALITY: REFRACTIONS ON PHOTOGRAPHY IN CUBA” (History, Theory and Criticism).

WILLY CASTELLANOS An art historian, curator and photographer, holder of a degree in History of Arts from the University of Havana (1993) were he graduated with a thesis on photography: “Nude as Objet and Strategy in Cuban Photography (1982-1993)”; Castellanos left Cuba in 1994 to Argentina.
In 2001, he moved to Miami, where he actually lives and works. His writings on art have been published in the magazines Fotomundo (Buenos Aires), Revolución y Cultura (Havana), P’alante Magazine/The Sun Sentinel (Broward, FL), Arte al Día International, LetraUrbana.com and Nagari Magzine, as well as in several exhibition catalogs in the United States.
In Miami, Castellanos was the Curator of the photography exhibition “Prayers for Saints and Orishas” at the Spanish Cultural Center of Miami (CCE), and also of “New Gods by José Franco,” and “20 Brands by Felix Beltrán” (co-curated with Rafael López-Ramos) for the Miami Dade College Art Gallery System (AGC).
Castellanos is the co-author of the critical essay for the book of Cuban photographer Raúl Canibano published by La Fabrica (Madrid, 2012); and is currently working on the publication of two more books on Cuban contemporary photography.
His photographic essay “Exodus: a missing page in history”, which documents the start of the massive wave of “rafters” that left the coast of Havana in 1994, was selected and invited in 2012 to open the Photoamerica edition of Arteamericas, the Latin-American Contemporary Art Fair of Miami. His shots have been featured in one-man and group shows in Cuba, Argentina, Brazil, and the United States.

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Juan Antonio Molina Cuesta: A Conversation on Cuban Photography of the 90’s at ALUNA ART FOUNDATION, Miami

Thursday March 6th, 2014 at 7:00pm

ALUNA ART FOUNDATION
172-b west Flagler Street,
Miami FL 33130

Aluna Art Foundation cordially invites you to our ongoing talks | March 2014
ART, DOCUMENT AND REALITY: REFRACTIONS ON PHOTOGRAPHY IN CUBA (History, Theory and Criticism)
“SINCE THE WHORES HAD GONE: URBAN SPACE, EROTICISM, DOCUMENT, AND POLITICS”.
A conversation on Cuban Photography of the 90’s by art critic and curator Juan Antonio Molina (in Spanish)

“SINCE THE WHORES HAD GONE” is the title of the book in process that brings together newspaper articles, essays, and chronicles, written during the last 20 years by Juan Antonio Molina on contemporary Cuban Photography. The book will also include subjects as the representations of urban space, the relationship between photography and poetry, body, fiction, staging, and the different alternatives of what the author called “New Documentary in Cuba”. Parallel to these reflections, the essay opens a space on identity and rootlessness, aesthetic utopia and political disenchantment, as well as memory and the recent national history.

JUAN ANTONIO MOLINA (Havana,1965)

Art critic, professor and independentcurator, Juan Antonio Molina was a researcher and curator for the Fototeca Nacional de Cuba and for the Wifredo Lam Center – which organizes the Havana Biennial. In Mexico he was a contributor to the Fototeca Nacional of the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, and for the Centro de la Imagen (Images Center?) of the Centro Nacional de las Artes. In 2009, he wasthe coordinator of the XIII Bienal de Fotografía of Mexico, organized by the Centro de la Imagen and the Centro Nacional de las Artes. Between June and December 2009, Molina was the coordinator of the Seminar of Contemporary of the Centro de la Imagen.

In recent years, Molina has taught and lectured at The Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, The Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, The Universidad Veracruzana, and The Instituto Potosino de Bellas Artes among others. His writings have been published in Aperture, Arte al Dia International, Replicant, C International Photo Magazine, Arte Cubano, Encuentros de la Cultura Cubana, Fisura, Arte y Naturaleza, Origina, Tierra Adentro, Atlántica Internacional de las Artes, and Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina y el Caribe, among other journals.

He currently leads the project “Página en blando: curatorial works, criticism and art education” in Mexico City.

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The Cuban American Phototheque of Miami Presents Ivan Canas’ Artist Talk, Miami

Saturday, February 15 at 7 p.m

 

The Cuban American Phototheque
4260 SW 74 Ave
the Bird Road Art District 
Miami, Florida 33155

The Cuban born photographer Ivan Cañas began his professional career in the 60s, but the protagonists of his personal work were never the leaders of the so called Cuban Revolution that produced thousands of images published all around the world. Although the photographer took with expertise the images requested by the editors of the magazine he worked on, the creator kept always some film to satisfy his personal vision of the everyday life in Cuba.

The Cuban American Phototheque will hold an Artist Talk next Saturday, February 15 at 7 p.m., the occasion of the current exhibition Ivan Canas: A Retrospective. Cuban Art specialist Ileana Fuentes and Willy Castellanos will be talking with artist Ivan Cañas providing diverse viewpoints about the photographer’s work and his role in the Cuban Art made in and outside the island. The photographer will be available to answer the public questions and share his memories with the audience.

 

 

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Latin American Art Auction – Christie’s

November 15 – November 20, 2013

 
Christie’s
20 Rockefeller Plaza
NYC

VIEWING TIMES

Nov 15            1pm – 5pm

Nov 16            10am – 5pm

Nov 17            1pm – 5pm

Nov 18            10am – 5pm

Nov 19            10am – 12pm

AUCTION TIMES

Nov 19   7:00 PM   Lots            1 – 74

Nov 20   10:00 AM Lot            80 – 253

Link: E-catalogue

 

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Emilio Sanchez’s Visions of Light: Caribbean Architecture Reimagined at IU Art Museum

October 9th at 6pm

IU Art Museum
1133 E 7th St. 
Bloomington, IN

Anke Birkenmaier, assistant professor of Spanish and Portuguese and Latin American and Caribbean Studies, will discuss the Cuban-American artist Emilio Sanchez’s fascination with the patterns, colors, and forms of Caribbean architecture. Based on memory and his Sanchez’s travels, these images suggest aspects of nostalgia, identity, and a sense of place.

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Lectures by Alejandro Anreus

CANY is proud to announce 2 lectures by Alejandro Anreus.

September 26, 2013  7 PM

Mario Carreño: The Early Years. Mario Carreño (1913 -1999) is one of the key artists of the second avant-garde generation in Cuban art. This lecture focuses on his early work from the late 1930s until 1943.

 September 27, 2013    7 PM

Antonia Eiriz In Context. Neo-figurative painter Antonia Eiriz (1929 -1995) is one of the most significant artists of her generation. Eiriz’s artwork is powerful and somber. Imbued with an audacious expression of angst, human suffering and social criticism, her imagery often connects to other great figures of the art world such as, Goya, Francis Bacon and Edward Munch. This lecture will present the main themes of her paintings in the socio-political context of her time, and relate it to her contemporaries in Latin America.

Cernuda Arte
3155 Ponce de Leon Blvd.,
Coral Gables
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Gladys Triana & Nereida Garcia Ferraz- panel discussion

October 1, 2013   7 PM

 

MDC Museum of Art + Design
600 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL
 

A public panel discussion about Eiriz’s significant career featuring curator Michelle Weinberg, arts writer Janet Batet and participating artists Nereida García Ferraz and Gladys Triana is scheduled for Tuesday, October 1, at 7 p.m. at the Museum. The discussion is free and open to the public.

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What Happens when the lights go out? – Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Estates and galleries are developing strategies to preserve light-based works while striving to remain faithful to the artist’s original vision…

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Christie’s Interiors

June 18 & 19, 2013

 

Christies NYC
20 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020

 

Paintings by Cuba artists in the Chrisitie’s Interiors Auction.

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In Conversation: Yovani Bauta & Toa Castellanos

Thursday June 13, 3013  6 PM

MDC Museum of Art + Design
600 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL
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