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Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art Smithsonian American Art Museum – Washington, DC

October 25th 2013 – March 2nd 2014

 

3rd Floor North, American Art Museum
(8th and F Streets, N.W.) 
Washington D.C.

Our America presents more than ninety works of art across all media by seventy-two Latino artists active since the mid-twentieth century and gives voice to their broader American experience. Drawn entirely from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition explores how Latino artists shaped the artistic movements of their day and recalibrated key themes in American art and culture. Exhibition curated by Carmen Ramos.

The exhibition will likely tour to six venues after it closes in Washington DC. The national tour includes the following confirmed venues: The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University in Miami, Florida (March 28, 2014-June 22, 2014); and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts in Salt Lake City, Utah (February 6, 2015-May 17, 2015).

Link:>>CANY blog post

Link:>>Art Nexus

 

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“Americana” – Contemporary Caribbean and Latin American Art

Opening Reception October 9th at 6pm

 

Miramar Cultural Center
2400 Civic Center Place
Miramar, FL

 

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Antonia Eiriz’s at MDC

Through November 17th, 2013

 

MDC Museum of Art & Design, Freedom Tower
600 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL

The sweeping canvases of the late Cuban painter Antonia Eiriz are not always easy to view. That is not to say they are harsh and hard — very little overt violence is expressed in these works; but the blurred faces and figures are contorted, silently shouting out in pain, or they are just silently suffering.

Many of her works — thought to walk the line between expressionism and abstraction — are covering the walls of MDC Museum of Art + Design at the Freedom Tower, a huge space well-suited to this retrospective of an artist under-appreciated in the United States, and Miami (although not by many within the art community). In fact, this is the biggest exhibit of her work, called Antonia Eiriz: A Painter and Her Audience.

In an interesting addition, curator and artist Michele Weinberg has included a number of contemporary artists who have been influenced by Eiriz. The variety of works highlighted in this section — from Luisa Basnuevo and Nereida Garcia-Ferraz to Ana Mendieta, Glexis Novoa and Tomas Sanchez — underscore that Eiriz’s influence was far broader than simply imparting the tricks of the trade to a new group of emerging artists.

 

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Silvia Lizama’s “Sights of Construction” – Miami

9 November  – 24 January  2014

Opening Reception November 9th from 7-9pm

 

ACND Gallery of Art
4949 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL

A collection of photos depicting endless tracts of dirt stretching toward horizons set amidst the drama of tropical skies. Lizama has turned her camera lens to barren acres of earth awaiting construction of highways, shopping malls, office parks, and subdivisions. Black and white shots, using a medium format film camera, with surfaces of the printed images hand colored with photographic oils. Other images are digital and hand coloring is achieved with digital manipulation software.

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The Pearl – Enrique Martinez Celaya – Sante Fe

July 13–October 13, 2013

 

SITE Santa Fe
1606 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM

In The Pearl, Cuban American artist Enrique Martínez Celaya takes up the drama of youth, wrought as it is with fear, wonder, trepidation and exuberance, in various proportions, and explores both the deterioration of memory and memory’s role in informing the present.

The Pearl is an immersive environment that sprawls across the entirety of SITE Santa Fe’s 12,000 square feet of gallery spaces. Utilizing painting, sculpture, sound, video, and light, the artist creates various installations threaded together by a continuous clear plastic tube of circulating water. The viewer follows the flow of the water from gallery to gallery in a manner suggestive of following a narrative. However, the individual installations are more akin to rhythmic pulses within a meandering melody, or emotional beats within a theatrical performance. They are better described as moments of encounter, sparsely arranged in the vast gallery space, replete with both climaxes and spaces of silence.

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Cintas Foundation announce finalists

October 10 – December 15, 2013

 

MDC Museum of Art & Design, Freedom Tower
600 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL
 

Miami Dade College (MDC), home of the CINTAS Fellows Collection, and the CINTAS Foundation have announced this year’s visual arts finalists for the annual CINTAS Foundation Fellowship competition. The competition awards a $10,000 fellowship for each winner in three categories: visual arts, music and creative writing.

The 2013-14 CINTAS Fellowship Visual Arts finalists are:Cristina Lei Rodriguez, Joseph Michael Lopez, Lourdes Perdomo, Marta María Pérez Bravo, Olivia Ramos, Lissette Schaeffler, Ruben Torres Llorca, Ivan Toth Depeña, and Angela Valella.

The article that follows is in Spanish.

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Facebook censura al artista Erik Ravelo

<<Article is in Spanish>>

 

Facebook ha cancelado la página del artista plástico cubano Erik Ravelo por un supuesto “autolesionismo”, en relación con fotografías de su campaña Los Intocables, a favor de la infancia.

“Parece que la gente empezó a quejarse. Es absurdo, porque mis fotos no son agresivas, forman parte de una campaña de sensibilización a favor de la infancia”, señaló el artista.

Anteriormente, The Huffington Post se había hecho eco de su campaña social en Estados Unidos, pero la versión italiana del famoso portal izquierdista censuró la foto del religioso.

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Stories – Tony Mendoza – Miami

October 28 – November 29, 2013

Opening Reception on November 2, 2013 from 7-9 pm

 

Art @ Work
1245 SW 87th Ave.
Miami, FL

 

Tony Mendoza is a Columbus, Ohio based artist born in Havana, Cuba.  His work will be on view next month in Miami. This exhibit features a selection of 1980’s black and white selenium toned photographs from Stories, a series of autobiographical impactful tales that center on the life of the artist, introducing us in a very personal and stirring way to family and friends. The artist’s pioneering method in chronicling the apparent epitomizes the consolidation of words and image into a visual statement as an art form.

The opening night reception for Stories is Saturday, November 2, 2013, 7 – 9 pm and is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on view from October 28 through November 29, 2013 weekdays from 11 am to 5 pm.

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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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Cuban Americans – Our America: The Latino Presence In American Art – Smithsonian Museum

October 25, 2013 – March 2, 2013

 

American Art Museum
8th And F Street NW
Washington DC
 

An exhibition opening next month at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, “Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art,” will highlight a chapter of art history that remains a secret to far too many Americans.

Since joining the Smithsonian in 2010, E. Carmen Ramos, the curator of Latino art at the American Art Museum, has had an ambitious mandate: to strengthen our holdings of Latino art and present that collection in a fresh way. “Our America,” which she curated, will display the results of that quest so far. It will include 92 works (by 72 artists), fully 63 of which have been acquired since 2011.

This exhibit is well represented by Cuban American Artists including Luis Cruz Azaceta, Maria Brito, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Teresita Fernandez, Ana Mendieta, Abelardo Morell, Maria Martinez-Cañas, Arturo Rodriguez, Emilio Sanchez, and Rafael Soriano.

link:>>Smithsonian Art Museum

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