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MERGING ROADS: Ernesto Briel and Cepp Selgas, at Jadite Galleries, NY

March 16 – 30, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 17 @ 6pm.

Jadite Galleries
413W 50th St.
New York, NY 10019

 

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Learning Through Performance: An Evening with Ernesto Pujol, at SVA, New York

Thursday, March 17 | 6:30PM

School of Visual Arts
335 West 16th St Fl 1,  New York
 

MFA Art Practice presents site-specific performance artist, social choreographer and faculty member Ernesto Pujol discussing his practice. Pujol is known for his silent, durational, walking performances as portraits of people and places within familiar landscapes and architecture that have nevertheless become invisible. His performances have often served as mausoleums or monuments to forgotten or remembered but unresolved social issues, which have been mourned or reflected upon during the experience. He is the author of Sited Body, Public Visions: Silence, Stillness and Walking as Performance Practice and numerous anthologized essays.

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Jorge Pardo Speaks at ICA, Miami

Friday, March 18, 2016 7pm

Palm Court
140 NE 39th St
Miami Design District
Miami, FL 33137

ICA Speaks: Jorge Pardo will take place at Palm Court in partnership with the Miami Design District.

The Institute of Contemporary Art presents ICA Speaks, a series of lectures highlighting artists from the museum’s permanent collection. ICA Miami welcomes Jorge Pardo, a sculptor whose body of work reflects the complex relationships between architecture, sculpture, design, painting, and drawing.

Jorge Pardo (b. 1963, Havana, Cuba) frequently blurs the lines that separate disciplines, presenting a fundamental challenge to the relationship between artwork and viewer. Characterized by this dynamic interaction, Pardo’s oeuvre invites audience expectations to define the way which each work is perceived and interpreted

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HERNAN BAS: Bright Young Things, at Lehman Maupin Gallery, NY

March 10 – April 23, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 10 6-10pm

Lehman Maupin
536 W 22nd Street
New York                            

New York, February 16, 2016—Lehmann Maupin is pleased to present Hernan Bas’ Bright Young Things, the artist’s fourth solo exhibition with the gallery, featuring new paintings on canvas and paper.  Bas draws from a pool of references found in art, poetry, religion, mythology, film, and literature. In this recent series, he turns his attention specifically to 1920s London, and a group of young, bohemian aristocrats that emerged post-World War I. The artist will be present for an opening reception at the gallery on Thursday, March 10 from 6-8 PM.

 

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ALEJANDRO AGUILERA: SERIOUSLY FUNNY, Political Cartoons and Illustrations, at Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA

February 25 (opening) – April 8, 2016

Curated by Marianne Lambert

Swan Coach House Gallery
3130 Slaton Drive N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30305

The Swan Coach House Gallery and the Forward Arts Foundation are pleased to present the work of internationally-known artist, Alejandro Aguilera. The works featured in this exhibition are social and political cartoons and illustrations that he has executed daily since leaving his homeland of Cuba. This is the first time the work has been presented to the public.

The pieces selected for this exhibition are divided into themes describing American life, portraits of artists and spiritual world leaders, satirical cartoons of political leaders, and a series of abstract drawings. Humor has long been a part of the culture and character of the Cuban people and is used as a form of coping with their oppression. These images are amusing and reflective rather than mocking or ironical. They function as tools of communication more in favor of understanding rather than confrontation. Unlike the spoken or written word, drawings are universally readable and for Aguilera function as a means to keep the world informed of the communist regime dominating his people. He sends them to peers all over the world and to his family still in Cuba.

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GEANDY PAVON’S ‘THE CUBAN AMERICANS’, at the Instituto Cervantes, NYC

February 4 – February 20, 2016

Opening and Reception: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 7 pm

INSTITUTO CERVANTES GALLERY
211 E 49th St, NYC
 

The Cuban-Americans, a solo photo exhibit by Geandy Pavón, one of the most critically acclaimed Cuban-American artists of his generation, opens a month-long program of Cuban culture events at Manhattan’s Cervantes Institute. For this series, Pavón follows in the tradition of Robert Frank, whose seminal book, The Americans, unveiled a more nuanced and certainly less congratulatory view of American society.

The opening reception will feature a special commentary by the distinguished curator and art historian Alejandro Anreus. 

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Ana Mendieta: Experimental and Interactive Films, at Galerie Lelong, NY

February 5 – March 26, 2016

Opening reception: Friday, February 5, 6-8pm

Galerie Lelong
528 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001
 

Ana Mendieta: Experimental and Interactive Films is the first full-scale gallery exhibition dedicated to Mendieta’s filmworks in New York. Revealing aspects of Mendieta’s practice that are not as widely known as her ritualistic investigations of body and landscape, the exhibition demonstrates Mendieta’s technical innovations and her singular approach to the medium. The fifteen filmworks comprising the exhibition—nine of which have never been seen before—are newly transferred from their original media to digital formats. These transfers reveal detail and a vibrancy of color and contrast, while preserving these critical works for future generations.

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“An Island Apart: Cuban Artists in Exile” , at Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio

OPENING RECEPTION with a Performance by Carlos Martiel

Friday, January 22, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Miller Gallery
33 Collegeview Road, Westerville, Ohio

Carlos Martiel, a Havana-born performance artist will be presenting “El Tanque “, an experiential commentary on politics and prisoners of conscience in Cuba. Performance begins at 6 p.m.

Pavel Acosta / Alejandro Aguilera / Jairo Alfonso / Angel Delgado / Coco Fusco / Frank Guiller (Rank) / Armando Marino / Maritza Molina / Carlos Martiel / Fabian Pena and Juan Si Gonzalez.

The exhibition “An Island Apart: Cuban Artists in Exile” spans three galleries:
DEPARTURE GATE A / January 11 to May 1
Fisher Gallery
Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St., Westerville, Ohio
DEPARTURE GATE B / January 11 to February 14
Miller Gallery
33 Collegeview Rd, Westerville, Ohio
Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
DEPARTURE GATE C / January 11 to May 1
Frank Museum of Art
39 S. Vine Street, Westerville.
Museum hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Alchemy of the Soul: Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, at Peabody Essex Museum, Salem

January 9 – April 3, 2016

The Peabody Essex Museum,
East India Square (161 Essex St)
Salem, Massachusetts 01970


Alchemy of the Soul: Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons
presents the most ambitious collaboration between the Afro-Cuban artist and her husband, musician and composer Neil Leonard. Through large-scale blown glass sculptures, paintings, photographs, and evocative soundscapes, the artist draws on the structural forms found in the abandoned sugar mills and rum factories of her childhood island home. Incorporating the sweet smell of rum, this multi-sensory exhibition creates an intoxicating reconceptualization of the often-brutal history of the Cuban sugar industry, offering a visceral experience that ignites the senses and our emotional awareness of place, memory, identity and labor.

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Carlos Estévez: Soulcatcher, at LaCa Projects, Charlotte, NC

January 14 – March 12, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 14, 2016  6 – 9 pm 

LaCa Projects
1429 Bryant St
Charlotte, NC 28208
 

Art is a mirror of the intangible; the intangible is the metaphysical reality—what we cannot see with our eyes. Soulcatcher, a groundbreaking exhibition, is an attempt to capture the invisible dimension of the reality and explores the hidden dynamic of the universe. Through his lens, Estévez masterfully helps us discover the innermost depths of our world.

LaCa Project website

 

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