Tag : Luis Cruz Azaceta

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Cuban-American Master Embraces the Chaos of Covid

Cuban-American master Luis Cruz Azaceta has created five new pieces during the lockdown of 2020. The artist transmuted the chaos of the pandemic into his artistic vision. He addresses the “poetic window of the virus and its state of mutation; a cacophony of horror and beauty” in his Pandemia paintings.

“Luis Cruz Azaceta: Personal Velocity in the Age of Covid,” will be on display at the Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery in Santo Domingo from Nov. 26th, 2020 to Jan. 30th, 2021. In addition to the new pandemic pieces, the exhibit will include six retrospective pieces, which he produced from 2007-2019. All the pieces in the show are all connected through the artist’s iconography.

Born in Havana in 1942, Azaceta left the island in 1960 when he was a teenager . He immigrated to New York, where he graduated from The School of Visual Arts. Throughout his 40-plus year career, his works have reflected social issues including the AIDS crisis, the war in Iraq, and the migration of Cuban rafters.

His work has been displayed nationally and internationally, and he has won numerous awards from some of the most prestigious institutions.

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Group show PRIMERA REVANCHA, at Pinta Miami

Dec 1 – Dec 4, 2016

Curated by Omar Pascual Castillo

Pinta Miami  Booth B29
318 NW 23rd St,
Miami, FL 33127

Featured artists:

Alejandro Aguilera, José Bedia, Ariel Cabrera, Carlos Cárdenas, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Ofill Echevarría, Alexis Esquivel, Tomás Esson, Flavio Garciandía, Maykel Linares, Enrique Martínez Celaya, Marta María Pérez Bravo, Geandy Pavón, Segundo Planes, Juan Miguel Pozo, Ernesto Pujol

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LUIS CRUZ AZACETA: Swimming to Havana, at Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, New York

November 5 – December 30, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 5, 2016, 7 p.m.–9 p.m.

Lyle O. Reitzel
139 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002, USA

 

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Cuban America: An Empire State of Mind at Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY

February 4 – May 14, 2014

Reception: March 17th, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

The reception will include a special performance by artist Carmelita Tropicana

Lehman College Art Gallery
250 Bedford Park
Boulevard West
Bronx, N.Y. 10468

Alejandro Aguilera, Jairo Alfonso, Alexandre Arrechea, Tania Bruguera, María Magdalena Campos Pons, Yoán Capote, Los Carpinteros, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Christian Curiel, Alessandra Expósito, Teresita Fernández, Carlos Garaicoa, Anthony Goicolea, María Elena González, Armando Guiller, Luis Mallo, María Martínez Cañas, Abelardo Morel, Gean Moreno & Ernesto Oroza, Glexis Novoa, Geandy Pavón, Emilio Pérez, Javier Piñón, Carlos Rodríguez Cárdenas, Andrés Serrano, & Katarina Wong.

Video program: Juan Carlos Alom, Allora and Calzadilla, Humberto Díaz, Felipe Dulzaides, Luis Gárciga, Tony Labat, Glenda León, and Ana Olema.

Co-curated by Yuneikys Villalonga and Susan Hoeltzel and includes a related Cuban video art program organized by guest curator Meykén Barreto. A series of special programs is conducted by guest curator Elvis Fuentes.

RELATED EVENTS

Panel: In A Material World: Cubans Discuss Their America, moderated by Elvis Fuentes – March 18, 2014 – 6pm
Talk and Tastings: Cuban Cuisine, by a Havana Central Restaurant Chef – May 14, 2014 – 1pm

 

 

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Louisiana: Mon Amour-An exhibiton by Luis Cruz Azaceta at Acadiana Center for the Arts, Louisiana

November 9, 2013-February 8, 2014

Acadiana Center for the Arts
101 W. Vermilion St. Lafayette, Louisiana 70501
 

Luis Cruz Azaceta was born in Havana, Cuba in 1942 and currently lives and works in New Orleans, Louisiana. As a teenager he witnessed many acts of violence on the streets of Havana: bombs in stores, cinemas and theaters; shoot-outs, arrests and torture of citizens by Batista secret police. In 1959, the Cuban revolution brought jubilation and celebration when Castro promised to restore Cuba’s constitution and free elections. Months later executions began, businesses were confiscated and some closed. Azaceta’s experiences under both Batista and postrevolution impacted his vision—creating a sensitivity towards violence, human cruelty, injustice and alienation—which later become central themes in his work.

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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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Works on Paper

September 13 – October 6, 2013

 

Miami Hispanic Cultural Art Center
111 SW 5th Avenue
Miami, FL

The ” Works on Paper” exhibit aims to establish a general vision of the importance and variety of the art of Drawing in Contemporary Cuban Art.

Twenty four comtemporary cuban artists will participate in this exhibit-
some emerging, some established.

 

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Luis Cruz Azaceta at the Whitney

April 25 – September 1, 2013

 

Whitney Museum of Art
945 Madison Avenue
at 75th Street,
New York

I, YOU, WE is the fifth in a two-year series of exhibitions which reassess the Whitney’s collection in anticipation of the Museum’s move downtown. Unfolding chronologically, these exhibitions explore overlooked developments in American art and reconsider iconic figures and works within new contexts.

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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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Luis Cruz Azaceta exhibits in Miami

April 18 – May 25, 2013

Pan American Art Projects
2450 NW 2nd Avenue 
Miami, FL
 
Opening Thursday April 18, 2013    6 – 8 PM

Pan American Art Projects is very pleased to announce an exhibition of works by artists Luis Cruz Azaceta and Luis Enrique Camejo. Luis Cruz Azaceta. “UP * SIDE * DOWN (turmoil, disasters & shootings)”  continues working with political and social themes. In this exhibition he surveys of all the major political events that occurred around the globe:those that affect the world such as the Arab Spring, those that distress directly a specific country such as Iraq, and those that touch a community, like the Cuban Ladies in White of Havana.

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