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Ofill Echevarria’s “El Mundo de los Vivos” is Released

This first book of Cuban American artist Ofill Echevarria (La Habana, 1972) is presented in collaboration with Un-Gyve Limited. Debuting as a member of Grupo Arte Calle in 1988, a graduate of la Academia San Alejandro, Ofill Echevarria has since exhibited his work in galleries and museums internationally. He lives and works in New York City, the urban reality of which is vividly depicted in “El Mundo de los Vivos” book and touring exhibition.

Unveiled in Mexico City with the support of Galeria Alfredo Ginocchio and the exhibit “Momentum,” the work has now launched in the United States with the coinciding solo exhibition “The Real World,” new large scale oil paintings from Ofill and a selection of his moving pictures, at the Carriage House Center for the Arts, sponsored by the Cuban Cultural Center and the Gabarron Foundation, New York City.

The 125 page clothbound hardcover with text contributed by Carol Damian, Emilio Garcia Montiel and Alejandro Robles, translated by Marilu Menendez is now available for purchase online.

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Manuel Carbonell sculpture on display at von Liebig Art Center

The Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center has installed a sculpture by Cuban artist Manuel Carbonell at the main entrance to the building. The work, titled “Torso” is a bronze sculpture with black patina. Carbonell is the last of the Cuban modern master sculptors of his generation. His work is often regarded alongside other internationally-known greats including Rodin, Henry Moore, Brancusi, and Lipchitz. His sculptures are unmistakably modern; he masterfully transforms metal materials such as bronze into works of beauty, grace and harmony.

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Helping the Modern Get Over Itself

by Roberta Smith

The Museum of Modern Art has unveiled changes in its galleries which include the addition of a painting by Cuban Grandmaster Amelia Pelaez.

The permanent collection of any great museum is in a state of constant, usually subtle flux. Works go up, are shifted about and later removed from view, making way for others…..

…..And then there’s the small, wonderfully dense Gallery 4, loosely devoted to still life with works from 1915 to the early 1950s. My favorite on either floor right now, this selection juxtaposes paintings by Matisse, Braque and Giorgio Morandi with surprises by, among others, the American outsider Forrest Bess, Bernard Buffet (French), Gertrude Green (American), Emilio Pettoruti (Argentine) and Amelia Peláez Del Casal (Cuban). The Del Casal, “Fishes,” was painted in 1943 under the spell of Picasso (and acquired the following year), but it definitely has a mind of its own.

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Outside Cuba

Contemporary Cuban Visual Artists

By: Ileana Fuentes, Graciella Cruz-Taura, Ricardo Pau-Llosa

Outside Cuba is the catalog of the exhibition of the same name which brings the first major showing of the work of contemporary Cuban Artists since the Museum of Moden Art in New York staged Modern Cuban Painters in 1944.

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Rafael Soriano

By Jorge Moya

A documentary about the life and work of Cuban painter Rafael Soriano.
An intimate portrait as told by the artist himself, his wife Milagros, and the historian and poet Ricardo Pau-Llosa. This tale about the history of the third generation of painters from the vanguard of the fifties in Cuba is also a personal journey full of imagination and poetry; a journey that allows us to contemplate the light and its spirit as seen through the work of this unique artist.
In Spanish with English subtitles.

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Gina Pellon

Video of Gina working in her Paris Studio.

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Carlos Estévez – Encrypted Messages/Mensajes cifrados

April 16 – May 21, 2011

Los Angeles, CA

Couturier Gallery

166 N. La Brea Ave.

Opening reception: Saturday, April 16 5-8pm

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Pablo Cano – The Ladies in White

Miami, FL

March 12 – May 7, 2011

Kelley Roy Gallery
50 NE 29th St.
Miami, FL 33137

The Kelley Roy Gallery will host its second solo exhibition of art works by Pablo Cano, the internationally recognized performance artist, painter, sculptor, ceramist and master puppeteer. This exhibition coinciding with Cano’s 50th birthday will feature three different surveys of Cano’s work starting with a collection of his early drawings including “Juanita” created in 1982.

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Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons – Art Practice as Research Blog

As a Cuban born artist, the embodied cognition that shapes the art practice of Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons is her deep cultural connections. For Pons, inquiry into cultural histories involves dealing with the way her black heritage is represented and the realization that “the history that I have access to is the history that is told through a voice that is not necessarily of the black people” (interview with the author, 1996). In investigating these historical dislocations Pons uses the body as a window through which to explore autobiographical aspects of the past.

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Mario Bencomo – Opalia

The Americas Collection

Exhibit of Mario Bencomo’s recent work.

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