jueves, 27 de marzo de 2014

ANGEL ALONSO / CONTRADICCIONES DE OCCIDENTE



Occidente ha edificado todo un sistema de convenciones -construcciones culturales e ideológicas- que ha devenido en espejismo autodestructivo. También el acelerado desarrollo tecnológico lleva en sí una paradoja, pues al mismo tiempo que nos aporta confort crea dependencias que terminan tiranizándonos, alejándonos del mundo natural. La obra de Ángel Alonso tiene como ejes fundamentales las contradicciones de la cultura occidental y la posición egocéntrica del ser humano contemporáneo con respecto a su entorno.
Las obras que componen esta exposición abordan, en general,  los mismos temas que ha tratado durante los últimos años pero bajo una perspectiva diferente. Denotan una mayor atención a los aspectos espirituales de la existencia.

Inauguración 3 de abril, 5:00 PM
Galería Espacio Abierto
Calle 4 entre 11 y Línea, No. 205
Vedado

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martes, 14 de enero de 2014

Revista NAGARI nueva edición impresa

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Nagari anuncia la presentación de la revista impresa para este año dedicada a México en una doble convocatoria durante este mes de enero 2014

Lugar : Instituto Cultural de México en Miami
Día: Sábado 18 de enero
Hora: 6.00pm
Dirección:
1399 S.W. 1st. Ave.
Miami 33130
 
Esta convocatoria está enfocada a presentar a los artistas visuales y escritores que han intervenido en la elaboración del monógrafico central : Ceci n´est pas Mexique.
Razón por la cual se ha escogido esta sede para su primicia.
 
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Lugar : Books and Books
Día: Viernes 24 de enero
Hora: 8.00pm
CORAL GABLES
265 Aragon Avenue | Coral Gables, Florida 33134 | 305.442.4408
 
Esta convocatoria está enfocada a presentar a los artistas visuales y escritores que han intervenido en la elaboración global de la revista ubicados principalmene en Miami y el sur de la Florida
 
Esperando su asistencia, 
 
como cada año, pedimos vuestra colaboración y la de sus amigos, para que este acto sea un acontecimiento más de apoyo a lo que es la cultura hispana hoy en nuestra comunidad.
 
Atentamente
 
Consejo Editorial de

martes, 26 de noviembre de 2013

TWELVE @ JORGE MENDEZ GALLERY



The Jorge Mendez Gallery proudly presents its inaugural exhibition: TWELVE. On view through January 31st, the exhibition brings together contemporary artists from Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Peru and Mexico.

Founded by Jorge Mendez and Raymond Maas, the Jorge Mendez Gallery is a new venue for Contemporary Latin American Art in Southern California. The gallery fulfills a vision to showcase the exciting and often under-represented contemporary artwork of emerging and established artists — alongside modern masters. Jorge has lived and travelled extensively throughout Latin America. Building on his keen understanding of its rich and diverse cultures, he has fostered strong relationships with artists — and an eye toward curating the gallery, exclusively, with their artwork.


Opening Reception
Friday, December 6th from 6-9 pm

david CORREA
marianela DE LA HOZ
benjamin DOMINGUEZ
roney FUNDORA
lazer FUNDORA
jorge llamos GONZALEZ
antonio GUERRERO
rafael HAYASHI
rafael LOPEZ-RAMOS
claudia MAZZUCCHELLI
miguel angel MENDEZ
hugo RIVERA



756 N. Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262
Please RSVP to info@jorgemendezgallery.com
Phone (760) 992-0584
http://jorgemendezgallery.com
 



viernes, 15 de noviembre de 2013

Liliam Dominguez @ MDC Museum of Art + Design


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MIRROR STAGE / Liliam Dominguez

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NOV. 21- JAN. 11
Opening Reception
Thursday, November 21, 2013
6 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Remarks at 7 p.m.
Gallery Talk
Thursday, December 5, 2013
6 p.m.
Mirror Stage from Miami-based artist Liliam Dominguez is the second in a series of five exhibitions presented by the MDC Museum of Art + Design and its alumni exhibition series, swing/SPACE/miami. In Mirror Stage, the artist “… observes reality as a hierarchy of events in a continuum of arbitrary scenes. In the reflection of the mirror, the same phenomena occur. Illusion gets confused with Reality…” and therefore, “ … in an attempt to capture the gap created between what we see and what really is.”
Liliam Dominguez (b. Havana, Cuba) started her advanced education in Cuba and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New World School of the Arts in 2002. Dominguez is currently pursuing a doctorate in education curriculum and Instruction from Barry University. She has been in numerous group exhibitions in Miami since 2002, and her work is in the permanent collections of the Bass Museum of Art and many local collectors. Dominguez currently lives and works in Miami .
swing/SPACE/miami is MDC Museum of Art + Design’s focused exhibition series featuring the work of distinguished Miami Dade College and New World School of the Arts alumni. The ongoing exhibition series presents five solo or group exhibitions per year, providing a platform to re-engage former alumni and foster opportunities with the community of young and emerging artists throughout South Florida.
Presented in partnership with 'I AM MDC' and the Miami Dade College Alumni Office.
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viernes, 8 de noviembre de 2013

CITIZENS OF THE WORLD: Cuba in Queens

November 09 - March 09, 2014
Shelley and Donald Rubin Gallery

Liudmila & Nelson, Absolut Revolution – Las Isla (Absolute Revolution- The Island), 2012. Video, sound: 10:00, Courtesy the artist. 

Citizens of the World: Cuba in Queens explores how Cuban visual artists, living both on island and in diaspora, grapple with the profound complexities between identity and place. Simultaneously a collective sentiment and a uniquely individual notion, lo cubano extends beyond geographic and existential boundaries. Exploring personal motivations and experiences, this exhibition presents varied expressions of spirituality, humor, isolation, and discovery surrounding the immigrant experience and the intangible connections between where one lives and one’s sense of self.

As the theme suggests, the tone and perspective of the work is widely diverse. While some artists convey a sense of celebration, others focus on the disconnect between the promises of the revolution and the realities of contemporary life. Domestic spaces, grand and decimated, imaginary and real, are prominent. Intertwined cultural icons from the island and adopted homelands emblemize the complexity of the immigrant experience. Historical archetypes are reinterpreted, prompting viewers to question preconceived notions of Cuba. Works focused on the individual provide insight to the intangible connections between a home and sense of self.

Whether it is driven by the desire to find the comforts of a home, a necessity to relocate, or by an effort to clear the hurdles of immigration and assimilation, the search to find a place with a sense of connection is universal. Though explored here in the context of contemporary Cuban art, Citizens of the World: Cuba in Queens aims to resonate with, and pay homage to, the vast range of experiences within the Queens community.

The exhibition will feature a range of paintings, drawings, sculptures, videos, and installations from the Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection including work by: Alejandro Aguilera, Analía Amaya, Alexandre Arrechea, Abel Barroso, María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Carlos Rodríguez Cárdenas, Javier Castro, Ángel Delgado, Roberto Diago, Guillermo Estrada-Viera, Luis Gárciga, Liudmila + Nelson, Frank Martínez, Armando Mariño, Bernardo Navarro Tomas, Douglas Pérez Castro, Elio Rodríguez, Lázaro Saavedra, Esterio Segura, Yoxi Velázquez, and Jorge Wellesley.

To coincide with the opening, artists Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons and Neil Leonard will perform Llego FeFa 4. Rosa de los Vientos. Winding through the museum galleries, the procession is conceived as ritualistic cleansing of the space. The performance aims to invoke charged energy and a healthy future for the institution and the public it serves, to champion cultural understanding, and to foster cosmopolitan dialogue as a bridge for better interactions among people.

This inaugural exhibition celebrates the opening of The Shelley and Donald Rubin Gallery and launches a series of collaborations between the Rubins and the Queens Museum. Together they are committed to growing the audience for art by fostering community involvement. Their collaboration aims to reflect and honor the diversity of Queens, promoting engagement and encouraging cross-cultural dialogue.

(info via Queens Museum)

jueves, 7 de noviembre de 2013

RAFAEL DOMENECH @ NEW WORLD SCHOOL OF THE ARTS


Rafael Domenech, a visual arts college junior from New World School of the Arts, will exhibit his body of work in an exhibition entitled Symplectic Structures. His first solo show in Miami, it explores the process of deconstruction in an effort to arrive at the foundation of once recognizable objects. Working on a numerous pieces, the monochromatic exhibition – which has taken over six months to complete – is comprised of three sculptures and 20 works on paper. Using found object such as wood, tape and fluorescent lighting, the composition is harmoniously created and curated in order to draw the viewer into an abstract world where shapes and forms move in and out of each other and the space they occupy, in a rhythmic pattern that is both, arbitrary and coherent.

  “The show is a conceptual abstraction that is both, structural and experimental,” explained Domenech, “My goal is to free familiar images from their constraining boundaries and dissect them into their very basic and simplistic form in order to unfold how objects behave in two-dimensional and three-dimensional space. More importantly, I hope that by exploring the sensorial aspect of deconstruction I will be closer to uncovering my own identity as an artist.

Opening reception is Friday, November 8; 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at NWSA@Artseen Gallery, 2215 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami. Symplectic Structures will be on view from November 8 – November 17, 2013 at NWSA@Artseen.

info via artfuse.com, read more here