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Varadero wears rumba, jazz and son

Varadero wears rumba, jazz and son

From August 22 to 25, the Varadero Josone Festival will return: rumba, jazz and son, encounter that in its second edition proposes four nights full of musical excellence in the largest resort on the Island. Music, summer and beach come back together in an ideal location: Varadero, Cuba's main tourist destination.

Octavio Paz and art review

A shortfall of research studies on the continental arts is the theoretical context poet Octavio Paz’s critical contribution hinges on. During the First Iberian American Meeting of Art Critics and Fine

Michael Dweck.

Michael Dweck is a sensualist, a documentarian, a good story teller, and a great admirer of feminine beauty. He is also something of an islander in spirit, raised as he was on Long Island, New York. In

Vernacular architecture in Caracas

Today’s Caracas boasts only a handful of colonial ambiences. The impetuousness of modernity rules the urban image, determined by the number and verticality of buildings, huge avenues and thoroughfares

Editorial 4 English

The fourth issue of Art by Excelencias brought to our readers today speaks volumes of how our publication –in a short span of time– has been enhancing its ties with experts, institutions, artists and c

The Lynx, the mask and the tightrope

Maurizio Cattelan’s playful heresies are pigeonholed in the controversy between essence and appearance that rules different contemporary disguising strategies. Among the body, the object and the action

Latin American public art over the last two decades.

From a multitude of approaches, art critics, curators, artists and other experts have homed in on what they call public art, though there’s no such thing as a stamped theoretical definition resulting f


Over thirty books have been written about Alfredo Jaar (Chile, 1956). Outstanding thinkers from around the globe have churned out brilliant texts on the most recognized Chilean artist worldwide. Some o


Born in Corozal, Sucre, Colomb

Cildo Meireles. Against hegemonic ideas in art

Frames, as much as borders, bug Cildo Meireles. That’s why he doesn’t make movies despite the interest he once had in it 40 years ago. The point is films usually end with a similar format and is not a


It’s becoming increasingly common to see brick-and-mortar art promotional places getting their virtual correlate on the world wide web or the Internet. There are times when the giant network helps

Does the Abuse Stop Here?

In his cult text “The Sufficiently Good Artist: Beyond the Avant-Garde Artist,” Donald Kuspit hurt for forever more the pride-swollen megalomania found in that kind of artist. Kuspit stripped the histr

Agbón Ilé

The Orí. El Òrìsà personal exhibition is just another excuse to take back on Santiago Rodriguez Olazabal’s artwork, one of the esthetic proposals that better brings together the rituals,

The edge and the boundary: Libia Posada’s work

Artistic practices are “ways of doing” that take part in the general distribution of the ways of doing and in its relationships with the ways of doing and the forms of visibility. <

Preserving The Caribbean’s Modern Architecture*

The relative similarity in key aspects, like weather and geography, coupled with the wise and talented interpretation of these conditions by the local and foreign architects who designed works in diffe