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Excelencias Cuba Awards Slated for February 12

Excelencias Cuba Awards Slated for February 12

The official ceremony and artistic gala of the Excelencias Cuba Awards will take place at the Avellaneda Hall of the National Theater of Cuba next February 12 in Havana, in a night to recognize entities, personalities and projects with a marked vocation for their social contribution, and whose objective is to promote excellence.

Tomás Sánchez. Going beyond time

The latest presentations staged by Tomas Sanchez –who has expressed himself through painting, drawing, ceramic art, puppet design, set design, fabrics, graphics and gems– reveal the multiplicity of a c

Art by Excelencias at UNEAC

With the presence of Miguel Ba

First Chile Triennial. Scouting the boundaries

Chile’s First Visual Arts Triennial has displayed neither artworks nor artists who can put on a good show. However, a whole country got hyped as a scenario thanks to a job well done by renowned curator

Four-handed

One of the most striking and symbolic artworks of the past Havana Biennia was no doubt “The Oil Tanker” by artists Reynerio Tamayo (Niquero, 1968) and Eulises Niebla (Matanzas, 1963). The piece intends

Killing the Discursive Father?

How can art reviews be made in the Americas? That’s a heck of a question. How can art reviews be focused on a young art where, as we read in this section of the magazine’s first issue, definition, iden

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

SCREAMS AND WHISPERS

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

OMAR ALBERTO FIGUEROA TURCIOS

Born in Corozal, Sucre, Colomb

RODRIGO MOYA: THE INSURRECTIONAL IMAGE

Rodrigo Moya is Mexican and was born in 1934. After 75 years of an intense lifetime in which he’s tried his hand at several trades and has nourished on countless experiences, the art and the trade that