Since the year 2001, the Urban Culture Foundation (FCU) in Venezuela has been implementing an inter-generic multiple editorial program that includes the FCU’s main collection, the Cuadernos series spec
Borges who, as everyone knows, did not pride himself of being condescending, wrote a great praise about Alfonso Reyes; a few verses that could be either the preface or the conclusion of the book recent
Amazement came first. Is Severo Sarduy a painter? The novelist who wrote Cobra and Where We Come From, the poet of Big Band and Mood Indigo, the collaborating writer of larger-than-life magazine Tel Qu
The author is an almost hermetical person, but with a deep internal eloquence. He was basically trained in Europe, mainly in the socialist Czechoslovakia, and was born at the hospitable and swaying cit
The presentation of issues 4 and 5 of the Art by Excelencias magazine served as the perfect occasion to observe the day of the press and celebrate the first year of this printed publication and its dig
The painter we’re presenting now is an old reference in my archives, despite the fact that the international press and the art market ballyhooed in 2009 the “sensational discovery” of Carmen Herrera.
Joao, what motivations actually drove you into the realm of the fine arts?
Drawing was a natural drive since I was a child, I think like in any other person… However, that motivational start has always
When someone has the privilege of seeing as a sequence the work of Sandra Ramos, on a disk with neat images, you get the impression of having entered with Alice in her journey through the unreal wonder
The vast possibilities opened up by the
Internet from its start to date in terms of connectivity, simultaneity of actions and massive consumption of different topics and knowledge, have also entailed
During the second half of the 19th century it began to take shape in the Dominican Republic. It was a national art form that though mainly expressed through pictorial art, counted on an essential expon
If there’s an esthetic expression that arouses amazement and suspicions virtually all around the planet, coupled with digressions, surprises and imitations –especially in the field of arts– that’s abst
When the gender theories are unknown, when no reading has been made, the joke seems to be the perfect way out. Feminism is more about lesbians with pent-up feelings, the interpretation of queer has to
The first thing that strikes the attention is the way it is marketed, dangling from strings that display dozens or hundreds of pamphlets. That’s where the name stems from: literature on string. Heiress
Since early 2010, Art by Excelencias has worked hard to beef up its stance worldwide and strengthen its distribution channels with foundations, art galleries, museums, academic centers and institu