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Excelencias Group Presents the 2019 Excelencias Cuba Awards

When art reaches excellence

Only a few hours ago, in the Sala Avellaneda of the National Theater, the Excelencias Awards Cuba 2019 ceremony was concluded, which on this occasion were nuanced by the presentation of the Havana 500 Special Award, echo of the celebrations for the half century of the Cuban capital, a party in which the Excelencias Group, chaired by José Carlos de Santiago, through its publications or using other information media, provided special coverage.

Has Contemporary Art Died, Like a Label Twist?

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Language, word and city in VÄLPARAÍSO INterVENCIONES

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Damasceno’s Contemplative Thinking

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From the screen to the “layers” in painting, or how to talk quicker about our delays

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Abela III, Walking the rope without safety nets

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The sidelong look. Visions of our Latin American neighborhood

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Landscape thinking

While delving into the history of 19th century’s Cuban painting, one of the most significant dates of all is January 1981. The Volume 1 exhibition –organized and curated by a group of you

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Architectural Minimalism: A Loft for Living and Working

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