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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.

Craving Marianela (and Maria Regla)

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

Art and Literature on the String

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

Editorial 6

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

Writings of Argentinean Art: Between Researchers and Curators

“Exhibitions are stages of different insights and imply a true construction of senses”. With this statement, Maria Jose Herrera1 began the presentation of an important compilation (Exhibitions of Argen

Teresa Margolles: Death is Beautiful

The tragedy of a physical death will cause commotion; an allegoric death will make people shake far beyond the beauty it portrays

The smell of the Clan

For a better understanding of Alejandra Alarcon’s work, the 34-year-old talented artist, it must be said that she was born in Cochabamba, a city of Bolivia where family is a strong and highly-valued in

Habitat 67Utopia as architectural heritage

Forty years after its construction, the housing project known worldwide as Habitat 67 keeps its freshness and avant-garde character, something that can be said of only handful of structures built aroun

Hip Painting

Critics are like dogs barking at the wheels of a bicycle. Marcel Duchamp A “lateral genealogy” about the prejudices, preventions and grudges of “the concept artists” could be built, focusing on the pa

The minimum museum

The reflection of artists on their artworks’ circulation spaces is simultaneous to the emergence of the first museums. The opening to the public back in the 17th and 18th centuries of the first private


Luis Camnitzer (1937) is not only critical of and wily about his artistic work, but also of and about his writing, an aspect he’s developed along the past 40 years and that speaks volumes –something th

Fallen walls, upright walls

Walls have always existed and apparently continue to exist: some have fallen definitively while others remain, and there are those that insist on raising new ones. In ancient times, they served to prot


The book entitled The Havana House: Typology of Housing Architecture in the Historic Center by Dr. Madeline Menendez, takes up a publishing slack about the studies –long on hold– in the field of Cuban

The one and the many… Cuban art in Excelencias Gallery

A large crowd of art lovers, the intelligentsia and news media from Madrid attended the February 18 grand opening of The One and the Many, Cuban Avant-garde and Contemporary Art.


The multidisciplinary exhibition Cuba. Art and History from 1868 to Date presented at the Pavillon Jean-Noël Desmarais at the Musée des beaux-arts in Montreal, Canada, from Jan. 31 through June 8, 2008