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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.

Ernesto Leal: The utopia diagnosis

Ernesto Leal’s work and thinking always bring back up in me the passion of mulling over art as the ideal space to “invent” our lives from an unbiased and diversified perspective, especially now when th


When they suggested me to present A Curator’s Eye,1 a book by art critic and essayist Corina Matamoros, I was enthused so much about the possibility of doing that because of the admiration and loving t

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Three Hispanic-Cuban files

Today we’re pulling out three files. They belong to artists who are considered to be both Spanish and Cuban in the same breath. It’s not a riddle, but just the trappings of this complex planet so full

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NadalitoThe photography of mental processes

The Esthetics x Genetics exhibition (23 y 12 Art Center, 2007) by Matanzas-born artist Nadalito showcased a coherent process of interrelations among different aspects of the artist’s career. The main t

Editorial 5 English

With issue number five, Art by Excelencias is marching on to its second year of publishing life. New territories and artists from Argentina, Bolivia, Canada and Colombia are joining this time around fr

Art Tequila

There are some products that, beyond their being commercial items, garner the status of cultural ambassadors for their origin and history. They are linked to a country’s traditions, they grow with it,

Julio le Parc and light demystification

Twenty years have gone by since Julio Le Parc had been in Havana last; his relationship was quite aloof, yet unforgotten. Many trips from the 1960 to the late 80 had turned him into a reference –and a

Clouds in an unchanging sky

The Clouds in an Unchanging Sky exhibit in Madrid’s Casa de America takes a peek at the city of Bogota from two different views: Spanish photographer Ricky Davila and Colombian poet Dufay Bustamante. T


Goya and the Voices of Dawn, by writer Reyes Caceres Molinero, assumes an original contribution to a topic that art mavens, researchers and historians have time and again gone over in one of Goya’s pai

Eleven in Argentina

Those who know about the history of Cuban art have probably found out that, in keeping with the historic rigor, this heading must be construed as a blunder because the group of Cuban painters and sculp

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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