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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.

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

Does the Abuse Stop Here?

In his cult text “The Sufficiently Good Artist: Beyond the Avant-Garde Artist,” Donald Kuspit hurt for forever more the pride-swollen megalomania found in that kind of artist. Kuspit stripped the histr

Agbón Ilé

The Orí. El Òrìsà personal exhibition is just another excuse to take back on Santiago Rodriguez Olazabal’s artwork, one of the esthetic proposals that better brings together the rituals,