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The exile of evidencie By Elvia Rosa Castro

THE EXILED EVIDENCE by Elvia Rosa Castro (translated from the Spanish by Ted Henken)             The best thing that can happen to painting in our time is for it to be unaplogetically self-conscious of its status as artifice.  However, such a reductionist and transparent approach to art should not be merely an exercise in empty rhetoric.  Instead, it should aim to provoke a productive dialogue that exposes painting’s limitations and responsibilities as a fictitious mode, as human construction, as a representation.  Once we arrive at this particular “ground zero,” we are left with no other... [more]
Posted by Armando Marino on 6/5/12
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Cuban Art on the Move-- ART NEWS

  http://www.artnews.com/issues/article.asp?art_id=3267 Cuban Art On the Move   Armando Mariño's installation The Raft, 2010. TOM LITTLE Provocative show on race will travel to New York by Roger Atwood In 2004, curators at a Pittsburgh contemporary-art museum known as the Mattress Factory planned to bring in artists from Cuba for a group show. The exhibition would be called "Cuba: Artists in Residence." The Bush administration prevented the artists from coming, but the curators ended up keeping the exhibition's name as a protest. With more relaxed travel rules now in p... [more]
Posted by Alejandro de la Fuente on 4/1/11
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“Queloides” in New York: An Interview with the Curators

CUBAN ART NEWS (http://www.cubanartnews.org/can/post/queloides_in_new_york_an_interview_with_the_curators) “Queloides” in New York: An Interview with the Curators Alejandro de la Fuente and Elio Rodríguez on the exhibition, future plans, and contemporary Cuban art 04/19/11 Alejandro de la Fuente and Elio Rodriguez at the April 8 opening at The 8th Floor space in New York City Alejandro de la Fuente, a professor of Latin American and Caribbean history at the University of Pittsburgh, and artist Elio Rodríguez Valdés are the co-curators of Queloides: Race and Racism in Cuban C... [more]
Posted by Alejandro de la Fuente on 4/19/11
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Rafael Lopez Ramos, "La Huella del Latigo" Los Lirios del Jardin

  Los lirios del Jardín ...y la mala hierba del patio. El arte cubano, los años 80, las historias vividas, los paisajes recorridos y los por venir martes 19 de abril de 2011 LA HUELLA DEL LÁTIGO A propósito de la recién inaugurada edición del proyecto Queloides, dialogué vía correo eléctronico con sus curadores Alejandro de la Fuente y Elio Rodríguez Valdés acerca del tema en que se centra la exposición y otros detalles relacionados con esta. Rafael- La introducción de la nota de prensa de Queloides subraya la intención inicial de la revolución cubana de acabar con la discriminación racial, un... [more]
Posted by Alejandro de la Fuente on 4/19/11
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Rafael Lopez Ramos, "La Huella del Latigo" Los Lirios del Jardin

  Los lirios del Jardín ...y la mala hierba del patio. El arte cubano, los años 80, las historias vividas, los paisajes recorridos y los por venir martes 19 de abril de 2011 LA HUELLA DEL LÁTIGO A propósito de la recién inaugurada edición del proyecto Queloides, dialogué vía correo eléctronico con sus curadores Alejandro de la Fuente y Elio Rodríguez Valdés acerca del tema en que se centra la exposición y otros detalles relacionados con esta. Rafael- La introducción de la nota de prensa de Queloides subraya la intención inicial de la revolución cubana de acabar con la discriminación racial, un... [more]
Posted by Alejandro de la Fuente on 4/19/11