Thursday, May 30, 2013

Unzueta Gallery / Cultural Friday

Come to celebrate 

        May 31, 2013 - 7 to 11 pm  --   UNZUETA & UNZUETA


1607 SW 8 ST

Miami, FL 33135

(305) 788 5250

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Invisible Presence & Head in the Bathroom

Jeremy Mikolajczak, Director del MDC Museum of Arts + Design

Recent works by Yovani Bauta
June 7 – August 10, 2013
The current exhibition of paintings and drawings by Cuban-born American Artist Yovani Bauta, Invisible Presence, explores resilience in the face of daunting obstacles. The artworks depict intimate portraits of immigrants, homeless, the elderly and even a stray dog, in a heavy impasto of varying degrees of emotion. Politically irreverent in nature and often considered marginal or “outsiders” by society, the subjects in the work render themselves invisible. In an unassuming portrayal, their suffering and misfortune is far too real for the everyday person to comprehend, thus paralyzing any form of helpful action; falling upon empathy and pity.
Bauta’s project, Head in the Bathroom is a project that focuses on the so-called privacy of public restrooms and challenges the traditional means of public exhibition installation. A series of portraits are placed at eye level on the bathroom walls of the Museum, creating an unnerving sense of being watched. The uncertainty creates a false sense of security and challenges the promise of privacy that a bathroom typically offers.
Yovani Bauta holds a Law Degree from the University Of Matanzas, Cuba. After shifting careers and focusing his life’s passion as an artist, Bauta has presented over 26 solo exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions across North America and Europe. His artwork has manifested in many forms including traditional painting, drawing and sculpture; as well as installation, performance and interactive art. Bauta is a frequent lecturer and author on artists of the Cuban Diaspora. Spanning a career of over 25 years, Invisible Presence is Bauta’s first solo exhibition at the MDC Museum of Art + Design.
Invisible Presence & Head in the Bathroom was organized by the MDC Museum of Art + Design
Head in the Bathroom
In Part I of The Godfather, Mike Corleone, Vito's son, enters a restaurant bathroom to get the gun hidden behind the toilet tank. In All the President's Men, Robert Redford is a presidential candidate who gets slapped around in the privacy of a public bathroom. Society understands that things happen behind the closed doors of bathrooms and not only in movies: secret deals, murders, drugs, sex, voyeurism, police arrests, secret service surveillance, etc. The intimate space meant to accommodate our most personal needs is also a place for a multitude of other actions and events that have little or nothing to do with  le toilette.

Invisible Presence / Recent works by Yovani Bauta

Invisible Presence. Recent works by Yovani Bauta
June 7 - August 10, 2013 
MDC Museum of Art + Design
Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 2013. 6 p.m.

Invisible Presence is Yovani Bauta’s first solo exhibition at the MDC Museum of Art + Design. Bauta’s artwork –spanning over 25 years --has manifested in many forms including traditional painting, drawing and sculpture; as well as installation, performance and interactive art. Invisible Presence presents an exhibition of recent works, including a new interactive installation, Head in the Bathroom, which explores levels of privacy and false senses of security.
A complete schedule, including lectures and open discussions to be held throughout the summer will be announced in early June. The exhibition will be on display through Aug. 10. Museum hours are Wednesday - Sunday, noon – 5 p.m. Admission is free and private tours are available.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Chévere / Multicultural ARTS Center / Latin Art Space / Show


Exploring Afro Cuban Culture
Clara Morera, Cepp Selgas, Jorge Valdés, Bernardo Navarro

April 15 - July 15
Multicultural Arts Center
41, 2 St. Cambridge

Produced by Latin Art Space and the Multicultural Arts Center

Astrid Martinez-Jones / Curator

Art installation from top to bottom / 1- Cepp Selgas / 2- Clara Morera / 3-Jorege Valdes
/ 4- Bernardo Navarro

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Latin Art Space / Multicultural Arts Center



Exploring Afro Cuban Culture

Clara Morera, Cepp Selgas, Jorge Valdés, Bernardo Navarro

May 16, 6-8pm
Multicultural Arts Center
41, 2 St. Cambridge

Produced by Latin Art Space and the Multicultural Arts Center

Cepp Selgas / Ossain-Naturally / Acrylic on cavasses assemblage / 20X20in. 2013  

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Juan Cueto-Roig / Lo que se ha salvado del olvido

El PEN Club de Escritores Cubanos en el Exilio y
la Editorial SILUETA

cordialmente invitan
a la presentación del libro

Lo que se ha salvado del olvido
del escritor
Juan Cueto-Roig

Sábado, 25 de mayo de 2013


Presentación a cargo de Ángel Cuadra

West Dade Regional Public Library
9445 SW Coral Way
Miami, FL 33165

305-553-1134 - Entrada gratis

Se ofrecerá un cóctel después del evento

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Chévere / Multicultural ARTS Center / Latin Art Space

Clara Morera / Cepp Selgas / Jorge Valdés / Bernardo Navarro / Group Show at Latin Art Space / Cambridge, MA / 2013

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Riverside Galleries May 25 through June 22, 2013

Beyond the Surface Sculpture and embedded drawings by Nancy Cohen
My iPhone and Eye Photographs throughout the Hudson Valley by Cali Gorevic

'Throughout her career, Nancy Cohen has experimented with materials and forms that underscore the relational possibilities between the appearance of transparency and its opposite, opaqueness. Her naturalist tendencies are abetted by an ethnographer's curiosity and a keen appreciation of cultural parallelsand anomalies. All of her various works explore sensations provoked by liminality, that is, threshold states of mind conditioned by factors conducive to transition and transformation.'
Dominique Nahas, Sculpture Magazine, 2008
Cali Gorevic has printed everything from digital composites to solar prints and has made photographs with everything from large format cameras to pinholes to plastic toys. 'Sophisticated as it is, the iPhone is the most primitive of all in its way. Digital photographers call the taking of a picture 'capturing'. There is an immediacy about it--you see it, you grab it, no thought of tripods, no thoughts at all really. This incredibly advanced device allows me to record the least civilized images I can find, reflecting the energy of nature without benefit of human hands. It really feels like an extension of my eye.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Magali Alabau / Hemos llegado a Ilión (Betania, 2013)

Nos complace presentar la  nueva versión revisada  del poemario Hemos llegado a Ilión (Betania, 2013) de la poeta cubana Magali Alabau (Cienfuegos, 1945) que reside en Nueva York desde 1966. Se trata, pues, de una  2ª edición (digital e impresa).

Esta  reciente entrega  va precedida por un enjundioso y largo prólogo-estudio de la poeta e investigadora cubana Milena Rodríguez Gutiérrez (Universidad de Granada), donde, desde las primeras páginas de su trabajo manifiesta que “Hemos llegado a Ilión, el espléndido poema-libro de Magali Alabau que la editorial Betania tiene el acierto de reeditar veinte añosdespués de su primera publicación en 1992…(es un)… poema extenso, poema-libro, cuasi novela poética, es, así, relato del regreso a Cuba-Ilión; regreso, sin embargo, puntual; regreso no para quedarse de manera definitiva, sino solo de paso, de visita”.
Más adelante, concluye la profesora Rodríguez Gutiérrez: “Junto a ‘Noche insular: jardines invisibles’ (1941), de Lezama Lima; ‘Palabras escritas en la arena por un inocente’ (1941), de Gastón Baquero; La isla en peso (1943) de Virgilio Piñera; Últimos días de una casa (1948), de Dulce María Loynaz; y a La marcha de los hurones (1960), de Isel Rivero, pienso que Hemos llegado a Ilión es uno de los grandes poemas extensos de la poesía cubana del siglo XX.”.
Al igual que en la anterior edición, el libro actual se ilustra con una obra del pintor cubano Jesús Cepp Selgas, radicado en Nueva York, titulada Lazos familiares (1995).
Magali Alabau es autora de los poemarios: Electra, Clitemnestra (1986), La extremaunción diaria (1986), Hermana (1989), Hemos llegado a Ilión (1992 y 2013), Hermana / Sister (1992), Dos mujeres (2011) con Prólogo de  Carlota Caulfied y Volver (2012) con Prólogo de Ileana Álvarez. Actualmente reside en Woodstock, Nueva York.
Hemos llegado a Ilión, de Magali Alabau.
Prólogo de Milena Rodríguez Gutiérrez.
2013,  68 pp. Colección Betania de Poesía.
ISBN: 978-84-8017-324-7.
PV: 12,00 euros ($15.00).
Pedidos directamente a Betania:
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Sunday, May 5, 2013

El Nuevo Herald / Mariel digital, treinta años después


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A principios de la década de 1970, un pequeño grupo de amigos se reunía en el Parque Lenin, en la afueras de La Habana, para leer sustrabajos e intercambiar libros. Los domingos, temprano, se citaban en el Paradero de la Víbora –en la primera parada de la ruta 88–, para partir juntos hacia el Parque. Poco a poco iban llegando los lectores subversivos, casi siempre el último en arribar era Reinaldo Arenas. El pelo encaracolado, flaco, con ese caminar bamboleante de guajiro cerrero, medio pomo deperfume arriba y una mochila de careta antigás, teñida de amarillo, cargada de libros y manuscritos...

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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Poemas inéditos de Magali Alabau / Nombrar las cosas

"...cuando leo a un poeta le doy importancia a los elementos morfosintácticos, pero también a los léxico-semánticos. De todo ello hay en la poesía de Magali Alabau, y lo mejor es que en sus versos escasea el artificio; el saber decir, el ritmo, la sintaxis adquirida es savia natural en ella, sangre transcurrida, pulsación viviente, borboteo arterial..."