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  • 15 notes for Rosata Q: text for the exhibition quinceañera works, 1984
    Trasobares, César
    1984
    Cesar Trasobares’ essay is broken down into fifteen separate “notes” that describe the exhibited project or the Quinceañera planning process; they are written from the perspective of Rosata Quinceañera, the fictional heroine that is featured [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 845638

  • A conversation
    Rodriguez, Geno; Heartney, Eleanor, 1954-; Zamudio Taylor, Victor
    1993
    In this discussion with Geno Rodriguez, Eleanor Heartney, and Victor Zamudio-Taylor, the three scholars consider the work of Cuban-born artist Luis Cruz Azaceta. They analyze the subject matter of his work, and all agree that it is melancholic and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 847806

  • Al encuentro de los pasos perdidos : los principios del arte y el arte de los principios en la Revolución Cubana (1959-1980)=A l'encontre des passos perduts : els principis de l'art i l'art dels prinipis a la Revolució Cubana (1959-1980)
    Nuez, Iván de la
    1996
    Iván de la Nuez’s entry for the exhibition catalog Cuba siglo XX: Modernidad y sincretismo [Twentieth-Century Cuba: Modernity and Syncretism] focuses on Cuban art made on the island as well as art made in exile from the onset of the 1959 Cuban [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 847599

  • Ana Mendieta
    Mendieta, Ana
    1978
    In this short, early artist statement, Cuban-born artist Ana Mendieta explains that the first part of her life was spent in Cuba from where she believes her interest in primitive art and culture probably originated. As a child growing up in Cuba, she [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 848020

  • Art in exile
    Pau-Llosa, Ricardo
    1980
    This article by Ricardo Pau-Llosa focuses on the motif of the human body as the one theme that constantly recurs throughout the work of Cuban-American artists. He notes that this is unique given the distance that they live from one another. So that, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 847866

  • Breaking Barriers
    Campos-Pons, María Magdalena, 1959-
    1997
    In this brief, bilingual artist statement Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons expresses her belief that art is “The transformation of ordinary things into a vision, a new dimension that wasn’t their original purpose.” Therefore, she explains that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 845701

  • Breaking barriers
    Martínez-Cañas, María
    1997
    In her artist statement, Maria Martinez-Cañas states that her photographs enable her to confront herself with personal issues like “belonging, alienation and [her] position in the outside world.”  She describes her utilization of maps to “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 845720

  • Breaking barriers : forty years of Cuban art
    Damian, Carol
    1997
    This essay by Carol Damian begins in the 1950s with the artist group Los Once [The Eleven Ones] followed by a discussion of the 1959 revolution, and the "Miami Generation" of the 1960s. It continues with coverage of the artistic repression in Cuba [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 845682

  • Careful, respect
    Bettelheim, Judith
    1995
    In this short essay on the work of Cuban artist José Bedia, art historian Judith Bettelheim describes the artist as a “transcultural citizen” who “speaks at the intersection of diverse commentaries.” Bettelheim calls Bedia a postmodern [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 847897

  • Conversations with Carlos Alfonzo = Conversaciones con Carlos Alfonzo
    Herzberg, Julia P.; Alfonzo, Carlos, 1950-1991
    1997
    Julia P. Herzberg opens her interview with Carlos Alfonzo by asking him about the period of transition following his immigration to the U.S. from Cuba in 1980. Alfonzo touches on the two- to three-year period in which he did not paint, referring to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 848257

  • Cuba of her mind : María Martínez-Cañas' photographic constructions
    Kuspit, Donald B.
    1994
    American art critic Donald Kuspit opens this essay on the work of María Martínez-Cañas by asking what meaning Cuba holds for the artist, since she immigrated to the United States at such a young age (three months old). He explains the extensive [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 848238

  • Cuban art in South Florida
    Pau-Llosa, Ricardo
    1991
    Ricardo Pau-Llosa’s chapter focuses on fine art production by Miami’s Cuban-American population. Before discussing the work thematically, he notes that in Miami there has been a “resistance to seeing Cuban and Latin American Art as an equal [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 847639

  • Cuban artists of the twentieth century = Artistas cubanos del siglo XX
    Blanc, Giulio V.
    1993
    In the exhibition catalog for Cuban Artists of the Twentieth Century, which was on view at the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida—from October 1993 to January 1994,—art historian Giulio V. Blanc opens his essay by noting the 50th anniversary [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 848058

  • Cuidado, con respeto
    Bettelheim, Judith
    1995
    In this short essay on the work of Cuban artist José Bedia, art historian Judith Bettelheim describes the artist as a “transcultural citizen” who “speaks at the intersection of diverse commentaries.” Bettelheim calls Bedia a postmodern [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 847999

  • Humberto Calzada
    Pau-Llosa, Ricardo
    1991
    The essay by Ricardo Pau-Llosa on the work of Cuban-born artist, Humberto Calzada, is divided into three sections. In the first one, “The Symbolism of Order,” Pau-Llosa addresses Calzada’s move from painting elements of colonial Cuban [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 848198

  • Humberto Calzada
    Pau-Llosa, Ricardo
    1991
    The essay by Ricardo Pau-Llosa on the work of Cuban-born artist, Humberto Calzada, is divided into three sections. In the first one, “The Symbolism of Order,” Pau-Llosa addresses Calzada’s move from painting elements of colonial Cuban [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 848217

  • Islands in the stream : an introduction
    Bosch, Lynette M. F.
    1993
    The essay by exhibition curator, Lynette M.F. Bosch, discusses the paintings of Luis Alonso, Mario Bencomo, Demi, and Arturo Rodriguez; the photography of Ramón Guerrero and María Martínez Cañas; and the mixed media work of María Brito. Bosch [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 848150

  • Juan Boza
    Morris, Randall
    1996
    In this essay, Randall Morris contextualizes the production of Juan Boza in relationship to the U.S. urban environment in which he was working. He notes that in contemporary western society religious art is often relegated to the margins but, as an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 847786

  • Juan Boza : excerpts from the artist's final statement, January 1991
    Boza, Juan, 1941-1991
    1996
    Artist Juan Boza opens this statement by discussing his hometown of Camagüey, Cuba. He mentions that the city has many “magico-religious” legends inherited from its ancestors. Boza also notes the African roots of his religious beliefs stating [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 847660

  • Juan Boza : interview with Ricardo Viera
    Boza, Juan, 1941-1991; Viera, Ricardo, 1945-
    1996
    In this interview, Ricardo Viera and Juan Boza discuss the latter’s artistic training in Cuba, including the schools that he attended; the awards that he won; his job as a designer at the Coliseo Nacional de Cultura [National Coliseum of Culture] [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 847698

  • Juan Boza : reinventing himself
    Viera, Ricardo, 1945-
    1996
    In this short text, Ricardo Viera looks at the work of Cuban artist Juan Boza, following his immigration to the United States, and transition from “science fiction” based work to art based on Santería. Viera opens this essay with a discussion of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 847679

  • Nature at the sensual extreme : Mario Bencomo's paintings
    Kuspit, Donald B.
    1991
    In this essay, American art critic Donald Kuspit discusses the sensuality of the paintings of Cuban-born artist Mario Bencomo. Kuspit notes that the works are both pleasurable and melancholic (revealing the dialectics of desire). He examines specific [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 848077

  • Past Cuba : identity and identification in Cuban-American art
    Bosch, Lynette M. F.
    1997
    This document contains the introduction to the exhibition catalog of Past Cuba: Identity and Identification in Cuban-American Art (1997) by curator and art historian Lynette M.F. Bosch in which she explains that the premise of the exhibition was to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 848178

  • Pequeña Habana = Little Havana
    Blanc, Giulio V.
    1993
    Giulio V. Blanc includes a brief bilingual overview of the different generations of Cuban American artists, and this includes the Miami Generation (those who immigrated to Miami in the 1960s), the Post-Miami Generation (artists born in exile), those [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 847580

  • Public voices and private transcendence=Voces públicas y transcendencia privada
    Trasobares, César
    In this bilingual essay, Cuban-American artist César Trasobares reflects on the work of his late friend and fellow artist Carlos Alfonzo .Trasobares notes that Alfonzo developed different public and private personas, and throughout his life Alfonzo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 847846

  • Soriano : la luz como expresión
    Pau-Llosa, Ricardo
    1992
    In this essay, Ricardo Pau-Llosa discusses the work of Cuban-born artist Rafael Soriano as a prime example of what he has termed “oneiric luminism,” which is Latin American art’s most original contribution to modernism, according to the author [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 848129

  • Soriano : light as utterance
    Pau-Llosa, Ricardo
    1992
    In this essay, Ricardo Pau-Llosa discusses the work of Cuban-born artist Rafael Soriano as a prime example of what he has termed “oneiric luminism,” which is Latin American art’s most original contribution to modernism, according to the author [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 848096

  • Transnational cuban art
    Farris Thompson, Robert
    1991
    The prominent scholar Robert Farris Thompson examines in this essay the presence of Afro-Cuban culture in the artworks featured in the 1991–1992 exhibition Cuba-USA: The First Generation. Thompson discusses the photographs of Ramón Guerrero, which [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 848039

  • Two currents : the life and work of Carlos Alfonzo = Dos Corrientes : la vida y la obra de Carlos Alfonzo
    Viso, Olga M., 1966-
    1997
    In this bilingual overview of the life and art of Carlos Alfonzo, curator Olga Viso provides biographical information about the artist, with an emphasis on the impact his immigration to the United States had on his life and work. Viso first discusses [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 847827