Contemporary Cuban Art

Gala artística por el Aniversario 50 de la fundación del Teatro Lírico Rodrigo Prats, celebrada en el Teatro Eddy Suñol, de la ciudad de Holguín, Cuba. FOTO/Juan Pablo Carreras

El Teatro Lírico Rodrigo Prats celebró los 50 años de creado con una gala dedicada al barítono Raúl Camayd, que contó el guión, la puesta en escena y dirección artística de Eduardo Eimil.

Los orígenes familiares, el quehacer profesional y la vida afectiva de Raúl Camayd, fundador de la compañía, fueron escenificados en las tablas del Teatro Eddy Suñol, en un espectáculo que tuvo, además, momentos memorables como el dúo de Ana y Danilo, de la opereta La viuda alegre, interpretado por la soprano María Luisa Clark y el barítono Ernesto Infante.

El espectáculo, que devino recorrido por el desempeño artístico de medio siglo de la compañía, incluyó fragmentos de emblemáticas puestas en escena del Lírico, como las zarzuelas Los Gavilanes, La Leyenda del beso y Amalia Batista, interpretados por los tenores Yuri Hernández, Alfredo Más y Julio Proenza, junto a las sopranos María Elena Rodríguez, Liudmila Pérez y María Dolores Rodríguez.

En el cierre de la velada el elenco entonó a coro Quiéreme Mucho, de Gonzalo Roig, al que se sumaron las sopranos Gladis Puig, invitada especial a este aniversario y Náyade Proenza, fundadora del Lírico holguinero.

La maestra Concepción Casals, directora general del Teatro Lírico Rodrigo Prats, recibió en nombre de la compañía reconocimientos de la Dirección Provincial de Cultura, la Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba (UNEAC) y el Consejo de las Artes Escénicas en la provincia de Holguín.

Gala por el Aniversario 50 del Teatro Lírico Rodrigo Prats (FOTOS)

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Miami Beach Art Basel 2012 |

Miami Beach Art Basel 2012

From December 6 through 9, Miami Beach, Florida, will host the 11th edition of Art Basel, the most prestigious art show in the Americas. More than 260 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa will take part, showcasing works by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

The exhibiting galleries are among the world’s most respected art dealers, offering exceptional pieces by both renowned artists and cutting-edge newcomers. Special exhibition sections feature young galleries, performance art, public art projects and video art. The show will be a vital source for art lovers, allowing them to both discover new developments in contemporary art and experience rare museum-caliber artworks.

Top-quality exhibitions in the museums of South Florida and special programs for art collectors and curators also help make the event a special time for encountering art. And every year, a greater number of art collectors, artists, dealers, curators, critics and art enthusiasts from around the world participate in Art Basel – the favorite winter meeting place for the international art world.

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The Cuban Art Project- Miami, Florida octubre 24, 2012  El Departamento de Arte y Filosofía del Miami Dade College (MDC) proseguirá su exitosa serieJazz at Wolfson Presents, hoy miércoles 24 de octubre, con el saxofonista Hery Paz.  

   

Paz, estrella naciente del saxo tenor, ha trabajado con leyendas del jazz como Arturo Sandoval, Randy Brecker, y Adam Nussbaum. El sonido distintivo y original aproximación a la música de este nuevo “joven león” ha atraído mucha atención en el campo jazzístico.  

   

El joven músico, nacido en la ciudad de Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, emigró a los Estados Unidos en el 2001. En el 2006, el Dr. Michael DiLiddo, profesor del MDC, lo introdujo al mundo del jazz y le entregó su primer saxofón. Después de graduarse del  MDC y la Universidad Internacional de la Florida (FIU), Paz se mudó a Boston, donde permanece bajo la tutela del maestro Jerry Bergonzi, con quien está terminando su trabajo universitario en la especialidad de jazz.  

 

“Fue sorprendente ver cómo Hery se desarrolló cuando estudiaba en el MDC. Absorbía todo cuanto se le proporcionaba, independientemente de lo que fuera. Pero más importante aún es que ha seguido madurando musicalmente, y se ha convertido en un intérprete significativo en nuestra comunidad de jazz del sur de la Florida. Es un placer presentarlo en la serie del MDC de la que es ex alumno”, expresó Di Liddo.

La serie Jazz at Wolfson Presents del MDC cuenta con presentaciones en vivo que se llevan a cabo todos los meses desde septiembre a abril. La entrada a los conciertos es libre y gratuita para el público en general.

 

QUE:                  Jazz at Wolfson Presents del Miami Dade College con el saxofonista Hery

                         Paz

 

CUANDO:       Miércoles 24 de octubre, 12 p.m.

 

DONDE:         Auditorio del Campus Wolfson del Miami Dade College

300 NE Segunda Avenida – Salón 1261

 

Para obtener más información, póngase en contacto con el Dr. Michael Di Liddo llamando al número telefónico 305-237-3930.

 

ART, SOCIAL MEDIA 

THE EVOLUTION OF THE HUMAN NETWORK

 

 Art Social Media and The Evolution of The Human Network


  

A historic exhibition on contemporary Cuban artists that investigates global interconnectivity via social media.

This exhibition will explore how visual artists perceive social media platforms, web and mobile technologies as new ways of expressing their inner world. How they define, construct, and support contemporary Art via Social Media. Do they believe these new technologies will change forever the way we consume art? How are they embracing it? 

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In a world made small and accessible by technology, it is easy to forget the magnitude of nature’s infinite complexity. But sometimes technology reminds us, such as when trawling planet Earth on Google’s Satellite View, zooming across landscapes partitioned by natural and unnatural boundaries.

While searching Google Earth, Paul Bourke, a research associate professor at the University of Western Australia, discovered an amazing sight—the patterns of the Earth seemed to form a delicate geometric pattern when viewed from the sky. Not only delicate, but almost perfect. Bourke was captivated by the geography—lacy tracks of rivers and mountain ranges stretching across the Earth in unison as if digitally cloned.

Fractals are recognized as patterns of self-similarity over varying degrees of scale. There are both mathematical fractals as well as natural fractals—the former are idealized and found across a range of scales, while the latter generally only exist across a smaller scale range.

Bourke explains that fractals are found in all parts of life, from the brain sciences and astrophysics to geographic formations and riverbeds. “Fractal and chaotic processes are the norm, not the exception.”

“I always knew these amazing natural patterns would be there,” he said. “They are literally everywhere—it’s just a matter of finding them.”

And find them he did. Bourke, an authority on fractals and visualizations, showcases more than 40 different fractals he’s uncovered while zooming through the satellite views of 25 countries. Through his website, he encourages users to submit examples they’ve found in their own browsing, and provides KMZ coordinate files for each image, allowing users to visit the exact views of the fractal features. Bourke’s collection realizes the power enabled by the open-ended tools of modern technology and applies them to a practical and popular aesthetic end.

Today we’re rounding up some spying-related news:

• Earlier this month, a federal appeals court ruled that the government may carry on warrantless wiretapping on Americans without fear of being sued, Wired reported. Now the American lawyers whose conversations with their clients in Saudi Arabia were wiretapped are asking the court to hear the case again, this time with 11 judges instead of three. In a filing this week, again according to Wired, the lawyers’ lawyer wrote: “Whether the federal government can violate FISA with impunity is a question of exceptional importance to the nation.” The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act requires court approval for wiretapping but was amended in 2008 to legalize a warrantless-wiretapping program started by the Bush administration after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Also Thursday, the San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation sued the Department of Justice, asking it to release information regarding allegations reportedly made public by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., that the National Security Agency’s spying is going beyond what the FISA Amendment Act permits.

“It’s time for the government to come clean and tell us about the NSA’s unconstitutional actions,” EFF Open Government Legal Fellow Mark Rumold said in a press release.

• Then there’s the use of software to track dissidents instead of fight crime. The New York Times reports about FinSpy, an elusive — hard to detect by antivirus software — surveillance tool that can log keystrokes, grab computer-screen images, record chats and more. It has reportedly been found in servers in countries such as Turkmenistan, Brunei and Bahrain, which have been accused of human-rights abuses. The software is supposedly sold only to track criminals, says the British company that sells it, but has been found to be tracking activists.

CNN has a story on how the police use social media and other technology to track crime, how social networks cooperate or in some cases resist, and the constitutional questions that arise from these practices. While some criminals rat themselves out because they overshare on social networks, the story also talks about how some police set up fake profiles to nab criminals. Fake profiles are against Facebook rules, but in some cases the evidence gathered in this way can still “hold up” in court, according to the article.

• And finally, Apple this week reportedly was granted a patent on a feature that brings up interesting issues: the ability to disable phone and video functions on a mobile device depending on location. When the New York Times wrote about the patent in June, the article focused on how this feature could help the entertainment industry, which prohibits filming of concerts or movies. But the feature does limit key functionality on a device one buys and expects to use freely. And who would decide when cameras and videos would be disabled? Boing Boing’s Mark Frauenfelder writes: “The paranoid side of me imagines governments using it to prevent citizens from communicating with each other or taking video during protests.”

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