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Feb 182024
 

BODY OF WORK
CARLOS MARTIEL

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February 10–March 9, 2024

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Steve Turner is pleased to present Body of Work, a solo exhibition by Cuban-born and New York-based artist Carlos Martiel who for nearly two decades has used his body to critique political issues that relate to censorship, oppression and migration.

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Body of Work features new works by the artist that encompass performance, photography, sculpture, drawing, installation and jewelry. In Visionario, a powerful photographic self-portrait, Martiel gazes intensely at the viewer, with diamonds embedded in the reflection in his eyes. Insignia VI is a large-scale American flag which is stained with the blood of a Native American.

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In Visionario, Martiel relies on the mantra “my gender is black” to subvert the common assumptions about power in portraiture. In Insignia VI, he addresses the function of representation in the context of conquest, colonialism, slavery and capitalism. As a whole, Body Of Work is focused on the ongoing struggles faced by people of African and Native descent in the Americas.

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Body Of Work is open to the public beginning Wednesday, February 14, 2024. On March 1, 2024 at 6 PM, Martiel will introduce Vaciamiento, a new performance that will also feature the participation of the artist’s parents, something unprecedented in his performance practice.

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Carlos Martiel (1989, Havana). Lives and works in NYC. He graduated in 2009 from the National Academy of Fine Arts “San Alejandro,” in Havana. Between 2008-2010, he studied in the Cátedra Arte de Conducta, directed by Tania Bruguera. Martiel’s works have been included in 57th Venice Biennale, Italy. He has had performances at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, The Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art and El Museo del Barrio in NYC, The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and The Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH). He has received several awards, including the Maestro Doble Latinx Art Prize which includes a solo exhibition at El Museo del Barrio, New York which will open on May 1, 2024.

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Steve Turner | 6830 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Feb 052024
 

Friday, Feb 9
6-8 pm

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A showcase of films by artists from Brazil, Cuba, Barbados, and Jamaica assembled together not as an answer to the question raised by the book, Where is Africa, but with the understanding that the title and content of the book open up even more paths and questions. These paths might lead us to the poetic dimension that resides in the existence of Black bodies and lives. To the dynamics of the presence of life, intelligence, and multiple forms of collective maintenance. To affective networks, to link and unlinkings.

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Artists: Rafael RG, Alberta Whittle, Tiago Sant’Ana, Carlos Martiel, Gê Viana and lagor Peres, Simon Benjamin, Ayrson Heráclito and Lula Buarque de Hollanda.

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Center for Art, Research and Alliances (CARA) | 225 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011.

Sep 132023
 

4 –⁠ 8 Oct, 2023 (various times)

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The performances use the entirety of the Queen Elizabeth Hall, and is self-led, letting you explore all parts of the building, including the auditorium, Purcell Room, backstage dressing rooms, green rooms, technical spaces and foyer.

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The artists have all been invited to make site-specific, long-durational work. They engage with endurance, presence and participation, creating an infinite possibility of encounters between visitors and artists.

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The artists featured are Collective Absentia, Carla Adra, Cassils, Paula Garcia, Miles Greenberg, Sandra Johnston, Carlos Martiel, Yiannis Pappas, Paul Setúbal, Aleksandar Timotic and Despina Zacharopoulou.

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Marina Abramović is participating on Wednesday 4 October and Sunday 8 October (session one) and is also present at various other times during the takeover.

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Marina Abramović Institute (MAI) presents and supports performance art at a global scale. Through an artist-driven process, the institute maintains both a multidisciplinary approach to performance and a focus on long-durational work.

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MAI aims to address the complexity of the present time in order to shift awareness and consciousness of human beings through performance. It promotes interdisciplinary collaboration between practitioners of all disciplines, including art, science, technology, and spirituality.

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In 2023, MAI opened its space in Karyes, Greece to support creative processes around performance art and generate collaborative thinking. The institute hosts Cleaning the House, a workshop developed by Abramović to reset the body and help understand one’s physical or mental limits. The workshops are open to public participants coming from any discipline.

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Globally, the institute creates communal participatory projects that critically engage with time, place, and human experiences. MAI has presented major performance projects in Sao Paulo (2015), Athens (2016), Kyiv (2017), Bangkok (2018), Istanbul (2020) and Amsterdam (2022).

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Marina Abramović Institute is: Marina Abramović, Thanos Argyropoulos, Serge Le Borgne, Paula Garcia, Billy Zhao

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Southbank Centre | Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX.

Sep 132023
 
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New York’s Museo del Barrio and Mexican tequila brand Maestro Dobel have announced Havana-born installation and performance artist Carlos Martiel as the first winner of the newly established Maestro Dobel Latinx Art Prize. Martiel, who is based in Harlem, will receive a $50,000 grant and a solo exhibition of his work, to take place in El Museo del Barrio’s multidisciplinary space Room 110 in the spring of 2024. The prize, which is to be awarded biannually, is aimed at elevating the work of Latinx artists, who have been historically underrepresented in the art world, despite the fact that 62 million US citizens, or nearly 19 percent of the country’s population, are of Hispanic descent according to the 2020 US census.

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“On behalf of our jury, I am delighted to announce Carlos Martiel as the recipient of the 2023 Maestro Dobel Latinx Art Prize,” said Patrick Charpenel, executive director of El Museo del Barrio, in a statement. “Martiel’s work beautifully explores the complexity and nuance of racism and racialization, gender, immigration, and the legacy of colonialism in the Americas. We are grateful for our partnership with Maestro Dobel Tequila, who shares our commitment to supporting Latinx artists in the United States.”

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Martiel is known for durational performance works exploring issues of racism, systems of oppression, and violence targeting people of color. A number of these works find him testing the limits of his own body, which he sometimes binds with ropes or chains, against which he then strains. His work has appeared in the 2019 Sharjah Biennial, the 2017 Venice Biennale, and several iterations of the Havana Biennial.

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“I am honored to have been selected as the inaugural winner of the Maestro Dobel Latinx Art Prize, an award that celebrates my community and stresses the crucial role of Latinx art in the creative world,” said Martiel in a statement. “Through this prize, I am looking forward to producing new work that will continue to drive conversations on subjects that matter and shine a light on the importance of representation.”

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Jun 282023
 

17ª Mostra de Performance Arte

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A Verbo 2023 acontecerá nos dias 19, 20 e 21 de julho, no Chão SLZ (São Luís, MA), nos dias 27, 28, 29 e 30 de julho, na Pinacoteca do Ceará (Fortaleza, CE), e nos dias 9, 10, 11 de agosto, na Galeria Vermelho (São Paulo, SP).

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A seleção de projetos ficou a cargo de Carolina Vieira (Pinacoteca do Ceará), Samantha Moreira (Chão SLZ), e de Marcos Gallon (Galeria Vermelho).

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O recorte curatorial da Verbo foi criado a partir da leitura das 300 propostas recebidas de várias regiões do país e do mundo, num total de 10 países. Além dos projetos selecionados por meio do edital, a Verbo 2023 contará também com artistas convidados, totalizando 31 ações.

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Cada cidade receberá um programa distinto, com exceção do eixo de ações criadas para câmeras de vídeo cujo programa será apresentado integralmente nas três cidades.

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Nova parceria da Verbo, a Pinacoteca do Ceará, instituição recentemente inaugurada em Fortaleza, abrigará todo o programa, e incluirá também uma oficina de textos curatoriais coordenada pela pesquisadora cearense Érica Zíngano.

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Lista de artistas selecionados por meio de edital:

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Andrea Hygino e Artur Souza (Rio de Janeiro), Carchíris Barcelos (Paço do Lumiar), Carolina Cony Rosa (Rio de Janeiro), Charlene Sales Bicalho (Nova Era), Daniel Faguz (São Paulo), Eduardo Hargreaves (Tiradentes), Fabiana Amelio Faleiros (São Paulo), Felipe Teixeira e Mariana Molinos (São Paulo), Galia Eibenschutz (Cidade do México), Génova Alvarado (Serra Grande), Lucas Antonio Bebiano (Ibiúna), Lucimélia Romão (São Félix), No Barraco da Constância tem! (Fortaleza), Renan Marcondes (São Paulo), Ruy Cézar Campos (Fortaleza), Ting-tong Chang (Taipei), Sy Gomes (Eusébio), Thiago Sogayar Bechara (São Paulo), Ton Bezerra (São Luís).

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Lista de artistas convidados:

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Boris Nikitin (Basileia), Carlos Martiel (Nova York), Dinho Araújo (São Luís), Eduardo Bruno e Waldirio Castro (Fortaleza), Elilson (Recife), Guilherme Peters (São Paulo), Isadora Ravena (Fortaleza), Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen (Copenhage), Pablo Assumpção (Fortaleza), Tania Candiani (Cidade do México), Yuri Firmeza (Fortaleza).

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A Verbo é um evento sem fins lucrativos, criado, produzido e gerido pela Vermelho desde 2005.

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Jun 282023
 

05/06/2023 to 09/17/2023
Localizado en Steele Gallery

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Lo que es, es lo que ha sido/What It Is, Is What Has Been: Selecciones de la Colección de arte cubano de ASU Art Museum explora la expresión artística en tiempos de crisis humanitaria y agitación social. La exposición es la primera colaboración curatorial significativa entre Phoenix Art Museum y Arizona State University Art Museum (ASU Art Museum) en más de una década y se basa en la colección de arte cubano contemporáneo de ASU Art Museum para brindar un contexto más profundo a la presentación simultánea de PhxArt de la exposición de compromiso especial Juan Francisco Elso: Por América, proyecto organizado por El Museo del Barrio en la ciudad de Nueva York.

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Phoenix Art Museum | 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Jun 282023
 

On View through June 24 – July 23, 2023, Open weekly from 11 AM-7 PM
Gallery Reception with Artists: Saturday, July 1, 2023, 4-7 PM

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Curated by Sofía Reeser del Rio

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With Participating Artists & Collectives: Camilo Godoy, Las Mariquitas, Carlos Martiel, Jorge Sánchez, Salsa Soul Sisters, and The Antonio Archives.

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The Clemente | 107 Suffolk Stree, New York, NY, 10002

Feb 142023
 

15 de fevereiro, às 15h.

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A performance Posesión será apresentada pelo artista Carlos Martiel no próximo dia 15 (quarta-feira), 15h no Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia. Na performance proposta pelo artista cubano Carlos Martiel, as questões de classe e raça serão abordadas dentro de uma interpretação sobre o corpo negro, que continua a serviço da sociedade e historicamente tem origem no modelo escravocrata dito “abolido”.

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Esse é um trabalho que reflete sobre a experiência dos corpos negros no contexto brasileiro. Uma experiência tristemente ligada a um movimento de redução e exclusão de direitos para a população negra. Em Possessão, Martiel fala do corpo negro como aquele que continua cativo, possuido pelo sistema classista e racista, que mimetiza a mesma práxis perversa de outrora. Ao mesmo tempo o artista ilumina a riqueza e beleza ancestral e a contribuição cultural desse povo subjugado, bem como à capacidade de resiliência e resistência.

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Possuídos pela estrutura social que os mantém sem voz, sem acessos e com pouca ou nenhuma reparação a depender da geografia. Corpos que lutam na rotina do dia a dia pela preservação de vivências e memórias diaspóricas para nutrir a sua força.

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Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia | Av. Lafayete Coutinho, s/n – Comercio, Salvador – BA,

Jan 062023
 

9 janvier – 4 février 2023 – Galeries André Arsenec & La Véranda

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Commissariat Olivia Maëlle Breleur

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Artists: Jean-François Boclé, Ernest Breleur, Stephanie Brossard, Thierry Fontaine, Séphora Joannes, Valérie John, Shivay La Multiple, Mirtho Linguet, Louisa Marajo, Carlos Martiel, Myriam Mihindou, Gabriel Moraes Aquino, Borgial Nienguet-Roger, jérémie priam, Tabita Rezaire, Fannie Sosa.

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Tropiques-Atrium | 6 Rue Jacques Cazotte, Fort-de-France 97200, Martinica

Sep 232022
 

October 7, 6 – 8 pm.

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Please join artist Carlos Martiel for the premier of his durational performance, Arquitectura para un cuerpo (2022). This work is a site-specific response to the history of Western museums, their relationships to imperial expansion, and their history in objectifying and displaying human subjects and artworks from colonized and racialized nations.

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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art | 600 Museum Way, Bentonville, AR, 72712.