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abr 182019
 

by Federica Bueti for Ocula

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(…) One of the highlights of Detrás del Muro (Behind the Wall), a project of public interventions staged on the beautiful sea boulevard of El Malecón, is the durational performance by Cuban artist Carlos Martiel, titled La sangre de Caín (Caín’s blood). Martiel has developed a distinct performative language made of disarmingly simple, yet particularly potent gestures that often test the limits of physical endurance under oft-extreme conditions. For his performative intervention for the Havana Biennial, Martiel has created a circular structure made of metal and stretched threads dyed with the blood of some of the artists involved in the protest against the Decree 349, who, in an act of solidarity, the artist has invited to contribute to his work. Dressed in white, Martiel stands inside this prison without walls, facing the sea, under a burning sun, becoming an object of contemplation, but also a subject of endurance and resistance. Who is the traitor? The artists whose dissent is seen by the government as a sign of betrayal, or the government itself, whose values of revolutionary freedom, equality, and justice contradict their repressive, and rather paternalistic, behaviours? Martiel’s evocative performance opens a space for contemplation, amid the intense noise and the chaos that seems to have taken hold of the country as it moves toward an unknown future. As if to suggest that, at this important historical juncture, it is time to take a moment before turning (…)

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abr 062019
 

by Chris Dupuis for Hyperallergic

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Nearly five decades since Chris Burden and Marina Abramović began their explorations, an emerging crop of artists are re-envisioning artistic self-harm in both methodology and intent.

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(…) For Cuban artist Carlos Martiel, shedding blood is, in a sense, incidental to the work — less a part of the performance and more like a trip to the art store. Blood isn’t usually produced during the event. It’s more often collected in advance, usually by a nurse who withdraws the required amount. 2018’s Black Lament sees him stand motionless for hours in a pool of his blood. In 2019’s High Risk, threads soaked in blood from an HIV negative person on PreP (a treatment that prevents transmission) form a cross around his body. The religious references become more explicit in 2017’s “Peso muerto” (Dead Weight) (where he’s restrained by a wooden cross) and 2012’s “Yerto” (where he lies motionless shrouded in a white sheet, hinting at Jesus awaiting resurrection). (…)

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mar 312019
 

mar 182019
 

por Gustavo Pérez Diez

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Cinco intensos días de inauguración y de meeting (7-11 marzo) en varias sedes (Al Mureijah Square, Al Hamriyah Studios, Kalba Ice Factory, Kalba Kindergarten y Umm Al Quwain) han sido los vividos como invitado a la 14ª Bienal de Sharjah (SB14), que, bajo la organización de la Sharjah Art Foundation, presidida por Hoor Al Qasimi y financiada por el gobierno, extenderá sus actos hasta el 10 de junio.

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Desde que dejé Nueva York con destino a Sharjah tenía un claro objetivo. Ver los proyectos de los 10 artistas y colectivos iberoamericanos (y con los presentes intentar hablar): el cubano Carlos Martiel, la argentina Adriana Bustos, el venezolano Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, el chileno Alfredo Jaar, el portugués Bruno Pacheco, las brasileñas Laura Lima y Aline Baiana, el mexicano Ulrik López, la dominicana Isabel Lewis y el dúo estadounidense-cubano Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla.

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mar 152019
 

Performance de Carlos Martiel en la 13ª Bienal de la Habana como parte del proyecto Dedelmu.

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Dom 14 de Abril
5:00 pm

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Malecon 307, esq. Galeano

feb 052019
 

“Sabor a lágrimas”
Performance of Carlos Martiel at ​Bait Obaid Al Shamsi as part of the 14th Sharjah Biennial. This work is part of the exhibition “Look for Me All Around You” curated by Claire Tancons.

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Saturday, March 9
10am–11am

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Bait Obaid Al Shamsi, Arts Square | Corniche St – Sharjah – United Arab Emirates

ene 162019
 

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Agonía Romaní
Performance of Carlos Martiel as part of his solo show “Intruder” at the Galleria Gilda Lavia.

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24 January, 2019
6.30 pm

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Galleria Gilda Lavia | Via dei Reti 29/C , 00185 Roma

ene 152019
 

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HIGH RISK
Performance of Carlos Martiel as part of Stedelijk Statements: Queer is not a manifesto at the Stedelijk Museum.

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1 Feb, 2019
6.30 pm until 9.30 pm

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Stedelijk Museum | Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

dic 012018
 

Performance de Carlos Martiel como parte de la exposición La persistencia del cuerpo.
Curaduría Silvio de Gracia
Viernes 14 de Dic, 20 – 21.30 h.

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Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo | Arenal Grande 1929, 11800 Montevideo, Uruguay

nov 032018
 
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November 20 – 22, 2018
Professional Preview and Opening: November 20

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LOOP FAIR is pleased to announce the selected galleries and artists for this year edition. The committee formed by Haro Cumbusyan, Renee Drake, Josée & Marc Gensollen, Isabelle Lemaître, and chaired by Jean-Conrad Lemaître, has valued the strength of the galleries’ programs, and the quality of the artists’ works. The Fair’s Jury is formed by Ferran Barenblit (Director, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, MACBA), Benjamin Weil (Artistic Director, Centro Botín, Santander), Marcella Lista (Curator and Conservator, Centre Pompidou, Paris) and Dirk Snauwaert (WIELS Contemporary Art centre, Brussels).

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Among the artists and galleries selected are, Parisa Aminolahi (Ag Galerie, Tehran), Vasco Araujo (Galeria Presença, Porto), Volkan Aslan (Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris), Sam Austen (Cob Gallery, London), Adela Babanova (ZAHORIAN & VAN ESPEN, Bratislava, Prague), Elke Andreas Boon (Annie Gentils, Antwerpen), Irina Botea in collaboration with Jon Dean (Anca Poterasu Gallery, Bucharest), Pavel Braila (EASTWARDS PROSPECTUS, Bucharest), Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen (tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam), Rui Calçada Bastos (Bruno Múrias, Lisbon), Tang Chao (Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai), Chien-Chi Chang (Chi-Wen Gallery, Taipei), Olga Chernysheva (Galerie Iragui, Moscow), Sarah Choo Jing (A.I, London), Lúa Coderch (àngels barcelona, Barcelona), Stefan Costantinescu (Borderline Art Space, Iași), Desiree Dolron (HE.RO, Amsterdam), Charlotte Dumas (andriesse eyck galerie, Amsterdam), Ira Eduardovna (Chelouche Gallery for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv), Mounir Fatmi (ANALIX FOREVER, Geneve), Péter Forgács (Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest), Aslan Gaisumov (Emalin, London), Andrea Galvani (The RYDER Projects, London), Sigurður Guðjónsson (BERG Contemporary, Reykjavík), Núria Güell (ADN Galería, Barcelona), Hao Jingban (Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong), Yoi Kawakubo (Yamamoto Keiko Rocheix, London) Derek Kreckler (Jarvis Dooney, Berlin), Hayoun Kwon (galerie Sator, Paris), Glenda León (Galería SENDA, Barcelona), Shahar Marcus (Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv), Angelika Markul (Galería Solo, Madrid), Carlos Martiel (Gilda Lavia, Rome), Rä di Martino (Galleria Monica de Cardenas, Milan), Lukas Marxt (Galerie Reinthaler, Vienna), Efrat Natan (UMA LULIK_, Lisbon), Hans Op de Beeck (Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam), Lois Patiño (RocioSantaCruz, Barcelona), Renata Poljak (Galerija Kranjčar, Zagreb), Chen Quilin (A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu), María Ruido (Rosa Santos, Valencia), and Tamir Zadok (Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv).

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