Jun 012018
 

Public Display of Professionalism presents two nights of film screenings at the Koubek Center in Little Havana. With films by Judi Werthein, Tomás Gutierrez Alea, Magdiel Aspillaga & Ernesto Oroza, and Sara Gomez.
Organized by Domingo Castillo, Natalia Zuluaga, Patricia Margarita Hernández

Nov 282017
 

Efficiency (after Papanek) press release:

Efficiency (after Papanek) is a new exhibition platform based on a schematic principle of art – life relationship. It consists of a drop down table which, upon opening, displays a framed painting, photo mural, or poster. The object was redesigned by Victor Papanek and James Hennessey for their book / instruction manual Nomadic Furniture 1*. All of the items from this publication arise from world popular culture. The authors developed variations adapted to the measurements and materials available on the market, such as 2×4 studs and ¾” x 4’ x 8’ sheets of plywood, among other standardized components.

Efficiency
The idea of an efficient livable unit has been a recurring theme in architectural history. Vitruvius, Laugier, Rousseau, Thoreau, Le Corbusier, and the Unabomber conceived or built minimum housing spaces. In each case, the structure was above all a projection of the designer’s philosophical principles and visceral relationships with his time’s natural and social contexts.
An “efficiency unit” is a small apartment consisting typically of a combined living room and bedroom area, a bathroom, and a kitchenette.

In its first public presentation Efficiency (after Papanek) has four iterations:

*Pantheon Books, Random House, New York/Canada, 1973


OF/BY/FOR press release:

Miami Art Week is back, and so is The Cuban! In a few short days we’ll be kicking off our latest exhibition, OF/BY/FOR, which brings together 8 of the most recognized installation artists of the Cuban Diaspora, in a full-scale takeover of the museum’s brand new facility.

Over a 10 day period, these world-renowned artists will each create a site specific installation in one of the museum’s galleries or public spaces. Work begins on Friday, December 1st, and continues through Sunday, December 10th. The entire installation process will be open to the public, with FREE ADMISSION through Miami Art Week!

As one of our Charter Members, sponsors, and/or supporters, you and a guest are cordially invited to view the completed exhibition at its official opening on Sunday, December 10th, from 6-10 PM.

Please keep in mind that this event is by invitation only, and space is limited. RSVP below by Friday, December 1st, to secure your place inside. Enjoy Miami Art Week! We look forward to celebrating with you soon at the American Museum OF/BY/FOR the Cuban Diaspora!

Dec 032015
 

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THE PIRATE BOOK

This work offers a broad view on media piracy as well as a variety of comparative perspectives on recent issues and historical facts regarding piracy. It contains a compilation of texts on grass-roots situations whose stories describe strategies developed to share, distribute and experience cultural content outside of the confines of local economies, politics or laws. These stories recount the experiences of individuals from India, Cuba, Brazil, Mexico, Mali and China. The book is structured in four parts and begins with a collection of stories on piracy dating back to the invention of the printing press and expanding to broader issues (historical and modern anti-piracy technologies, geographically-specific issues, as well as the rules of the Warez scene, its charters, structure and visual culture…).
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WEBSITE thepiratebook.net
CONTACT US ping@thepiratecinema.com

EDITED BY Nicolas Maigret & Maria Roszkowska

CONTRIBUTORS
Jota Izquierdo, Christopher Kirkley,
Marie Lechner, Pedro Mizukami, Ernesto Oroza,
Clément Renaud, Ishita Tiwary, Ernesto Van der Sar,
Michaël Zumstein

DESIGN Maria Roszkowska
PROOFREADING Philip Jan Nagel
TRANSLATION Themba Bhebhe

PUBLISHED BY Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art
PRODUCED BY Aksioma and Pavillon Vendôme, Clichy

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
Abandon Normal Devices, Kunsthal Aarhus & Neural Magazine / Supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, the Municipality of Ljubljana and the Municipality of Clichy, France. The Pirate Book was released in the framework of Masters & Servers

Nov 252012
 

The Nightclub invites you to Marakka 2012, the ninth of twelve events involving a network of artists, producers, and art students. Its aim is to create dialogue within a diversity of art practice through curated exhibitions showcased in a one—night venue.
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Magdiel Aspillaga and Ernesto Oroza | curators
December 7, 7-11 pm
Address: Buena Vista Building, 180 NE 39 St. Suite 204, Miami FL 33137

Since 1983, Waldo Fernandez has been assembling an archive of Cuban audiovisual memory. The collection–which functions commercially under the “Marakka 2000” brand–relies and exploits a loophole created by current Cuba-U.S. diplomatic relations, and is sustained by a precise and astute understanding of current procedures regarding the protection of copyright in the U.S.
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Nov 112012
 

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Marakka 2012 is a project by Magdiel Aspillaga and Ernesto Oroza

First presentation: December 7, 7-11 pm
Address: Buena Vista Building, 180 NE 39 St. Suite 204, Miami FL 33137

Since 1983, Waldo Fernandez “Marakka” has been assembling an archive of Cuban audiovisual memory. The collection–which functions commercially under the “Marakka 2000” brand–relies and exploits a loophole created by current Cuba-U.S. diplomatic relations, and is sustained by a precise and astute understanding of current procedures regarding the protection of copyright in the U.S.
Each generation of emigrants has put its own nostalgic claims to the archive, which has more that 14,000 objects. Waldo has processed all this material in order to add new credits, remove sensitive copyright issues, and even re-edit the dramaturgical time and pace of serials and soap operas in order to adjust them for suitable commercial formats. The pinnacle of the archive lies in the documentaries that Waldo himself has directed and edited using video clips and sounds from his collection.
“Marakka 2012” is a revision of “Marakka 2000”. From our perspective, Waldo’s archive is above all else a registry of its own constitution. A repertoire of source formats, a history of the transfers produced and the copying technologies employed. A deposit of all the available resolutions of the last 70 years. A monument to piracy, to the glory of anti-macrovisions.

http://www.marakka2000.com