A Conversation with Ella Fontanals-Cisneros

Cuban-born collector and philanthropist Ella Fontanals-Cisneros has dedicated the past four decades to the advancement of Latin American art. Since 2002, her Miami-based Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) has granted more than $1.5 million to some 120 emerging and mid-career contemporary artists from Latin America. For its latest undertaking, CIFO, in conjunction with the Cisneros Fontanals Fundación Para Las Artes (CIFO Europa), … +


Enrique Martinez Celaya: “Jumping off the cliff with hands in the air”

Taking a line from a Zen koan as her title and starting point, Elvia Rosa Castro reflects on the art of Enrique Martínez Celaya. The Jack Shainman Gallery is one of the most multicultural, multiethnic, and inclusive galleries I know. Among the artists represented there are Nick Cave (USA), El Anatsui (Ghana-Nigeria), Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (London), as well the Cubans Yoan Capote and … +


ArtKabinett.com. The Social Network for the 21st Century Art Collector
By Francis Acea

With the arrival of Facebook in 2004, a new frontier for communications and interpersonal relationships was established. With many in favor – and no less against – the Social Network stands up today with more than 700 million registered users. As a result, Social Networks have become a standard in today’s world, and many leading industries already count on their own niche … +


Luis Cruz Azaceta. Back in Cuban-American land

Luis Cruz Azaceta is an award-winning artist whose works have been exhibited and included in numerous collections worldwide. Being a Cuban-born who left the island in his early years to settle in NYC made him also and expat teenager. I believe that young Luis didn’t have much of an idea of how this particular event would shape his future then – neither … +


Beyond classical piano. A brief conversation with Kemal Gekic
By Cynthia Saez

Kemal Gekic, the Croatian pianist who made his U.S. debut 1999 and was subsequently selected by Florida International University as their artist-in-residence, opens the Miami International Piano Festival’s Master Series this year. And since artists are more known for their performances, repertoire or roles, than for being themselves, MAG takes this opportunity to speak with the person behind the work and to … +


bâlelatina: a new contemporary art fair

It was already the year 2000 when the Director of Daros Foundation – a Swiss private collection based in Zurich – created a curatorial team devoted to building up a collection of contemporary art from Latin America. Today, Daros-Latinamerican holds works of over 70 artists from almost every country of the southern continent. This year, the capital for international contemporary art trade, … +


Enter Artformz Alternative

A conversation with Alette Simmons-Jimenez 2004. Alette Simmons-Jimenez created Artformz Alternative art space at Miami Design District. Since then, the artist has been continually invigorating it with collaborative exhibitions. I’m now entering Artformz, two years after its creation. I’m really keen about getting the insight of her artist space model.