Publications

Ajiaco: Stirrings of the Cuban Soul

Stirrings of the Cuban Soul

In 1939 Fernando Ortiz first characterized Cuban culture as ajiaco: a rich stew consisting of a large variety of ingredients cooked until a thick broth is formed. It is this synthesis which is the essence of Cuban art. It embraces and visualizes the...

The Art Of Trading With the Enemy

Article about the restrictions on Cuban art, Published in Art Journal

Coloring Book Dialectic

Criticism discussion Modern versus Post Modern in a collection of essays organized by AICA (International Association of Art Critics), Taiwan divison after an internationl conference.

We each see the world through a different colored lens. There is no one single moment to portray, there is no one single perspective, and there is no one methodology of criticism. The thesis of the Modern paradigm is hierarchical, Euro-centric and...

Romare Bearden in Black-And-White

Photomontage Projections, 1964

Published to accompany a travelling exhibition of his work, this volume is devoted to the photomontages of Romare Bearden (1914-1988), and considers their relation both to the rest of his oeuvre and to African-American art and culture. Bearden began...

A Graphic Odyssey: Romare Bearden as Printmaker

Published by University of Pennsylvania Press on the occassion of the exhibition of the same title.

Romare Bearden created an extensive body of prints which had not been seen or organized before this publication. Gail Gelburd worked with the artist, then his widow, to coordinate a compilation of all of his prints. The prints were documented and...

Transparent Thread: Asian Philosphy and Contemporary American Art

Gail Gelburd and Geri De Paoli conclude that Asian philosophy, particularly Taoism and Zen, has had a profound affect on contemporary American art. They reveal a thread that brings together artists as diverse as Robert Rauschenberg and Robert Irwin,...

Silent Screams from the Russian Underground

The "Bulldozer Exhibition" of Sept. 15, 1974 and the reports of foreign journalists brought the hardships of the Russian artists to the world. This exhibition and catalog commemorates the struggle of the artists for freedom of expression....