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Oral history interview with Ruben Torres-Llorca

Interviewee:
Torres Llorca, Rubén, 1957-  Search this
Interviewer:
Martínez, Juan A.  Search this
Names:
Instituto Superior de Arte (Cuba)  Search this
Bedia, José, 1959-  Search this
Rodríguez Brey, Ricardo, 1955-  Search this
Extent:
133 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1998 January 31
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ruben Torres-Llorca conducted 1998 January 31, by Juan A. Martínez, in Torres Llora's home/studio, Miami, Florida, for the Archives of American Art.
Torres Llora discusses his early interest in art; his father, whom he never met, who was a talented commercial artist; studying art at San Alejandro Academy of Art, Havana and fellow students Jose Bedia and Ricardo Rodriguez Brey; graduate studies at Havana's Instituto Superior del Arte; participating in the "Volumen I" exhibition in 1981; travels to Mexico, where he began sculpture and installations; returning to Cuba and curating exhibitions of younger artists; moving to Buenos Aires, Mexico City, and since 1993, Miami; artistic influences, including literature, anthropology, sociololgy, film, and other disciplines on him; his mixed media figurative objects of the 1990s which tell a narrative, are socially oriented, and at best, provide a shared experience for the viewer.
Biographical / Historical:
Ruben Torres-Llorca (1957-) is a Cuban born painter and sculptor in Miami, Florida.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 6 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics, and administrators. Funding for this interview provided by Smithsonian Institution's Latino Pool Fund.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Artists -- Cuba  Search this
Topic:
Artists -- Florida -- Miami -- Interviews  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Expatriate artists -- Florida -- Miami -- Interviews  Search this
Art, Cuban  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.torres98
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-torres98

Oral history interview with José Bedia, 1998 February 13

Interviewee:
Bedia, José, 1959-  Search this
Bedia, José, 1959-  Search this
Interviewer:
Martínez, Juan A  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Artists -- Florida -- Miami -- Interviews  Search this
Expatriate artists -- Florida -- Miami -- Interviews  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5419
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216459
AAA_collcode_bedia98
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216459
Online Media:

Oral history interview with José Bedia

Interviewee:
Bedia, José, 1959-  Search this
Interviewer:
Martínez, Juan A.  Search this
Extent:
159 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1998 February 13
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Cuban born painter José Bedia conducted 1998 February 13, by Juan A. Martínez, in Bedia's studio/home, Miami, Florida, for the Archives of American Art.
Bedia discusses his early inclination toward drawing and interest in cartooning; receiving rigorous academic training at San Alejandro Art Academy in Havana and being introduced also to non-western art; attending graduate school at the Instituto Superior del Arte, 1976-1981; participating upon graduation in the Volumen I exhibition which was a turning point for Cuban artists; travel outside of Cuba to Budapest via Berlin, to New York, to an Indian reservation in the Southwest where he became acquainted with North American native art and artists, and to Angola with the Cuban military, where he came into contact with African roots of Cuban culture; moving to Mexico City and then to Miami; his art and inspirations; religion; his collection of African and American Indian art; and exhibitions in which he has participated.
Biographical / Historical:
José Bedia (1959-) is a Cuban born painter from Miami, Florida.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 15 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators. Funding for this interview provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Latino Pool Fund.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Artists -- Cuba  Search this
Topic:
Artists -- Florida -- Miami -- Interviews  Search this
Expatriate artists -- Florida -- Miami -- Interviews  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.bedia98
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bedia98

Helen L. Kohen papers

Creator:
Kohen, Helen L.  Search this
Names:
Alexander, Jane  Search this
Alfonzo, Carlos, 1950-1991  Search this
Algaze, Mario Arturo, 1947-  Search this
Anthony, Carol  Search this
Bedia, José, 1959-  Search this
Blaine, Michael  Search this
Blazer, Wendy  Search this
Brito, Maria, 1947-  Search this
Cano, Margarita, 1932-  Search this
Cano, Pablo  Search this
Carulla, Ramón, 1938-  Search this
Castagliola, Maria E., 1946-  Search this
Corone, Matthew  Search this
Couper, James M., 1937-  Search this
Cubiles, Miguel  Search this
De Monte, Claudia, 1947-  Search this
Delehanty, Suzanne, 1944-  Search this
Demi, 1955-  Search this
Duval-Carrié, Edouard, 1954-  Search this
Eisenstaedt, Alfred  Search this
Fernández, Agustin, 1928-  Search this
Frohnmayer, John  Search this
García, Fernando A., 1945-  Search this
Gelfman, Lynn Golub  Search this
Gillman, Barbara Seitlin, 1937-  Search this
González, Juan, 1942-1993  Search this
Gottlieb-Roberts, Marilyn Patricia, 1939-  Search this
Gutierrez, M. (Marta)  Search this
Henderson, Shirley  Search this
Jones, Pat  Search this
Juarez, Roberto, 1952-  Search this
Kardin, Janet  Search this
Kuitca, Guillermo, 1961-  Search this
Lanza, Bianca  Search this
Leibovitz, Annie, 1949-  Search this
Marisol, 1930-2016  Search this
Morgan, Andrew Wesley, 1922-  Search this
Muñoz, Celia Alvarez, 1937-  Search this
Orr-Cahall, Christina, 1947-  Search this
Paik, Nam June, 1932-  Search this
Paparelli, Janet  Search this
Pellon, Gina  Search this
Riverón, Enrique  Search this
Riverón, Noella  Search this
Rodriguez, Vivian  Search this
Rodríguez, Arturo, 1956-  Search this
Rojo, Damian  Search this
Rubell, Jason  Search this
Rubio, Lydia, 1946-  Search this
Salinas, Baruj  Search this
Sanchez, Emilio, 1921-1999  Search this
Schaaf, William  Search this
Scharf, Kenny  Search this
Scull, Haydée  Search this
Scull, Sahara  Search this
Shapiro, Joel  Search this
Slobodkina, Esphyr, 1908-2002  Search this
Spitzer, David D.  Search this
Strasser, Barbara  Search this
Sullivan, G. L.  Search this
Trasobares, César  Search this
Valdez-Fauli, Dora  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1978-1996
Summary:
The papers of Miami art critic Helen Kohen date from 1978 through 1996 and contain letters, postcards, exhibition announcements and invitations, and seventy-four untranscribed interviews of artists, dealers, and collectors in the Miami area.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of art historian and critic Helen L. Kohen measure one linear foot and date from 1976 through 1996. They consist primarily of letters, postcards, exhibition announcements and invitations from artists in the Miami area. Also found are eighty-two mini cassette tapes of seventy-four interviews Kohen conducted with art dealers, collectors, contemporary artists, and others in the Miami area as research and background for her newspaper column and other articles
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into five series:

Series 1: Correspondence, 1954, 1984-1993, undated (Box 1, 10 folders)

Series 2: Printed Material, 1979-1996, undated (Box 1, 3 folders)

Series 3: Photographs, 1969, 1974, 1980-1994 (Box 1, 1 folder)

Series 4: Miscellany, 1983-1992, undated (Box 1 , 1 folder)

Series 5: Taped Interviews, 1986-1996, undated (Box 1, 1 folder and 82 micro-cassettes)
Biographical Note:
Art historian and critic Helen L. Kohen has authored numerous articles on contemporary art focusing on the formation of the art culture in Miami since the early 1980s. Helen L. Kohen is art critic emeritus for the The Miami Herald newspaper in Miami, Florida.
Provenance:
Helen L. Kohen donated her papers to the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution in 1997.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Art critics -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Topic:
Artists -- Haiti  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Women art critics -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Artists -- Florida -- Miami -- Interviews  Search this
Artists -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Art -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Helen L. Kohen papers, 1978-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kohehele
See more items in:
Helen L. Kohen papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kohehele

José Bedia : maker of spiritual and artistic connections / interview by Alex Arthur

Author:
Bedia, José 1959-  Search this
Arthur, Alex  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Bedia, José 1959-  Search this
Bedia, José 1959-  Search this
Type:
Articles
Interviews
Art collections
Place:
Florida
Miami
Date:
2015
Topic:
Art, African--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
N5310.7 .W927
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1054829

Oriki fir Robert Farris Thompson

Author:
Drewal, Henry John  Search this
Vogel, Susan Mullin  Search this
Anderson, Brooke Davis  Search this
Abiodun, Rowland  Search this
Cosentino, Donald 1941-  Search this
Bedia, José 1959-  Search this
Foss, Wilson Perkins 1942-  Search this
Clarke, Neil  Search this
Ligiéro, Zeca 1950-  Search this
Sims, Lowery Stokes  Search this
King-Hammond, Leslie 1944-  Search this
Santos, John  Search this
Doris, David Todd  Search this
Mason, John 1948-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Thompson, Robert Farris  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Connecticut
New Haven
Date:
2017
Topic:
African art historians  Search this
Art, African--Study and teaching (Higher)  Search this
Call number:
N1 .A258
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1085448

Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, 1998-2003 : Jose Bedia, Tsibi Geva, Graciela Hasper, Kocheisen + Hullmann, Myriam Laplante, Heidi McFall, Ieva Mediodia, Marta Maria Perez Bravo, Liliana Porter, Paolo W. Tamburella, Federico Uribe, Jenny Watson

Title:
1998-2003
Author:
Bedia, José 1959-  Search this
Annina Nosei Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2003
[2003?]
20th century
21st century
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N6490 .A655 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_825872

José Bedia : rodeado de mar [exhibition] December 8, 2000 - February 11, 2001

Title:
Rodeado de mar
Author:
Bedia, José 1959-  Search this
Hanzal, Carla  Search this
Contemporary Art Center of Virginia  Search this
Subject:
Bedia, José 1959-  Search this
Physical description:
17 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2001
C2001
20th century
Topic:
Art, Cuban  Search this
Call number:
N6605.B4 A4 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_701588

Palo Monte Mayombe and its influence on Cuban contemporary art

Author:
Bettelheim, Judith 1944-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Bedia, José 1959-  Search this
Pérez, Ludvik Reginfo  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Cuba
Date:
2001
20th century
Topic:
Palo--Rituals  Search this
Artists  Search this
Art, Cuban--Themes, motives  Search this
Religion  Search this
African influences  Search this
Kongo influences  Search this
Call number:
N1 .A258
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_706207

Rúben Torres Llorca

Author:
Torres Llorca, Rubén 1957-  Search this
Bedia, José 1959-  Search this
Galería Ramis Barquet (Garza García, Mexico)  Search this
Monique Knowlton Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Torres Llorca, Rubén 1957-  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1996
[1996]
Call number:
N6605.T67 A4 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_730434

Cuban art of three generations

Author:
Arkansas Arts Center  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Azaceta, Luis Cruz 1942-  Search this
Alfonzo, Carlos 1950-1991  Search this
Bedia, José 1959-  Search this
Physical description:
[6] folded p. : col. ill
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2000
21st century
Topic:
Painting, Cuban  Search this
Call number:
ND303 .C83 2000
VF-- Art, Cuba
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_749701

José Bedia

Title:
José Bedia, works 1978-2006
Author:
Bedia, José 1959-  Search this
Subject:
Bedia, José 1959- Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Bedia, José 1959-  Search this
Physical description:
261 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Catalogs
Date:
2007
Call number:
N6605.B4 A4 2007
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_774307

José Bedia : "la isla en peso" : [exposición] enero, 1993 / textos, Orlando Hernández, Giulio Blanc, Nina Menocal

Author:
Bedia, José 1959-  Search this
Hernández, Orlando  Search this
Blanc, Julio V  Search this
Menocal, Nina  Search this
Galería Nina Menocal  Search this
Subject:
Bedia, José 1959-  Search this
Physical description:
20 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1993
1993]
Call number:
ND305.B43 A4 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_641195

New art from Cuba : José Bedia, Flavio Garciandía, Ricardo Rodríguez Brey

Author:
Amelie A. Wallace Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Bedia, José 1959-  Search this
Garciandía, Flavio 1954- Exhibitions  Search this
Rodríguez Brey, Ricardo 1955-  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 48 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 19 x 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1985
[1985]
20th century
Topic:
Art, Cuban  Search this
Call number:
N6603 .N48 1985
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_641425

José Bedia : de donde vengo / Melissa E. Feldman with an essay by Gustavo Pérez Firmat

Author:
Feldman, Melissa E  Search this
Bedia, José 1959-  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1994
Call number:
ND305.B43 A4 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_642725

Contemporary art from Havana : José Bedia ... [et al.] : Riverside Studios, London, 18 October - 26 November 1989 : Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Sevilla, Spain, June - July 1990

Author:
Riverside Studios  Search this
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (Seville, Spain)  Search this
Subject:
Bedia, José 1959-  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.) ; 21 x 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1989
[1989]
20th century
Topic:
Art, Cuban  Search this
Call number:
N6603 .C66 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_643438

José Bedia : la isla, el cazador y la presa

Author:
Bedia, José 1959-  Search this
Galería Brücke (Buenos Aires, Argentina)  Search this
Subject:
Bedia, José 1959-  Search this
Physical description:
39 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1996
C1996
Call number:
N6605.B4 A4 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_648595

José Bedia

Author:
Bedia, José 1959-  Search this
Galería Ramis Barquet (Garza García, Mexico)  Search this
Ninart, Centro de Cultura (Mexico City, Mexico)  Search this
Subject:
Bedia, José 1959- Catalogs  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Cuba
Date:
1992
[1992]
Topic:
Symbolism in art--Catalogs  Search this
Call number:
ND305.B43 A4 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_649980

José Bedia : la isla, el cazador y la presa = the island : the hunter and the prey / José Bedia

Title:
Island : the hunter and the prey
Author:
Bedia, José 1959-  Search this
Site Santa Fe (Gallery)  Search this
Subject:
Bedia, José 1959-  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1997
Call number:
ND305.B43 A4 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_655049

José Bedia : mi esencialismo = his essentialism

Title:
Mi esencialismo
His essentialism
Author:
Bedia, José 1959-  Search this
Douglas Hyde Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Bedia, José 1959-  Search this
Physical description:
47 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 x 27 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1996
C1996
Call number:
N6605.B4 B4 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_657973

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