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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 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
Hispanic 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

Ricardo Brey : doble existencia = double existence / Alexander Gray Associates

Title:
Doble existencia
Double existence
Interviewer:
Santana, Alex  Search this
Artist:
Rodríguez Brey, Ricardo 1955-  Search this
Host institution:
Alexander Gray Associates  Search this
Subject:
Rodríguez Brey, Ricardo 1955-  Search this
Rodríguez Brey, Ricardo 1955-  Search this
Physical description:
81 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Interviews
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2019
21st century
Topic:
Sculpture, Cuban  Search this
Call number:
N40.1 .R69168 A37 2019
N40.1.R69168 A37 2019
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1107072

Ricardo Brey / a cura di Walter Guadagnini ; [testi di Walter Guadagnini, Jan Hoet ; traduzione in inglese, Shanti Evans]

Author:
Rodríguez Brey, Ricardo 1955-  Search this
Guadagnini, Walter  Search this
Hoet, Jan  Search this
Modena (Italy) Galleria civica  Search this
Subject:
Rodríguez Brey, Ricardo 1955-  Search this
Physical description:
71 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1996
C1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_704627

Ricardo Brey : 11 février-20 mars 1999

Author:
Rodríguez Brey, Ricardo 1955-  Search this
Renos Xippas (Gallery)  Search this
Galerie Albert Baronian  Search this
Subject:
Rodríguez Brey, Ricardo 1955-  Search this
Physical description:
[60] p. : ill. ; 22 x 22 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1999
Call number:
N6605.R63 A4 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_704643

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

The spirit of the earth : Ricardo Brey (Cuba), Taro Okamoto (Japan), Jackson Hlungwani (South Africa)

Author:
Rodríguez Brey, Ricardo 1955-  Search this
Watari, Kōichi 1954-  Search this
Hoet, Jan  Search this
Pültau, Dirk  Search this
Okamoto, Tarō 1911-1996  Search this
Hlungwani, Jackson 1923-2010  Search this
Watariumu Bijutsukan  Search this
Subject:
Rodríguez Brey, Ricardo 1955-  Search this
Okamoto, Tarō 1911-1996  Search this
Hlungwani, Jackson 1923-2010  Search this
Physical description:
[86] p. ([1] folding) : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1994
Call number:
N6605.R63 A4 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_957859

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