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Time for Change: Art and Social Unrest in the Jorge M. Perez Collection

Time for Change: Art and Social Unrest in the Jorge M. Pérez Collection co-edited by José Roca and [NAME] Publications, bring a variety of voices together to shed light upon the complexities of the works in the exhibition and will include newly commissioned texts, historical contributions, and interviews with artists. By joining new writing with previously published material, the publication seeks to offer readers a sense of the divergent ways in which the exhibition and its works might be understood. This 400-page, fully illustrated publication is designed by Katy Nelson and includes contributions by Denise Ferreira da Silva, Coco Fusco, Suhail Malik, Laura Raicovich, Tobias Ostrander, and Antwaun Sargent. Interviews with artists Tania Candiani, Claudia Coca, Gilda Mantilla and Raimond Chaves, and Barthélémy Toguo by curator José Roca. As both a supplement and a response, this reader includes previously published material by Simone Browne, Tania Bruguera, Aimé Césaire and Suzanne Césaire, Ashon Crawley, Angela Davis, Okwui Enwezor, Nick Estes, Eugenio Dittborn, René Francisco Rodríguez, Carlos Garaicoa, Andrea Giunta, Macarena Gómez-Barris, Boris Groys, Miguel A. López, Audre Lorde, Rocío Magaña, Adriana Malvido, Deborah Paredez, Grégory Pierrot, Claudia Rankine, Doris Salcedo, Willie Jamaal Wright, Alex Zahara, and Octavio Zaya.

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Island in the Light /

Isla en la Luz

Contemporary Cuban art, literature, and music meet, mingle, and procreate in Island in the Light / Isla en la luz. This bilingual compilation of the work of thirty-five artists and thirty writers developed from the idea to select art pieces and ask writers to respond. The result is a thoroughly original and captivating selection of visual arts and literature in dialogue that conveys a sense of the essence and energy of Cuban arts today.

Artists represented include Tania Bruguera, María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Yoan Capote, Teresita Fernández, Roberto Fabelo, Carlos Garaicoa, and Enrique Martinez Celaya. Among the writers are Wendy Guerra, José Kozer, Jorge Enrique Lage, Legna Rodríguez Iglesias, Achy Obejas, Leonardo Padura, and Reina María Rodríguez. The works are drawn from the Jorge M. Pérez Art Collection; the majority have been gifted to the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), while the others are promised gifts to PAMM. The volume also includes music: Pavel Urkiza composed original scores inspired by several of the selections. In addition to the short stories, poems, and essays inspired by the artwork, the volume includes commentary and critical essays by Jorge M. Pérez, Carlos Garaicoa, and Wendy Guerra and Leonardo Padura.

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A Portrait: It’s Simple and Concrete Selections from the Jorge M. Perez

Co-edited by the Jorge M. Perez Collection and [NAME] Publications, the aim of the book was to document the collection as of 2017. It tells a visual story as the artworks are presented in order of acquisition date. Together, they compose a portrait of Jorge M. Perez and provide insight onto the development of the collection. Includes written contributions by Magali Arriola, Tatiana Flores, Miguel Lopez and Legna Rodriguez.

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Witness: Afro Perspectives from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection
Published by El Espacio 23, Witness: Afro Perspectives from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection includes texts by Tandazani Dhlakama, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Mamadou Diallo, Masimba Hwati, Renée Akitelek Mboya, Serubiri Moses, and Tinofireyi Zhou (a.k.a. Aero5ol) discussing questions and ideas proposed in the accompanying exhibition, curated by Tandazani Dhlakama, assistant curator at Zeitz MOCAA .The essays in this volume speak to multiple and diverse testimonies, including first-hand, passive, conscious, implicating, multi-generational or collective witnessing.

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You Know Who You Are: Recent Acquisitions of Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection

The book features newly commissioned essays by Janet Batet, Tania Bruguera, Abel González, and Ernesto Menendez-Conde, which point readers toward the political, social, and artistic landscapes that surround the works. This fully illustrated, bilingual (English, Spanish) publication is produced in collaboration with [NAME] Publications, a Miami-based non-profit press that has been publishing and presenting books since 2008 with an emphasis on histories and practices often marginalized in dominant art and design histories.

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To Weave the Sky: Textile Abstractions from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection

The book celebrates numerous textile-based works from the Pérez collection – many of which have never been publicly exhibited before – and engages these acquisitions as focal points from which to structure creative dialogues with artworks presented in other mediums.

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