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Global Warnings, by Suzaan Boettger, Art in America,
Issue No. 6, p 154-161 and 206-207, June/July 2008.
Written by Peter Rejcek.
Green Museum, by Allison Compton, Public Art Review, Issue 40, pp 52-55 (Spring/Summer 2009).
The Arts: "The Longitudinal Installation: Representing those affected by climate change." Xavier Cortada. Resurgence, edition 243, page 32-33 (July/August 2007)
Kunsthaus Miami exhibit. Review by Milagros Bello. Published in arte al día (International Magazine of Contemporary Latin American Art), edition 119, (July 2007).
Bold as Ice:
Miami artist Xavier Cortada finds fresh air at the South Pole.
By Carlos Suarez De Jesus.
Published in the Miami New Times on March 29, 2007.
Cortada reinvents style during Antarctic visit:
Art brings awareness to environmental issues
Artist Xavier Cortada takes environmental awareness to the South Pole
By Deseraè E. Del Campo
Pubished in Miami Monthly Magazine, April 2007.
Blue Print Directory, Volume 10, March 2007.
Its Floridas turn to become a cultural state. Florida is still a very young state and the money we have is very young money. People are still trying to figure out what to do with that money and artists are trying to figure out how to get their first show in New York City or Paris. But thats changing. The new kid on the block, the new empire, is Miami. I look at Miami the way I look at Italy at the beginning of the Renaissance.
--A Colorful Palette, an Open Canvas, 40 Voices on Floridas Future (Special 40th Anniversary Issue), Florida Trend, Tampa, Florida (state-wide circulation), September 1998.
Xavier Cortada is not shy. Given that he once expected to make his career in politics, the Miami law-school-grad-turned-artist is no stranger to self-promotion in the name of spreading ideas. Which is exactly what he's doing now, except with a paint brush. And Cortada, like other emerging artists, is learning that there's a lot to be said for an outgoing personality when it comes to finding an audience.
--A New Breed of Artist, by Tananarive Due, The Miami Herald, Living and Arts, Miami, Florida, February 7, 1998.
painter and muralist, used a $3,000 New Forms grant from the Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs
Council to set up an interactive art studio. He bought a Webcam, hired an assistant and
expanded his Web page -- www.cortada.com
--Artist's Interactive WebSite mines chat rooms for the muses, by Liz Balmaseda,The Miami Herald, April 10, 1999.
|Xavier Cortada is a great
believer in the healing powers of communal art. Last week, young paceno drug addicts and
alcoholics contributed to a mural-painting session Cortada organized outside La Pazs
Centro Boliviano Americano (CBA). With the help of some 200 high school students, the team
effort produced a vast mural portraying the harsh realities of drug addiction and
alcoholism in Bolivia.
--The Healing Powers of Paint by Antonio Aruquipa, Bolivian Times, La Paz, Bolivia, October 16, 1997
art is the most powerful and most universal language of all, Cuban-American artist Xavier
Cortada uses his paintings to speak to the world. Most recently, he communicated
with the people of Soweto. Cortada is visiting Johannesburg and Pretoria after
arriving from presentations of his work in Madrid and Portugal. Next, he will travel
to Mauritius and Sierra Leone.
|Miami artist Xavier Cortada
proudly hosted the opening of his Cubaba exhibit in Miami this past spring. The son of
Cuban immigrants, Cortadas exhibit was geared towards the Latino populace in south
Florida, but was not limited to that group. "Cuban, American, both, or neither,"
says Cortada of his all-inclusive target audience.
--A Cuban Cubist, Smoke Magazine, Smoke Front, New York, New York (national circulation), Summer 1998