Carlos Estevez

Art, Experience, and the Greater World

The work of Carlos Estevez takes the viewer on a philosophical journey of human existence through themes of transformation, spirituality and mythology. A journey the artist refers to as ‘alchemical’. His fantastic animals, landscapes and cosmic patterns explore deep questions about our place in the universe in a way that evokes the dreamlike, the metaphorical, and the surreal. Born in Havana in 1969, Estevez is the recipient of the Grand Prize in the First Salon of Contemporary Cuban Art, 1995 and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant, 2015. 

Why are we here in this universe? This transcendental answer can perhaps never be answered, or perhaps it has many different answers. One thing is for sure, neither science nor history can reach the human knowledge that art achieves.

Carlos Estevez

Art Appreciation

Works from the Collection of Mimi Poser

Mimi Poser (right) with Mary Sharp Cronson, founder of Works & Process, at the opening of the 1984 exhibition Michael Singer. Photo: Marilyn Mazur via The Guggenheim

In the 1970s, The Guggenheim began broadcasting a regularly scheduled radio show, Round and About the Guggenheim, on New York’s Public Radio, WNYC. A precursor to our modern day podcasts, the show was the creation of the museum’s head development officer, Mimi Poser, whose career at The Guggenheim would span nearly two decades. With Poser as moderator, the series covered a wide range of topics from artists and artworks, to special events, to museum practices with many episodes centering on the museum’s current exhibitions. Each episode provided an interview with artists and experts from across the industry, informing audiences of the inner workings of institutions as well as current trends and issues within the art world. It was Poser’s narration, guidance, and knowledge during these interviews that encouraged in listeners a greater appreciation for both the influential artists of the age as well as the art industry as a whole. 

Listen to episodes from Round and About the Guggenheim with Mimi Poser