Friday September 22, 2017

In “Pacific Standard Time,” Looking at a Digital Cuba

As “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA” unrolls across Southern California, we continue to spotlight shows focusing on Cuba and Cuban artists. Here, we offer a look at the 10 artists in The Cuban Matrix.

Cuban and Latin American Art Gain Traction at Major Auction Houses

With Sotheby’s decision to fold contemporary Latin American art into its core contemporary sales and Christie’s spotlight on Cuban art, the auction market is catching up with museums and galleries.

As Flood Waters Recede, Salvaging Art and Artifacts

The hurricanes have moved on, the flood waters are receding, and the hard work of recovery has begun. For many artists, organizations, museums, and collectors, that includes salvaging and restoring the artworks in their care. Here are a few resources for that process.

Update: Inventario in Havana, Bruguera in NYC, More Cuban Art in “Pacific Standard Time”

Elizabet Cerviño and Harold López open solo shows in Havana as Ruben Millares and Ernesto Oroza open shows in Miami. José Parlá and Michel Pérez Pollo bring new works to Milan and Zurich, and Gustavo Acosta and Andrés Serrano get ready to open in New York. And the list of Cuban artists in “Pacific Standard Time” continues to expand.

Cuba Is: An "Uncomfortable" Show

Among the 70+ exhibitions about Latin America scheduled for “Pacific Time: LA/LA,” one of the most interesting—and potentially controversial—is Cuba Is, opening September 9 at the Annenberg Space for Photography. Curator Iliana Cepero talks about the show and its unflinching take on contemporary Cuban realities. "It's not the Cuba that appears in the tourist brochures,” she says.
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