Wednesday April 25, 2018

An Alternative Biennial Comes to Havana

With the devastation of Hurricane Irma last September, the 13th Havana Biennial was postponed and later rescheduled to spring 2019. Soon after, a group of artists began organizing an event they called the #00Biennial. To better understand the #00Biennial and its program, Cuban Art News sent a few questions to its organizing team.

Havana on the Potomac: “Artes de Cuba” at the Kennedy Center

New works by Manuel Mendive, Roberto Fabelo, Roberto Diago and other artists—including a seven-screen abstract video animation by Emilio Pérez—turn the Kennedy Center into Washington’s hottest spot for contemporary Cuban art.

Leandro Soto on World Cultures, Cubanidad, and His Show in Havana

From a childhood in Cienfuegos, Leandro Soto (b. 1956) has had a career that has taken him, as an interdisciplinary artist and teacher, to many parts of the world. Soto talked with Cuban Art News via email about his current exhibition at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and about his art and Cuban identity. “Lo cubano is something open, in constant formulation, that we carry with us everywhere,” he says.

Preview: Cuba on Screen at the 19th Havana Film Festival New York

As New Yorkers do their best to put a snowy winter behind them, HFFNY brings a welcome blast of Caribbean warmth to the city. With advance screenings starting this Friday, April 6, here’s a roundup of the festival’s Cuba-focused screenings and special events—for Cuba cinephiles everywhere.

Update: Pogolotti in Havana, de Oraá in Miami, R10 in Cincinnati, Martiel in New York

In Havana, Marcelo Pogolotti opens at the MNBA, and Yornel Martínez and Nelson Villalobos open in galleries around town. Carlos Garaicoa opens in Santiago de Compostela and London, outsider artists come to the Frost Art Museum, and a Cuban performing arts festival kicks off in Philadelphia, with two more coming up.
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