Tuesday May 23, 2017

Bronze Tales: Pedro Pablo Oliva at the Wifredo Lam Center

Pedro Pablo Oliva is a National Prize winner in the visual arts, and the Wifredo Lam Center is one of Cuba’s most prestigious art institutions. Havana-based art and visual media critic Hamlet Fernández ponders the lack of media coverage on the island for Oliva’s show, and its significance in the Cuban cultural dialogue.

Update: Design in Havana, Cuban Art in Germany, Campos-Pons at Documenta

Tonel brings Cuban art to Leipzig, Tania Bruguera directs a Samuel Beckett play, and Abelardo Morell shows experimental flowers in Midtown Manhattan. The Cuba Pavilion gets ready to open at the Venice Biennale, Carmen Herrera prepares a new show in New York, and Humberto Castro opens in Miami.

Cuba on Screen: The Wrap-Up on Havana Film Festival New York

In person and on film, musician/composer Chucho Valdés was a fixture of this year’s Havana Film Festival New York, as Cuban films took many top Havana Star Prizes. Nadine Covert has the wrap-up on the 18th HFFNY.

This Girl Is on Fire: Teresita Fernández

Last month, Teresita Fernández: Fire (America) opened at the Lehmann Maupin gallery space on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Havana-based curator and critic Elvia Rosa Castro considers the exhibition, its impact, and its place in Fernández’s creative trajectory.

Media Watch: Adiós Utopia

We survey the media landscape for Adiós Utopia and sample the writings it inspired—including this weekend’s New York Times.
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