Tuesday April 25, 2017

Preview: Cuban Art at the Armory Show

This week sees the opening of the 2017 Armory Show, and with it, a raft of additional fairs and events. Here’s a quick guide to some of the top spots to see Cuban art, including a couple of satellite fairs.

Exhibition Walk-Through: Wild Noise/Ruido Salvaje at the Bronx Museum

Last week, Wild Noise/Ruido Salvaje opened at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Originally planned as the second half of an exhibition exchange with the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana, the show ran into a series of setbacks. Which works finally made it into the exhibition? Here’s a look at the art on view.

“El Yuma”: Looking at the US from the Island

The past two years have seen a spike in US citizens traveling to Cuba, eager to learn about a country and a culture that have long been off limits. But how do Cubans see the US? The recent exhibition El Yuma: Contemporary Cuban Art asked that question of 14 artists. Here are some of the answers, with commentary by co-curator Sachie Hernández.

Birch Tree Music: María Elena González and Tempo

Art from music? Music from trees? The day before it opened in midtown Manhattan, María Elena González took a break from installing to talk about Tempo, and how she came to make music--and art--from birch trees.

An American Feminist in Cuba: Margaret Randall and To Change the World

Poet, writer, photographer, social activist, and feminist, Margaret Randall spent more than a decade of her life in Cuba. In a conversation with poet and editor Laura Ruiz Montes, Randall talks about her experiences and her memoir, To Change the World: My Years in Cuba, recently translated and published on the island.
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