Friday May 25, 2018

Cuban Art – 6 Shows to See Now

The Kremlin faces off against the White House, the lines form at MoMA, and a historical center of US slavery contemplates Afro-Cuban history. A master printmaker’s retrospective arrives in the US heartland, and a conceptual photographer journeys deeper into assemblage.

Tania Bruguera on Untitled (Havana, 2000)

This past Saturday, February 3, the Museum of Modern Art opened Tania Bruguera: Untitled (Havana, 2000). At a media event last week, a conversation between the artist and two MoMA curators offered insights into the piece, its presentation at MoMA, and the process of bringing a radical work of performance art into a major museum collection.

Exploring the "In-Between Spaces" of Being Cuban

Gallery 8, a new art space in Harlem, opens tonight with a show of contemporary Cuban art. Lidia Hernández Tapia talks to some of the artists, and to curators Armando Mariño and Meyken Barreto, about the evolving definition of cubanidad in an increasingly global world.

Edel Rodríguez, “The Preeminent Illustrator of the Trump Era”

Last week, Edel Rodríguez opened Agent Orange, a show of his work chronicling Trump’s presidential campaign and first year in office. We take a closer look at Rodríguez’s art, influenced by the posters of his Cuban childhood.

Art Market Update: Changes at Phillips Amid Increased Museum Momentum

Responding to what it called “an increasingly globalized market for the category,” Phillips announced last week that it was incorporating Latin American art into its ongoing international sales. The move comes amid an increasing international museum focus on Latin American and Caribbean art.
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