Wednesday November 25, 2015

Collector Spotlight: Ron Pizzuti

Last fall, real estate developer Ron Pizzuti opened his museum, the Pizzuti Collection, with three exhibitions, including Cuban Forever, a show of Cuban contemporary art. Cuban Art News publisher Howard Farber, himself a longtime collector of Cuban art, interviewed Pizzuti about his collection.

MalPaso Dance Company: Steps and “Missteps” in the Right Direction

Founded in December 2012 by two alumni of Danza Contemporánea de Cuba, the ten-member MalPaso Dance Company recently stepped out for its first appearances outside Cuba. Dance scholar Elizabeth Schwall offers background on MalPaso, some of the factors in their success, and the history of contemporary dance on the island.

Urban Oasis: Los Carpinteros at the Luminato Festival

Uniting their longstanding interest in cardboard as an art material and the beach as a theme for urban installations, Los Carpinteros transform a busy public plaza in downtown Toronto.

The “New” Cuban Cinema Turns 55

Havana film historian Luciano Castillo celebrates the Cuban Institute of Film Art and Industry (ICAIC) with a special program surveying 55 years of “new” Cuban cinema.

A Curator and Critic Asks: Where Are the Stories About Cuban Art Coming From?

For the past decade, Havana-born curator and critic Suset Sánchez has observed, worked with, and written about Cuban art from Madrid. In this essay, reprinted and translated from her personal blog, Sánchez reflects on the increasingly transnational character of Cuban art, and proposes a similar approach for the knowledge and information accumulating around it.
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