Tuesday September 2, 2014

The Performance Art of Carlos Martiel: Blood, Epiphany, Revelation

On the heels of his first solo exhibitions in Europe and Central America, and shortly after winning the Arte Laguna Prize in Venice, performance artist Carlos Martiel talked about his work and the philosophy behind it with Rafael DiazCasas.

In Focus: Esterio Segura on “Goodbye My Love”

After being held up for ten days in U.S. customs, Esterio Segura’s public art piece Adiós mi amor (Goodbye My Love) was finally installed late last month in a pedestrian passageway just off Times Square. We caught up with the artist for a quick conversation about the work and its coming to midtown Manhattan.

In Conversation: Janet Batet on Cachita: The infinite lightness of being

Independent curator and art critic Janet Batet organized the recent Miami exhibition Cachita: The infinite lightness of being, which celebrated Cuba’s patron saint, La Virgen de la Caridad, through the work of contemporary Cuban artists living outside the island. She shared her thoughts about the show with Rafael DiazCasas.

Update: Adrian Melis in Basel, Yearning & Desire in Florida, and Curadores Come Home in Havana

Adrian Melis opens his first solo museum show, two Miami artists share a show in Coral Gables, and two exhibitions are held over in New York. The city’s Latin theater critics give a nod to Iván Acosta, and Cuban Art News begins a collaboration with a highly regarded art archive.

Preview: Cuban Films at Havana New York Film Fest

With more than 45 films from a dozen countries, including a retrospective of Cuban cinema before the Revolution, this year’s Havana New York Film Festival has enough footage to fill screens in Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx. All this and CuCu Diamantes, too.
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