Friday October 9, 2015

Photo Walk-Through: “Beyond the Supersquare,” Part 2

Continuing our tour of Cuban art and artists in Beyond the Supersquare with the exhibition’s co-curators, María Inés Rodríguez and Holly Block, the museum’s executive director.

Vicente Hernández: The Mystic Color of Storms

Tomorrow, the group exhibition Cuba: Art of the Fantastic closes at LaCa Projects in Charlotte, North Carolina. To mark the occasion, here’s an interview with Vicente Hernández, one of the four artists in the show, talking about his art and its inspirations—hurricanes included.

Update: Public Art in Havana, Afro-Cuban in Vancouver, and Art Meets Architecture in the Bronx and Queens

Public art gets a thoughtful examination in Havana as Without Masks brings Afro-Cuban art to Vancouver. Two Cuban architects conjure up an island courtyard as common ground at the Queens Museum, and Latin American and Caribbean architecture takes on the role of creative muse at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Plus solo shows by Ricardo Brey, Elio Rodríguez, Zilia Sánchez, Armando Mariño, and Carlos Estévez.

Caribbean: Crossroads—An Encore Interview

In summer 2012, Cuban Art News posted a four-part interview with Elvis Fuentes, coordinating curator of Caribbean: Crossroads of the World, a sweeping exhibition presented that season at three New York museums. To mark the opening of Caribbean: Crossroads at the Pérez Art Museum Miami, here are selected excerpts from that interview, in which Elvis talks about the ideas behind the show, and where Cuba fits into the broader Caribbean picture.

The Havana Film Festival New York Celebrates Its 'Quinceañera' with a Powerhouse Program

An exceptionally strong slate of films from the island made the 15th HFFNY a memorable one for Cuban cinema. Nadine Covert offers a detailed recap of the Cuban films and how they fared in the festival competition.
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