Sunday February 26, 2017

Preview: The Films of Ana Mendieta

Today, the exhibition Covered in Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta opens at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Exhibition co-curator Howard Oransky walks us through a preview of the show.

Fall Bookshelf: Art, Film, Photography, Music, and More

The continuing thaw in Cuba-U.S. relations has produced a flurry of new books on the island, its culture, and its history. Here are our picks for the new season, including several titles slated for publication later in the fall.

In Conversation: María Martínez-Cañas on What Remains

María Martínez-Cañas describes herself as a “photo-based artist.” In a conversation with Cuban Art News, she talks about the influences on her work, how Cuba has figured in her creative life, and her new show, What Remains.

VIDEO - Cultura Profética: Puerto Rican Reggae in Havana

Earlier this summer, the reggae group Cultura Profética (Prophetic Culture) gave a short but high-powered performance in an open-air concert in the Plaza San Francisco de Asís, sharing the bill with the stellar Cuban duo Buena Fe. Music writer Michel Hernández gives his impressions of the concert.

Update: Concrete Cuba in London, Los Carpinteros in Mexico, Lavastida in Miami, Bruguera at Yale

The fall season gets off to a fast start with Arrechea in Madrid, Mendieta in Minneapolis, and solo shows by María Martínez-Cañas and Enrique Martínez Celaya in NYC. Carlos Estévez opens in Miami, Alexis Esquivel joins a show in Chile, and Tania Bruguera is named a World Fellow at Yale.
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