Friday July 31, 2015

Exhibition Close-Up: Agustín Fernández: Ultimate Surrealist

Late last month, Agustín Fernández: Ultimate Surrealist opened at the Katzen Arts Center of American University in Washington, DC. Using exhibition curator Donald Kuspit’s words as a guide, Miryam Haarlammert offers a quick exhibition walkthrough, focusing on a few key works.

Secundaria: A Complex Portrait of Dancers in Training

For three years, filmmaker Mary Jane Doherty followed a secondary-school class at Havana’s famed National School of Ballet. In an e-mail interview with Nadine Covert, she talks about the filmmaking process, her immersion in the world of Cuban ballet students, and the unexpected twists that her story took.

Key West and Havana Exchanging Art and Artists

Hailed as the first cultural exchange between museums in Cuba and the U.S., the exhibition Una Raza (One Race) has brought the work of Key West folk artist Mario Sánchez to the Cuban Building of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. And Cuban artists are coming to Key West.

Update: Emerging Art in Havana, Openings in Miami, and Teresita Fernández at Harvard

Two shows of emerging art and artists go on view on the island, Los Carpinteros open their Bazar in Madrid, and Angela Valella and Pavel Acosta prepare solo shows in Miami. Abelardo Morell’s retrospective travels to Atlanta, Teresita Fernández is coming to Harvard and MASS MoCA, and 200 residency scholarships await their applicants.

Photo Update: Sala Discontinua in Havana

Last Thursday, Cuban Art News ran a “sneak preview” interview with Celia and Yunior, whose new exhibition, Sala Discontinua (created with Ricardo Miguel Hernández), opened the next evening at the Centro de desarrollo de las artes visuales (DCAV). Now, here are photos from the opening that convey much more clearly what the artists had in mind, and the impact of the exhibition on its viewers.
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