January 24, 2012Cuban Art News has been reporting on Unfinished Spaces, the film about the architecture of Havana’s Instituto Superior de Artes (ISA), while it was still in production. Since its completion in mid-2011, the feature-length documentary has debuted in New York and Los Angeles, won awards at numerous film festivals, and in December, premiered in Havana. We caught up with the film’s directors, Alysa Nahmias and Benjamin Murray, for an update on the Havana screenings and what’s coming next.
January 23, 2012Glenda Léon solos at Chelsea’s Magnan Metz Gallery, María Magdalena Campos-Pons opens tonight in Havana, José Bedia’s IVAM show arrives in Madrid, Carmen Herrera coming to London’s Lisson Gallery, and Adjoining Islands continues at The 8th Floor in NYC. New videos on the CAN Facebook page, too.
January 17, 2012In the second installment of this two-part survey of visual arts in Cuba in 2011, Mabel Machado looks at solo exhibitions, awards, publications, auctions, and international events held on the island. Our thanks to the author and to the online cultural journal La Jiribilla for permission to present this comprehensive review on Cuban Art News.
January 16, 2012Described by the U.K. website Publishing Perspectives as a “de-facto digital library of Cuban culture,” the online journal La Jiribilla celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2011. Among its end-of-year articles was a detailed recounting of the year in art on the island. We are pleased to present this “2011 Visual Cartography” by Mabel Machado as a two-part series on Cuban Art News, where it appears in English for the first time.
January 11, 2012This past year, the Miami-based Aluna Art Foundation was founded by art historian and curator Guillermo “Willy” Castellanos and critic and curator Adriana Herrera, with the goal of raising the visibility for artists outside the mainstream. The Foundation’s first exhibition, After Neo-Expressionism: Diaries on the Edge of Roughness, is just completing its run at the Barrio Workshop Artspace in Miami, where it closes on Saturday, January 14. In an email interview with Cuban Art News, Herrera reflects on Aluna Art’s first months and its plans for the future.
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