Saturday December 20, 2014

Bookshelf: The Afro-Cuban Art of Grupo Antillano

During the late 1970s in Cuba, a multigenerational group of artists joined together to form a collective called Grupo Antillano. A new exhibition, and now a book, brings them back into the spotlight.

Photo-Based Art Experiments at Galería Habana

Curator Elvia Rosa Castro has selected 13 young and emerging Cuban artists for Tócate, the summer show at Galería Habana. Art school grads, students, self-taught artists—all were invited to submit work. The results are a snapshot of current trends among emerging artists on the island.

Artists and the City: The El ardid Interviews, Part 2

Continuing the conversation about the current show at Factoría Habana, artists Grethell Rasúa and Marianela Orozco join the discussion.

Emerging Artists Respond to Havana – The City as "Wild Card"

In May, Cuban Art News wrote about a new group show at Factoría Habana: El ardid de los inocentes (The Cunning of the Innocents). As the show nears its August 24 close, we return for a series of quick interviews with the curator and artists.

Update: New Art Shows in Havana, Tomás Sánchez in Madrid, and Cuban Women Talk Baseball

Young artists take over Galería Habana, Tomás Sánchez opens a photo show in Madrid, a renowned photojournalist reveals his subaquatic side, and Alexi Torres solos in New York’s Chelsea. Cuba’s women ballplayers speak their minds on film, Maria Elena González joins a group show of Rauschenberg Foundation artists-in-residence, and Alexandre Arrechea’s skyscrapers grab a weekend in the Hamptons.
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