Monday March 30, 2015

Auction Season Preview: Special Section of Cuban Contemporary Art at Phillips

As a highlight of its New York Latin American sale, Phillips will spotlight contemporary Cuban art in a stand-alone selection of 27 lots.

Exhibition Walk-Through: Humberto Castro: Tracing Antilles

Earlier this month, Humberto Castro: Tracing Antilles opened at the Frost Art Museum in Miami. Here’s a photo walk-through of the show, accompanied by excerpts from the catalogue essay by curator Ana Estrada and the artist’s statement by Castro.

Rachel Weiss on Curadores, Come Home! at Espacio Aglutinador

Art historian, author, and curator Rachel Weiss was invited by artist-curator Sandra Ceballos to create the second show in the series Curadores, Come Home! The opening took place on October 12 at Ceballos's independent gallery, Espacio Aglutinador. Cuban Art News caught up with Weiss soon after she returned from Havana.

In Focus: “Cuban Art and Identity 1900-1950”

At the Vero Beach Museum of Art, Cuban Art and Identity: 1900-1950 surveys painting from the first 50 years of the Cuban Republic—a time when many artists focused on defining lo cubano. In excerpts from his catalogue essay, curator Juan A. Martínez looks at the theme of music in the art of this era.

Exhibition Close-Up: Our America at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

This Friday, October 25, the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. opens Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, a panoramic survey of modern and contemporary Latino art. In an interview with Cuban Art News, exhibition curator E. Carmen Ramos turns a thoughtful eye to the Cuban-American artists in the show.
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