Friday July 3, 2015

Update: Mendieta in London, Morell in L.A., New Shows in Boston, Miami, Havana

Ana Mendieta’s first U.K. museum retrospective opens at the Southbank Centre, Abelardo Morell’s Universe touches down at the Getty, and Toirac & Marrero open a solo show in Miami. A María Magdalena Campos-Pons exhibition comes to the Boston area, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes celebrates the Mario Carreño centennial, and Cuban designers explore the creative overlap between art and industry.

Janet Batet on Antonia Eiríz: “In the Eye of the Sibyl”

Earlier this month, the exhibition Antonia Eiríz: A Painter and Her Audience opened at the MDC Museum of Art + Design in Miami. Writer and curator Janet Batet shares excerpts from her essay “Antonia Eiríz: En la pupila de la sibila,” which appears in the exhibition catalogue. 

On Cuban Sculpture: Spanish Collector José Julián Viñas Picazo  

José Julián Viñas Picazo has assembled one of the most significant private collections of Cuban sculpture outside the island. In an interview with Karina Durant, he speaks about the challenges of  collecting “the ‘cursed’ medium,” and his enjoyment of Cuban art.

Exhibition Walk-Through – Dilated Biography: Contemporary Cuban Narratives

This spring, he curated the Cuban Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale. Now Jorge Fernández Torres has curated a show of contemporary Cuban art for the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA), Boston.

Film News: Cuban Features, Documentaries, Awards, and More

Una Noche begins its U.S. run, Yosmani Acosta’s Pablo wins in New York, and Jorge Perugorría’s latest project starts filming in Havana. Cuban documentaries gain a new U.S. distributor, and DOCTV opens a competition for a new doc project on the island.
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