Saturday April 25, 2015

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.

In Conversation: Hugo Cancio on Art On Cuba Magazine

This past month saw the debut of a new quarterly magazine about Cuban art and culture: Art On Cuba, released by Fuego Media Group, the publishers of On Cuba magazine. Howard Farber, publisher of Cuban Art News, interviewed Hugo Cancio, publisher and editor-in-chief of Art On Cuba, about his vision for spreading news of Cuban art and culture worldwide.

Video: Alcestis Ascending -- A Cuban-American Co-Production Goes Off-Broadway

Company HavanaBama, a collaboration between Cuba’s National Office of Scenic Arts (CNAE) and the University of Alabama, has crafted a bilingual rock musical based on Euripides classic tale of narcissism and the redemptive power of love. First stop, Tuscaloosa—then Off-Broadway and Havana.

Video: Dancing Triplets, Four Years Later

BBC reporter Sarah Rainsford recently interviewed the three brothers, now age thirteen, and caught up with them in a short video essay.
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