Wednesday February 21, 2018

Curators’ Preview: Promising Paradise at The Wolfsonian-FIU

Next Friday, May 6, Promising Paradise: Cuban Allure, American Seduction opens at The Wolfsonian-FIU. Featuring more than 500 photographs, posters, and other objects, the show examines Cuba-US relations in the first part of the 20th century, and the cultural influences that left their mark on both countries. Here, the exhibition’s organizers—Vicki Gold Levi, Rosa Lowinger, and Francis X. Luca—share some of their favorite pieces in the show.

Update: Cubans Invade Europe, Conversations & Exchanges in Miami, and A Packed Week of Openings in NYC

In Havana, the second Festival del Cartel runs this week, along with several recently opened shows. But the real action is in Europe, with shows in Belgium, Italy, and several in Germany, not to mention Wifredo Lam in Madrid. Dialogues in Cuban Art continues in Miami, and there’s a packed week of events in New York City, including Carmen Herrera at the new Lisson Gallery, solo shows for Félix González-Torres and Elsa Mora, and three vanguardia artists.

Exhibition Focus: René Francisco, Venceremos in São Paulo

Curated by Ella Cisneros of the CIFO Foundation, the exhibition at Nara Roesler Gallery features paintings, drawings, sculpture, installation works, and small tableaux behind glass. 

Growing Up in Neverland: A Look at Cuban Art and Society

The group show, organized by Pinar del Río–based curator David Horta, brought Cuban art and artists to the University of Tampa. Janet Batet looks at the exhibition and some of its highlights.

Documentary Insights at the Havana Film Festival New York

Midway through the 2016 Havana Film Festival New York, film writer and documentary specialist Nadine Covert reflects on the Cuba-themed documentaries on the festival schedule.
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