Tuesday April 25, 2017

Update: Miami, Los Angeles, Lima and Beyond

With the close of the 12th Havana Biennial, the art focus starts to shift further afield--to Lima, Los Angeles, and to Miami, where shows by three Cuban artists have opened in recent weeks. As we continue our series of "Bienal Snapshots," here's the latest news of exhibitions and events elsewhere, along with recent awards and upcoming shows worth a note on your calendar.

Teresita Fernández: Fata Morgana in Manhattan

Earlier this month, Teresita Fernández unveiled a site-specific public art project in Lower Manhattan’s Madison Square Park. In her speech at the opening reception, she spoke movingly about Wifredo Lam, Carmen Herrera, and why it’s important to look up.

Bienal Snapshot: Néstor Siré’s Banksy in Havana

On the Internet, Cuban artist and videomaker Néstor Siré discovered that Banksy had spent several days in Havana in 2004, and left work behind on the city’s walls. Abelardo Mena reports on what Siré discovered next, and how it became part of his own art.

Bienal Snapshot: Books-as-Art in Libros sin dominio

As part of his project, Intervención en la librería (Intervention in the Bookstore), artist Yornel Martínez invited curator Elvia Rosa Castro to organize a show in which artists turned books into one-of-a-kind objects. Here are ten that we found especially striking.

Exhibition Close-Up: Yoan Capote, Collective Unconscious

In his second show at Jack Shainman Gallery, Yoan Capote continues to explore the individual and society from a Cuban perspective—with a boost from Swiss psychologist Carl Jung.
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