Monday July 24, 2017

Update: Emerging Artists in Havana, Lam in Paris, and Herrera Coming to the Whitney

Five shows open in Havana, Mabel Poblet opens in Chile, Maria Elena González solos in Slovenia, and Emilio Sánchez goes on view in the Bronx. A major Wifredo Lam exhibition opens in Paris, Rubén Torres Llorca is part of a trio in Miami, a rhinoceros comes to rest in Long Beach, and a Carmen Herrera show is on the calendar for 2016.

In Conversation: Luis Miret

As Cuba-U.S. relations start to shift, how are things changing for art and artists on the island? The director of Havana’s most prestigious gallery reflects on collectors, art fairs, emerging artists, and Cuban art today in an email interview with Cuban Art News publisher Howard Farber.

VIDEO - Sirique: A Champion of Cuban Music Returns in Rediscovered Photographs

Blacksmith by day, musician and music lover in his off hours, Alfredo González Suazo—better known as Sirique—ran one of the most important spaces for Cuban music in 1960s Havana in his blacksmithing shop. One day, a young photographer, Ernesto Fernández, turned up and started shooting. José León Díaz spoke with Fernández about that day. Added bonus: a classic video documentary on "La Herrería de Sirique."

Preview: The Films of Ana Mendieta

Today, the exhibition Covered in Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta opens at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Exhibition co-curator Howard Oransky walks us through a preview of the show.

Fall Bookshelf: Art, Film, Photography, Music, and More

The continuing thaw in Cuba-U.S. relations has produced a flurry of new books on the island, its culture, and its history. Here are our picks for the new season, including several titles slated for publication later in the fall.
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