Tuesday June 28, 2016

Public Art and Cuban Artists: A South Florida Perspective

With projects like Los Carpinteros’ Cardboard Beach in Toronto and Arlés del Río’s Nearness in New York’s Times Square, public art has jumped into the spotlight this summer. We thought it would be interesting to shift the focus to South Florida, and the artists of Cuban descent who’ve been contributing to the public art scene there for several decades.

Wifredo Lam: A Video Fragment

With the retrospective Wifredo Lam: Imagining New Worlds opening this weekend at the McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College, we searched for footage of the artist on video. We came up with this short clip—less than two minutes long—of Lam discussing one of his works.

In Conversation: Curator Elizabeth Goizueta on Wifredo Lam: Imagining New Worlds

This weekend, the McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College opens Wifredo Lam: Imagining New Worlds, a retrospective exhibition that presents the Cuban artist as an international figure in 20th-century art history. Cuban Art News spoke with curator Elizabeth T. Goizueta about the show and her approach to Lam and his work.

Update: Lam in Boston, Arrechea in NYC, Fabelo in L.A. (again), and Island Artists in Miami

Getting a jump on the fall season: a new exhibition puts Wifredo Lam into a global art context, Alexandre Arrechea opens in Chelsea, and Belkis Ayón prints go on view in upstate New York. Five Cuba-based artists open in Miami, and in Los Angeles, Roberto Fabelo adds a gallery show to his ongoing MOLAA exhibition.

Exhibition Walk-Through – Teresita Fernández: As Above So Below

In her largest solo exhibition to date, Teresita Fernández fills the galleries of MASS MoCA with works that respond in different ways to the massive, light-filled spaces of the former industrial complex. Here’s a quick photo walk-through of the exhibition, on view through March 2015.
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