Friday October 9, 2015

Photo Album: Alka Patel on Cuban Architecture

Dr. Alka Patel of the University of California, Irvine shares 7 images from her photo archive of Havana architecture and talks about the Islamic origins of their decorative motifs.

Update: Art and Music in Havana, plus Tokyo, London, Guadeloupe, and the U.S.

Four interesting shows and a jazzfest unfold on the island, Abel Barroso and Sandra Ramos open in Tokyo, Yoan Capote solos in London, Carlos Estévez comes to Guadeloupe, and several shows explore intriguing themes in Miami and greater L.A.

In Conversation: Ángela Valella

Artist, educator—and most recently, curator—Cuban-born, Miami-based Ángela Valella is the recipient of this year’s Cintas Foundation Fellowship. Valia Gárzon Díaz spoke with Valella about her work, her influences, and the ideas she’s exploring next.

Close-Up: Luis Cruz Azaceta

This fall saw the opening of not one but two solo shows by Luis Cruz Azaceta, both currently on view. Janet Batet reflects on Azaceta’s recent work and recurring themes.

Miami Spotlight: Cuban Abstract Art x 3

The fall-winter season saw exhibitions of Cuban abstract art in three Miami galleries—including one on view right now. Art historian Valia Garzón Díaz takes a look at the shows and their approaches to the topic, both historical and contemporary.
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