Monday May 25, 2015

Pinky Arrow: “Art on the Fly” Reframes Cuba’s Historic Narrative

A housefly caught in a photo of José Martí is the basis for a work by emerging artist Ranfis Suárez, in the exhibition ¡Tócate!, on view through August at Galería Habana. Havana writer Bárbara Máseda looks at Pinky Arrow in the broader context of art history—and Marcel Duchamp.

Exhibition Close-Up: Diversionismo Ideológico

The concept of “ideological diversionism” first emerged in Cuba in the early 1970s. Now, curator Wendy Navarro uses it as the springboard for a provocative inquiry into ideology and its impact on contemporary life, through the work of Lázaro Saavedra, Adrian Melis, and artists from Spain, Mexico, and Colombia.

Update: Summer Shows in Havana, Santa Fe, the Hamptons and Medellín

Drapetomanía comes to Havana, a new outsider art museum opens, Ibrahim Miranda opens a solo show, and the art collective Stainless plans a birthday surprise. SITE Santa Fe hosts an expansive installation by Enrique Martínez Celaya, Yoan Capote shows new sculpture in Easthampton, and Ernesto Pujol choreographs a performance in Istanbul.

Servando Cabrera Moreno: The Erotic Drawings

Rosemary Rodríguez, deputy director of the Servando Cabrera Moreno Museum and Library, talks to Maya Quiroga about Epifanía del cuerpo (Epiphany of the Body), a show of more than 30 of the artist’s erotic drawings—most of them previously unknown.

Architecture and the City, Part 2: Cuban Photography and the Havana Cityscape

In the second part of her essay, photo historian Grethel Morell turns her gaze toward artists who’ve used elements of the urban landscape to pose broader questions about culture and society.
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