Monday August 3, 2015

Exhibition Close-Up: Our America at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

This Friday, October 25, the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. opens Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, a panoramic survey of modern and contemporary Latino art. In an interview with Cuban Art News, exhibition curator E. Carmen Ramos turns a thoughtful eye to the Cuban-American artists in the show.

Update: Garaicoa in Argentina, Díaz in Switzerland, Los Carpinteros in Hong Kong, Miranda in Taipei

Cuban artists are spanning the globe this season, with solo and group shows taking place in Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Switzerland, the Netherlands, London,  Jersey City, Brooklyn, Silicon Valley… and Havana.

Juan Delgado on the New “Detrás del Muro” Exhibition and Book

Recently a new exhibition based on Detrás del Muro—the ambitious, multi-artist public art project presented along the Malecón at last year’s 11th Havana Biennial—opened at The 8th Floor in New York. Juan Delgado, the project’s curator and producer and co-curator of the current exhibition, chats with Rafael DiazCasas about the project and its many lives.

Update: Peláez Coming to the Pérez, Fonseca Opens in Havana, González-Torres at Princeton

The CINTAS Foundation awards its fellowships, another curator “comes home” in Havana, Humberto Castro ponders the Caribbean, and Rosa Lowinger celebrates poured concrete and parkour in Miami. Curator Juan A. Martínez examines Cuban art and identity, Carlos Varela tours California, and an Absolut Art award goes to Coco Fusco.

Ernesto Pujol's "Social Choreography" in Lower Manhattan

Last Thursday and Friday, over a 24-hour time span, performance artist and social choreographer Ernesto Pujol presented a work about “revisiting the collective and individual past, and trying to heal it.” Cuban Art News was there to trace the unfolding of Time After Us.
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