Wednesday October 22, 2014

Exhibition Focus: Waiting for the Idols to Fall

Is contemporary Cuban art fixated on a handful of familiar icons that represent “lo cubanidad”? Is it taboo to depict the “historic leaders” of the Revolution in artistic practice? Does a current reading of “lo cubanidad” demand new symbols—or any symbols at all? Orlando Hernández, co-curator of Waiting for the Idols to Fall, shares his thought-provoking exhibition essay with Cuban Art News.

In Conversation: Luis Enrique Camejo

The Havana-based artist, who’ll be showing his work in Miami this spring, talks about his career, ideas, and motivations with journalist Karina Durant.

Close-Up: Rafael Soriano

With two canvases recently acquired by the Smithsonian, the artist takes a pivotal role in a major survey of Latino art coming this fall.

Update: Falling Idols in NYC, Sex in the City in Havana, Graphic Art in Havana & Europe

Recent openings and upcoming shows shift the exhibition spotlight to Havana, as a German magazine expands the focus on Cuban graphic design. In New York, a new show opens at The 8th Floor, Agustín Fernández solos in Miami, and Cuban artists join a subconscious dream show in California.

Photo Roundup: Havana, Miami, San Francisco, Salzburg

Cuban photography hits the spotlight in an array of exhibitions showcasing historical and contemporary work.
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