Wednesday August 23, 2017

Update: Cubans at Art Aspen, Lam Drawings at Lehigh, Without Masks in Havana

A 3-part exhibition runs at Galleria Continua in Havana, a new exhibition opens at the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso, Jesús Hdez-Güero opens a solo show in Caracas, and top Havana artists show work in Key West. The Prodigious Decade continues in Miami Beach, and Francisco Masó brings his abstract canvases to Miami.

Brooklyn… The New Havana?

Why is the Cuban municipality of Manzanillo producing so many of the island’s strongest young artists? And how did four of them (plus two habaneros) end up in Brooklyn? Elvia Rosa Castro muses on the long-ago difficulties of getting a residency abroad, the pioneering work of the Cuban Artists Fund, and the Cubans who came to Brooklyn this spring.

2 Cubans in Brooklyn: Jorge Wellesley and Elizabet Cerviño

Jorge Wellesley and Elizabet Cerviño are the last of six Cuban artists to take part in this spring’s international residency program at Residency Unlimited in Brooklyn. In a pair of mini-interviews, they talk about the program, speculate about its impact on their work, and compare New York to Havana—and Miami.

Midsummer Round-Up: 6 Shows to Catch Now

Who says summer and art don’t mix? Heading into August, we think it’s a perfect time to recap 6 of the season’s most interesting—and still running—exhibitions, with our recent articles and photo walk-throughs.

Without Masks: Contemporary Afro-Cuban Art Arrives in Havana

Originally presented in South Africa in 2010, the exhibition Sin máscaras / Without Masks is now almost double its initial size. Here’s a quick look at the upcoming show at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana, and the special events for opening week.
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