Tuesday April 24, 2018

“Unfinished Spaces” Premieres at Los Angeles Film Festival

Ten years in the making, the feature-length documentary Unfinished Spaces focuses on the innovative, organic architecture of Cuba’s Escuelas Nacionales de Arte (now known as the Instituto Superior de Arte, or ISA). Initiated by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara in the early 1960s, the project fell out of favor a few years later and the buildings have remained unfinished. Cuban Art News spoke with the film’s producer-directors Alysa Nahmias and Benjamin Murray, as they were wrapping up work on the film and preparing for the world premiere in Los Angeles.  

Two Double Shows Explore Hidden Side of Cuban Art

The “¡Sí Cuba!” festival continues to bring intriguing visual artists and their work to New York this season, including two recent two-person exhibitions: Cosas Ocultas, pairing the work of Rocío García and Alberto Casado, and Body Memories, pairing the work of Cirenaica Moreira and Adonis Flores.

“Living in Havana” Brings Cuban Art Scene to New York

At the Marlborough Chelsea gallery, Abel Barroso, Roberto Diago, Kcho, William Pérez, and Ernesto Rancaño have filled two floors of gallery space, with works ranging from drypoint-etched plexiglass to installation art crafted from everyday objects. In all cases, notes exhibition organizer Pablo Vallecilla, the works examine what it means to be an artist “living in Havana.”

“Cuban Visions” Opens This Week in New York City

Opening May 26, Cuban Visions presents 50 works from 25 artists and artist teams. Curated by Mailyn Machado in Havana and Yandro Miralles in New York, the exhibition takes a broad look at contemporary Cuban art, presenting the work of artists living on the island and elsewhere in the Americas.

Cuban Dancers Dazzle New York

Danza Contemporánea de Cuba is making its first ever U.S. tour, while Los Muñequitos de Matanza make a long-awaited return to North American cities. Dance on Camera Festival director Deirdre Towers reports for Cuban Art News on these venerable companies that are bringing an infusion of energy and talent to the U.S. dance scene.
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