Monday July 24, 2017

“Trails of the Cuban Avant-Garde” To Open in Buenos Aires

The Malba – Costantini Foundation Museum of Latin American Art, one of Argentina’s most prestigious modern art museums, will present an ambitious look at Cuban art and modernity in the crucial decades 1920-1940.

Alexandre Arrechea’s “Black Sun” Hits Times Square

In New York’s Times Square, every night this past week at 11:50 p.m., a new element has been added to the usual urban mix: a giant wrecking ball bouncing off the cylindrical, eight-story tower of the NASDAQ building at 43rd Street and Broadway. For ten minutes, the ball smashes against the building repeatedly—only to vanish at midnight.

Gritty Urban Drama is Cuba’s First Independent Feature

The Cuban independent cinema has produced its first full-length fiction film: Chamaco, by director Juan Carlos Cremata. Inexpensive digital technology has made it possible to seriously address otherwise overlooked topics, such as the marginalized world of homosexuality and male chauvinism, and bring them to the big screen--South Florida included.

Cuban Artists on View in “Changing the Focus: Latin American Photography 1990-2005“

Contemporary works from Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean explore photography's shifting aesthetic. Cuban artists on view include Alexander Arrechea, Carlos Garaicoa, Marta María Pérez, and Manuel Piña.

Korda: When the Revolution Came in Black-and-White

British auction house Dominic Winter announces the upcoming sale of photographs by Cuban photojournalist Alberto Diaz (Korda), best known for his portrait of Che Guevara--one of the most widely reproduced images in the world.
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