Tuesday April 24, 2018

Cuban Art Lands in British Capital

In 1762, after a months-long battle, the British navy seized Spanish Havana, and British artists recorded the fact in beautiful engravings. Two hundred years later, prints by Cuban artists have apparently taken London by surprise—and perhaps by storm.

Mendive and Garciandía: Cuban Masters Back in the Galleries

Two masters of Cuban contemporary art, Manuel Mendive and Flavio Garciandía, are back in the spotlight with new exhibitions demonstrating that for both of them, the artistic pulse is still going strong and the mind is working with great clarity.

Arturo O’Farrill in Cuba: Bringing a Jazz Legend Home

Grammy-winning musician and composer Arturo O’Farrill, son of Cuban-born jazz master Chico O’Farrill, recently completed a week-long tour of Cuba with the Chico O’Farrill Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra—the fulfillment of a dream that began more than eight years ago. Here, Arturo talks about the high points of the trip, the work he composed for the occasion, and the debt that jazz owes to Cuban music.

"Volume I," or The Big Bang of Contemporary Cuban Art

On January 14, 1981, Volume I opened at the International Art Center in Havana, presenting the work of eleven young artists. The new face of the Cuban art was born. Cuban Art News offers a look back at a milestone of contemporary Cuban art.

Julio César Pérez, Part 2: "I feel very proud, very happy when I speak about Havana"

The architect and urban planner wraps up his two-part Cuban Art News interview with a discussion of architecture in Cuba, the problems caused by “architecture of the author”—known in the U.S. as “starchitecture”—and what Americans think of Cuba’s architectural heritage.
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