Tuesday January 23, 2018

Images by Colombian photographer Leo Matiz on view in Havana

In the same year that the Bolsheviks claimed power in Russia, Leo Matiz was born in the Colombian town of Arataca, also home of renowned writer Gabriel García Márquez. Matiz took photos of Castro in Venezuela in 1959; now, half a century later, his images are being displayed in Havana, and Matiz is acclaimed as a master of 20th-century Latin American photography.

Fidel Casts a Cultural Shadow

While US filmmaker Oliver Stone focuses on Fidel in his next documentary, the first Spanish exhibition of Cuban artists Meira and Toirac examines aspects of the leader’s life and image

Carlos Garaicoa in Dublin

"Carlos Garaicoa," an exhibition of new and recent work by the Cuban artist, opens on Thursday, June 10 at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA). Garaicoa’s first exhibition in the city of James Joyce and Francis Bacon explores such themes as the city and memory, the failure of utopias, and the “alternate histories” hidden in official narratives.

Alicia Alonso, ‘Prima Ballerina Assoluta,’ Celebrated in Special Exhibition

Alicia Alonso Dances Here Tonight, an exhibition of 30 artworks inspired by the legendary ballerina, opened June 3 at Magnan Metz Gallery in New York’s Chelsea art district.The opening coincided with the American Ballet Theater’s 90th-birthday salute to Alonso, which took place that evening.

Latin American Artists Sell Big at Sotheby’s and Christie’s

In last week’s Latin American sales at Sotheby’s and Christie’s in New York, key figures in Cuban and Latin American art achieved new sale records.
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