October 12, 2010Late last month, Beijing’s famed 798 Art District welcomed the work of contemporary Cuban artists in a rare exhibition of art from the island. Cuba Avant-Garde marks the 50th anniversary of Cuban-Chinese relations with dozens of works ranging from painting and sculpture to photography, video, and installation art.
September 23, 2010On Friday, September 24, Cuba in Revolution opens at New York’s International Center of Photography (ICP). Showcasing approximately 150 images, the exhibition looks at Cuba before, during, and after the 1959 revolution, through the eyes of more than two dozen photojournalists from Cuba and around the globe.
Earlier this week, Cuban Art News caught up with Brian Wallis, chief curator at ICP and co-curator (with Mark Sanders) of the exhibition. Here, Wallis explains the thinking behind the show, the revelation of Cuban work rarely shown in the U.S., and why Ernest Hemingway keeps turning up at ICP.
September 21, 2010This month, two photography exhibitions focusing on Cuba before, during, and after the Revolution are on view in New York City. The first, Constantino Arias, opened last week at the Center for Cuban Studies; the second, Cuba in Revolution, opens this Friday, September 24 at the International Center of Photography. With that in mind, we asked Grethel Morell, a Havana-based historian of Cuban photography, for an overview of foreign photographers and their work in documenting the early years of the Revolution. Part One was published yesterday; Part Two appears here. Morell’s essay appears courtesy of the Cuban network Cubarte.
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