Wednesday June 20, 2018

Cuban Artists Go on View as Art Biennial Debuts in Portugal

“Portugal Arte 10 EDP,” a new, monthlong art biennial debuts July 16 in Lisbon and the surrounding region. In addition to a group exhibition of contemporary Cuban art, the program includes public art installations by Yoan Capote, Ivan Capote, and Duvier Del Dago Fernandez.

“Afro-Cuban Art Cannot Be Confined to a Ghetto”

While the sound of vuvuzelas greeted the first World Cup goals at South African stadiums, the Johannesburg National Gallery celebrated Without Masks: Contemporary Afro-Cuban Art, the first show of Cuban art presented in this country. Cuban critic Orlando Hernández, curator of the exhibition, graciously agreed to an interview about the exhibition and its origins.

Cuban artist Rodríguez-Gerada Puts a Face on Badalona

In the Catalan city of Badalona, Cuban artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada merged features from dozens of citizens’ 3-D digital portraits, re-creating the results as a 400-square-meter wall mural.

Impossible Game: Los Carpinteros in Indianapolis

With an ironic logic worthy of the Marx Brothers, Los Carpinteros debuted its first public art project in the United States. Sited in one of the largest museum sculpture gardens in the country, 100-acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), the piece depicts a basketball court where the trajectory of the bouncing ball has been traced in arcs of steel.

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.
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