Saturday June 24, 2017

Architecture & Urbanism

Going Green in Havana – An EcoArt Design Competition

Last June, during the first Bienal del Diseño La Habana, the New York-based organization EcoArt Project announced “the first eco-sustainable furniture and lighting design competition in Cuba.” Now it’s showing off its finalists in a Design Week exhibition. And one of them will be headed to Italy.

Preview: Emilio Sanchez in South Florida Collections

The show, opening this Thursday, February 9, at the Lowe Art Museum, is the artist’s first in South Florida in over a decade. Co-curator and architecture scholar Victor Deupi spoke with Cuban Art News about the exhibition, Sanchez’s career, and the role of architecture in his art.

Preview: Cuban Architects at Home and in Exile: The Modernist Generation

Early next month, the Coral Gables Museum turns the spotlight on modernist architecture by Cuban designers on the island and abroad. Victor Deupi, who co-curated the exhibition with Jean-François Lejeune, gives us a pre-opening glimpse of Cuban Architects at Home and in Exile.

Fall Preview: November

Our fall preview continues with a look at key museum shows focusing on women contemporary artists, modernist architects, and discoveries made in some of the Island’s least-explored wilderness areas.

VIDEO: The Arcades of La Habana

As the northern hemisphere moves into the “dog days” of August heat and humidity, we share a celebration of the arcades that define so much of Havana’s enduring architecture, in a video slide show by Cuban-born, Florida-based architect Ángel C. Saqui.
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