Wednesday May 23, 2018

Architecture & Urbanism

Photo Walk-Through: “Beyond the Supersquare,” Part 1

Last week, co-curators Holly Block and María Inés Rodríguez gave a tour of Beyond the Supersquare, the new show at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. An international look at the influence of Latin American and Caribbean modernist architecture on contemporary art, the show included several artists from Cuba—so many that we couldn’t fit all the photos into one article. Part 2 follows immediately after.

Photo Walk-Through: “Beyond the Supersquare,” Part 2

Continuing our tour of Cuban art and artists in Beyond the Supersquare with the exhibition’s co-curators, María Inés Rodríguez and Holly Block, the museum’s executive director.

Update: Public Art in Havana, Afro-Cuban in Vancouver, and Art Meets Architecture in the Bronx and Queens

Public art gets a thoughtful examination in Havana as Without Masks brings Afro-Cuban art to Vancouver. Two Cuban architects conjure up an island courtyard as common ground at the Queens Museum, and Latin American and Caribbean architecture takes on the role of creative muse at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Plus solo shows by Ricardo Brey, Elio Rodríguez, Zilia Sánchez, Armando Mariño, and Carlos Estévez.

Photo Album: Alka Patel on Cuban Architecture

Dr. Alka Patel of the University of California, Irvine shares 7 images from her photo archive of Havana architecture and talks about the Islamic origins of their decorative motifs.

Architecture and the City, Part 2: Cuban Photography and the Havana Cityscape

In the second part of her essay, photo historian Grethel Morell turns her gaze toward artists who’ve used elements of the urban landscape to pose broader questions about culture and society.
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