Saturday June 24, 2017

Art

Nkame in New York: Belkis Ayón at El Museo del Barrio

Last fall, Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón made its US debut at the Fowler Museum at UCLA—the artist’s first museum exhibition outside Cuba. Now it’s on view in New York. Here’s a look at the show at El Museo, with excerpts from the exhibition essay by curator Cristina Vives.

Cuban Art Shines at Art Basel 2017

After two days of invitation-only viewing, Art Basel opens to the public today. Here’s our roundup of where to find notable Cuban art and artists in the gallery stands, curated sections, and special events of the art world’s flagship contemporary fair.

Teresita Fernández at Olana: “Sometimes Landscape is About What You Can’t See”

In the historic home of Hudson River School painter Frederic Church, Teresita Fernández brings her own work into conversation with that of Church and his contemporaries. In excerpts from her essay, Fernández explains the thinking behind Overlook: Teresita Fernández Confronts Frederic Church at Olana.

Tonel in Germany: Curating Overseas

Recently, Overseas: Cuba and The Bahamas. Contemporary Art from the Caribbean opened at an art space in Germany. Here, Tonel takes us through the exhibition and the process of creating it, from initial thinking to final form.

The Object, the Image, and Equipo Hexágono: Rediscovering an Influential ’80s Collective

Critic and curator Elvia Rosa Castro brings us up to date on 1980s art group Equipo de Creación Hexágono and explores the current exhibition showcasing their work.
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