Wednesday June 20, 2018


In Conversation: Carlos Estévez

As an artist, Carlos Estévez is equally at home in painting, drawing, sculpture, and installation art. His work is found in museums and private collections in Cuba, Europe, and the United States. This fall, exhibitions of his work open in three countries. We caught up with Estévez for a quick chat as he prepared for the shows. His interview inaugurates a new feature on Cuban Art News, “In Conversation / Charlando con.”

Update: Amelia Peláez at MoMA, Pablo Milanés in NYC, Adrian Fernandez in Houston

As the fall cultural season gets underway, here’s a quick round-up of newsbriefs, events, and items of interest.

A Season of Cuban Art in Colorado

At the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in Pueblo, Colorado, four exhibitions explore ideas of home, dislocation, culture, and cubanidad in the work of artists living in and outside Cuba. It all began, says co-curator Leandro Soto, eleven years ago with three cups of café a lo cubano in in Merida, Mexico.

Rachel Weiss: “It Was the Force of the Work that Really Got My Attention”

Rachel Weiss is a professor of arts administration and policy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, who has been traveling to Cuba, and writing about Cuban art, since 1986. Her book, To and From Utopia in the New Cuban Art, was published earlier this year by the University of Minnesota Press. Cuban Art News recently spoke with Weiss about the book, and about contemporary Cuban art in general.

Fundación Grantees Nurture Cuba-U.S. Cultural Exchanges

In late 2010, Fundación Cuba Avant-Garde, the sponsoring organization for Cuban Art News, made its first grants to U.S. arts organizations with projects about Cuban art and culture. As the Fundación heads into its second funding season, Cuban Art News checks in with the 2010 grantees.
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