Sunday February 18, 2018


Yoan Capote: Fish Hooks, Minimalism, and the American Dream

This past week, Cuban Art News caught up with Yoan Capote, in New York for the installation of his exhibition, Mental States, opening tonight at Jack Shainman Gallery in Chelsea. Following up on last week’s short video interview with documentarist Ketty Mora, here Capote talks in greater detail about works in the show, and what it’s like to be an international artist based in Cuba.

“Cuba Avant-Garde” in China

Late last month, Beijing’s famed 798 Art District welcomed the work of contemporary Cuban artists in a rare exhibition of art from the island. Cuba Avant-Garde marks the 50th anniversary of Cuban-Chinese relations with dozens of works ranging from painting and sculpture to photography, video, and installation art.

In Los Angeles, Madrid and Havana, the Cuban Art Factory is in Full Swing

This week, we round up exhibitions by José A. Figueroa, Carlos Estévez, Carlos Garaicoa, and Abel Barroso, held in Los Angeles, Madrid, and Havana, respectively. Despite the ongoing global crisis, the Cuban art factory is going strong.

Flora Fong and Li Domínguez Fong: Cuban Art in South Florida

An exhibition of new and recent work by artists Flora Fong and Li Domínguez Fong opens tomorrow evening, September 3, at Cernuda Arte in Coral Gables, Florida. The two artists will travel from Havana for the exhibition opening. Dramatically different in style, their work will be exhibited for the first time in a double show.

"Making Amends:" Carlos Garaicoa in Tampa

La enmienda que hay en mí (Making Amends), an exhibition of works by internationally acclaimed Cuban artist Carlos Garaicoa, opened last night (August 23) at the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum in Tampa. On view: “The Crown Jewels,” the cut-paper metropolis “Bend City,” and other recent installations, sculptures, and manipulated photographs.
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