Sunday February 25, 2018

Artes Escénicas

Biennial Preview: Alexandre Arrechea’s The Map of Silence

In the second of our Biennial previews, Alexandre Arrechea talks about the work he’s creating for his solo show, to be presented at the Museo Nacional during the Biennial.

Cuban Art Awards Finalists Announced

The Farber Foundation has announced the finalists for the first international Cuban Art Awards, spotlighting a mix of artists working on the island and abroad.

In Conversation: Guillermo Ramírez Malberti

This spring, Havana’s Center for the Development of Visual Arts hosted the show Como te cuento mi cuento (How I Tell You My Story) by Guillermo Ramírez Malberti. The artist spoke with Cuban Art News about the show and the evolution of his work.

MalPaso Dance Company: Steps and “Missteps” in the Right Direction

Founded in December 2012 by two alumni of Danza Contemporánea de Cuba, the ten-member MalPaso Dance Company recently stepped out for its first appearances outside Cuba. Dance scholar Elizabeth Schwall offers background on MalPaso, some of the factors in their success, and the history of contemporary dance on the island.
 

Historical Close-Up, Part 3: More on Maria Luisa Gómez Mena

In the past few weeks, we’ve taken a close look at Cuban art in the 1940s, through Alejandro Anreus’s article on the 1944 MoMA exhibition Modern Cuban Painters and José Ramón Alonso Lorea’s article on Maria Luisa Gómez Mena and her Galería del Prado. Now, Alonso Lorea zeroes in on Gómez Mena’s role in the MoMA exhibition and the influential book that accompanied it.
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