Thursday February 22, 2018

Books

Juan Delgado on the New “Detrás del Muro” Exhibition and Book

Recently a new exhibition based on Detrás del Muro—the ambitious, multi-artist public art project presented along the Malecón at last year’s 11th Havana Biennial—opened at The 8th Floor in New York. Juan Delgado, the project’s curator and producer and co-curator of the current exhibition, chats with Rafael DiazCasas about the project and its many lives.

Bookshelf: The Afro-Cuban Art of Grupo Antillano

During the late 1970s in Cuba, a multigenerational group of artists joined together to form a collective called Grupo Antillano. A new exhibition, and now a book, brings them back into the spotlight.

Bookshelf: Photography, Art, Architecture, E-Books, and an Interview

Recent publications, a few familiar names and faces, and news of interest, including an interview with Teresita Fernández, first published in a 2010 book and now online.

Fernando Alonso and the Hidden History of Cuban Ballet

She may be the prima ballerina assoluta, but Madame Alicia isn’t the only Alonso to have shaped Cuban ballet. Toba Singer’s biography of master teacher, dancer, and administrator Fernando Alonso reveals why he’s regarded as the “father of Cuban ballet.”

Cinema Before the Revolution

Cinema historian Luciano Castillo, co-author of Cronología del cine cubano, presents a panorama of early Cuban cinema to audiences at the Havana Film Festival New York.
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