Wednesday December 13, 2017

Books

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.

Matamoros on Martínez, Part 2: “The door to Calle 25 opened readily for me now”

Part 2 of a presentation given at The 8th Floor in New York City by Havana curator Corina Matamoros, author of the recent book Raúl Martínez: La Gran Familia, winner of the 2012 Cuban National Prize for Cultural Research.
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