Thursday February 22, 2018

Books

“‘Strawberry and Chocolate’ and the Oscar”

After yesterday’s interview, film historian Juan Antonio García Borrero shares with Cuban Art News an excerpt from Hasta cierto Titón, his forthcoming biography of the internationally acclaimed Cuban film director.

“Hasta cierto Titón:” A New Look at Tomás Gutiérrez Alea

Film historian Juan Antonio Borrero talks with Cuban Art News about the internationally acclaimed filmmaker—Titón to his friends—and the challenges of writing a biography that captures the director, his work, and his personal contradictions.

"Volume I," or The Big Bang of Contemporary Cuban Art

On January 14, 1981, Volume I opened at the International Art Center in Havana, presenting the work of eleven young artists. The new face of the Cuban art was born. Cuban Art News offers a look back at a milestone of contemporary Cuban art.

An Essential Book on Cuban Painter Carlos Enríquez

Written by Juan A. Martínez, a Miami-based scholar of modern Latin American art, Carlos Enríquez, The Painter of Cuban Ballads delves into the life and work of one of the island’s most renowned artists.

Seduced by Havana: Images by Cathryn Griffith

When American photographer Cathryn Griffith journeyed to Cuba in 2003, she discovered music, the Cuban mojito, and the equivalent of an urban architectural museum. In the streets of Havana, Griffith found styles dating from the late 19th century onward: Eclecticism, Neo-Gothic, Edwardian, Art Noveau, Art Deco, and mid-century Modernism—all transformed by the impact of the Cuban Revolution on January 1, 1959.
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