Saturday June 24, 2017

Exhibitions

Nkame in New York: Belkis Ayón at El Museo del Barrio

Last fall, Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón made its US debut at the Fowler Museum at UCLA—the artist’s first museum exhibition outside Cuba. Now it’s on view in New York. Here’s a look at the show at El Museo, with excerpts from the exhibition essay by curator Cristina Vives.

Update: Belkis Ayón in New York, Garaicoa in Lisbon, Art Basel Opens

In Havana, Humberto Díaz finds abstract art in the New York subway while Carlos Garaicoa prepares an astroturf dystopia in Lisbon. The films of Ana Mendieta arrive in Sweden, and Tania Bruguera opens a retrospective in San Francisco. New York welcomes the art of Belkis Ayón, and the 1944 MoMA show returns in a photo-lecture in Miami. 

Teresita Fernández at Olana: “Sometimes Landscape is About What You Can’t See”

In the historic home of Hudson River School painter Frederic Church, Teresita Fernández brings her own work into conversation with that of Church and his contemporaries. In excerpts from her essay, Fernández explains the thinking behind Overlook: Teresita Fernández Confronts Frederic Church at Olana.

Tonel in Germany: Curating Overseas

Recently, Overseas: Cuba and The Bahamas. Contemporary Art from the Caribbean opened at an art space in Germany. Here, Tonel takes us through the exhibition and the process of creating it, from initial thinking to final form.

The Object, the Image, and Equipo Hexágono: Rediscovering an Influential ’80s Collective

Critic and curator Elvia Rosa Castro brings us up to date on 1980s art group Equipo de Creación Hexágono and explores the current exhibition showcasing their work.
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