Monday December 11, 2017

Exhibitions

Update: Soriano in Southern California, Mendive in the Bronx, and Pacific Standard Time in LA

Servando Cabrera makes a rare appearance at Galería Habana as other Havana spaces host solo shows by José Manuel Mesías, Octavio Irving, and Rubén Alpízar. Classic poster design is celebrated in Santiago de Cuba—and coming soon, via Hollywood, to Pasadena. Dominoes start slapping at PAMM, and a massive Latin American initiative slowly unrolls across Southern California, bringing Cuban artists with it.

Playing the Fool: On the Tradition of Comic Politics in Cuba

In Miami, Hacerse el Bobo / Playing the Fool takes as its starting point the figure of El Bobo de Abela, the beloved 1926 creation of artist and caricaturist Eduardo Abela. Janet Batet takes a closer look at the Bobo and his satirical descendants in the work of 3 contemporary Cuban artists.

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.
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