Tuesday December 12, 2017

Features

Saving the Surfaces: Rosa Lowinger on Cuba’s Facades & Decorative Finishes

From baroque to midcentury modern to eclectico cubano, many of the island’s historic structures are embellished with decorative features and integral artworks. In an article adapted from the Getty Conservation Institute newsletter, Rosa Lowinger talks about steps being taken to preserve some of the most visible elements of Cuba’s architectural patrimony.

Ad Reinhardt, Erased News and a 1934 Peso: Abstracting History at PAMM

Abstracting History focuses on the vast tradition of abstraction in Cuban art, tracing a conceptual through-line from Sandú Darié to emerging artists today. Janet Batet looks at some of the exhibition’s highlights. 

BienalSur: A Biennial for the Global South

The First International Biennial of Contemporary Art in South America—BienalSur—is taking place in 84 venues, located in 16 countries and 32 cities worldwide. René Francisco talks about his participation in this ambitious event.

Holly Block, Longtime Advocate for Cuban Art, Has Died

Holly Block, executive director of the Bronx Museum of the Arts and a strong advocate for Cuban contemporary art, died on Friday night, October 6, after a long battle with cancer.

From La Habana to El Barrio: Cuban Artists in Upper Manhattan

Havana artists Marlys Fuego and William Pérez have spent the past three months as artists in residence at El Barrio’s Artspace PS 109. We dropped by for a conversation as the artists installed their show, Self Illuminated, which opens tonight.
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