Tuesday September 26, 2017

Grants & Awards

Going Green in Havana – An EcoArt Design Competition

Last June, during the first Bienal del Diseño La Habana, the New York-based organization EcoArt Project announced “the first eco-sustainable furniture and lighting design competition in Cuba.” Now it’s showing off its finalists in a Design Week exhibition. And one of them will be headed to Italy.

Fors Wins 2016 National Art Award in Havana

Lauded for a lifetime of creative expression and his experimental approach to photography and installation art, José Manuel Fors has been awarded the 2016 Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas. In celebration, a quick walk-through of his work.

In Conversation: Elizabeth Cerejido, Part 1

Among the many US citizens who visited Havana for the first time during the Biennial were a group of Cuban-American artists participating in the Dialogues in Cuban Art project. The organizer, Miami-based curator Elizabeth Cerejido, talks about the trip, the Cuban artists coming to Miami next year, and what it means to confront “the Havana-Miami binary.”

Celia & Yunior: “We have never believed in the figure of the artist as an enlightened genius”

Earlier this year, the duo Celia & Yunior won the prize for Young Artist of the Year at the first international Cuban Art Awards, sponsored by the Farber Foundation. In an email interview, they talk about winning the award, their current work, where they are in their career, and where they see themselves, and Cuban art, in the coming decade.

Update: Miami, Los Angeles, Lima and Beyond

With the close of the 12th Havana Biennial, the art focus starts to shift further afield--to Lima, Los Angeles, and to Miami, where shows by three Cuban artists have opened in recent weeks. As we continue our series of "Bienal Snapshots," here's the latest news of exhibitions and events elsewhere, along with recent awards and upcoming shows worth a note on your calendar.
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