Thursday December 14, 2017

Grants & Awards

The Lucas Phenomenon, Part 1: Celebrating Cuban Music Videos

It’s a weekly television program, now in its 15th year. It’s a two-day live music gala leading up to a glittering awards ceremony, all on national TV. It’s a periodical. And it single-handedly revived the Cuban music video. Are you ready for Lucas?

Update: Pérez and Miranda in NYC, Peña in Ibiza, and an Unsweetened “Daquirí” in Havana

Douglas Pérez and Ibrahim Miranda share a show at The 8th Floor Gallery, Daquirí sin azúcar (Daquiri Without Sugar) pours the art in Havana, and Umberto Peña readies a new show in Ibiza. In Miami, a Cuban artist tackles the French ancien régime and Glexis Novoa and Marta María Pérez Bravo come to CIFO in September.

Wrap-Up: Havana Film Festival New York

The 13th Havana Film Festival New York wrapped up this past Friday evening with the presentation of the Havana Star Prizes. Though Cuba was well represented throughout the festival with more than a dozen films, top prizes went to films from Guatemala, Brazil, and Ecuador.

A Recap From the Island, Part 2

In the second installment of this two-part survey of visual arts in Cuba in 2011, Mabel Machado looks at solo exhibitions, awards, publications, auctions, and international events held on the island. Our thanks to the author and to the online cultural journal La Jiribilla for permission to present this comprehensive review on Cuban Art News.

The Farber Foundation Announces 2011 Funding Grants

The Howard and Patricia Farber Foundation, formerly Fundación Cuba Avant-Garde, has announced the grantees in its second round of funding. Projects winning support include a Manuel Mendive retrospective, the catalogue for an ambitious multi-museum show on Caribbean art, and a long-awaited book on Raúl Martínez.
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