Friday May 25, 2018

Grants & Awards

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.

Cuban Art Awards: Behind the Scenes

Last week, we ran the Farber Foundation press release announcing the winners of the first international Cuban Art Awards. Here’s a closer look at the event—the presenters, the winners, and the celebration after.

Winners of International Cuban Art Awards Announced in Havana

Late-breaking News: The Howard and Patricia Farber Foundation announces the winners of the first international Cuban Art Awards in a presentation preceding the Havana Biennial’s opening this Friday. 

In Conversation: Elio Rodríguez

This month, artist Elio Rodríguez completes a semester-long fellowship in Harvard University’s Afro-Latin American Research Institute and Hutchins Center for African & African American Research. In an email interview, he talks about the experience and what comes next.
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