Thursday March 23, 2017

Interviews

In Conversation: René Francisco on Adiós Utopia

Artist, educator, and curator René Francisco is part of the curatorial team that created Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950, the major exhibition now on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. in a conversation with Cuban Art News, Francisco reveals the thinking behind the show, and its evolution from initial idea to exhibition opening.

Birch Tree Music: María Elena González and Tempo

Art from music? Music from trees? The day before it opened in midtown Manhattan, María Elena González took a break from installing to talk about Tempo, and how she came to make music--and art--from birch trees.

An American Feminist in Cuba: Margaret Randall and To Change the World

Poet, writer, photographer, social activist, and feminist, Margaret Randall spent more than a decade of her life in Cuba. In a conversation with poet and editor Laura Ruiz Montes, Randall talks about her experiences and her memoir, To Change the World: My Years in Cuba, recently translated and published on the island.

Preview: Emilio Sanchez in South Florida Collections

The show, opening this Thursday, February 9, at the Lowe Art Museum, is the artist’s first in South Florida in over a decade. Co-curator and architecture scholar Victor Deupi spoke with Cuban Art News about the exhibition, Sanchez’s career, and the role of architecture in his art.

Fish Hook as Metaphor: Yoan Capote’s Palangre

Earlier this week, we dropped in on the installation of Yoan Capote: Palangre, a show of recent paintings embedded with thousands of fish hooks. The artist walked through the show with us, in a conversation that ranged from Romantic painters to Cubans’ relationship to the sea.
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