Wednesday December 13, 2017

Interviews

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.

Preview: Juan Roberto Diago at Harvard

Tomorrow evening, the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art at Harvard University welcomes Diago: The Pasts of This Afro-Cuban Present. Juan Roberto Diago and the show’s curator, Alejandro de la Fuente, spoke about the exhibition with Cuban Art News.

Soriano Rediscovered: The Artist as Mystic

Two years after his death, artist Rafael Soriano is on the verge of rediscovery, as a major retrospective makes the first of its three stops around the US. Curator Elizabeth Goizueta spoke with Susan Delson about Rafael Soriano: The Artist as Mystic, and the journey from geometric abstraction to surrealism to a luminous, transcendent art.

Luis Cruz Azaceta: An Off-the-Walls Perspective

This fall, the American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora opened in Miami with Luis Cruz Azaceta: Dictators, Terrorism, War and Exile. We spoke with art historian Alejandro Anreus, curator of the exhibition and author of the first monographic study of the artist, in a wide-ranging conversation about Azaceta, the Cuban diaspora, and a utopian idea for an ambitious exhibition.

Pedro de Oraá: “Concrete” Thinking on Cuban Abstract Art

With Cuban abstract art claiming an increasing share of international art-world attention these days, Lianet Hernández searches out one of its key practitioners, Pedro de Oraá. Winner of the 2015 Premio Nacional for visual arts and a vital champion of abstract art in Cuba, de Oraá is currently celebrated in Abstractivos, his just-opened exhibition at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.
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