Wednesday May 23, 2018

Interviews

Julio César Pérez: “The city must be dreamed, designed and conceived for the future”

In Part 1 of this two-part interview, Pérez discusses the highlights of his current exhibition, the details of his ten-point approach to planning for Havana’s growth and development, and why all architects need to start out by designing houses.

“Cuba in Revolution:” Two Photographers Look Back

Roberto Salas and Elliott Erwitt took the stage at The Times Center in midtown Manhattan to recall their experiences covering the early years of Castro’s government. Moderated by media journalist Christiane Amanpour, the evening was presented in conjunction with the International Center of Photography’s exhibition "Cuba in Revolution."

Corina Matamoros: “Cuban Art Is So Strong”

Corina Matamoros, curator of contemporary Cuban art at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana, was in New York recently as part of a Rubin Foundation fellowship. Cuban Art News caught up with her for a wide-ranging conversation about Cuban art, New York City, and why she wishes art were more like baseball.

Luis Cruz Azaceta: Abstraction, Absurdity, and “the Cuban Condition”

Cuban-born artist Luis Cruz Azaceta left the island as a teenager in 1960—marking, in 2010, his fiftieth year of exile. With a new show currently on view at Pan American Art Projects in South Florida, he spoke, via email, about the influences that have shaped him as an artist, including his time in New York City and New Orleans.

Roberto Cobas: A Curator’s Eye - Part Two

In part one of this interview, which appears courtesy of CubaSí, distinguished curator Roberto Cobas reflected on his long and productive career at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana. Today, Cobas talks about his passion for film, his fascination with the work of Wifredo Lam, and what’s ahead for him and the MNBA.
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