Friday May 25, 2018

Interviews

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.

Return Engagement: Consuelo Castaneda on her first Havana show in almost 30 years

Returning to Havana after an absence of almost three decades, Consuelo Castañeda presented her retrospective CCC 2016 at the restored Galería Orígenes in the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso. Tomorrow, she’s back with an art installation and sesión VJ in Vedado. In a chat with Rafael DiazCasas, Castañeda talks about her exhibition, the Cyber Cultural Center, and tomorrow’s event.

Does Artist Predict The Beginning of the End?

In a conversation with Lidia Hernández Tapia, Rachel Valdés talks about making public art for crowded city spaces, the relationship between installation art and painting, and the challenges of bringing her art to Times Square.
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