Friday December 15, 2017


Bookshelf: Cuban Art, Architecture, Music, Cooking, and More

Artists Luis Cruz Azaceta and Alberto Rey, modern architecture in Havana, Cuban music and cuisine are among the topics in this holiday-season round-up.

Bookshelf: Cuban Contemporary Art, Design, Great Houses, and of Course, Padura

From Havana at its most stylish to four generations of women in an Afro-Cuban religious family, here are our picks for reading, reference, and leisurely browsing—plus an e-book by our Havana editor.

Pig’s Foot: A Ballet Superstar Writes a Novel

Late last year, Cuban-born international ballet powerhouse Carlos Acosta surprised the literary world by publishing his first novel, Pig’s Foot. We asked poet, playwright, and translator Félix Lizárraga to give us his opinion, and the essay he sent us is a literary work in itself: part review, part reminiscence, part lyrical reverie. Enjoy the journey to Pig’s Foot.

Juan Delgado on the New “Detrás del Muro” Exhibition and Book

Recently a new exhibition based on Detrás del Muro—the ambitious, multi-artist public art project presented along the Malecón at last year’s 11th Havana Biennial—opened at The 8th Floor in New York. Juan Delgado, the project’s curator and producer and co-curator of the current exhibition, chats with Rafael DiazCasas about the project and its many lives.

Bookshelf: The Afro-Cuban Art of Grupo Antillano

During the late 1970s in Cuba, a multigenerational group of artists joined together to form a collective called Grupo Antillano. A new exhibition, and now a book, brings them back into the spotlight.
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