Wednesday May 23, 2018


Espacios críticos habaneros: Deconstructing critical areas of Cuban art in the 1950s

Launched during Havana’s 25th International Book Fair this spring, the two-volume Espacios críticos habaneros del Arte Cubano: la década de 1950 delves into the “critical spaces” that formed and transformed the visual arts in Cuba in that era. Yenny Hernández Valdés looks at the work and its approach to the cultural landscape of the 1950s.

In Advance of Obama’s Trip to Havana, A Call to Lift the Book Embargo

Ahead of next week’s visit by President Obama, the US publishing industry has called for increased collaboration and exchange with its counterparts in Cuba.

Bookshelf: Music, Humor, Photography, and a Bounty of Lam

From an insightful guide to cutting-edge art in Havana to a century of female vocalists—and the latest on Wifredo Lam—here are our picks for a season of art, music, literature, and more.

Fall Bookshelf: Art, Film, Photography, Music, and More

The continuing thaw in Cuba-U.S. relations has produced a flurry of new books on the island, its culture, and its history. Here are our picks for the new season, including several titles slated for publication later in the fall.

Bienal Snapshot: Books-as-Art in Libros sin dominio

As part of his project, Intervención en la librería (Intervention in the Bookstore), artist Yornel Martínez invited curator Elvia Rosa Castro to organize a show in which artists turned books into one-of-a-kind objects. Here are ten that we found especially striking.
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