Wednesday May 23, 2018


Photo-Based Art Experiments at Galería Habana

Curator Elvia Rosa Castro has selected 13 young and emerging Cuban artists for Tócate, the summer show at Galería Habana. Art school grads, students, self-taught artists—all were invited to submit work. The results are a snapshot of current trends among emerging artists on the island.

José Gómez de la Carrera: A Late 19th-Century Photographer Rediscovered

Long considered the island’s leading press photographer, over the past decades José Gómez de la Carrera fell into obscurity. Mónica Pérez Llorente rediscovers the photographer and his influential work.

Update: Mendive in L.A., Cañibano in Australia, Cuba Contemporanea in Geneva

The spring art season is in full swing—so much so that we’re running two Updates this week to squeeze it all in. In this installment, the celebrations continue at the Museo Nacional in Havana, Manuel Mendive opens a retrospective in Los Angeles, and Cuban artists are featured in group shows in Gdansk, Geneva, Australia, Miami.

Exhibition Focus: Raúl Cañibano: The Island Re-Portrayed (1992-2012)

In his first retrospective outside Cuba, the photographer finds a common thread of humanity—and more than a touch of surrealism—in his glimpses of everyday life, on view in Miami.

Seeking Julio Berestein

Photographer Julio López Berestein is an enigma in the history of Cuban art. Isachi Durruthy Peñalver offers some clues to his rediscovery and opens the door to further study of his legacy.
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