Thursday May 24, 2018


Cuban curator Gerardo Mosquera Chosen As Curator of PhotoEspaña International Festival

Havana-based independent critic, curator, and art historian Gerardo Mosquera will be in charge of the annual PhotoEspaña festival’s art program for the next three years. His selection reflects the festival’s interest in reaching beyond Spain’s borders, and in expanding into related art forms such as video.

Images by Colombian photographer Leo Matiz on view in Havana

In the same year that the Bolsheviks claimed power in Russia, Leo Matiz was born in the Colombian town of Arataca, also home of renowned writer Gabriel García Márquez. Matiz took photos of Castro in Venezuela in 1959; now, half a century later, his images are being displayed in Havana, and Matiz is acclaimed as a master of 20th-century Latin American photography.

Cuban Artists on View in “Changing the Focus: Latin American Photography 1990-2005“

Contemporary works from Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean explore photography's shifting aesthetic. Cuban artists on view include Alexander Arrechea, Carlos Garaicoa, Marta María Pérez, and Manuel Piña.

Korda: When the Revolution Came in Black-and-White

British auction house Dominic Winter announces the upcoming sale of photographs by Cuban photojournalist Alberto Diaz (Korda), best known for his portrait of Che Guevara--one of the most widely reproduced images in the world.

Seduced by Havana: Images by Cathryn Griffith

When American photographer Cathryn Griffith journeyed to Cuba in 2003, she discovered music, the Cuban mojito, and the equivalent of an urban architectural museum. In the streets of Havana, Griffith found styles dating from the late 19th century onward: Eclecticism, Neo-Gothic, Edwardian, Art Noveau, Art Deco, and mid-century Modernism—all transformed by the impact of the Cuban Revolution on January 1, 1959.
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