Thursday February 22, 2018

Updates

From Havana & South Florida, a Post-Irma Art Update

It’s been not quite 3 weeks since Hurricane Irma struck Cuba and the Florida peninsula. In Havana and Miami, the art scene is starting its comeback. Gathered from official sources and informal communications with colleagues, here’s an update on both cities: museums, galleries, events, and a resignation.

Update: Cubans at Art Aspen, Lam Drawings at Lehigh, Without Masks in Havana

A 3-part exhibition runs at Galleria Continua in Havana, a new exhibition opens at the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso, Jesús Hdez-Güero opens a solo show in Caracas, and top Havana artists show work in Key West. The Prodigious Decade continues in Miami Beach, and Francisco Masó brings his abstract canvases to Miami.

Update: Soriano in Southern California, Mendive in the Bronx, and Pacific Standard Time in LA

Servando Cabrera makes a rare appearance at Galería Habana as other Havana spaces host solo shows by José Manuel Mesías, Octavio Irving, and Rubén Alpízar. Classic poster design is celebrated in Santiago de Cuba—and coming soon, via Hollywood, to Pasadena. Dominoes start slapping at PAMM, and a massive Latin American initiative slowly unrolls across Southern California, bringing Cuban artists with it.

Update: Belkis Ayón in New York, Garaicoa in Lisbon, Art Basel Opens

In Havana, Humberto Díaz finds abstract art in the New York subway while Carlos Garaicoa prepares an astroturf dystopia in Lisbon. The films of Ana Mendieta arrive in Sweden, and Tania Bruguera opens a retrospective in San Francisco. New York welcomes the art of Belkis Ayón, and the 1944 MoMA show returns in a photo-lecture in Miami. 

Update: Ponjuán in Havana, Garaicoa in Spain, Bruguera in San Francisco & New York

Levi Orta and Gabriel Sánchez Toledo open in Havana, René Francisco “seminars” in Utrecht, and geometric abstraction arrives in São Paulo. In Miami, PAMM prepares a long-running show of Cuban art while two exhibitions salute the Cuban Republic and Eduardo Abela. Tania Bruguera opens a West Coast show, and waves a different sort of flag in New York.
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