Wednesday May 23, 2018

Spring Auction Preview: Contemporary Cuban Art

With a 1995 assemblage by Los Carpinteros as its top contemporary Cuban lot, Christie’s Latin American sale takes the auction spotlight this season.

Cultural Diplomacy: An Inside Look at the Kennedy Center's Artes de Cuba

What does it take to bring some 400 artists, dancers, actors, musicians, six award-winning movies and one conservation biologist to the pre-eminent arts venue in the US capital? Alicia B. Adams, curator of Artes de Cuba and vice president of international programs and dance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, takes us behind the scenes of the festival, opening tonight, May 8.

Frieze Week Preview: Cuban Art & Artists in New York

As Frieze returns to Randall’s Island, Art New York brings a bevy of Cuban artworks to Manhattan. Here’s a quick guide on where to spot Cuban art at this week’s fairs.

An Alternative Biennial Comes to Havana

With the devastation of Hurricane Irma last September, the 13th Havana Biennial was postponed and later rescheduled to spring 2019. Soon after, a group of artists began organizing an event they called the #00Biennial. To better understand the #00Biennial and its program, Cuban Art News sent a few questions to its organizing team.

Havana on the Potomac: “Artes de Cuba” at the Kennedy Center

New works by Manuel Mendive, Roberto Fabelo, Roberto Diago and other artists—including a seven-screen abstract video animation by Emilio Pérez—turn the Kennedy Center into Washington’s hottest spot for contemporary Cuban art.
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