Wednesday August 24, 2016

Fall Preview: September Blockbusters – Lam, Herrera, Novoa, and Cuba Forever Revisited

With summer winding down and the fall arts season only weeks away, the focus is turning toward our series of Fall Previews featuring Cuban art and artists. In opening-date order, here’s the lineup for September: four blockbuster museum shows in Havana, London, and the US.

Tatuare la storia 2: Cuban Contemporary Art and the Global Art Conversation

Continuing the interview with Rafael DiazCasas, Diego Sileo and Giacomo Zaza share more details of Cuba. Tatuare la storia (Tatooing History)--the exhibition’s formation, their own working dynamic, and the unique perspective that contemporary Cuban artists bring to the international art world.

Tatuare la storia: Cuban Art Comes to Milan

In a conversation with Rafael DiazCasas, Diego Sileo and Giacomo Zaza, the curators of Cuba. Tatuare la storia, talk about the ideas behind the wide-ranging group show, their own working process, and how the show differs from the usual European perspective on Cuba.

VIDEO: The Arcades of La Habana

As the northern hemisphere moves into the “dog days” of August heat and humidity, we share a celebration of the arcades that define so much of Havana’s enduring architecture, in a video slide show by Cuban-born, Florida-based architect Ángel C. Saqui.

Update: Gárciga in Havana, Los Carpinteros in Brazil, Bruguera in London

Los Carpinteros open a four-city exhibition tour in São Paulo, Diango Hernández prepares a gift for the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, and changes are announced at the Office of the Historian of the City of Havana. The Nasher Sculpture Center acquires works by Ana Mendieta, and women skateboarders take to the streets in Havana and the Bronx—on video.
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