Saturday January 31, 2015

Looking Back: An Interview with Ricardo Porro, Part 1

In 2000, Jorge Fernández—currently director of the Wifredo Lam Center and the upcoming 12th Bienal de La Habana—sat down with Ricardo Porro, the lead architect of the National Art Schools (now ISA). The conversation spanned two days. In memory of Porro, here is the first of two excerpts from that interview, which originally appeared in the Cuban magazine Revolución y Cultura in honor of Porro’s 80th birthday.

Update: The Bronx in Havana, Lam in Atlanta, and The Third Shore in València

The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Bronx Museum of the Arts announce a historic collaboration, the High Museum welcomes Wifredo Lam and José Parlá, and Glenda León takes over Matadero Madrid. Agustín Fernández inaugurates a new gallery in Manhattan, and a Cuban-Spanish documentary makes its New York debut at MoMA.

Photo Walk-Through: Cuban Contemporary Perspectives #1

In the first of four exhibitions planned for Milan’s Galleria Bianconi, curator Giacomo Zaza presented the work of Eduardo Ponjuán, Lázaro Saavedra, and Tonel. Cuban Art News takes a look at the show.

VIDEO: Lázaro Saveedra: “In the 80´s, artists believed in a future”

Last month, Lázaro Saavedra was honored with the 2014 Cuban National Award for Visual Art. In a conversation with Lianet Hernández, he looks back on his career, the role of humor in his art, his love of paradox, and what it feels like to hit 50.

Edel Rodríguez in Havana: “I always want to make something different”

This winter, Havana welcomed graphic designer Edel Rodríguez for a show of his work at Casa de las Américas. Cristina Figuroa, curator of Nature Boy, shares a recent conversation she had with Rodríguez.
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