Tuesday October 21, 2014

Hidden Havana City: Turning a Fresh Eye on the Familiar

Through the eye of Havana photographer Yunior Yanes, the structure of the city is converted into rhythms, lights and geometries that reveal the underlying charm trapped within in the everyday. Janet Batet looks at the artist's current show in Miami.

In Conversation: Sandra Ceballos, Part 1: "The intention has always been to bring people together"

Earlier this year, artist and curator Sandra Ceballos announced that Espacio Aglutinador, the pioneering private gallery begun in 1994, was entering a new phase and would no longer be based in her Havana home. We saw this as an opportunity to reflect on its pivotal role in the Havana art scene, and asked Rafael DiazCasas to interview Ceballos about Aglutinador—past, present, and future. Here, Part 1 of their 3-part conversation.

VIDEO: Wrinkles of the City: Havana, Cuba

With José Parlá’s solo show now on view at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in New York’s Chelsea district, and French artist JR’s evocative photo installation recently opened on Ellis Island, it seems like a good time to revisit their collaboration for the 11th Havana Biennial, by way of a recently released documentary.

In Conversation: Abel Barroso

In artworks ranging from wooden computers to immigration pinball machines, Abel Barroso has brought an ironic touch to issues of contemporary life on the island and in the world. In a conversation with Maeva Peraza, the artist reflects on the themes and visual strategies behind his art.

Nuit Blanche: All-Night Cuban Art in Toronto

Public art is back in the spotlight in Toronto this weekend, where the Nuit Blanche brings out massive crowds for a night of art-minded fun. Here’s a quick look at the works by five Cuban artists (and one curator) on view in this year’s edition.
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