Monday October 24, 2016

In Havana, 2016 CNAP Prizes Awarded to Curators, Critics

Singling out young critics and curators as well as acclaimed art-world figures, CNAP made its awards as the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) met in Havana—and awarded a couple of Cuban critics too.

Glexis Novoa: A Havana Wake-Up

After leaving Cuba in 1993, for the past few years Glexis Novoa has lived in both Miami and Havana, where his solo exhibition, Las cosas como son / Things as They Are, opened last month at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. In a conversation with Lianet Hernández, Novoa reflects on his early years as a member of the plástica joven generation, his return to Havana, and the changes he sees in Cuban art and culture.

Is a Sketch an Artwork? Cuban Collectors Rethink Value in Preparatory Works

What is a finished artwork, and what’s a preparatory study? Alejandro Machado Font, a 2015 winner of Cuba’s National Curator’s Prize, explores creativity, commerce, and changing definitions of the “study” in a show at the PAAP Annex in Miami.

Update: Gottardi, Campos-Pons, Mabel Poblet, Glenda Léon, Pablo Cano & Carlos Martiel Live in NYC

Hurricane Matthew may have postponed some of the weekend’s events, but the art season continues in full swing in Havana and South Florida—with additions in London, Madrid, New York, and Washington, DC.

Possessed Cuban Illustrator Still Seduces the Public

For much of the 20th century, the covers that Andrés García Benítez designed for Carteles magazine captured the sophistication and wit of Cuban culture. Martin Garrido Gómez, director of the Provincial Art Center in Holguín, celebrates García Benítez’s art in his centennial year.
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