Friday October 28, 2016

Update: Big Week for Cuban Art—Openings Today in Havana, Women Artists in Miami, and a Triple Show in LA

In Havana, re-assessing the 80s Generation from a 2016 viewpoint, tackling “Big Data” from a Cuban perspective, and using the language of medicine to “diagnose” contemporary Cuban art. The CINTAS Awards are rescheduled, Cuban architects go on view in South Florida, and MoMA announces a new institute for Latin American art.

Preview: Cuban Architects at Home and in Exile: The Modernist Generation

Early next month, the Coral Gables Museum turns the spotlight on modernist architecture by Cuban designers on the island and abroad. Victor Deupi, who co-curated the exhibition with Jean-François Lejeune, gives us a pre-opening glimpse of Cuban Architects at Home and in Exile.

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.
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