Monday September 15, 2014

Update: The Fall Season Begins

We’d barely moved from August to September before the art world’s fall season took off, and Cuban art took off with it. Here’s the latest on recent, current, and upcoming openings, with reports from the island, São Paulo, Miami, New York, L.A., and more.

Collector Spotlight: Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, Part 1

Renowned for her Latin American and international art collection, in recent years Ella Fontanals-Cisneros has turned her discerning eye toward Cuban contemporary art. Cuban Art News publisher and Cuban art collector Howard Farber posed a series of questions for Ms. Fontanals-Cisneros. The conversation that followed touched on everything from current directions in Cuban art to the evolution of her collecting and what the future might hold.

Cuban Artists and South Florida Public Art, Part 2

In the second of two articles, Rafael DiazCasas extends his survey of public art by artists of a Cuban background in South Florida, including vanished but memorable works by Ana Mendieta, Fernando García, and George Sánchez-Calderón.

Public Art and Cuban Artists: A South Florida Perspective

With projects like Los Carpinteros’ Cardboard Beach in Toronto and Arlés del Río’s Nearness in New York’s Times Square, public art has jumped into the spotlight this summer. We thought it would be interesting to shift the focus to South Florida, and the artists of Cuban descent who’ve been contributing to the public art scene there for several decades.

Wifredo Lam: A Video Fragment

With the retrospective Wifredo Lam: Imagining New Worlds opening this weekend at the McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College, we searched for footage of the artist on video. We came up with this short clip—less than two minutes long—of Lam discussing one of his works.
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