Tuesday June 30, 2015

At the Movies: Three Master Actors, Two Compelling Films

This spring’s Havana Film Festival New York presented two powerful filmsone by a much-honored veteran director and one making her fiction-film debut. And both feature stellar performances by the same three actors.

Bienal Snapshot: Between, Inside, Outside

At the Cuban Pavilion, a pair of curators encouraged Cuban, Cuban-born, and foreign artists to bring fresh thinking to the idea of art as a mechanism of cultural, social, and economic exchange. The results ranged from video installations to a short-term cottage industry.

Update: Miami, Los Angeles, Lima and Beyond

With the close of the 12th Havana Biennial, the art focus starts to shift further afield--to Lima, Los Angeles, and to Miami, where shows by three Cuban artists have opened in recent weeks. As we continue our series of "Bienal Snapshots," here's the latest news of exhibitions and events elsewhere, along with recent awards and upcoming shows worth a note on your calendar.

Teresita Fernández: Fata Morgana in Manhattan

Earlier this month, Teresita Fernández unveiled a site-specific public art project in Lower Manhattan’s Madison Square Park. In her speech at the opening reception, she spoke movingly about Wifredo Lam, Carmen Herrera, and why it’s important to look up.

Bienal Snapshot: Néstor Siré’s Banksy in Havana

On the Internet, Cuban artist and videomaker Néstor Siré discovered that Banksy had spent several days in Havana in 2004, and left work behind on the city’s walls. Abelardo Mena reports on what Siré discovered next, and how it became part of his own art.
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