Tuesday October 6, 2015

Cuba in Chelsea: A Guide for October

The current season has seen several major gallery shows of contemporary Cuban and Cuban-American artists—especially in New York, where no fewer than seven solo and group exhibitions will be on view this month. Here’s a quick guide to where to find Cuban art in Chelsea in October.

Ernesto Javier Fernández: A Photographer in Black and White

In an afternoon of conversation, Ernesto Javier Fernández—himself the son of noted photographer Ernesto Fernández—talks about photography in Cuba through the generations, and his installation in the recent Havana Biennial, with Lianet Hernández.

Update: Emerging Artists in Havana, Lam in Paris, and Herrera Coming to the Whitney

Five shows open in Havana, Mabel Poblet opens in Chile, Maria Elena González solos in Slovenia, and Emilio Sánchez goes on view in the Bronx. A major Wifredo Lam exhibition opens in Paris, Rubén Torres Llorca is part of a trio in Miami, a rhinoceros comes to rest in Long Beach, and a Carmen Herrera show is on the calendar for 2016.

In Conversation: Luis Miret

As Cuba-U.S. relations start to shift, how are things changing for art and artists on the island? The director of Havana’s most prestigious gallery reflects on collectors, art fairs, emerging artists, and Cuban art today in an email interview with Cuban Art News publisher Howard Farber.

VIDEO - Sirique: A Champion of Cuban Music Returns in Rediscovered Photographs

Blacksmith by day, musician and music lover in his off hours, Alfredo González Suazo—better known as Sirique—ran one of the most important spaces for Cuban music in 1960s Havana in his blacksmithing shop. One day, a young photographer, Ernesto Fernández, turned up and started shooting. José León Díaz spoke with Fernández about that day. Added bonus: a classic video documentary on "La Herrería de Sirique."
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