Saturday June 25, 2016

Exhibition Close-Up: (Art)xiomas in Washington, DC

Now on view at the OAS Art Museum of the Americas, (Art)xiomas - Cuba Ahora: The Next Generation presents work by young and emerging artists from the Island. The show’s curator, Gabriela García Azcuy, talks about the exhibition in its newly expanded form.

Design on the Island: A Biennial and an Eco-Competition

The continuing thaw in Cuba-US relations has sparked changes on both sides of the Florida Strait—among them, a re-energized focus on design on the island. Here’s a report on the recent Bienal de Diseño La Habana, and a new competition for island designers (open for submissions now).

Antonio Rodríguez Morey: The Last Romantic

Although the current art scene is a major focus for Cuban Art News, we also like to look back at earlier artists and eras. We are pleased to share another essay by MSc. Delia Ma. López Campistrous, curator at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes—this one on the early 20th-century artist Antonio Rodríguez Morey.

Another Update: Erotic Art in Havana, Larraz in Venice, and a Theoretical Beach in Germany

Shows by Félix González-Torres open in London, Milan, and NYC, Diango Hernández brings Theoretical Beach to a castle in Germany, and Wilfredo Prieto solos in Mexico City. Julio Larraz opens in Venice, Drapetomanía travels to Chicago, and Cuban photography opens in Midtown NYC. So do Septeto Santiaguero.

Update: Arrechea in Havana, Cuban Art in the Hamptons, and a Career Award for José Rosabal

Cool War brings international game art to the Lam Center, Geandy Pavón and José Manuel Mesías share a gallery in Miami, and Roberto Chile opens a photo show in Chelsea. (Art)xiomas opens in Washington, DC, Tania Bruguera receives an honorary doctorate, and Cuban art makes a splash at Art Hamptons.
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