Tuesday May 24, 2016

On "Dialogues in Cuban Art: An Exchange Program Between Havana and Miami"

Janet Batet reports on the two-day symposium that took place in Miami at the end of April. Here in Part 1, she discusses the panel on Cuban art in Miami, with the report on the artists’ and curators’ panels to come in Part 2.

Spring Auction Preview: Latin American Art in New York City

Next week brings the spring Latin American sales to New York City, and with them, a strong slate of contemporary and 20th-century Cuban works—and even more Lams than last season. Last November, several contemporary works soared past their high estimates. Will the trend continue?

Espacios críticos habaneros: Deconstructing critical areas of Cuban art in the 1950s

Launched during Havana’s 25th International Book Fair this spring, the two-volume Espacios críticos habaneros del Arte Cubano: la década de 1950 delves into the “critical spaces” that formed and transformed the visual arts in Cuba in that era. Yenny Hernández Valdés looks at the work and its approach to the cultural landscape of the 1950s.

Update: Design Biennial in Havana, Saavedra in Paris, ConTexto in Medellín, and Another Cuban Moment in NYC

The first Bienal del Diseño de La Habana kicks off this weekend, Raúl Cordero and Diango Hernández open solo shows in Berlin, Waldo Balart has a show in Madrid, and Carlos Garaicoa opens in San Gimignano and Munich. Cuban women artists are showcased in Los Angeles, Art(xiomas) opens in Washington, DC, and María Magdalena Campos-Pons stages a performance work at the National Portrait Gallery.

Sandra Ramos: “Art has always been a great document for understanding the country”

In a presentation in New York last month, artist Sandra Ramos used her own work and career to reflect on the role that art has played in Cuban society, and the recent changes.
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