Friday August 28, 2015

Popping Up in Los Angeles: Cuban Art Space West

This October, the annual open house at Santa Monica Art Studios will include a surprise guest: New York’s Cuban Art Space, presenting its debut West Coast exhibition and a five-week program of special events. CAS director Sandra Levinson gives us the details.

In Conversation: Elizabeth Cerejido, Part 2

In Part 1 of our conversation, Miami curator Elizabeth Cerejido talked about the first phase of the artist exchange program she organized, which brought a group of Cuban American artists, who were raised and trained in Miami, to the island for the first time. Now, Cerejido looks ahead to the next phases of the project, and some of the issues that Cuban artists might face in the coming years.

Remembering Alina

Celebrated Cuban actress Alina Rodríguez died on July 27, at age 63, of pancreatic cancer. One of the most distinguished stars of Cuban stage and screen, she was beloved for her versatile talent and her nobility of spirit. Her final role as the stern but loving teacher, Carmela, in the movie Conducta (Ernesto Daranas, 2014), earned her international renown and multiple awards.

Pérez Monzón, Part 2: “Improvisation, for me, is a fundamental principle of creation”

As the exhibition Gustavo Pérez Monzón: Tramas (Frames) nears the end of its run at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana, we present Part 2 of his excerpted interview with curator Elsa Vega and artist René Francisco Rodríguez.

Preview: “¡Cuba, Cuba! 65 Years of Photography” in the Hamptons

This Saturday, August 15, the International Center of Photography presents ¡Cuba, Cuba! 65 Years of Photography at the Southampton Arts Center, featuring more than 100 works by some 20 photographers, photojournalists, and artists. Co-curator Iliana Cepero talks about 5 works in the show.
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