Tuesday October 13, 2015

On Art and Curating: A Conversation with Elvia Rosa Castro

Last month, Havana curator Elvia Rosa Castro opened two exhibitions spotlighting emerging and established artists. We caught up with her for a wide-ranging email conversation on contemporary Cuban art and where it might be headed.

Photo Essay - Enrique de la Uz: Millonarios

At the Galería Villa Manuela in Havana, Enrique de la Uz: Millonarios documents an event of great significance in the history of the Revolution but little known outside the island: the Zafra de 10 Millones, the unsuccessful campaign to harvest 10 million tons of sugar during the 1970 season. Curator Claudia Taboada re-examines the “epic photography” of the Revolution from a contemporary perspective.

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.
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