Wednesday February 10, 2016

In Conversation: Sean Kelly and Lauren Kelly

At New York’s Sean Kelly Gallery, this month will see not one, but two solo shows by young Cuban artists. Cuban Art News publisher Howard Farber queried the gallery’s owner, Sean Kelly, and one of its directors, Lauren Kelly, about the exhibitions, their work with Los Carpinteros, and where they think Cuban art is headed.

Photo Walk-Through: Cuban Artists in The Illusive Eye

At El Museo del Barrio in New York, The Illusive Eye takes its inspiration from a 1965 show at MoMA about Op art and related movements. But this time, the emphasis is on Latin America—and Cuban artists are part of the mix.

Raúl Cañibano Ercilla: On Havana, the Cuban Countryside, and Documentary Photography

Raúl Cañibano is one of the most acclaimed documentary photographers working in Cuba today. In a Cuban Art News interview, Cañibano talks with curator and critic Yanelys Nuñez Leyva about his approach to photography, the themes he explores in his work, and the challenges of being a professional photographer in Cuba today.

Update: “Remake” and Quintana in Havana, Estévez in Charlotte, and a Bruguera Performance Scheduled in NYC

The new art season in Havana is off and running, with second chances at CDAV, a new gallery in Miramar, and solo shows by Carlos Quintana, Lissette Solorzano, and Yornel Martínez. Tonel shows in London and Madrid, Parallel Paths is extended in Miami, the films of Ana Mendieta come to Chelsea, and Geandy Pavón takes a photographic look at The Cuban Americans.

Ben Rodríguez-Cubeñas, Part 2: “I thought we were getting ready for something five years from now”

In Part 2 of our conversation, Rodríguez-Cubeñas reflects on the organization he co-founded in 1998, expanding opportunities for international collaboration, new projects taking shape, and art and broader social issues.
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