Wednesday June 29, 2016

Recap and Analysis: “The Volume One Generation” at CIFO

Days before the “Dialogues in Cuban Art” symposium this spring, a panel discussion at CIFO threw the spotlight on a formative earlier era in contemporary Cuban art. Rafael DiazCasas offers a considered appraisal of “The Volume One Generation: The art scene in Cuba between 1978 and 1984.”

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.
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