Tuesday May 23, 2017

A Tribute to Luis Miret

Luis Miret, longtime director of Galería Habana and president of the auction house Subasta Habana, died last Thursday evening, May 11, at the age of 58. With contributions from friends and colleagues, Cuban Art News offers a tribute to a tireless advocate of Cuban art.

Tonel: The Art of Luis Miret

With the passing last week of Luis Miret, longtime gallerist and tireless promoter of Cuban art, the artist Tonel (Antonio Eligio) looks back on their friendship of 25 years, and the qualities that made Miret so pivotal to Cuban contemporary art.

Update: Ponjuán in Havana, Garaicoa in Spain, Bruguera in San Francisco & New York

Levi Orta and Gabriel Sánchez Toledo open in Havana, René Francisco “seminars” in Utrecht, and geometric abstraction arrives in São Paulo. In Miami, PAMM prepares a long-running show of Cuban art while two exhibitions salute the Cuban Republic and Eduardo Abela. Tania Bruguera opens a West Coast show, and waves a different sort of flag in New York.

The Cine Cubano of Papacito Bach

Cinema may be an art, but it’s also big business. Jesús Hernández, the ISA-educated producer and promoter behind New York’s Bach Media, talks about the nuts and bolts of Cuban film production with Lidia Hernández Tapia—from Hollywood’s Fate of the Furious to the infrastructure needed for filmmaking on the island to thrive.

Enrique Martínez Celaya: “Jumping off the cliff with hands in the air”

Taking a line from a Zen koan as her title and starting point, Elvia Rosa Castro reflects on the art of Enrique Martínez Celaya, “a Renaissance man with a fractured identity.”
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