Friday September 19, 2014

Shining light on Cuban artists today

Alumbrones, a documentary by South African filmmaker Bruce Donnelly, opened in New York last Friday for a one-week run. Twelve artists—male and female, ranging in age from 18 to 65, of varying social and cultural backgrounds—eloquently discuss the importance of art in their lives, their styles and techniques, their philosophy of life, and their love of Cuba.

Collector Spotlight: Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, Part 2

Following Part 1 of our conversation last week, we continue the interview with Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, with questions from fellow collector and Cuban Art News publisher Howard Farber. Here, the talk turns to her goals for her collection, the fate of Archivo Veigas, and what she sees ahead for Cuban contemporary art.

Update: The Fall Season Begins

We’d barely moved from August to September before the art world’s fall season took off, and Cuban art took off with it. Here’s the latest on recent, current, and upcoming openings, with reports from the island, São Paulo, Miami, New York, L.A., and more.

Collector Spotlight: Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, Part 1

Renowned for her Latin American and international art collection, in recent years Ella Fontanals-Cisneros has turned her discerning eye toward Cuban contemporary art. Cuban Art News publisher and Cuban art collector Howard Farber posed a series of questions for Ms. Fontanals-Cisneros. The conversation that followed touched on everything from current directions in Cuban art to the evolution of her collecting and what the future might hold.

Cuban Artists and South Florida Public Art, Part 2

In the second of two articles, Rafael DiazCasas extends his survey of public art by artists of a Cuban background in South Florida, including vanished but memorable works by Ana Mendieta, Fernando García, and George Sánchez-Calderón.
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