Sunday January 22, 2017

Uncovering a Hidden History – Women Photographers in Cuba

In 1899, the Cuban Census reported seven women photographers in the entire country. But within a few years, their numbers started to grow. Here, Aldeide Delgado uncovers their hidden history in the first half of the 20th century.

Update: Capote in New York, Diago at Harvard, and Barroso’s Pinball Headed to the Armory Show

Tamara Campo opens a solo show in Havana, the new Rafael Soriano retrospective opens in Boston, and Juan Roberto Diago and Ana Mendieta are showcased at Harvard. María Elena González and Yoan Capote open solo shows in New York galleries, and the Whitney’s Carmen Herrera exhibition moves on to Ohio.

Art Hits the Streets in Havana

Far from the galleries of Vedado and Miramar, Máisel López fills the streets of his Havana  barrio with art—specifically, portraits of neighborhood children. Lianet Hernández talks with López about his Colosos portraits and their impact, his dedication to working in grisaille, the Mexican muralists, and US artist Chuck Close.

Luis Cruz Azaceta: An Off-the-Walls Perspective

This fall, the American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora opened in Miami with Luis Cruz Azaceta: Dictators, Terrorism, War and Exile. We spoke with art historian Alejandro Anreus, curator of the exhibition and author of the first monographic study of the artist, in a wide-ranging conversation about Azaceta, the Cuban diaspora, and a utopian idea for an ambitious exhibition.

Lezama by Cañas: A Master at Leisure

This fall, Cuban writer Leonardo Padura marked the half-century since the 1966 publication of Paradiso, the controversial novel by poet José Lezama Lima. As a tribute to Lezama and his extensive oeuvre, curator and critic Silvia Llanes reflects on the encounter, in the Havana of 1969, between the poet and a young photographer, Iván Cañas Boix.
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