Sunday November 23, 2014

The Utility of History: Excavating the Past Through Art

Today marks the closing of La utilidad de la Historia (The Utility of HIstory), a provocative show of emerging and established artists at Factoría Habana. Mabel Machado looks at the exhibition with co-curator Alejandro Machado.

Latin American Auction Preview: New York

Next week brings the New York Latin American sales at Phillips, Christie’s, and Sotheby’s. Here’s our take on the season’s trends in Cuban art at auction, what to watch for, and best bets for new collectors.

In Conversation: Rafael Domenech

Temporality, sensory perception, and spatial relations are concepts at the core of Rafael Domenech’s artmaking process. In a conversation with Janet Batet, Domenech talks about how these concepts have informed his latest work, recently on view in an austerely beautiful exhibition in Miami.

Sandra Ceballos, Part 2: Aglutinador-Laboratory, the P.E.R.R.O. Awards, and the 1st Biennial of Porno Art

In Part 1 of our 3-part interview with Sandra Ceballos—the moving force behind the pioneering independent gallery Espacio Aglutinador—she recalled the gallery’s beginnings and early years. Continuing the conversation with Rafael DiazCasas, Ceballos talks about key projects and exhibitions of the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Exhibition Close-Up: Glexis Novoa: Painting on Canvas

In Painting on Canvas, his current show in Miami, Glexis Novoa reconsiders a visual vocabulary he first developed in the 1980s and early 1990s. In her exhibition essay, independent curator Elizabeth Cerejido explores Novoa’s current work in light of his earlier career and his recent return to Havana.
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