Thursday October 19, 2017

Orlando Hernández

Exhibition Close-Up – Stealing Base: Cuba at Bat

Of all the new exhibitions we talked about in our most recent “Update” column, perhaps none says “summer” to North Americans quite as clearly as Stealing Base: Cuba at Bat, on view at The 8th Floor in Manhattan. In excerpts from his exhibition essay, co-curator Orlando Hernández shares his thoughts on baseball and cubanidad.

Exhibition Focus: Waiting for the Idols to Fall

Is contemporary Cuban art fixated on a handful of familiar icons that represent “lo cubanidad”? Is it taboo to depict the “historic leaders” of the Revolution in artistic practice? Does a current reading of “lo cubanidad” demand new symbols—or any symbols at all? Orlando Hernández, co-curator of Waiting for the Idols to Fall, shares his thought-provoking exhibition essay with Cuban Art News.

The Curator’s Eye, Part 2: More on “Cannibal/Carnival: Elio Rodríguez and Douglas Pérez Castro

Yesterday, Cuban Art News shared the first part of curator Orlando Hernández’s essay accompanying the exhibition Cannibal/Carnival: Elio Rodríguez and Douglas Pérez Castro, on view through July 21 at London’s Breese Little Gallery. Here, Hernández focuses on Rodríguez’s art and reflects on the commonalities and differences between the two artists.

The Curator’s Eye: “Cannibal/Carnival: Elio Rodríguez and Douglas Pérez Castro,” Part 1

Last month, Cannibal/Carnival: Elio Rodríguez and Douglas Pérez Castro opened at London’s Breese Little Gallery, where it runs through July 21. In this two-part series, Orlando Hernández, the exhibition’s curator, shares his reflections on the artists’ work: their commonalities, their differences, and their contributions to contemporary art in Cuba. Look for Part 2 tomorrow.

“El Cubano se Ofrece”, 40 años después.

Este sábado, la Cuban American Phototheque en Miami inaugura Iván Cañas: Una Retrospectiva, muestra de obras históricas del renombrado fotoperiodista cubano. Para celebrar la ocasión, presentamos un ensayo escrito por Grethel Morell, investigadora y curadora de fotografía cubana, y el curador Abelardo Mena, acerca de uno de los proyectos medulares de Iván Cañas: el fotolibro El Cubano se Ofrece.