Thursday February 22, 2018

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Art Market Update: Cuban Art Goes International at Phillips

With next week’s “New Now” sale of contemporary art, Phillips makes good on its plan to integrate Latin American art into its international sales—including a special section on Cuban art.

Exclusive: Ella Fontanals-Cisneros on CIFO Art Space Closing & Future Plans

In a phone conversation from Madrid, CIFO founder Ella Fontanals-Cisneros spoke with Cuban Art News about CIFO in Miami, Cuban art and artists, her own collecting, and CIFO’s plans going forward.

Cuban Art – 6 Shows to See Now

The Kremlin faces off against the White House, the lines form at MoMA, and a historical center of US slavery contemplates Afro-Cuban history. A master printmaker’s retrospective arrives in the US heartland, and a conceptual photographer journeys deeper into assemblage.

Tania Bruguera on Untitled (Havana, 2000)

This past Saturday, February 3, the Museum of Modern Art opened Tania Bruguera: Untitled (Havana, 2000). At a media event last week, a conversation between the artist and two MoMA curators offered insights into the piece, its presentation at MoMA, and the process of bringing a radical work of performance art into a major museum collection.

Exploring the "In-Between Spaces" of Being Cuban

Gallery 8, a new art space in Harlem, opens tonight with a show of contemporary Cuban art. Lidia Hernández Tapia talks to some of the artists, and to curators Armando Mariño and Meyken Barreto, about the evolving definition of cubanidad in an increasingly global world.

Edel Rodríguez, “The Preeminent Illustrator of the Trump Era”

Last week, Edel Rodríguez opened Agent Orange, a show of his work chronicling Trump’s presidential campaign and first year in office. We take a closer look at Rodríguez’s art, influenced by the posters of his Cuban childhood.

Art Market Update: Changes at Phillips Amid Increased Museum Momentum

Responding to what it called “an increasingly globalized market for the category,” Phillips announced last week that it was incorporating Latin American art into its ongoing international sales. The move comes amid an increasing international museum focus on Latin American and Caribbean art.

Update: Hammons in Havana, Balart in Toledo, Diago in Charleston, Bruguera at MoMA

Solo shows for Grethell Rasúa, Adrián Fernández, and Ernesto Javier Fernández in Havana, a group exhibition celebrates 200 years of the Academia San Alejandro, and David Hammons creates an intervention with the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. José Parlá unveils a mural in Texas, and a new gallery opens in Harlem with a show of Cuban art.

6 Headlines… on Cuban Art & Culture

Here, we share stories that recently caught our eye—on Juan Roberto Diago, Memories of Underdevelopment, the jazz fest now going on in Havana, and more. 3 in English, 3 in Spanish, with excerpts in both languages.

5 Artists + 1 Curator on Climate Change: Cuba / USA

This past Friday, the exhibition Climate Change: Cuba / USA opened at the USF Contemporary Art Museum in Tampa. Here, the show’s artists—Javier Castro, Glexis Novoa, Celia y Yunior, and Tonel (Antonio Eligio Fernández)—and curator Noel Smith talk about their work, the show, and its themes.
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