Thursday May 24, 2018

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Is Ana Mendieta Having an Art-World Moment? Curators Weigh In

This year, Ana Mendieta (1948–1985) would have turned 70. Looking at several shows that focus on, feature, or pay homage to Mendieta and her art, Olga Viso and other curators and artists consider her work and its relevance today.

New York Art Week 2018: Where to See Cuban Art & Artists

The Armory Show is back in town this week, along with a cluster of additional fairs and events. Here’s a quick guide on where to find Cuban art during New York Art Week.

Update: New Cisneros-Fontanals Space in Madrid, Bruguera Tate Turbine Commission & More

CIFO announces a new exhibition space for Latin American art, Tania Bruguera is commissioned to create the 2018 installation in the Tate Turbine Hall, and Ana Mendieta comes to Berlin. Carlos Garaicoa opens in São Paulo, and Sandra Ramos opens in Miami.

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.
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