Monday February 19, 2018

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In Havana, 3 Months of Art, Conversation, and a Touch of “Futurist Marketing”

As the 7th Salon of Cuban Contemporary Art heads into its final weeks, we recap some of the highlights and look ahead to the closing events.

For 3 Kings Day, Playful Art with a Serious Side

With El Día de los Reyes Magos, Three Kings Day, coming up this weekend, we celebrate with works by Luis Cruz Azaceta and Carlos Estévez—two artists known for approaching serious themes with a spirit of play. 

Relational Undercurrents: Cuba and the Archipelago at MOLAA

“Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA,” the region-wide initiative focusing on Latin American art and culture, continues to run in museums around Southern California. Daniell Cornell, former director of art at the Palm Springs Art Museum, spotlights Cuban artists in one of the most thought-provoking exhibitions in “PST: LA/LA.”

A 2017 Farewell: Recalling Departed Friends and Colleagues

This year was marked by the deaths of several people whose achievements helped shape art on the island and internationally. We close 2017 by remembering individuals who made their mark on Cuban art and culture.

Video Jam: Art, Dance, and Music

With the holidays upon us and the year coming to a close, we look back with a few interesting videos of 2017: Teresita Fernández reflecting on her exhibition at Olana, new choreography from Malpaso Dance Company with music by Arturo O’Farrill, and a Lucas Award nominee for Video of the Year.

What a Year! The Top 5 Cuban Art News Stories of 2017

From the opening of Adiós Utopia in Houston to “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA,” from the 7th Contemporary Cuban Art Salon in Havana to Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach, 2017 was a jam-packed 12 months—including the worst hurricane season in recent memory. Here are our Top 5 stories for the year, followed by quick links to the 5 runners-up.

Laboratory, Incubator, Source: Cuban Drawing & Graphic Design of the 1920s and ‘30s

This season, a show at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes considered drawing and graphic design—specifically, magazine covers—of the 1920s and 1930s as source and inspiration for the painting and sculpture of that era. Cuban Art News Havana editor Abelardo Mena spoke with curator Roberto Cobas about the thinking behind the show.

A Last-Minute, Cuba-Centric Holiday Gift Guide

If you’re like most of us, you’re probably scrambling to find the perfect item for someone on your list. If they happen to be art lovers, tech types, design mavens or Cuba-philes, these suggestions could be just what you’re looking for.

Update: Lam & Martínez Celebrated in Havana, HOME Comes to Houston, Cuban Art in Cleveland

With Miami Art Week behind us and the holidays approaching, we catch up on recent openings in Havana, gallery shows on the West Coast, the latest Knight Foundation awards & more. Carrie Mae Weems drops in on the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, The Cuban opens a new show in Miami, and in New York, the Cuban Art Center launches its last sale before the big move.

Paris in Havana: La Gran Espiral Celebrates the 1967 Salón de Mayo

In 1967, more than a hundred international artists sent work—or arrived themselves—for an unprecedented event in Havana. At the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, La Gran Espiral marks the 50th anniversary of the Salón de Mayo.
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