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In Aachen, Cuban Art Comes Full Circle

The exhibition Art x Cuba: Contemporary Perspectives since 1989 opened last month at the Ludwig Forum Aachen in Aachen, Germany. In an email interview, co-curators Andreas Beitin and Tonel (Antonio Eligio) talked about the show and the trajectory of contemporary Cuban art.

From Havana & South Florida, a Post-Irma Art Update

It’s been not quite 3 weeks since Hurricane Irma struck Cuba and the Florida peninsula. In Havana and Miami, the art scene is starting its comeback. Gathered from official sources and informal communications with colleagues, here’s an update on both cities: museums, galleries, events, and a resignation.

From La Habana to El Barrio: Cuban Artists in Upper Manhattan

Havana artists Marlys Fuego and William Pérez have spent the past three months as artists in residence at El Barrio’s Artspace PS 109. We dropped by for a conversation as the artists installed their show, Self Illuminated, which opens tonight.

In “Pacific Standard Time,” Looking at a Digital Cuba

As “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA” unrolls across Southern California, we continue to spotlight shows focusing on Cuba and Cuban artists. Here, we offer a look at the 10 artists in The Cuban Matrix.

Cuban and Latin American Art Gain Traction at Major Auction Houses

With Sotheby’s decision to fold contemporary Latin American art into its core contemporary sales and Christie’s spotlight on Cuban art, the auction market is catching up with museums and galleries.

As Flood Waters Recede, Salvaging Art and Artifacts

The hurricanes have moved on, the flood waters are receding, and the hard work of recovery has begun. For many artists, organizations, museums, and collectors, that includes salvaging and restoring the artworks in their care. Here are a few resources for that process.

Update: Inventario in Havana, Bruguera in NYC, More Cuban Art in “Pacific Standard Time”

Elizabet Cerviño and Harold López open solo shows in Havana as Ruben Millares and Ernesto Oroza open shows in Miami. José Parlá and Michel Pérez Pollo bring new works to Milan and Zurich, and Gustavo Acosta and Andrés Serrano get ready to open in New York. And the list of Cuban artists in “Pacific Standard Time” continues to expand.

Cuba Is: An "Uncomfortable" Show

Among the 70+ exhibitions about Latin America scheduled for “Pacific Time: LA/LA,” one of the most interesting—and potentially controversial—is Cuba Is, opening September 9 at the Annenberg Space for Photography. Curator Iliana Cepero talks about the show and its unflinching take on contemporary Cuban realities. "It's not the Cuba that appears in the tourist brochures,” she says.

Fall Preview: Art x Cuba, Abstracting History, Adiós Utopia & More

From Aachen, Germany to Lehigh, Pennsylvania, from Minneapolis to Miami and beyond, the fall season brings Cuban art into focus in group exhibitions, solo shows, and retrospectives. Here’s our guide to what’s coming up through November.

The Brotherhood of the Coocuyo: An Electronic Music Movement Thrives in Cuba

Named after a glowing insect found only in Cuba, Coocoyo is the work of three DJs—Italian, American, and Cuban—who are turning the island’s electronic music scene into a cultural movement. Lidia Hernández Tapia catches up with the “brotherhood of the Coocuyo.”
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