Thursday May 24, 2018

Headlines

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.

7 Days... Of Cuban Art & Culture 

Introducing the speed-read for Cuban art events for the coming week. In this edition, top events in Havana, South Florida, New York, Madrid and beyond.

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.
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