Monday December 11, 2017

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“Trails of the Cuban Avant-Garde” To Open in Buenos Aires

The Malba – Costantini Foundation Museum of Latin American Art, one of Argentina’s most prestigious modern art museums, will present an ambitious look at Cuban art and modernity in the crucial decades 1920-1940.

Alexandre Arrechea’s “Black Sun” Hits Times Square

In New York’s Times Square, every night this past week at 11:50 p.m., a new element has been added to the usual urban mix: a giant wrecking ball bouncing off the cylindrical, eight-story tower of the NASDAQ building at 43rd Street and Broadway. For ten minutes, the ball smashes against the building repeatedly—only to vanish at midnight.

Gritty Urban Drama is Cuba’s First Independent Feature

The Cuban independent cinema has produced its first full-length fiction film: Chamaco, by director Juan Carlos Cremata. Inexpensive digital technology has made it possible to seriously address otherwise overlooked topics, such as the marginalized world of homosexuality and male chauvinism, and bring them to the big screen--South Florida included.

Cuban Artists on View in “Changing the Focus: Latin American Photography 1990-2005“

Contemporary works from Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean explore photography's shifting aesthetic. Cuban artists on view include Alexander Arrechea, Carlos Garaicoa, Marta María Pérez, and Manuel Piña.

Korda: When the Revolution Came in Black-and-White

British auction house Dominic Winter announces the upcoming sale of photographs by Cuban photojournalist Alberto Diaz (Korda), best known for his portrait of Che Guevara--one of the most widely reproduced images in the world.

“Cuba Avant-Garde” Comes to Miami

With more than 50 works by 40 Cuban-born artists, Cuba Avant-Garde: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber Collection offers an international perspective on Cuban art from the mid-1980s to the present.

Cuban Art Makes Headlines in Spain

Spain has become the European center for contemporary Cuban art. Cuban galleries and artists such as Alexander Arrechea and Alexis Esquivel are actively participating in Spanish shows and art fairs, including ArcoMadrid and ArtMadrid.

Seduced by Havana: Images by Cathryn Griffith

When American photographer Cathryn Griffith journeyed to Cuba in 2003, she discovered music, the Cuban mojito, and the equivalent of an urban architectural museum. In the streets of Havana, Griffith found styles dating from the late 19th century onward: Eclecticism, Neo-Gothic, Edwardian, Art Noveau, Art Deco, and mid-century Modernism—all transformed by the impact of the Cuban Revolution on January 1, 1959.

The British Media Comment on Cuban Dance

In advance of upcoming UK tours by Cuba’s internationally acclaimed dance companies, The Guardian surveys dance culture on the island today. Comments from Cuban National Ballet director Alicia Alonso, Cuban Contemporary Dance director Miguel Iglesias, and dancers Carlos Acosta, Viengsay Valdés and Miguel Cabrera round out the picture.

Havana Pop: The City Hosts International Pop Art

The exhibition gives the Cuban public an opportunity to enjoy works by 25 important artists of this influential movement, which spread throughout Europe and the US during the 1960s.
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