Sunday February 25, 2018

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Cuban artist Rodríguez-Gerada Puts a Face on Badalona

In the Catalan city of Badalona, Cuban artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada merged features from dozens of citizens’ 3-D digital portraits, re-creating the results as a 400-square-meter wall mural.

Impossible Game: Los Carpinteros in Indianapolis

With an ironic logic worthy of the Marx Brothers, Los Carpinteros debuted its first public art project in the United States. Sited in one of the largest museum sculpture gardens in the country, 100-acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), the piece depicts a basketball court where the trajectory of the bouncing ball has been traced in arcs of steel.

Images by Colombian photographer Leo Matiz on view in Havana

In the same year that the Bolsheviks claimed power in Russia, Leo Matiz was born in the Colombian town of Arataca, also home of renowned writer Gabriel García Márquez. Matiz took photos of Castro in Venezuela in 1959; now, half a century later, his images are being displayed in Havana, and Matiz is acclaimed as a master of 20th-century Latin American photography.

Fidel Casts a Cultural Shadow

While US filmmaker Oliver Stone focuses on Fidel in his next documentary, the first Spanish exhibition of Cuban artists Meira and Toirac examines aspects of the leader’s life and image

Carlos Garaicoa in Dublin

"Carlos Garaicoa," an exhibition of new and recent work by the Cuban artist, opens on Thursday, June 10 at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA). Garaicoa’s first exhibition in the city of James Joyce and Francis Bacon explores such themes as the city and memory, the failure of utopias, and the “alternate histories” hidden in official narratives.

Alicia Alonso, ‘Prima Ballerina Assoluta,’ Celebrated in Special Exhibition

Alicia Alonso Dances Here Tonight, an exhibition of 30 artworks inspired by the legendary ballerina, opened June 3 at Magnan Metz Gallery in New York’s Chelsea art district.The opening coincided with the American Ballet Theater’s 90th-birthday salute to Alonso, which took place that evening.

Latin American Artists Sell Big at Sotheby’s and Christie’s

In last week’s Latin American sales at Sotheby’s and Christie’s in New York, key figures in Cuban and Latin American art achieved new sale records.

New Cuban Watercolors at Galería Habana

On view through June 18, En Otra Dimensión (In Another Dimension) demonstrates how drawing, in all its manifestations, has once again caught the imagination of Cuban artists. Curated by Yadier Pérez and Jorge Rolando Toledo Pineda, En Otra Dimensión includes work by Alexandre Arrechea, Yoan Capote, Esterio Segura, Roberto Fabelo, Reinerio Tamayo, Los Carpinteros, and Iván Capote.

Tania Bruguera at MoMA: “I Try to Ask What Art Is”

Speaking at MoMA, Bruguera talks about art, teaching, the future of feminism, and what she hoped to accomplish by founding her own art school in Havana.

Carlos Garacoa´s Urban Obsessions on View in Medellín

Running through August 8 at the Museum of Modern Art in Medellín, Colombia, Bienes Mostrencos (Unclaimed Goods) presents works by Cuban artist Carlos Garaicoa, highlighting his principal artistic obsessions: memory, forgetfulness, the city, and the scars left on the urban landscape.
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