July 01, 2010In 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.
June 29, 2010With 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.
June 22, 2010In 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.
June 07, 2010"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.
June 04, 2010Alicia 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.
May 28, 2010On 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.