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Video Preview: Yoan Capote in New York

Cuban Art News is pleased to present an exclusive video interview with Yoan Capote, filmed by Miami-based Cuban documentary producer Ketty Mora.

In Los Angeles, Madrid and Havana, the Cuban Art Factory is in Full Swing

This week, we round up exhibitions by José A. Figueroa, Carlos Estévez, Carlos Garaicoa, and Abel Barroso, held in Los Angeles, Madrid, and Havana, respectively. Despite the ongoing global crisis, the Cuban art factory is going strong.

“Cuba in Revolution” Opens in New York

On Friday, September 24, Cuba in Revolution opens at New York’s International Center of Photography (ICP). Showcasing approximately 150 images, the exhibition looks at Cuba before, during, and after the 1959 revolution, through the eyes of more than two dozen photojournalists from Cuba and around the globe.

Earlier this week, Cuban Art News caught up with Brian Wallis, chief curator at ICP and co-curator (with Mark Sanders) of the exhibition. Here, Wallis explains the thinking behind the show, the revelation of Cuban work rarely shown in the U.S., and why Ernest Hemingway keeps turning up at ICP.

Through Foreign Eyes, Part Two: International Photographers and Filmmakers in the 1960s

This month, two photography exhibitions focusing on Cuba before, during, and after the Revolution are on view in New York City. The first, Constantino Arias, opened last week at the Center for Cuban Studies; the second, Cuba in Revolution, opens this Friday, September 24 at the International Center of Photography. With that in mind, we asked Grethel Morell, a Havana-based historian of Cuban photography, for an overview of foreign photographers and their work in documenting the early years of the Revolution. Part One was published yesterday; Part Two appears here. Morell’s essay appears courtesy of the Cuban network Cubarte.

Through Foreign Eyes: International Photographers and the Cuban Revolution

This month, two photography exhibitions focusing on Cuba before, during, and after the Revolution are on view in New York City. The first, Constantino Arias, opened last week at the Center for Cuban Studies; the second, Cuba in Revolution, opens this Friday, September 24 at the International Center of Photography. With that in mind, we asked Grethel Morell, a Havana-based historian of Cuban photography, for an overview of foreign photographers and their work in documenting the early years of the Revolution. The first installment appears here, with the second to appear tomorrow. Morell’s essay appears courtesy of the Cuban network Cubarte.

Rare images by Constantino Arias, "The Cuban Weegee,” on view in New York

Opening September 16 at the Center for Cuban Studies Cuban Art Space, Constantino Arias - The Years Before: Havana 1945-1958  presents the work of a little-known witness to Cuban life before the Revolution.

Flora Fong and Li Domínguez Fong: Cuban Art in South Florida

An exhibition of new and recent work by artists Flora Fong and Li Domínguez Fong opens tomorrow evening, September 3, at Cernuda Arte in Coral Gables, Florida. The two artists will travel from Havana for the exhibition opening. Dramatically different in style, their work will be exhibited for the first time in a double show.

Rediscovered: Historic Images of Cuban poet José Lezama Lima

More than 40 images of Cuban poet José Lezama Lima, taken four decades ago by photographer Iván Cañas, will be shown for the first time at Miami Book Fair International this November.

Women Filmmakers Spotlight Unknown Facets of Cuban History and Culture

1912, Voces para el Silencio (1912, Breaking the Silence) by Gloria Rolando and En el Cuerpo equivocado (In the Wrong Body) by Marilyn Solaya premiere on movie screens in Havana.

"Making Amends:" Carlos Garaicoa in Tampa

La enmienda que hay en mí (Making Amends), an exhibition of works by internationally acclaimed Cuban artist Carlos Garaicoa, opened last night (August 23) at the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum in Tampa. On view: “The Crown Jewels,” the cut-paper metropolis “Bend City,” and other recent installations, sculptures, and manipulated photographs.
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