Friday December 15, 2017

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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.

José Bedia at the Puerto Rican Museum of Art

“¿Cómo empezó todo?” (How did everything begin?) is the provocative title for the first solo exhibition by Cuban artist José Bedia.

Tania Bruguera at the Newberger Museum of Art

Recognized for her performance art since the 1980s, Tania Bruguera has presented her work at many museums and international exhibitions, such as Documenta 11,  three Venice Biennales, and the Tate Modern, London. Now, the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, New York presents On The Political Imaginary, the first survey of interdisciplinary work by the Cuban-born artist.

Félix González Torres Retrospective in Brussels

A major traveling exhibition of the work of Cuban-born artist Félix González Torres will premiere at Wiels, a contemporary art center in Brussels, Belgium.

Obama by Campos-Pons

When Barack Obama assumed the US presidency, it raised Cubans´expectations about possible changes in the relations between the two countries. Various US initiatives have positively influenced cultural relations.... However, Obama, as a charismatic figure, had so far not influenced the creations of Cuban visual artists.

Corina Matamoros, noted curator of Cuban art, publishes new book

The publication of Mirada de Curador (A Curator´s Look), a new book on contemporary Cuban art, will be celebrated at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana on Friday, January 8, 2010 at 4:00 in the afternoon. Released by the Letras Cubanas Publishing House, Mirada de Curador gathers texts written over the past six years by Corina Matamoros, chief curator of the museum.

Italian Filmmaker Giuseppe Tornatore in Havana

Italian director Giuseppe Tornatore, one of the most popular and successful European filmmakers, will arrive in Havana on January 7, 2010 for a four-day visit.

Factoría Habana Opens in Cuban Capital

Factoria Habana, new cultural center in the Old Havana section of the Cuban capital, opened on December 18 with Antecomienzo (Before Beginning), a group show that will run through April 2010.

Azaceta Swims to Havana...Through Art

"He has never allowed himself to be tied to one medium or another. He can be a color-crazy abstract painter, a wildly inventive junk sculptor, or a master collage maker who specializes in grids of snapshots,”wrote Doug MacCash, art critic for The New Orleans Times-Picayune, of Luis Cruz Azaceta.
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