Saturday May 26, 2018

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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.

Silvio Rodríguez to Perform at Carnegie Hall in June

Three decades after his last U.S. concert, Cuban composer and singer Silvio Rodríguez, one of the icons of the “Nueva Trova” movement, will play New York’s Carnegie Hall on June 4. The Cuban singer is also slated to perform in other U.S. cities.

Los Carpinteros' Madrid Debut Makes Waves in the Spanish Press

Drama Turquesa (Turquoise Drama), the first exhibition in Madrid by the Cuban art group Los Carpinteros (Marco Castillo and Dagoberto Rodríguez) hit the headlines in the Spanish cultural press well ahead of its May 4 opening. Popular newspapers such as ABC.es and El Cultural (of the El Mundo newspaper) have already released interviews with the artists as well as articles about the exhibition, which is presented by Ivorypress Art+ Books, the cultural organization run by Madrileña Elena Ochoa Foster.

Havana Film Festival New York Wraps 11th Edition of Festival

Running April 16-23, the 11th edition of the Havana Film Festival New York closed with its first ‘Havana Star’ awards ceremony and a screening of the documentary Eso Que Andan (Van Van Fever). Highlights of this year’s festival included the first Cuban delegation to attend in many years, a multi-screening salute to Cuban filmmaker Erique Pineda Barnet, and a competition slate of 15 films from Cuba, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Arrechea in New York: Testing the Limits of Sculpture

Alexandre Arrechea, formerly of the internationally acclaimed art group “Los Carpinteros,” recently opened his third exhibition at New York’s Magnan Metz gallery. The show features large-scale sculptures and drawings that defy conventional thinking about Cuban art styles and the role of the artist.

Belkis Ayon: Rare Footage in the Studio

Video selection from Tuyomasyo: Archival footage of Belkis Ayon in the studio at ISA (Instituto Superior de Artes) in Havana.

Blackness and Racism in Cuba: International Exhibitions

An exhibition travels from the Wifredo Lam Center in Havana to the Matress Factory in Pittsburgh, while a South African show kicks off the cultural program for the World Cup.

Cuban Music After "Buena Vista:" Extreme Rock Turns Up the Volume

Cuban-based music seems to be divided into two phases: before and after the Buena Vista Social Club. But other musical genres, brewed in the garages of Havana and in provinces across the island, are claiming their space on the Internet.
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