April 25, 2017Janet Batet surveys the art and career of Tomás Esson, and the tormented, mythological beings, erogenous plant life, and other motifs that populate his art, including the show that just closed in Miami.
June 02, 2016In Part 1 of our report on “Dialogues in Cuban Art: An Artist Exchange Program between Havana and Miami,” Janet Batet focused on the panel outlining the history of Cuban art in Miami. Here, she turns to the heart of the symposium: the panels featuring artists and curators from both sides of the Florida Strait.
November 13, 2014Temporality, sensory perception, and spatial relations are concepts at the core of Rafael Domenech’s artmaking process. In a conversation with Janet Batet, Domenech talks about how these concepts have informed his latest work, recently on view in an austerely beautiful exhibition in Miami.
June 24, 2014In Havana, the artist Candelario Lassa is known for ambitious, community-based art projects in the city’s San Agustín district. This spring, members of the Miami community got to experience Candelario’s socially committed art. Janet Batet gives us a closer look at Equipajes Personales.
October 16, 2012In a recent show of Cuban video art in Miami, curator Dennys Matos assembled an ambitious lineup of 21 artists, inviting “contemplation of what it means to occupy (a home, a plot of land, a city, a society…) and the relationship between occupying and building and the concept of the work of art in today’s global culture.”
November 01, 2016In 1982, the Cuban edition of La Ciudad de las Columnas paired Alejo Carpentier’s 1963 essay with images by a young, emerging photographer, Ramón Martínez (Grandal). Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Noviembre Fotográfico, Havana’s monthlong focus on photography, we present a selection of Grandal’s images with an essay by curator Abelardo Mena.