For Collectors

VIDEO – Glenda León: “It takes me a lifetime to make a work”

Visitors to the recent Havana Biennial may have caught Cada sonido es una forma del tiempo (Every Sound is a Form of Time), a sound-concert project scored by Glenda León and performed by pianist Aldo López Gavilán. In a conversation with Lianet Hernández, the artist talks about her sources of inspiration, the pleasures of working in multiple media, and the importance of inner silence.

In Conversation: Elio Rodríguez

This month, artist Elio Rodríguez completes a semester-long fellowship in Harvard University’s Afro-Latin American Research Institute and Hutchins Center for African & African American Research. In an email interview, he talks about the experience and what comes next.

In Conversation: Carlos Estévez on Reliquaries

In an email interview, Carlos Estévez talks about the work in Reliquaries, his show at Pan American Art Projects, and about time, scale, tin soldiers, and the pleasures of collecting stuff.

VIDEO: Lázaro Saavedra: “In the 80´s, artists believed in a future”

Last month, Lázaro Saavedra was honored with the 2014 Cuban National Award for Visual Art. In a conversation with Lianet Hernández, he looks back on his career, the role of humor in his art, his love of paradox, and what it feels like to hit 50.

Ramón Loy: Rediscovering a Forgotten Cuban Artist

The artists who came of age before the vanguardia movement are among the least well known in Cuban art history. Art historian and conservator Dayamí Cabrera González introduces us to a central member of this “lost generation,” the artist Ramón Loy.