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Return Engagement: Consuelo Castaneda on her first Havana show in almost 30 years

Dec 07 | Posted by: | Comment: 0

Returning to Havana after an absence of almost three decades, Consuelo Castañeda presented her retrospective CCC 2016 at the restored Galería Orígenes in the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso. Tomorrow, she’s …

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Look at the Camera: 5 Emerging Cuban Photographers

Dec 05 | Posted by: | Comment: 0

Art historian Yenny Hernández Valdés surveys the work of Arien Chang, Alfredo Sarabia, Jr., Jorge Otero, Rodney Batista, and Yanahara Mauri, five young photographic artists who respond to Cuba’s strong documentary tradition, filtered through their own distinctive sensibilities.

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More Than Fossils and Lizards: An Art-Focused Look at ¡Cuba!

Nov 30 | Posted by: | Comment: 0

A research expedition into the biodiversity of eastern Cuba may have been the starting point for !Cuba! But even at a natural history museum, art was not left behind.

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Auction Report: Mariano’s Gallos Take Flight, New Records Set 

Nov 28 | Posted by: | Comment: 0

As predicted, it was a hot week for Cuban art, with record-breaking figures achieved by several artists in the Latin American sales. Much of the action focused on “Cuba Moderna: Masterworks from a Private Collection,” the sale-within-a-sale in the Christie’s auction, but there were surprises at Phillips and Christie’s too.

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Miami Art Week: Museums and Galleries

Nov 24 | Posted by: | Comment: 0

From women artists at the Lowe to Luis Cruz Azaceta at the new American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora, the Island is a big part of this year’s Art Week events and exhibitions. And perhaps more interesting: a wave of international group …

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Preview: Sun Shines on Miami Art Week

Nov 21 | Posted by: | Comment: 0

Next week, the international art world descends on Miami, ready to take on a whirlwind of fairs, exhibitions, and events, anchored by Art Basel Miami Beach. Here’s our guide to some of the top spots for catching Cuban art at the fairs….

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Auction Preview: Hot Week for Cuban Art

Nov 16 | Posted by: | Comment: 0

A wealth of exceptional contemporary and modern works dominate Cuban art in this week’s Latin American sales, especially at Christie’s. All three houses have outstanding works on offer, many of them carrying attractive estimates….

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Does Artist Predict The Beginning of the End?

Nov 14 | Posted by: | Comment: 0

In a conversation with Lidia Hernández Tapia, Rachel Valdés talks about making public art for crowded city spaces, the relationship between installation art and painting, and the challenges of bringing her art to Times Square.

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Update: Photography Hot in Havana, Arrechea  and Darié in Miami, Azaceta in New York

Nov 09 | Posted by: | Comment: 0

Noviembre Fotográfico continues in Havana, Néstor Arenas opens tonight in Miami, and Tresart opens its new Wynwood space with a show of Sandú Darié. Luis Cruz Azaceta opens his first New York solo show in five yea…

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The Mysterious World of Belkis Ayón

Nov 07 | Posted by: | Comment: 0

Seventeen years after her death, artist and master printmaker Belkis Ayón is the subject of a retrospective at the Fowler Museum at UCLA—her first museum show outside Cuba. The curator, Havana-based Cristina Vives, talked with L…

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Fors Wins 2016 National Art Award in Havana

Nov 02 | Posted by: | Comment: 0

Lauded for a lifetime of creative expression and his experimental approach to photography and installation art, José Manuel Fors has been awarded the 2016 Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas. In celebration, a quick walk-through…

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City of Columns: Reinterpreting Alejo Carpentier

Oct 31 | Posted by: | Comment: 0

In 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 Fotogr&aa…

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