A Selection of Our Past Stories
Four interesting shows and a jazzfest unfold on the island, Abel Barroso and Sandra Ramos open in Tokyo, Yoan Capote solos in London, Carlos Estévez comes to Guadeloupe, and several shows explore intriguing themes in Miami and greater L.A.
Last fall, Cuban architect and urbanist Julio Cesar Pérez spent a semester as a visiting professor at the School of Architecture of the University of Notre Dame, where he led a group of students in exploring the challenges facing Havana’s urban fabric and developing a project for a Museum of Cuban Architecture there. In the first in a two-part series, he reflects on the city and its built environment, the connections between Notre Dame and Havana, and the academic exchanges he facilitated this past year.
For much of the 20th century, the covers that Andrés García Benítez designed for Carteles magazine captured the sophistication and wit of Cuban culture. Martin Garrido Gómez, director of the Provincial Art Center in Holguín, celebrates García Benítez’s art in his centennial year.
An exceptionally strong slate of films from the island made the 15th HFFNY a memorable one for Cuban cinema. Nadine Covert offers a detailed recap of the Cuban films and how they fared in the festival competition.
In Havana, Marcelo Pogolotti opens at the MNBA, and Yornel Martínez and Nelson Villalobos open in galleries around town. Carlos Garaicoa opens in Santiago de Compostela and London, outsider artists come to the Frost Art Museum, and a Cuban performing arts festival kicks off in Philadelphia, with two more coming up.
On November 1, the doors will open and the hammers lift on another edition of Subasta Habana (Auction Havana), the biggest annual event of the Cuban art market. Clarisa Crive, senior specialist for the event, talks with Cuban Art News about the upcoming sale.
When we first mentioned Detrás del muro (Behind the Wall) in our Bienal preview last November and then profiled it in February, we knew it was going to be one of the most ambitious projects in a Bienal focused on bringing art out into the street. But we didn’t realize it would be so much fun.
This month, Havana curator Corina Matamoros was in New York for the North American launch of Raúl Martínez: La Gran Familia. To celebrate, Cuban Art News presents an interview with Matamoros that took place just before the book’s Havana launch earlier this year.