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A Selection of Our Past Stories

¡Sí Cuba! Comes to New York

Ben Rodríguez-Cubeñas of the Cuban Artists Fund and Rockefeller Brothers Fund is one of the principal organizers of ¡Sí Cuba!, the three-month festival of cultural events that kicks off at the end of this month. In a conversation with Cuban Art News, Rodríguez-Cubeñas talks about the festival, how it came about, and the events he’s most looking forward to.

In Conversation: Carlos Machado

Today, the 37th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema opens in Havana with La Obra del Siglo, the acclaimed, award-winning film by Carlos Machado. Cuban critic and film historian Dean Luis Reyes speaks with the director about Nuclear City, La Obra del Siglo, and the challenges of international film production on the island.

Exhibition Walk-Through – Teresita Fernández: As Above So Below

In her largest solo exhibition to date, Teresita Fernández fills the galleries of MASS MoCA with works that respond in different ways to the massive, light-filled spaces of the former industrial complex. Here’s a quick photo walk-through of the exhibition, on view through March 2015.

Update: Designers and a Fictional Guajiro in Havana, Drapetomanía Hits NYC,...

Current shows on the island include a solo for Fernando Rodríguez and his fictional collaborator, the third edition of Curadores, Come Home! at Espacio Aglutinador, and an international gathering of Cuban designers. Curator Marivi Véliz organizes her first show in Miami, and Carlos Martiel closes soon in L.A.

It’s Creative, It’s Fresh, It’s Still Undervalued: Cuban Contemporary Art

With the fall auction season underway, we take a discerning look at 6 contemporary Cuban artists in a global art market. For seasoned international collectors and newcomers alike, here are artists with solid potential for growth.

Homoerotic Art in Cuba

In a conversation with Lidia Hernández Tapia, Eduardo Hernández Santos discusses his untraditional uses of photographic images, masculine beauty, and eroticism versus pornography.

Cuban Architecture in MoMA’s Latin America in Construction

After five years of research and planning, MoMA’s long-awaited Latin American architecture show has opened, and the island’s modernist treasures are part of the design conversation.

“Cuban Visions” Opens This Week in New York City

Opening May 26, Cuban Visions presents 50 works from 25 artists and artist teams. Curated by Mailyn Machado in Havana and Yandro Miralles in New York, the exhibition takes a broad look at contemporary Cuban art, presenting the work of artists living on the island and elsewhere in the Americas.

Miami Art Week 2018 – Cuban Art at the Fairs

Next week, the international art world will claim Miami as its headquarters, ushering in a hectic round of fairs, exhibitions, and events anchored by Art Basel Miami Beach. Here’s our guide to some of the top spots for Cuban art and artists at this year’s fairs.


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