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A Selection of Our Past Stories

Cuba Is: An “Uncomfortable” Show

Among the 70+ exhibitions about Latin America scheduled for “Pacific Time: LA/LA,” one of the most interesting—and potentially controversial—is Cuba Is, opening September 9 at the Annenberg Space for Photography. Curator Iliana Cepero talks about the show and its unflinching take on contemporary Cuban realities. "It's not the Cuba that appears in the tourist brochures,” she says.

Cubans in Paris, Cubans at Home

Cuban music took the world by storm in the 1920s and 30s, and found a special welcome in Paris. Last month the New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) offered a rousing program that interwove the concert hall, the nightclub, and the theater, with music by José White, Eliseo Grenet, Ernesto Lecuona, Luis Casas Romero, Alejandro García Caturla, Sindo Garay, and Miguel Matamoros. The show also featured songs by Moisés Simóns, including excerpts from his rarely performed 1934 operetta Toi C’est Moi. NYFOS director Steven Blier reviews the history of this music in his informative program notes.

Tania Bruguera at MoMA: “I Try to Ask What Art Is”

Speaking at MoMA, Bruguera talks about art, teaching, the future of feminism, and what she hoped to accomplish by founding her own art school in Havana.

José Bedia at the Puerto Rican Museum of Art

“¿Cómo empezó todo?” (How did everything begin?) is the provocative title for the first solo exhibition by Cuban artist José Bedia.

Pedro Pablo Oliva: “I don’t deliberately go in search of cubanía”

The painter Pedro Pablo Oliva recently presented his colorful expressionist works in Miami’s Latin Art Core Gallery, his first U.S. show in ten years. Janet Batet spoke with Oliva about his career and philosophy.

In Conversation: Armando Mariño, Part 1

Last week, Cuban Art News caught up with Armando Mariño as he was preparing to install his upcoming exhibition, Armando Mariño: Recent Paintings from the Year of the Protester at The 8th Floor gallery in Manhattan. He began by talking about the creative process behind these new works, going on to talk about specific pieces in the show. (For images of the works, see the photo album on the CAN Facebook page.)

Is Ana Mendieta Having an Art-World Moment? Curators Weigh In

This year, Ana Mendieta (1948–1985) would have turned 70. Looking at several shows that focus on, feature, or pay homage to Mendieta and her art, Olga Viso and other curators and artists consider her work and its relevance today.

Exploring the “In-Between Spaces” of Being Cuban

Gallery 8, a new art space in Harlem, opens tonight with a show of contemporary Cuban art. Lidia Hernández Tapia talks to some of the artists, and to curators Armando Mariño and Meyken Barreto, about the evolving definition of cubanidad in an increasingly global world.

Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla

"Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla" recently opened at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, where it runs through May 19. Janet Batet takes us through the exhibition and Sánchez’s seven-decade-long career.

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