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A Selection of Our Past Stories

Exhibition Close-Up: Pavel Acosta: Stolen from the Met

Most artists create paintings from paint, but in Pavel Acosta’s case, it isn’t squeezed from a tube. It’s scraped—or “stolen”—off a gallery wall. Janet Batet takes a closer look at the conceptual underpinnings behind Acosta’s new series and exhibition, Stolen from the Met.

Update: Martiel in Italy, Segura Goes Bicoastal, Olazábal Opens in Havana...

Carlos Martiel wins the 2013 Arte Laguna Prize and opens a solo show in Naples. Moisés Finalé takes a solo show in Havana, Gustavo Acosta & Carlos González double up in Miami, and Esterio Segura finally installs his public art project in New York City.

Latin American Auction Preview: New York

Next week brings the New York Latin American sales at Phillips, Christie’s, and Sotheby’s. Here’s our take on the season’s trends in Cuban art at auction, what to watch for, and best bets for new collectors.

Miami Art Week: Cuba at the Fairs

This week Miami is the crossroads of the international art world, as one fair after another opens its doors. Here’s a guide to some of the top spots for seeing Cuban art, with a special focus on ABMB.

Italian Filmmaker Giuseppe Tornatore in Havana

Italian director Giuseppe Tornatore, one of the most popular and successful European filmmakers, will arrive in Havana on January 7, 2010 for a four-day visit.

Carlos Garaicoa in Dublin

"Carlos Garaicoa," an exhibition of new and recent work by the Cuban artist, opens on Thursday, June 10 at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA). Garaicoa’s first exhibition in the city of James Joyce and Francis Bacon explores such themes as the city and memory, the failure of utopias, and the “alternate histories” hidden in official narratives.

Barroso and Ramos at the Museo Nacional: Bienal Report #2

As the 11th Habana Bienal prepared to open earlier this month, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes hosted the debut of two solo exhibitions: Abel Barroso – Cuando caen las fronteras (When the borders fall) and Sandra Ramos – Entre cercanías y lejanías llevadas a cabo (Between nearnesses and distances achieved). The day before the shows opened, Cuban Art News dropped by for a chat.

Habana Compás: Dancers, Drummers, Enchantresses

In 2004, five former professional dancers joined forces to create a new dance troupe: Habana Compás Dance. Combining flamenco, contemporary dance, and Afro-Cuban elements with wildly original percussion artistry, their high-energy performances captivate audiences on the island and abroad. (For the troupe in action, see the video at the end of the story.)

In Conversation: Aimée García

Among women artists, Aimée García Marrero is a rara avis. Although her poetic oeuvre has lately become a space for confrontation and a distinctive discourse within the feminine gaze, she says this development hasn’t been deliberate. Though it reflects a distinctly female identity, she tells journalist Maya Quiroga Paneque, "My work has nothing to do with feminism."


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