A Selection of Our Past Stories
Three cities, three shows you might not want to miss.
Midway through a six-week residency in western Massachusetts, Havana photographic artist Eduardo Hernández Santos has already opened two exhibitions of his work, with a lecture and public forum on the schedule. And then there’s L.A.
Sacrificio en la encrucijada (Sacrifice at the Crossroads) is not your usual solo show. Instead of dazzling visitors with an array of new work, Kcho chose to share his creative process on an intimate level—curating the exhibition entirely from his own collection, incorporating dozens of personal sketchbooks, and inviting the Cuban people to rediscover his art for themselves. Abelardo G. Mena Chicuri, curator at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, reflects on the exhibition and the artist.
In the first of our Bienal close-ups, we focus on the Miami- and Havana-based artist’s contribution to this year’s Detrás del muro (Behind the Wall)—a meditation on history, contemporary realities, and the subtle art of guiding viewers through a space.
Celebrating our 10th anniversary, we close out 2019 with a look at our top stories of the decade, year by year. Together, they are a testament to Cuban art and culture, the close relationship of Cuban communities on the island and beyond, and the breadth of Cuban Art News coverage since publication first began.
The Havana Biennial doesn’t officially open until next Friday, May 22. But the action starts long before that. Here are a few of the openings next week and beyond, in chronological order. Coming next week: Detrás del muro.
It’s #8 on Tripadvisor’s top Havana list, beating out the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, the Paseo del Prado, and the Cemetario de Colón. The New York Times turned it into a 360-degree video. What makes José Fuster’s vast art project such an international favorite?
This past month saw the debut of a new quarterly magazine about Cuban art and culture: Art On Cuba, released by Fuego Media Group, the publishers of On Cuba magazine. Howard Farber, publisher of Cuban Art News, interviewed Hugo Cancio, publisher and editor-in-chief of Art On Cuba, about his vision for spreading news of Cuban art and culture worldwide.