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A Selection of Our Past Stories

Media Watch: More Cuban Art and Artists in the News

The art world’s summer slowdown hasn’t affected media coverage of Cuban art and artists. In this round-up: Coco Fusco, Teresita Fernández, The Miami Generation, Beyond the Supersquare, and more.

Photo Album: Alka Patel on Cuban Architecture

Dr. Alka Patel of the University of California, Irvine shares 7 images from her photo archive of Havana architecture and talks about the Islamic origins of their decorative motifs.

Update: Cuban Art at Nader Auction, Segura in Havana, Boleto Comes...

Lively bidding for Cuban art at Gary Nader debut auction, Esterio Segura solos at galería Servando, Boleto al paraíso encores in New York City, and Flavio Garciandía looks ahead to January.

More Updates: Castañeda in Havana, Miradas indiscretas in Mexico City, Faces...

Consuelo Castañeda opens her first show in Cuba in almost 30 years, Rafael Domenech curates an exploration of domestic life in North Miami, and The-Merger solos in Tenerife. Photographer Eduardo García is a Magnum Award finalist, and a restored Memories of Underdevelopment screens at the New York Film Festival.

New Synergies in Havana: Lorenzo Fiaschi on El País del Arte

With the XIII Bienal de La Habana underway, Galleria Continua co-director Lorenzo Fiaschi reflects on his projects in Havana, including the Arte Continua space in Barrio Chino and the proposed cultural and community center, El País del Arte.

Curadores Come Home! III – The Pleasure of Anonymity

This spring, Espacio Aglutinador, the independent art space run by Havana artist Sandra Ceballos, hosted the third installment in her exhibition series Curadores, Come Home! Here’s a photo-walkthrough of the show.

“Expanded Painting” in Havana

At the Center for the Development of the Visual Arts (CDAV), curators Beatriz Junco and Claudia Taboada explore the role of painting in contemporary Cuban art and its “interesting attachments” to other media.

Yoan Capote: Fish Hooks, Minimalism, and the American Dream

This past week, Cuban Art News caught up with Yoan Capote, in New York for the installation of his exhibition, Mental States, opening tonight at Jack Shainman Gallery in Chelsea. Following up on last week’s short video interview with documentarist Ketty Mora, here Capote talks in greater detail about works in the show, and what it’s like to be an international artist based in Cuba.

Cuban Music Around the World

Cuba is being globalized, says Joaquín Borges-Triana, and the world is being Cubanized. The Havana music critic and journalist shares his top picks among Cuban music discs produced beyond the island.

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