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A Selection of Our Past Stories

Miami Art Week: Top Spots for Cuban Art

Today, the most important art fair in the Western Hemisphere opens its doors—and with it, a flock of satellite fairs, gallery shows, and museum exhibitions take over Miami. Janet Batet offers an inside look on where to find Cuban art and artists this weekend.

Abstract Art, CINTAS Fellows, and “A Curatorial Gambit”

Next week, the Coral Gables Art Museum opens Between the Real and the Imagined: Abstract Art from CINTAS Fellows. Curator Elizabeth Cerejido previews the exhibition and talks about the thinking behind it—and what makes the CINTAS collection unique in Cuban art.

“Talking About Contemporary Cuban Art” in New York City

Beginning Thursday, April 28, and running through Thursday, June 9, the Center for Cuban Studies in New York City is presenting a series of talks by scholars and curators on contemporary Cuban art. Speakers will include collector and print publisher Alex Rosenberg, artists Tonel and Ernesto Oroza, Bronx Museum of the Arts director and curator Holly Block, and curator/critic Lourdes Socarrás.

Without Masks: Contemporary Afro-Cuban Art Arrives in Havana

Originally presented in South Africa in 2010, the exhibition Sin máscaras / Without Masks is now almost double its initial size. Here’s a quick look at the upcoming show at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana, and the special events for opening week.

“Detrás del muro” (Behind the Wall): Public Art Meets the Public,...

When we first mentioned Detrás del muro (Behind the Wall) in our Bienal preview last November and then profiled it in February, we knew it was going to be one of the most ambitious projects in a Bienal focused on bringing art out into the street. But we didn’t realize it would be so much fun.

Update: Soriano in Miami, Garaicoa in Turin, Black Gardens + 2...

A double show opens at Galería Habana as La Gaceta de Cuba toasts its 55th anniversary. Galería Servando brings 2 emerging artists to the Artissima fair in Turin, where Carlos Garaicoa opens a show at Fundazione Merz. In New York, Juana Valdés joins a dialogue on art and politics, and Juan Carlos Alom has a show in Connecticut.

¡Fuego! Our Top 5 Stories of 2018

From "Artes de Cuba" at the Kennedy Center to Tania Bruguera at MoMA in New York and Tate Modern, Cuban art and artists continued to expand their presence internationally in 2018. But the most popular stories were on other topics.

Update: Fresh Paint in Havana, Lam in Brazil, Iconocracy in Spain,...

While much of the art world catches its breath on summer break, we spotlight new painting in Havana, photo shows in Spain and Germany, Cuban video in NYC, and two exhibitions in greater Los Angeles. Plus advance news of fall shows, including a look at Ana Mendieta’s work in film, and late-breaking news about Tania Bruguera.

The Lucas Phenomenon, Part 3: 2012 Award Winners

Late last month, the Lucas Awards celebrated the island’s thriving, inventive music video scene in a weekend of concerts and presentations in Havana’s Karl Marx Theater. Here’s a quick round-up of the top clips, leading off with a quadruple winner.


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