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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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A Selection of Our Past Stories

“Video Cubano:” Cuban Video Goes Global

Featuring 31 works by 22 Cuban artists around the world, Video Cubano debuted last week in New York City. With a slate of artists that included Alexandre Arrechea, Lázaro Saavedra, and Glenda León, the edgy, slyly humorous videos touched on topics like the military, the black market, sexuality, and freedom of expression—all from a distinctly Cuban perspective.

Update: Big Week for Cuban Art—Openings Today in Havana, Women Artists...

In Havana, re-assessing the 80s Generation from a 2016 viewpoint, tackling “Big Data” from a Cuban perspective, and using the language of medicine to “diagnose” contemporary Cuban art. The CINTAS Awards are rescheduled, Cuban architects go on view in South Florida, and MoMA announces a new institute for Latin American art.

Photo Walk-Through: Cuba Libre: Contemporary Cuban Art Since Peter Ludwig

Using works from the Ludwig Collection as its starting point, the exhibition at the Ludwig Museum in Koblenz explores the trends that have shaped later generations of Cuban artists and their work.

Update: Exhibitions, Conversations, Conferences, and an Auction

Teresita Fernández opens in Kyoto, Subasta Habana announces its upcoming auction, and Rafael Domenech opens in Miami. Cuban Art News publisher Howard Farber speaks in Havana, the CINTAS Awards are announced in Miami, and El Choteo cubano comes to New York.

Preview: The Films of Ana Mendieta

Today, the exhibition Covered in Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta opens at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Exhibition co-curator Howard Oransky walks us through a preview of the show.

Sugar, Tobacco & Revolution: Cubans in New York

With his book “Sugar, Cigars & Revolution: The Making of Cuban New York,” sociologist Lisandro Pérez reconstructs the influential community of Cuban intellectuals, merchants, workers, and artists that grew and thrived on another island—Manhattan. Lidia Hernández Tapia talks with Pérez about New York and the shaping of Cuban national identity in the crucial years before independence.

“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.

Matamoros on Martínez, Part 2: “The door to Calle 25 opened...

Part 2 of a presentation given at The 8th Floor in New York City by Havana curator Corina Matamoros, author of the recent book Raúl Martínez: La Gran Familia, winner of the 2012 Cuban National Prize for Cultural Research.

Holiday Video: The Nutcracker à la Cubana

For your holiday pleasure, here's a video by the Kringskastingsorkestret and Grupo Hovedoen Social Club of Oslo, Norway, performing a full orchestral arrangement of Tchaikovsky's beloved classic, followed by a quick salsa version of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. Feliz Navidad y próspero Año Nuevo from all of us at Cuban Art News.

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