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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.

Cuban Art Awards, Announced by The Farber Foundation

The sponsoring organization for Cuban Art News recently announced the new initiative, which is expected to bring increased recognition to Cuban art and artists internationally.

Blackness and Racism in Cuba: International Exhibitions

An exhibition travels from the Wifredo Lam Center in Havana to the Matress Factory in Pittsburgh, while a South African show kicks off the cultural program for the World Cup.

Photo Update: Sala Discontinua in Havana

Last Thursday, Cuban Art News ran a “sneak preview” interview with Celia and Yunior, whose new exhibition, Sala Discontinua (created with Ricardo Miguel Hernández), opened the next evening at the Centro de desarrollo de las artes visuales (DCAV). Now, here are photos from the opening that convey much more clearly what the artists had in mind, and the impact of the exhibition on its viewers.

Spring Auction Preview

New York’s Latin American auctions kick off this Thursday, May 23, with the 4 p.m. sale at Phillips, followed by Sotheby’s on Tuesday, May 28 and Christie’s on Wednesday, May 29. Cuban art is well represented at all three auction houses. Here are a few of the lots we’ll be watching.

Havana Bay: Looking to the Future

March 22-27, Havana will host “Havana Urban Design Charrette,” the fourth international workshop on urbanism and architecture to focus on planning and development of the city’s waterfront neighborhoods.

Miami Art Week – Cuban Art Beyond the Fairs

The fairs aren’t the only spots for Cuban art during Miami Art Week. Here’s our guide to exhibitions and events that put Cuban creators in the spotlight, during Art Week and after.

Happy Birthday, Carmen Herrera

In a visit to Herrera in her studio, the conversation turns to artists she has known through the decades. In the process, a highly personal glimpse of Cuban art history comes to light, and long-absent friends are included in the party.

The CINTAS Foundation Seizes the Moment in Cuban Art

The CINTAS Foundation has long been a source of support for Cuban artists in Miami and beyond. But few of the foundation’s actions have generated as much public discussion as the decision to open its fellowships to applicants on the island. Cuban Art News caught up with CINTAS Foundation board president Victor Deupi for a conversation ranging from the foundation’s decision to the recent Trump Administration announcement.


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