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A Selection of Our Past Stories

Update: Garaicoa Curates in Madrid, Peña in Salamanca, and “Chico &...

Carlos Garaicoa curates an exhibition with an unusual concept, Umberto Peña leaves Pop Art behind, a show of Cuban artists’ books makes a stop in New England, and just in time for the Oscars, the jazz animation Chico & Rita finally makes it to New York.

Urban Oasis: Los Carpinteros at the Luminato Festival

Uniting their longstanding interest in cardboard as an art material and the beach as a theme for urban installations, Los Carpinteros transform a busy public plaza in downtown Toronto.

Auction Report: Mariano’s Gallos Take Flight, New Records Set

As predicted, it was a hot week for Cuban art, with record-breaking figures achieved by several artists in the Latin American sales. Much of the action focused on “Cuba Moderna: Masterworks from a Private Collection,” the sale-within-a-sale in the Christie’s auction, but there were surprises at Phillips and Christie's too.

Tatuare la storia 2: Cuban Contemporary Art and the Global Art...

Continuing the interview with Rafael DiazCasas, Diego Sileo and Giacomo Zaza share more details of Cuba. Tatuare la storia (Tatooing History)--the exhibition’s formation, their own working dynamic, and the unique perspective that contemporary Cuban artists bring to the international art world.

Breaking News: Record-Setting Prices for Contemporary Cuban Art at Christie’s Sale

Breaking News: Record-Setting Prices for Contemporary Cuban Art at Christie’s Sale

November = Photography in Havana

It’s not every city that turns itself over to photography on an annual basis, but Havana has been hosting Noviembre Fotográfico for more than a decade. As the month draws to a close, Lidia Hernández Tapía looks at some of the notable exhibitions and events.

Update, continued: Miranda in Panama, Humanscape in New Jersey, and a...

Luis Cruz Azaceta and Luis Enrique Camejo share gallery space in Miami, Zilia Sánchez opens her first survey show in New York, and Cuban artists join group shows in London and New Jersey.

Collector Spotlight: Ron Pizzuti

Last fall, real estate developer Ron Pizzuti opened his museum, the Pizzuti Collection, with three exhibitions, including Cuban Forever, a show of Cuban contemporary art. Cuban Art News publisher Howard Farber, himself a longtime collector of Cuban art, interviewed Pizzuti about his collection.

Update: Emerging Artists in Havana, Lam in Paris, and Herrera Coming...

Five shows open in Havana, Mabel Poblet opens in Chile, Maria Elena González solos in Slovenia, and Emilio Sánchez goes on view in the Bronx. A major Wifredo Lam exhibition opens in Paris, Rubén Torres Llorca is part of a trio in Miami, a rhinoceros comes to rest in Long Beach, and a Carmen Herrera show is on the calendar for 2016.

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