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A Selection of Our Past Stories

Auction Season Preview: Special Section of Cuban Contemporary Art at Phillips

As a highlight of its New York Latin American sale, Phillips will spotlight contemporary Cuban art in a stand-alone selection of 27 lots.

In Conversation: Julio Larraz

Tonight, Julio Larraz opens his first solo exhibition at the Chelsea gallery Ameringer McEnery Yohe. In a conversation with Cuban Art News publisher Howard Farber, he spoke about his art, his influences, and what he’d like viewers to take away from their encounter with his images.

Design on the Island: A Biennial and an Eco-Competition

The continuing thaw in Cuba-US relations has sparked changes on both sides of the Florida Strait—among them, a re-energized focus on design on the island. Here’s a report on the recent Bienal de Diseño La Habana, and a new competition for island designers (open for submissions now).

VIDEO – Film Update: Carmen Herrera, MoMA, and a Cuban Oscar...

Havana Formell to premiere in France, the Carmen Herrera film screens in New York, and the Carlos Varela film The Poet of Havana is coming to HBO. MoMA screens UNESCO-recognized Cuban newsreels, and Ireland sends a Havana coming-of-age story to the Oscars.

In the Studio with María Martínez-Cañas

With her series Rebus + Diversions, María Martínez-Cañas draws on the archives of curator José Gómez Sicre to explore Cuban art history and her own biography. Here, Martínez-Cañas talks about five of her works and the stories behind them.

In Conversation: Armando Mariño, Part 1

Last week, Cuban Art News caught up with Armando Mariño as he was preparing to install his upcoming exhibition, Armando Mariño: Recent Paintings from the Year of the Protester at The 8th Floor gallery in Manhattan. He began by talking about the creative process behind these new works, going on to talk about specific pieces in the show. (For images of the works, see the photo album on the CAN Facebook page.)

Blogwatch: An Architectural Take on the Biennial, Hemingway’s Finca, and Chino-Cubano...

One of the pleasures of editing Cuban Art News is the opportunity it gives us for catching up with the bloggers who write about different aspects of Cuban art and culture—food, maybe, or film, music, or topics further off the beaten track. With that in mind, we present our first “Blogwatch,” an occasional roundup of interesting posts from the global Cuban blogosphere. (A separate blogwatch for Spanish sites is coming soon.)

Cuban Art Hits Basel with a Splash

Art Basel opens today, with two days of private viewing before opening to the public June 14­–17. Here’s our roundup of where to see top Cuban art and artists at the fairs.

In Conversation: Sandra Ceballos, Part 3 – Aglutinador, MAM, and Future...

In the final installment of her three-part interview, Sandra Ceballos talks with Rafael DiazCasas about recent exhibitions and the Museo de Arte Maníaco.

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