A Selection of Our Past Stories
Homoerotic Art in Cuba
In a conversation with Lidia Hernández Tapia, Eduardo Hernández Santos discusses his untraditional uses of photographic images, masculine beauty, and eroticism versus pornography.
“‘Strawberry and Chocolate’ and the Oscar”
After yesterday’s interview, film historian Juan Antonio García Borrero shares with Cuban Art News an excerpt from Hasta cierto Titón, his forthcoming biography of the internationally acclaimed Cuban film director.
As Flood Waters Recede, Salvaging Art and Artifacts
The hurricanes have moved on, the flood waters are receding, and the hard work of recovery has begun. For many artists, organizations, museums, and collectors, that includes salvaging and restoring the artworks in their care. Here are a few resources for that process.
Photo Walk-Through: Amanecer at Galería Habana
We normally think of Havana’s Galería Habana as a sedate, “white cube” space, where individual works of art are hung on the walls or installed on plinths, with identifying labels discreetly posted nearby. For Amanecer, his solo show and “intervention,” emerging artist Pablo Rosendo had other ideas.
Factoría Habana Opens in Cuban Capital
Factoria Habana, new cultural center in the Old Havana section of the Cuban capital, opened on December 18 with Antecomienzo (Before Beginning), a group show that will run through April 2010.
Cuba in the Bronx: “Revolution Not Televised”
In support of New York’s biggest show of the summer—Caribbean: Crossroads of the World, on view in three museums—the Bronx Museum of the Arts draws on the strengths of its own collection, and generous lenders, to throw an invigorating spotlight on contemporary Cuban art.
In Conversation: Curator Elvis Fuentes, Part 4
In Part 3 of our conversation, Elvis Fuentes, project director for Caribbean: Crossroads of the World, spoke candidly about explorations of race, racial identity, and history in contemporary Cuban art. Here, he talks about aspects of the project that extend beyond the exhibition, and its contributions to scholarship in this field.
Miami Art Week 2018 – Cuban Art at the Fairs
Next week, the international art world will claim Miami as its headquarters, ushering in a hectic round of fairs, exhibitions, and events anchored by Art Basel Miami Beach. Here’s our guide to some of the top spots for Cuban art and artists at this year’s fairs.
Cine Cuba: A Film News Roundup
A new book about Hemingway and Cuban film and TV, Juan Antonio García Borrero’s blog hits a thousand posts, Reynaldo Miravalles appears before Cuban cameras in April, and Daniel Díaz Torres talks about his current film.