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Thursday, December 2, 2021

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A Selection of Our Past Stories

Artists and the City: The El ardid Interviews, Part 2

Continuing the conversation about the current show at Factoría Habana, artists Grethell Rasúa and Marianela Orozco join the discussion.

Carlos Acosta’s Journey

The internationally acclaimed dancer proposes a new direction for Cuban ballet.

Ben Rodríguez-Cubeñas, Part 2: “I thought we were getting ready for...

In Part 2 of our conversation, Rodríguez-Cubeñas reflects on the organization he co-founded in 1998, expanding opportunities for international collaboration, new projects taking shape, and art and broader social issues.

At the Movies: Three Master Actors, Two Compelling Films

This spring’s Havana Film Festival New York presented two powerful films—one by a much-honored veteran director and one making her fiction-film debut. And both feature stellar performances by the same three actors.

Cuban Art Awards Finalists Announced

The Farber Foundation has announced the finalists for the first international Cuban Art Awards, spotlighting a mix of artists working on the island and abroad.

Catching Up in Havana: Palabras by Santiago Rodríguez Olazábal

Before the winter art season slips away, we take an encore look at a show inspired by drawing and rooted in Afro-Cuban culture.

The Other Side of Havana Harbor

Across the harbor from the Old Havana district, a small seafaring settlement shares a hill with a fortress, a monumental statue of Christ, and some of the most breathtaking views in all of Havana. Architect and urbanist Felicia Chateloín Santiesteban looks at the life and history of Casablanca, and the turning point it faces for its future.

Cuba in Cleveland: Artists in Residence at the CIA

Looking to promote a critical dialogue between generations of contemporary Cuban artists, the Cleveland Institute of Art is midway through six months of overlapping residencies, hosting artists born in the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s. What do the generations have to say to each other, and to the cultural community in Cleveland?

Update: Glenda León in NYC Solo Debut, “Queloides” Goes to Harvard,...

Glenda Léon solos at Chelsea’s Magnan Metz Gallery, María Magdalena Campos-Pons opens tonight in Havana, José Bedia’s IVAM show arrives in Madrid, Carmen Herrera coming to London’s Lisson Gallery, and Adjoining Islands continues at The 8th Floor in NYC. New videos on the CAN Facebook page, too.

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