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A Selection of Our Past Stories

In Conversation: Lorenzo Fiaschi of Galleria Continua

On Friday, November 27, Galleria Continua opens its first show in Havana. With preparations underway, Cuban Art News publisher Howard Farber interviewed Lorenzo Fiaschi, one of the gallery’s three partners and directors, about Cuban art, artists, and what comes next.

Janet Batet on Antonia Eiríz: “In the Eye of the Sibyl”

Earlier this month, the exhibition Antonia Eiríz: A Painter and Her Audience opened at the MDC Museum of Art + Design in Miami. Writer and curator Janet Batet shares excerpts from her essay “Antonia Eiríz: En la pupila de la sibila,” which appears in the exhibition catalogue.

Update: Cuban Art at Nader Auction, Segura in Havana, Boleto Comes...

Lively bidding for Cuban art at Gary Nader debut auction, Esterio Segura solos at galería Servando, Boleto al paraíso encores in New York City, and Flavio Garciandía looks ahead to January.

Preview: La madre de todas las artes at the Lam Center

Opening this Saturday, an ambitious group show examines the role that architecture plays in the work of more than 50 contemporary artists. Here’s a preview of some of the works in the show.

Cuban Indie Doc Premieres Next Week at MoMA

Some of the island's most interesting film and media work has been coming from its independent producers. Dean Reyes, critic and professor at the International San Antonio de los Baños School of Film and Television (EICTV), reflects on recent indie production in Cuba.

Focus on Miramar: The 2015 Havana Charrette

Reporting on this year’s charrette, Professor Julio César Pérez Hernández discusses the proposals for revitalizing the shoreline and river areas of the Miramar district, including business ventures that would blend well with the area’s residential character.

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.

Tuyomasyo: The Art Revolution Will be Webcast

Whether made in Havana, Miami, or elsewhere, contemporary Cuban art already has a video channel on YouTube. Experimental videos, performances, documentaries, and short fiction films show the hidden face of current Cuban art.

“Inside Havana:” An Insider’s Look at the City and Its Architecture

For architect and urban planner Julio César Pérez, Havana is both a treasury of architectural history and a vibrant reflection of contemporary life on the island. With Inside Havana—a Havana-only version of Inside Cuba (2005), now out of print—Pérez and his collaborators balance the city’s grand mansions and public buildings with glimpses of more modest domestic spaces, intimate and personal.

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