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A Selection of Our Past Stories

Media Watch: More Cuban Art and Artists in the News

The art world’s summer slowdown hasn’t affected media coverage of Cuban art and artists. In this round-up: Coco Fusco, Teresita Fernández, The Miami Generation, Beyond the Supersquare, and more.

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.

Preview: Cuban Art in Next Week’s Latin American Sales

Next week, the three major auction houses hold back-to-back Latin American art sales starting Tuesday morning, November 21. While we await the results for Cuban artworks in the mainstream contemporary sales—previewed last week—here are the Cuban lots to watch in next week’s sales.

Preview: Cuba on Screen at the 19th Havana Film Festival New...

As New Yorkers do their best to put a snowy winter behind them, HFFNY brings a welcome blast of Caribbean warmth to the city. With advance screenings starting this Friday, April 6, here’s a roundup of the festival’s Cuba-focused screenings and special events—for Cuba cinephiles everywhere.

Havana Bienal Preview: “Detrás del muro” (Behind the Wall), Part One

In last November’s preview of the Havana Bienal, we talked about Detrás del muro (Behind the Wall), a series of site-specific installations along the Malecón, Havana’s oceanside promenade. Now, with the Bienal little more than two months away, Detrás del muro is taking shape in greater detail. In a two-part series, Cuban Art News takes a fresh look at what Bienal visitors can expect to see as they stroll the Malecón.

Servando Cabrera Moreno: Eroticism, Revolution, Folk Arts

This month, the artist Servando Cabrera Moreno would have been 90 years old. Housed in the Villa Lita, the Servando Cabrera Moreno Library Museum preserves his multifaceted legacy. Museum director Lourdes Alvarez and curator Rosemary Rodríguez talk with Maya Quiroga Paneque about the artist and the museum.

In Havana, a Look at Race & Racism in Cuban Art

At the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, curators Roberto Cobas Amate and Laura Arañó Arencibia take us through "Nada Personal" (Nothing Personal), their investigation of race and racism in more than two centuries of Cuban art.

Spring Auction Preview: Contemporary Cuban Art

With a 1995 assemblage by Los Carpinteros as its top contemporary Cuban lot, Christie’s Latin American sale takes the auction spotlight this season.

Is a Sketch an Artwork? Cuban Collectors Rethink Value in Preparatory...

What is a finished artwork, and what’s a preparatory study? Alejandro Machado Font, a 2015 winner of Cuba’s National Curator’s Prize, explores creativity, commerce, and changing definitions of the “study” in a show at the PAAP Annex in Miami.

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