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A Selection of Our Past Stories

Update: Cuban Art and Architecture in Miami, Arrechea in New York,...

A Cuban exhibition comes to Miami’s arteaméricas 2012 show, a Cuban architect comes to the Miami International Film Festival, and a New York Cuban photographer continues at Miami’s Hardcore Contemporary Art Space. Alexandre Arrechea opens in Manhattan, a Cuban-American curator prepares a show for Havana, and a new Cuban humor blog makes its debut.

Update: Mendive in L.A., Cañibano in Australia, Cuba Contemporanea in Geneva

The spring art season is in full swing—so much so that we’re running two Updates this week to squeeze it all in. In this installment, the celebrations continue at the Museo Nacional in Havana, Manuel Mendive opens a retrospective in Los Angeles, and Cuban artists are featured in group shows in Gdansk, Geneva, Australia, Miami.

“Unforgettable:” Obama, Raúl, and Alexis Esquivel’s Chronicle of Hope

The handshake between Barack Obama and Raúl Castro last December rippled throughout the world’s media. In the wake of yesterday's historic resumption of official relations between Cuba and the US, Abelardo Mena, Havana editor for Cuban Art News, offers a meditation on Alexis Esquivel's painting of the event.

¡Fuego! Our Top 5 Stories of 2018

From "Artes de Cuba" at the Kennedy Center to Tania Bruguera at MoMA in New York and Tate Modern, Cuban art and artists continued to expand their presence internationally in 2018. But the most popular stories were on other topics.

VIDEO – Catching Up with This Year’s Lucas Awards

As the world gets ready to welcome the new year, we salute the Cuban music and video industries with a selection of less well-known Lucas-winning clips.

Preview: Cuban Forever at the Pizzuti Collection

This weekend, collector Ron Pizzuti’s new museum opens in Columbus, Ohio—and with it, a show of contemporary Cuban art and more in the sculpture garden. Here’s a sneak preview of Cuban art at the Pizzuti Collection.

“Juan of the Dead:” The Making of A Cult Film Hit,...

Tomorrow night, the Cuban comedy-horror film Juan of the Dead makes its Florida debut at the Miami Film Festival. The hottest ticket of the festival, it sold out its initial 1,700-seat screening weeks in advance, and more screenings have been added. Cuban Art News caught up with the film’s director, Alejandro Brugués, and producer Inti Herrera for a lengthy conversation about independent film production on the island, the zombie-film genre, and the making of Juan of the Dead.

US-Born Cuban – 6 Artists to Watch

Since Cuban Art News began publishing in 2009, a new generation of artists has come of age—US-born, of Cuban descent, with work that reflects the full range of their heritage and culture. Here (in alphabetical order) are 6 US-born Cuban artists to watch—emerging, emerged, and reaching broader success.

Tania Bruguera at the Newberger Museum of Art

Recognized for her performance art since the 1980s, Tania Bruguera has presented her work at many museums and international exhibitions, such as Documenta 11, three Venice Biennales, and the Tate Modern, London. Now, the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, New York presents On The Political Imaginary, the first survey of interdisciplinary work by the Cuban-born artist.


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