A Selection of Our Past Stories
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.