A Selection of Our Past Stories
Ben Rodríguez-Cubeñas of the Cuban Artists Fund and Rockefeller Brothers Fund is one of the principal organizers of ¡Sí Cuba!, the three-month festival of cultural events that kicks off at the end of this month. In a conversation with Cuban Art News, Rodríguez-Cubeñas talks about the festival, how it came about, and the events he’s most looking forward to.
Today, the 37th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema opens in Havana with La Obra del Siglo, the acclaimed, award-winning film by Carlos Machado. Cuban critic and film historian Dean Luis Reyes speaks with the director about Nuclear City, La Obra del Siglo, and the challenges of international film production on the island.
In her largest solo exhibition to date, Teresita Fernández fills the galleries of MASS MoCA with works that respond in different ways to the massive, light-filled spaces of the former industrial complex. Here’s a quick photo walk-through of the exhibition, on view through March 2015.
Current shows on the island include a solo for Fernando Rodríguez and his fictional collaborator, the third edition of Curadores, Come Home! at Espacio Aglutinador, and an international gathering of Cuban designers. Curator Marivi Véliz organizes her first show in Miami, and Carlos Martiel closes soon in L.A.
With the fall auction season underway, we take a discerning look at 6 contemporary Cuban artists in a global art market. For seasoned international collectors and newcomers alike, here are artists with solid potential for growth.
After five years of research and planning, MoMA’s long-awaited Latin American architecture show has opened, and the island’s modernist treasures are part of the design conversation.
Opening May 26, Cuban Visions presents 50 works from 25 artists and artist teams. Curated by Mailyn Machado in Havana and Yandro Miralles in New York, the exhibition takes a broad look at contemporary Cuban art, presenting the work of artists living on the island and elsewhere in the Americas.
Next week, the international art world will claim Miami as its headquarters, ushering in a hectic round of fairs, exhibitions, and events anchored by Art Basel Miami Beach. Here’s our guide to some of the top spots for Cuban art and artists at this year’s fairs.