A Selection of Our Past Stories
Uniting their longstanding interest in cardboard as an art material and the beach as a theme for urban installations, Los Carpinteros transform a busy public plaza in downtown Toronto.
In an interesting turnaround this auction season, Wifredo Lam and his 20th-century contemporaries weren’t the focus for Cuban art. Instead, contemporary Cuban art took the spotlight, turning in solid results and setting impressive new records.
This past Saturday, June 1, the 55th Venice Biennale officially opened to the public—and with it, the second Cuban Pavilion to be presented at the event. To celebrate the opening, Cuban Art News gathered statements from the Pavilion’s curators and three of its artists for a closer look at the exhibition and its concepts.
In Havana, re-assessing the 80s Generation from a 2016 viewpoint, tackling “Big Data” from a Cuban perspective, and using the language of medicine to “diagnose” contemporary Cuban art. The CINTAS Awards are rescheduled, Cuban architects go on view in South Florida, and MoMA announces a new institute for Latin American art.
For Cuban art, the Latin American auctions started well and kept gathering momentum, with more works surpassing their estimates as the week progressed—in some cases, making a stellar leap.
In photography, the new era found an ideal tool for transmitting its aesthetic and political values. With that in mind, it is surprising to find, in the second half of the century, a comparatively small number of women photographers. Here, Aldeide Delgado continues the history of women photographers in Cuba.
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.