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A Selection of Our Past Stories

Cuban Art Makes Headlines in Spain

Spain has become the European center for contemporary Cuban art. Cuban galleries and artists such as Alexander Arrechea and Alexis Esquivel are actively participating in Spanish shows and art fairs, including ArcoMadrid and ArtMadrid.

Urban Oasis: Los Carpinteros at the Luminato Festival

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.

Auction Preview: Hot Week for Cuban Art

A wealth of exceptional contemporary and modern works dominate Cuban art in this week’s Latin American sales, especially at Christie’s. All three houses have outstanding works on offer, many of them carrying attractive estimates.

Auction Recap: Strong Showing for Cuban Contemporary Amid Mixed Results for...

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.

At Venice Biennale, Cuban Pavilion Explores “The Perversion of the Classic”

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.

Update: Big Week for Cuban Art—Openings Today in Havana, Women Artists...

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.

Autumn Auction Report: Leaps for Herrera, Fabelo, Mendive, The Merger

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.

Uncovering a Hidden History, Part 2 – Women Photographers in Cuba

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.

“Cuban Visions” Opens This Week in New York City

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.

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