At The 8th Floor: Douglas Pérez, Ariadna (Ariadne), 2009

Pérez and Miranda in NYC. In Two Citizens of Utopia: Ibrahim Miranda and Douglas Pérez, the oversized, futuristic cityscapes that Pérez calls “pictopias” are paired with long series of Miranda’s serigraphs, their colorful images printed over maps. “It may be that these artists are but a pair of ‘provincial postmoderns,’” observes Orlando Hernández, who wrote the text that accompanies the exhibition, which was organized by curator Rachel Weingeist. “However, the fact is that the ‘maps’ of Ibrahim Miranda are always maps of Cuba . . . And what Douglas Pérez represents in his work . . . are images exclusively of Havana. In essence, Ibrahim and Douglas have taken the island of Cuba and the city of Havana as metaphors with which they can address complex and often obscure and unintelligible ideas.” Each artist’s work is luminous in its own way; together, they set the gallery vibrating. On view at The 8th Floor gallery.

Daiquirí in Havana. What do Mabel Poblet, Reinerio Tamayo, and Lázaro Saavedra have in common? To judge from the latest show at Galería Habana, their work is tart, tangy, and refreshing. They’re among the 14 artists on view in Daiquirí sin azúcar (Daquiri Without Sugar), the summer show that opened on July 4. The list also includes Alberto Lago, Humberto Díaz, Roberto Fabelo, Tai Ma, and several others. Not to mention media onza de jugo de medio limón (half-ounce of juice of half a lemon) and hielo picado (chipped ice). ¡Salud!

Umberto Peña in Ibiza. Sun and sand aren’t the only reasons to head to Ibiza this month. On July 23, the gallery of the Club Diario de Ibiza opens Umberto Peña: Pinturas, an exhibition of recent works that remains on view through August 9.

Radical Genealogy in Miami. On Saturday evening, July 14, the French aristocracy takes center stage in the first solo Miami show by Cuban artist Carlos Gamez de Francisco. Curated by Adriana Herrera and Willy Castellanos of Aluna Curatorial Collective, Radical Genealogy: The Decline of Dauphins, Courtesans, and Hounds contrasts the artist’s delicacy of line and coloration with his wicked streak of black humor. “Each frame opens a window onto a story that functions simultaneously as a prophetic mirror,” the curators write. “In its background one may catch a glimpse of the fate that awaits the characters thriving on excessive power.” On view at Hardcore Art Contemporary Space through October 6.

Novoa and Pérez Bravo to CIFO in September. Earlier this year, CIFO (The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation) announced the winners of its 2012 Grants & Commissions Program. Three mid-career commissions were awarded, two of them to Cuban artists: Glexis Novoa and Marta María Pérez Bravo. Come September, those commissioned works will go on view in an exhibition of grantees’ work at the CIFO Art Space in Miami. After the show, they’ll become part of the foundation’s permanent collection. Save the date: the exhibition opens September 6.