In Stealing Base: Harold Vázquez Ley, from the series Los límites de salación, 2009
Courtesy The 8th Floor

Opening tonight, NYC: Stealing Base: Cuba at Bat. Baseball is the national sport in more than one country, and what could be more apropos for a summer show than a look at the game through contemporary Cuban art? As the exhibition’s co-curators, Rachel Weingeist and Orlando Hernández, have noted, baseball’s arrival on the island coincided with the emergence of the independence movement in 1868, and it quickly became a collective emblem of national identity. Tonight’s opening reception runs 6-8 p.m.; the show runs through September 6.

Opening tonight, Miami: Carlos Quintana: One. Fresh from a solo show at Galería Habana earlier this spring—and the Galería Habana booth at the Pulse New York art fair last month—“painter’s painter” Carlos Quintana opens a solo show at Miami’s Juan Ruiz Gallery. Tonight’s reception runs 7 to 10 p.m.; the show runs through August 3.

Opening tomorrow, Miami: Invisible Presence: Recent Works by Yovani Bauta. At the Miami Dade College Museum of Art and Design, this solo show surveys the artist’s more than 25-year career through paintings, drawings, sculpture, and installation art. New to the exhibition: Head in the Bathroom, an installation that explores the varying levels of privacy and false sense of security that public and private bathrooms can evoke. (“We all know that things happen in bathrooms and not only in movies,” the artist writes.) Tomorrow evening’s reception starts at 6 p.m., and Bauta will give a talk about his work next Thursday, June 13, also at 6 p.m. The show runs through August 10.

Opening tomorrow in Tampa: Occupying, Building, ThinkingThe exhibition that debuted last fall in Miami as Habitar, Construir, Pensar is making an encore appearance under its English title at the Contemporary Art Museum (USF)-GraphicStudio in Tampa. Occupying, Building, Thinking: Poetic and Discursive Perspectives on Contemporary Cuban Video (1990-2010) features video work by some two dozen artists, including Juan Carlos Alom, Marianela Orozco, Geandy Pavón, Grethel Rasua, and Lázaro Saavedra. The show opens tomorrow evening, June 7, at 7 p.m., and runs through August 3.

Opening Saturday in Zurich: Los Carpinteros: Bola de Pelo. The crowning glory of the duo’s latest show at Peter Kilchmann Gallery is indeed a bola de pelo, or hairball—a large-format sculpture that draws the viewer’s attention to the surface of the work. With the pair’s usual playful touch, Bola de pelo is shown alongside drawings with titles like MulletMohawk, and Punk: 1980s hairstyles depicted here as wooden poles stuck into sand dunes. The exhibition also features Los Carpinteros’ second film, Pellejo (Skin, 2013), which similarly focuses on surface texture in the depiction of sexual coupling; and Clavos Torcidos (Twisted Nails, 2013), an installation in which the meticulously hand-crafted objects of the title conjure up ideas of failure, uselessness, and the poignantly human image of fallen soldiers. The opening on Saturday runs 5-7 p.m.; the show runs through July 27.

Los Carpinteros, Mohawk rojo y amarillo (Red and Yellow Mohawk), 2013
Courtesy the artists and Peter Kilchmann Gallery

Saturday in Buenos Aires: Carlos Martiel and Gustavo Solar: Congo Congüito. At Peras de Olmo – Ars Continua—a production, exhibition, and performance art space in Buenos Aires—the artists will present Congo Congüito, the final section of their three-part performance work De la bilis al fuego. Presented as part of  “Open field / campo abierto,” a rotating curatorial series for action and performance art, Martiel and Solar’s work at Peras de Olmo included a second performance work, MARES. The performance of Congo Congüitotakes place at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday. The duo will also present a conversation about their creative process next Saturday, June 15, at 7 p.m.

Opening June 13, Miami: Roberto Estopiñán: His Unknown DrawingsOne of the pioneers of modern Cuban sculpture, Estopiñán (b. 1921, Camagüey) has also been a prolific draughtsman. At Rimonim Art Gallery, His Unknown Drawings features a selection of Estopiñán’s works on paper. Running for two weeks only, the show closes June 27.

Opening June 15, Havana: Servando Cabrera Moreno, Dibujos eróticos. Cabrera Moreno would have turned 90 this year, and that milestone is being celebrated with publications and exhibitions—including Dibujos eróticos, opening Saturday, June 15 at Galería La Acacia. The exhibition features more than 40 works lent by the Servando Cabrera Moreno Library Museum and private collectors—the first time that works from the museum have left the institution.

Ana Mendieta, Untitled, 1983, from the Sandwoman series
Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Mendieta at the Met—and in Chelsea. At New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, four works by Ana Mendieta are featured in Land Marks, a 19-work survey of the Land Art movement and its influence in contemporary art. The art on view includes two photographs by Mendieta—an untitled 1983 image from the Sandwoman series and Itiba Cahubaba (Old Mother Blood/Ensangrentada Madre Vieja), 1981—and two 1981 paintings on bark from her Amategram series. The show runs through August 18.

And as we mentioned in our last UpdateAna Mendieta: Late Works 1981-85, a show of sculptures, drawings, photographs, mixed media works, and films, is on view at Galerie Lelong in Chelsea through June 22.

Out in the Tropics, Miami. Highlights of the fourth annual GLBTQ (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer) performing arts festival include Post Plastica, a collaboration between comedian Carmelita Tropicana and filmmaker Ela Troyano; Cubalandia, an interactive performance by a lesbian feminist theater collective from the island; and a screening of Verde Verde (2012), the controversial film by Enrique Pineda Barnet that explores issues of gay male identity and homophobia in contemporary Cuba. Presented by Fundarte, Out in the Tropics runs June 13-16.

Discount on Unfinished Spaces DVD. For a limited time, PBS Home Video is offering a discount of 15% on Unfinished Spaces, the award-winning documentary about the revolutionary design of the National Art Schools in Havana. Enter the promo code US15 on the Unfinished Spaces page at ShopPBS for the discount price. Available through June 15 only.