Update: Garaicoa in Beijing, Azaceta x 4, and a Casting Call from MoMA
After last week’s post-Irma Update on Havana and South Florida, we turn to news of Cuban art & artists in Europe, Asia, and around the United States—including a moving sale in Chelsea.
Hollywood in Havana Brings Cuban Poster Art to Los Angeles
Anyone familiar with life in Havana knows that Cubans are big fans of Hollywood movies. And with Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films, Hollywood will have the chance to discover that for itself. Here’s a sneak preview of the show opening August 20.
New Cuban Films: A Cinema Showcase Goes to College
This spring, New York University hosted a panel of young filmmakers from Cuba, who brought a range of fresh perspectives on life on the island. Havana journalist Lidia Hernández Tapia recaps the presentation and highlights notable films.
“Moving Things”: Cuban Video Art in the US Southwest
With 65 works screened in four thematic programs, plus lectures, discussions, and a video installation, “Moving Things: Videocreation in Cuba” presented a panorama of Cuban video art to audiences at two international festivals in the US Southwest. Lidia Hernández Tapia catches up with the project’s curators.
Emerging Artists on Video
This spring, the Cisneros-Fontanals Art Foundation launched CIFO ArtChannel, a YouTube channel focusing on emerging artists and experimental art forms. Here, the first two videos on Cuban artists, with a brief written intro by CIFO director Eugenio Valdés Figueroa.