A Selection of Our Past Stories
Exclusive: Ella Fontanals-Cisneros on CIFO Art Space Closing & Future Plans
In a phone conversation from Madrid, CIFO founder Ella Fontanals-Cisneros spoke with Cuban Art News about CIFO in Miami, Cuban art and artists, her own collecting, and CIFO’s plans going forward.
Update: Mendieta in London, Morell in L.A., New Shows in Boston,...
Ana Mendieta’s first U.K. museum retrospective opens at the Southbank Centre, Abelardo Morell’s Universe touches down at the Getty, and Toirac & Marrero open a solo show in Miami. A María Magdalena Campos-Pons exhibition comes to the Boston area, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes celebrates the Mario Carreño centennial, and Cuban designers explore the creative overlap between art and industry.
“Juan of the Dead:” The Making of A Cult Film Hit,...
Tomorrow night, the Cuban comedy-horror film Juan of the Dead makes its Florida debut at the Miami Film Festival. The hottest ticket of the festival, it sold out its initial 1,700-seat screening weeks in advance, and more screenings have been added. Cuban Art News caught up with the film’s director, Alejandro Brugués, and producer Inti Herrera for a lengthy conversation about independent film production on the island, the zombie-film genre, and the making of Juan of the Dead.
Update: New Cisneros-Fontanals Space in Madrid, Bruguera Tate Turbine Commission &...
CIFO announces a new exhibition space for Latin American art, Tania Bruguera is commissioned to create the 2018 installation in the Tate Turbine Hall, and Ana Mendieta comes to Berlin. Carlos Garaicoa opens in São Paulo, and Sandra Ramos opens in Miami.
An Astronaut’s Tour: Cuba from 225 Miles Up
As summer hits its peak, our thoughts turn toward water—specifically, the waters of the Caribbean, viewed by orbiting satellites. Here are our picks for an astronaut’s tour of the island.
Update: Gottardi, Campos-Pons, Mabel Poblet, Glenda Léon, Pablo Cano & Carlos...
Hurricane Matthew may have postponed some of the weekend’s events, but the art season continues in full swing in Havana and South Florida—with additions in London, Madrid, New York, and Washington, DC.
On the Horizon: Cuban Artists on Both Sides of the Strait
At the Pérez Art Museum Miami, Interior Landscapes opens the three-part exhibition On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection. Janet Batet surveys the high points and thinks about what she’d like to see in the next installments.
Center for Cuban Studies Celebrates with “40 Years of Prints”
The Cuban Art Space of New York’s Center for Cuban Studies hosts the second in a cycle of shows celebrating the Center’s 40th anniversary: a look at printmaking on the island from the 1970s to the present.
Sandra Ramos: “Art has always been a great document for understanding...
In a presentation in New York last month, artist Sandra Ramos used her own work and career to reflect on the role that art has played in Cuban society, and the recent changes.