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A Selection of Our Past Stories

Exhibition Close-Up: Glexis Novoa: Painting on Canvas

In Painting on Canvas, his current show in Miami, Glexis Novoa reconsiders a visual vocabulary he first developed in the 1980s and early 1990s. In her exhibition essay, independent curator Elizabeth Cerejido explores Novoa’s current work in light of his earlier career and his recent return to Havana.

Relational Undercurrents: Cuba and the Archipelago at MOLAA

“Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA,” the region-wide initiative focusing on Latin American art and culture, continues to run in museums around Southern California. Daniell Cornell, former director of art at the Palm Springs Art Museum, spotlights Cuban artists in one of the most thought-provoking exhibitions in “PST: LA/LA.”

Update: Art Fairs and Shows in NYC, News from Venice and...

With several art fairs opening in New York this weekend, Cuban artists (and galleries) are showcased at Pulse, at gallery shows in Chelsea, and at a gala dinner. Tony Labat curates a video show in San Francisco, photographer Guillermo Portieles opens in Havana, and artists gear up for the Venice Biennale and Art Basel.

Exhibition Close-Up: Diango Hernández, Theoretical Beach

In a metaphorical exploration of sea and shore, Diango Hernández ponders the Cuba of his imagination and—via the encryption of a famous speech—“the incapacity to read properly, understand properly” what we are trying to grasp.

Bookshelf: A Conversation About “Mario Carreño: Selected Works 1936-1957”

Along with its many exhibitions, performances, and other events, the 11th Habana Bienal also saw the launch of several books—among them, Mario Carreño: Selected Works / Obras Selectas 1936-1957 by collector, curator, historian, and gallerist Jesús Fernández Torna. In an email interview, Fernández Torna gives Cuban Art News readers a glimpse of the process involved in making the book, and the many experts on the island who contributed to it.

In Havana, “The Image Without Limits”

Curator Rafael Acosta de Arriba looks at the early experiments, heroic iconography, post-modern approaches, and other trends in Cuban photography from the 19th century to the present moment in “El imagen sin limites” (The Image Without Limits).

Auction Preview: Latin American in New York

The Latin American sales arrive this week at Phillips, Sotheby’s, and Christie’s, bringing a solid mix of contemporary Cuban art, modern and vanguardia works, and a full dozen lots by Wifredo Lam.

Edel Rodríguez, “The Preeminent Illustrator of the Trump Era”

Last week, Edel Rodríguez opened Agent Orange, a show of his work chronicling Trump’s presidential campaign and first year in office. We take a closer look at Rodríguez’s art, influenced by the posters of his Cuban childhood.

November = Photography in Havana

It’s not every city that turns itself over to photography on an annual basis, but Havana has been hosting Noviembre Fotográfico for more than a decade. As the month draws to a close, Lidia Hernández Tapía looks at some of the notable exhibitions and events.


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