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A Selection of Our Past Stories

Update: Garaicoa in Argentina, Díaz in Switzerland, Los Carpinteros in Hong...

Cuban artists are spanning the globe this season, with solo and group shows taking place in Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Switzerland, the Netherlands, London, Jersey City, Brooklyn, Silicon Valley… and Havana.

Barroso and Ramos at the Museo Nacional: Bienal Report #2

As the 11th Habana Bienal prepared to open earlier this month, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes hosted the debut of two solo exhibitions: Abel Barroso – Cuando caen las fronteras (When the borders fall) and Sandra Ramos – Entre cercanías y lejanías llevadas a cabo (Between nearnesses and distances achieved). The day before the shows opened, Cuban Art News dropped by for a chat.

Matamoros on Martínez, Part 2: “The door to Calle 25 opened...

Part 2 of a presentation given at The 8th Floor in New York City by Havana curator Corina Matamoros, author of the recent book Raúl Martínez: La Gran Familia, winner of the 2012 Cuban National Prize for Cultural Research.

«Queloides» in New York: An Interview with the Curators

Alejandro de la Fuente, a professor of Latin American and Caribbean history at the University of Pittsburgh, and artist Elio Rodríguez Valdés are the co-curators of Queloides: Race and Racism in Cuban Contemporary Art, which recently opened in New York at The 8th Floor gallery. Cuban Art News caught up with the curators in two separate interviews, combined here in a conversation about the exhibition and contemporary Cuban art in general.

Vicente Hernández: The Mystic Color of Storms

Tomorrow, the group exhibition Cuba: Art of the Fantastic closes at LaCa Projects in Charlotte, North Carolina. To mark the occasion, here’s an interview with Vicente Hernández, one of the four artists in the show, talking about his art and its inspirations—hurricanes included.

Studio 7 y 60: An Independent Art Space Opens in Miramar

As artists in Havana experiment with new ways of presenting their work to the public, Cuban Art News takes a look at an artist-led variation on the gallery theme.

Belkis and the Twin Towers: In Havana, 2 Anniversaries on 9/11

At Estudio Figueroa-Vives and the Norwegian Embassy in Vedado, the exhibition "Towers and Tombs" pairs previously unseen work by Belkis Ayón with never-exhibited photographs of New York in days after the attack. Curator Cristina Vives previews the show in a conversation with Cuban Art News.

Mariano Rodríguez, Public and Private

Havana’s Gallery La Acacia recently exhibited previously unseen works by the renowned Cuban painter. Karina Durant gets the inside story from the curator, restorers, and collectors who contributed works to the exhibition Mariano en Contemporáneo.

In Conversation: Carlos Estévez on Reliquaries

In an email interview, Carlos Estévez talks about the work in Reliquaries, his show at Pan American Art Projects, and about time, scale, tin soldiers, and the pleasures of collecting stuff.


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