A Selection of Our Past Stories
Although the current art scene is a major focus for Cuban Art News, we also like to look back at earlier artists and eras. We are pleased to share another essay by MSc. Delia Ma. López Campistrous, curator at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes—this one on the early 20th-century artist Antonio Rodríguez Morey.
While the Europe-based Wifredo Lam retrospective continues its run at the Reina Sofía in Madrid, we take a moment to catch up with another Lam exhibition that recently finished its tour in Brazil: a show of paintings and prints drawn from the collections of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.
Marking his first appearance in the United States in more than ten years, popular Cuban singer and composer Carlos Varela participated in a recent conference on Cuba in Washington, DC. Varela’s December 3rd lecture was originally scheduled for a space on the American University campus, but unexpectedly strong audience response prompted a move to a larger venue.
In our Update last week, we reported on exhibitions and events on the island and in Europe. Today, we focus on what’s happening in the US, including awards, fellowships, and other news.
This month marks an important milestone for Cuban Art News: five years of reporting on Cuban art and culture worldwide. We’ll be celebrating in different ways over the coming months, but to get things started, here’s a quick recap, along with one of our first stories from December 2009.
At the height of his career, barely 40 years old, Carlos Alfonzo died in Miami in 1991. An exhibition at Fredric Snitzer Gallery explores the expressive power of the artist’s late work.
As it heads into its final weeks, we catch up with Arrechea’s La seducción del fragmento / The Seductiveness of the Fragment, a mix of sculpture, large-scale watercolors, and other works.
This week’s series on Cuban filmmakers at the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar wraps up with Gilliam de la Torre, the youngest of the three. Here, de la Torre talks briefly about her own documentaries before focusing on the other filmmakers at the seminar whose work most impressed her.