A Selection of Our Past Stories
As her acclaimed retrospective continues to tour the country and a belated New York Times obituary introduces her to new audiences, master printmaker Belkis Ayón (1967–1999) set a world record at auction for her collograph Untitled (Sikán with White Tips).
Headed by Eva Despaigne, who had been a member of the prestigious National Folklore Group for 20 years, Obiní Batá is the only Afro-Cuban percussion group comprised solely of women.
Elsa Mora's art can be described as an intimate look at women's issues. The work in Femina Plantarum, her current solo show at Pan American Art Projects, reveals a new direction. In an informal interview, Mora talks about her work and creative process with curator Irina Leyva.
Film historian Juan Antonio Borrero talks with Cuban Art News about the internationally acclaimed filmmaker—Titón to his friends—and the challenges of writing a biography that captures the director, his work, and his personal contradictions.
Cuban abstract artists take center stage in Miami as Casa de las Américas gears up for a year of neo-figurative art, Australia welcomes its first full-scale contemporary Cuban art show, Armando Mariño prepares his first solo show in New York City, and the Miami Art Museum gets ready to host the José Bedia retrospective.
This spring, Ramón Cernuda of Cernuda Arte spoke at the Dialogues in Cuban Art symposium at PAMM. His topic: “Cuban Art in Miami, Past, Present and Future: Fifty Years in Fifteen Minutes.” Cuban Art News is pleased to present this valuable historical perspective, excerpted from his talk.
Danza Contemporánea de Cuba is making its first ever U.S. tour, while Los Muñequitos de Matanza make a long-awaited return to North American cities. Dance on Camera Festival director Deirdre Towers reports for Cuban Art News on these venerable companies that are bringing an infusion of energy and talent to the U.S. dance scene.
Celebrated Cuban actress Alina Rodríguez died on July 27, at age 63, of pancreatic cancer. One of the most distinguished stars of Cuban stage and screen, she was beloved for her versatile talent and her nobility of spirit. Her final role as the stern but loving teacher, Carmela, in the movie Conducta (Ernesto Daranas, 2014), earned her international renown and multiple awards.