Cutting-edge technology may not be the first thing that comes to mind with Cuban art. But maybe it should be. Lidia Hernández Tapia looks at virtual-reality and game-based art by Havana artists, on the island and beyond.
Cuban films in this year’s HFFNY focus on struggles to prove innocence, musical tributes, and homages to film director Fernando Pérez and to principal dancer Carlos Acosta--plus a celebration of Havana’s 500th anniversary.
Alexandre Arrechea unveils the latest works in an acclaimed series, "Volumen Uno" pioneer Ricardo Brey debuts in Chelsea, Glenda León presents a video at MoMA, and curator Gerardo Mosquera prepares a show on “machines for dreaming.” Elsewhere, Havana art presenters attend ARCO Madrid, Cuban artists join a show of Pop art, and Cuban ingenuity—and artist Pedro Pablo Oliva—are celebrated in Florida’s "Bulla Cubana."
The first shows of the new season include a panoramic look at the art of Carlos Estévez, an exploration of one of Rafael Soriano’s most compelling themes, and an intimately scaled retrospective of Wifredo Lam in a new Manhattan gallery space. Plus abstract art in Miami, an upcoming Zilia Sánchez show in Washington, DC, and the return of “one of the most deliriously beautiful films ever made.”
Tania Bruguera opens in London, Carlos Garaicoa opens in Madrid, and I Am Cuba opens at the New York Film Festival. Influential writer and Afro-Cuba ethnologist Lydia Cabrera gets a show in New York, and the CINTAS Foundation gets ready to salute this year's award finalists and winners.