A Selection of Our Past Stories
VIDEO: Lázaro Saavedra: “In the 80´s, artists believed in a future”
Last month, Lázaro Saavedra was honored with the 2014 Cuban National Award for Visual Art. In a conversation with Lianet Hernández, he looks back on his career, the role of humor in his art, his love of paradox, and what it feels like to hit 50.
Update: Falling Idols in NYC, Sex in the City in Havana,...
Recent openings and upcoming shows shift the exhibition spotlight to Havana, as a German magazine expands the focus on Cuban graphic design. In New York, a new show opens at The 8th Floor, Agustín Fernández solos in Miami, and Cuban artists join a subconscious dream show in California.
Remembering Rafael Soriano
Rafael Soriano passed away last week in Miami at the age of 94. Cuban Art News offers a reflection on his life and work, and news of an upcoming retrospective.
Auction Report: Strong Showing by Carreño, Lam, Herrera, and Sánchez
In this week’s Latin American sales at Sotheby’s and Christie’s in New York, Cuban works turned in solid results—and a handful did better than that.
Cuban Indie Doc Premieres Next Week at MoMA
Some of the island's most interesting film and media work has been coming from its independent producers. Dean Reyes, critic and professor at the International San Antonio de los Baños School of Film and Television (EICTV), reflects on recent indie production in Cuba.
Cuba–NYC: Arlés del Río’s Nearness in Times Square
This past Tuesday, July 8, Arlés del Río’s public art installation, Nearness, made its debut in a pedestrian plaza in Times Square. It was an instant hit with the passing crowds. In a quick interview, the artist explains what he had in mind for the piece, and why it works.
In Havana, 3 Months of Art, Conversation, and a Touch of...
As the 7th Salon of Cuban Contemporary Art heads into its final weeks, we recap some of the highlights and look ahead to the closing events.
Miami Art Week – Cuban Art in Museums, Art Spaces, Galleries
Art Week starts early for Cuban art, with the first exhibition openings this Friday and more shows already running in museums and galleries around town. Here’s a roundup of shows to catch before—and during—the fairs.
MAM: A New Museum Opens in Havana
Late last month, pioneering independent curator and artist Sandra Ceballos launched the Museo de Arte Maníaco (MAM, the Museum of Manic Art) in Havana. Art historian, curator, and critic Rafael DiazCasas places the new museum in the current art scene on the island.