A Selection of Our Past Stories
As part of his project, Intervención en la librería (Intervention in the Bookstore), artist Yornel Martínez invited curator Elvia Rosa Castro to organize a show in which artists turned books into one-of-a-kind objects. Here are ten that we found especially striking.
In the first of our Bienal close-ups, we focus on the Miami- and Havana-based artist’s contribution to this year’s Detrás del muro (Behind the Wall)—a meditation on history, contemporary realities, and the subtle art of guiding viewers through a space.
Glenda Léon solos at Chelsea’s Magnan Metz Gallery, María Magdalena Campos-Pons opens tonight in Havana, José Bedia’s IVAM show arrives in Madrid, Carmen Herrera coming to London’s Lisson Gallery, and Adjoining Islands continues at The 8th Floor in NYC. New videos on the CAN Facebook page, too.
Eighties Generation artist José Manuel Fors arrives in Miami for his first show there, Los Carpinteros send a pretzel-shaped bed to Majorca, William Pérez and Marlys Fuego explore New York, and "Delirio Habanero" hits Miami--tonight.
This week, Cuban art is on display up and down the U.S. East Coast, the PINTA New York Latin American art fair opens, and Cuban musicians go for the gold in the Latin Grammys tonight.
In the second of our Biennial previews, Alexandre Arrechea talks about the work he’s creating for his solo show, to be presented at the Museo Nacional during the Biennial.
With several art fairs opening in New York this weekend, Cuban artists (and galleries) are showcased at Pulse, at gallery shows in Chelsea, and at a gala dinner. Tony Labat curates a video show in San Francisco, photographer Guillermo Portieles opens in Havana, and artists gear up for the Venice Biennale and Art Basel.
Earlier this month, Teresita Fernández unveiled a site-specific public art project in Lower Manhattan’s Madison Square Park. In her speech at the opening reception, she spoke movingly about Wifredo Lam, Carmen Herrera, and why it’s important to look up.