A Selection of Our Past Stories
Armando Mariño and Ángel Delgado open solo shows in Copenhagen and Mexico City as Carlos Estévez and Marta María Pérez Bravo prepare for openings later this month. A tour of the Cuban Pavilion at Venice debuts online, the family of Mario Carreño launches a new foundation, and a show about Antonia Eiríz opens next week in Miami.
The concept of “ideological diversionism” first emerged in Cuba in the early 1970s. Now, curator Wendy Navarro uses it as the springboard for a provocative inquiry into ideology and its impact on contemporary life, through the work of Lázaro Saavedra, Adrian Melis, and artists from Spain, Mexico, and Colombia.
La enmienda que hay en mí (Making Amends), an exhibition of works by internationally acclaimed Cuban artist Carlos Garaicoa, opened last night (August 23) at the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum in Tampa. On view: “The Crown Jewels,” the cut-paper metropolis “Bend City,” and other recent installations, sculptures, and manipulated photographs.
This weekend, Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950 opens at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. By way of a preview, we open our coverage with the complete lists of artists in the show—a multigenerational roster whose works span close to 70 years of Cuban art and history.
The past two years have seen a spike in US citizens traveling to Cuba, eager to learn about a country and a culture that have long been off limits. But how do Cubans see the US? The recent exhibition El Yuma: Contemporary Cuban Art asked that question of 14 artists. Here are some of the answers, with commentary by co-curator Sachie Hernández.
It’s #8 on Tripadvisor’s top Havana list, beating out the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, the Paseo del Prado, and the Cemetario de Colón. The New York Times turned it into a 360-degree video. What makes José Fuster’s vast art project such an international favorite?