In summer 2018, Dagoberto Rodríguez and Marco Castillo—the acclaimed artmaking duo Los Carpinteros—announced the dissolution of the group. But last month, Los Carpinteros returned with Cuba Va! in Washington DC. In a pair of email interviews, Rodríguez and Castillo talk about Los Carpinteros, Cuba Va!, and their own recent and upcoming projects.
A recent article published by the US financial weekly Barron’s identifies last May’s auctions as “a watershed moment for Cuban art.”
Our recent chat with curator Cristina Vives about the increased international interest in Belkis Ayón reminded us of the important role that printmaking has played in contemporary Cuban art. We asked Steven Daiber—director of the US-based print organization Red Trillium Press and a longtime friend of the Cuban printmaking community—for a report on his most recent trip to the island.