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"Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla" recently opened at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, where it runs through May 19. Janet Batet takes us through the exhibition and Sánchez’s seven-decade-long career.
Juan Martínez—art historian, author, and winner of the CINTAS Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award—talks with Janet Batet about art on and beyond the island, “Miami nostalgia,” and Cuban art collecting in South Florida.
At the height of his career, barely 40 years old, Carlos Alfonzo died in Miami in 1991. An exhibition at Fredric Snitzer Gallery explores the expressive power of the artist’s late work.
Featuring works by 10 Cuban artists on the island and abroad, Solid Abstraction: Strategies of Disobedience in Cuban Art explores contemporary uses of abstract art as both “an act of disobedience” and a continuation of a decades-long tradition in Cuban art. Janet Batet reflects on the exhibition organized by Aldeide Delgado.
Abstracting History focuses on the vast tradition of abstraction in Cuban art, tracing a conceptual through-line from Sandú Darié to emerging artists today. Janet Batet looks at some of the exhibition’s highlights.