Cuban Art News has been reporting on Unfinished Spaces, the film about the architecture of Havana’s Instituto Superior de Artes (ISA), while it was still in production. Since its completion in mid-2011, the feature-length documentary has debuted in New York and Los Angeles, won awards at numerous film festivals, and in December, premiered in Havana. We caught up with the film’s directors, Alysa Nahmias and Benjamin Murray, for an update on the Havana screenings and what’s coming next.
Luis Cruz Azaceta turns global affairs into art, U.S. photographers unveil their views of Cuba, and there’s still time to join urban planners and architects in Havana--and to toast Flavio Garciandía’s new show in L.A., or catch Yoan and Iván Capote in Havana.
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.
Although the number of private collectors has increased dramatically worldwide, earlier collectors and collections of Cuban art are less well known. In the second installment in this two-part series, Cuban art historian Delia Ma. López Campistrous, a curator at the Museo Nacional and professor at the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) in Havana, continues her profile of a foundational figure in 20th-century Cuban art collecting: architect Evelio Govantes Fuertes.
Although contemporary Cuban art and artists are becoming well known internationally, and the number of private collectors has increased dramatically worldwide, earlier collectors and collections are less well known in Cuba and elsewhere. In this two-part series, Cuban art historian Delia Ma. López Campistrous introduces us to a foundational figure in 20th-century Cuban art collecting: the architect Evelio Govantes Fuertes.