Architecture + Urbanism

Update: Azaceta in New Orleans, U.S. Photographers Snap Cuba, Havana Charrette Coming Soon

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.

Update: Fors Debuts in Miami, Los Carpinteros in Majorca, and Pérez and Fuego Walk...

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.

Evelio Govantes, Part Two: Art, Architecture, and Awards

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.

Collectors and Collections: Evelio Govantes

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.

“Unfinished Spaces” Premieres at Los Angeles Film Festival

Ten years in the making, the feature-length documentary Unfinished Spaces focuses on the innovative, organic architecture of Cuba’s Escuelas Nacionales de Arte (now known as the Instituto Superior de Arte, or ISA). Initiated by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara in the early 1960s, the project fell out of favor a few years later and the buildings have remained unfinished. Cuban Art News spoke with the film’s producer-directors Alysa Nahmias and Benjamin Murray, as they were wrapping up work on the film and preparing for the world premiere in Los Angeles.