Saturday, September 19, 2020

Film + Video

Update: Garaicoa in Beijing, Azaceta x 4, and a Casting Call from MoMA

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After last week’s post-Irma Update on Havana and South Florida, we turn to news of Cuban art & artists in Europe, Asia, and around the United States—including a moving sale in Chelsea.

Hollywood in Havana Brings Cuban Poster Art to Los Angeles

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Anyone familiar with life in Havana knows that Cubans are big fans of Hollywood movies. And with Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films, Hollywood will have the chance to discover that for itself. Here’s a sneak preview of the show opening August 20.

New Cuban Films: A Cinema Showcase Goes to College

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This spring, New York University hosted a panel of young filmmakers from Cuba, who brought a range of fresh perspectives on life on the island. Havana journalist Lidia Hernández Tapia recaps the presentation and highlights notable films.

“Moving Things”: Cuban Video Art in the US Southwest

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With 65 works screened in four thematic programs, plus lectures, discussions, and a video installation, “Moving Things: Videocreation in Cuba” presented a panorama of Cuban video art to audiences at two international festivals in the US Southwest. Lidia Hernández Tapia catches up with the project’s curators.

Emerging Artists on Video

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This spring, the Cisneros-Fontanals Art Foundation launched CIFO ArtChannel, a YouTube channel focusing on emerging artists and experimental art forms. Here, the first two videos on Cuban artists, with a brief written intro by CIFO director Eugenio Valdés Figueroa.