For Collectors

In Havana, “The Image Without Limits”

Curator Rafael Acosta de Arriba looks at the early experiments, heroic iconography, post-modern approaches, and other trends in Cuban photography from the 19th century to the present moment in “El imagen sin limites” (The Image Without Limits).

SNAP… CLICK… POST. Women Photographers of Cuba Online

Late last month, art historian Aldeide Delgado launched the website Catálogo de Fotógrafas Cubanas (Catalogue of Cuban Women Photographers), a reference and resource—currently in Spanish only—for researchers, collectors, and others interested in Cuban women photographers and related topics. Cuban Art News spoke with her about the project and its future development.

The Skin That Jorge Otero is In

The last time Jorge Otero came to New York, he dressed as a Cuban peasant for a performance work, listening for a stampede in Times Square. This time, he’s into vinyl, synthetic fur, and the multiple meanings of skin. Lidia Hernández Tapia pays a visit to Otero’s studio as he prepares to turn a photograph into sculpture.

Breaking News: The Art Group Los Carpinteros Is Moving On

Last week, Marco Castillo of Los Carpinteros issued a press release headlined “Dissolution of the Collective LOS CARPINTEROS; New Horizons for Its Two Artists.” What comes next for Castillo and former partner Dagoberto Rodríguez?

Manuel Mendive Hits New York

Mendive’s first solo show at a New York museum is now on view at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Curator Christine Licata takes us on a walk-through of the exhibition, and the work of the artist she calls “the historian for the lion.”