In 1899, the Cuban Census reported seven women photographers in the entire country. But within a few years, their numbers started to grow. Here, Aldeide Delgado uncovers their hidden history in the first half of the 20th century.
Art historian Yenny Hernández Valdés surveys the work of Arien Chang, Alfredo Sarabia, Jr., Jorge Otero, Rodney Batista, and Yanahara Mauri, five young photographic artists who respond to Cuba's strong documentary tradition, filtered through their own distinctive sensibilities.
Seventeen years after her death, artist and master printmaker Belkis Ayón is the subject of a retrospective at the Fowler Museum at UCLA—her first museum show outside Cuba. The curator, Havana-based Cristina Vives, talked with Lidia Hernández Tapia about the exhibition and how it came to Los Angeles.
Following part one of his conversation with Lidia Hernández Tapia, Eduardo Hernández Santos talks about his groundbreaking early exhibitions, his recent series El Muro, and the “boom of the phallus” in Cuban art.