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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Music + Performing Arts

Update: Art and Music in Havana, plus Tokyo, London, Guadeloupe, and the U.S.

Four interesting shows and a jazzfest unfold on the island, Abel Barroso and Sandra Ramos open in Tokyo, Yoan Capote solos in London, Carlos Estévez comes to Guadeloupe, and several shows explore intriguing themes in Miami and greater L.A.

A train arrives in Vedado: Anna in the Tropics

This weekend, the Teatro El Público-FUNDarte production of Anna in the Tropics debuts at Miami’s Colony Theater. But last month, the ten-year-old play had its premiere in Havana. Cuban Art News contributor Norge Espinosa was on hand to share his impressions.

Update: Abstraction and Anna in Miami, Cuba in Queens, and Felicitaciones to Our Editor...

Multiple shows in Miami, a big opening in New York City, and several interesting shows in Europe are on the calendar this season. We celebrate Elsa Mora’s debut as a magazine cover star, and salute the Museo Nacional’s latest book.

Update: Peláez Coming to the Pérez, Fonseca Opens in Havana, González-Torres at Princeton

The CINTAS Foundation awards its fellowships, another curator “comes home” in Havana, Humberto Castro ponders the Caribbean, and Rosa Lowinger celebrates poured concrete and parkour in Miami. Curator Juan A. Martínez examines Cuban art and identity, Carlos Varela tours California, and an Absolut Art award goes to Coco Fusco.

Ernesto Pujol’s “Social Choreography” in Lower Manhattan

Last Thursday and Friday, over a 24-hour time span, performance artist and social choreographer Ernesto Pujol presented a work about “revisiting the collective and individual past, and trying to heal it.” Cuban Art News was there to trace the unfolding of Time After Us.