After Los Carpinteros: Marco Castillo Explores Cuban Architecture & Design in “The Decorator’s Home”
Late last month, Marco Castillo—formerly of the group Los Carpinteros—opened The Decorator’s Home at UTA Artist Space, the new powerhouse gallery in Los Angeles. In an email interview with Cuban Art News, Castillo talks about the show, about recovering forgotten Cuban designers of the 1960s and 1970s, and reconnecting them with contemporary Cuban art and design.
At the Wolfsonian-FIU, a new exhibition spotlights graphic artist and publisher Conrado Massaguer and his influence on cosmopolitan Cuban culture before the Revolution. And at the Frost-FIU, a pair of shows include Cuban-born and –descendant artists in surveys of artist books and US abstract art since the 1970s.
Christie’s Latin American sale was again the major arena for contemporary Cuban art during the New York auction season, with Roberto Fabelo setting a new record, a rare Carlos Alfonzo triptych more than doubling its top estimate, and solid numbers from Manuel Mendive, Tomás Sánchez, and other artists.
Cuban artists help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the US LGBT movement, the Ballet Nacional de Cuba reconnects with the international dance world, and Cuban cinema helps decolonize New York’s Film Forum. Plus paint-flake art in Paris and Wyoming, and new shows in Switzerland and South Florida.