As part of the group Los Once (The Eleven), Raúl Martínez was one of the stars of the 1950s Cuban abstract-art adventure. Later, he painted revolutionary leaders such as Ché Guevara and Jose Martí, and young faces of Cuba in the 60s and 70s. Rodriguez went on to master photography, book design, and teaching. Openly gay, he endured discrimination and censorship. Now, at long last, his work has come to New York.
“Portugal Arte 10 EDP,” a new, monthlong art biennial debuts July 16 in Lisbon and the surrounding region. In addition to a group exhibition of contemporary Cuban art, the program includes public art installations by Yoan Capote, Ivan Capote, and Duvier Del Dago Fernandez.
In the Catalan city of Badalona, Cuban artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada merged features from dozens of citizens’ 3-D digital portraits, re-creating the results as a 400-square-meter wall mural.
With an ironic logic worthy of the Marx Brothers, Los Carpinteros debuted its first public art project in the United States. Sited in one of the largest museum sculpture gardens in the country, 100-acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), the piece depicts a basketball court where the trajectory of the bouncing ball has been traced in arcs of steel.