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New Cuban Watercolors at Galería Habana

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On view through June 18, En Otra Dimensión (In Another Dimension) demonstrates how drawing, in all its manifestations, has once again caught the imagination of Cuban artists. Curated by Yadier Pérez and Jorge Rolando Toledo Pineda, En Otra Dimensión includes work by Alexandre Arrechea, Yoan Capote, Esterio Segura, Roberto Fabelo, Reinerio Tamayo, Los Carpinteros, and Iván Capote.

Tania Bruguera at MoMA: “I Try to Ask What Art Is”

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Speaking at MoMA, Bruguera talks about art, teaching, the future of feminism, and what she hoped to accomplish by founding her own art school in Havana.

Carlos Garacoa´s Urban Obsessions on View in Medellín

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Running through August 8 at the Museum of Modern Art in Medellín, Colombia, Bienes Mostrencos (Unclaimed Goods) presents works by Cuban artist Carlos Garaicoa, highlighting his principal artistic obsessions: memory, forgetfulness, the city, and the scars left on the urban landscape.

Los Carpinteros’ Madrid Debut Makes Waves in the Spanish Press

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Drama Turquesa (Turquoise Drama), the first exhibition in Madrid by the Cuban art group Los Carpinteros (Marco Castillo and Dagoberto Rodríguez) hit the headlines in the Spanish cultural press well ahead of its May 4 opening. Popular newspapers such as ABC.es and El Cultural (of the El Mundo newspaper) have already released interviews with the artists as well as articles about the exhibition, which is presented by Ivorypress Art+ Books, the cultural organization run by Madrileña Elena Ochoa Foster.

Arrechea in New York: Testing the Limits of Sculpture

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Alexandre Arrechea, formerly of the internationally acclaimed art group “Los Carpinteros,” recently opened his third exhibition at New York’s Magnan Metz gallery. The show features large-scale sculptures and drawings that defy conventional thinking about Cuban art styles and the role of the artist.