Visual Arts

In Havana, Toirac Receives the Cuban National Art Award

As an artist, José Ángel Toirac is known for critical re-readings of history and how it is constructed through images. This weekend, he was awarded Cuba’s highest honor for a visual artist.

Clockwork (and Real) Ballerinas, Surreal Heads, and a “Femme-Cheval”: The Spring Season Begins

The first shows of the new season include a panoramic look at the art of Carlos Estévez, an exploration of one of Rafael Soriano’s most compelling themes, and an intimately scaled retrospective of Wifredo Lam in a new Manhattan gallery space. Plus abstract art in Miami, an upcoming Zilia Sánchez show in Washington, DC, and the return of “one of the most deliriously beautiful films ever made.”

First Look: The 2019 Havana Biennial

Cuba’s most important art event is once again expected to bring the international art world to Havana. Here’s our first preview of the 13th Havana Biennial—artists, projects, and an expansive leap beyond the capital.

Taking Root, A New Home for Cuban Art & Culture

Almost a year after its departure from Chelsea, New York’s Center for Cuban Studies is up and running in its new home. Lidia Hernández Tapia drops in for a wide-ranging conversation with director Sandra Levinson.

For Cuban Art, 2019 Opens with a Positive Forecast

Followers of contemporary Cuban art got a holiday surprise when, on Christmas Day, the French art-market website Artprice posted an “Art Market Insight” feature about Cuban art.