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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Visual Arts

Havana in the Trump Years – A Conversation with Cristina Vives

Since the 1990s, Cristina Vives has been known for her curatorial work and books on contemporary Cuban art—most recently, as curator of Nkame, the acclaimed Belkis Ayón retrospective that has been touring US museums since 2016. In Havana, she is also known for the exhibitions presented by the private art space Estudio Figueroa-Vives, in collaboration with the Norwegian Embassy next door. Over coffee, Vives talked with Cuban Art News about recent projects and the current art scene in Havana.

Cuban Roots: 6 Artists to Watch

A new wave of artists with Cuban roots is emerging on the US art scene. We asked contemporary curator Amy Galpin about young artists who are catching her eye—interesting, innovative, and potentially collectible.

Shake It Up—Rethinking Cuba & “Cubanidad” at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

At the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Jorge Fernández Torres and Delia María López Campistrous reflect on their current exhibitions, “The Mirror of Enigmas” and “Beyond Utopia."

Tania Bruguera & Others Tackle Global Migration

Midway through the year, migration and immigration are emerging as powerful themes for museum exhibitions. As Tania Bruguera brings her distinctive point of view to international group shows at the Phillips Collection and ICA Boston, other Cuban artists take up the topic in New York, Venice, and beyond. Meanwhile, the US English-language media finally catches up with the Havana Biennial.
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In Havana, a Look at Race & Racism in Cuban Art

At the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, curators Roberto Cobas Amate and Laura Arañó Arencibia take us through "Nada Personal" (Nothing Personal), their investigation of race and racism in more than two centuries of Cuban art.