As VIPs swarm the Art Basel preview and Miami Art Week moves into full swing, we shift the focus to the other side of the Florida Strait, where an ambitious slate of exhibitions is filling Havana’s museums and art spaces. Plus awards & other news from farther afield.
Next week, the international art world will claim Miami as its headquarters, ushering in a hectic round of fairs, exhibitions, and events anchored by Art Basel Miami Beach. Here’s our guide to some of the top spots for Cuban art and artists at this year’s fairs.
This past August, art historian Elizabeth Cerejido became the director of the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami Library. Rosa Lowinger dropped by for a chat about Cerejido’s plans for CHC, her ideas for challenging traditional thinking about the Cuban diaspora, and for bringing the collection to new audiences.