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.
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."
After Los Carpinteros: Marco Castillo Explores Cuban Architecture & Design in «The Decorator’s Home»
Late last month, Marco Castillo—formerly of the group Los Carpinteros—opened The Decorator’s Home at UTA Artist Space, the new powerhouse gallery in Los Angeles. In an email interview with Cuban Art News, Castillo talks about the show, about recovering forgotten Cuban designers of the 1960s and 1970s, and reconnecting them with contemporary Cuban art and design.