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Why is the Cuban municipality of Manzanillo producing so many of the island’s strongest young artists? And how did four of them (plus two habaneros) end up in Brooklyn? Elvia Rosa Castro muses on the long-ago difficulties of getting a residency abroad, the pioneering work of the Cuban Artists Fund, and the Cubans who came to Brooklyn this spring.
Critic and curator Elvia Rosa Castro brings us up to date on 1980s art group Equipo de Creación Hexágono and explores the current exhibition showcasing their work.
Taking a line from a Zen koan as her title and starting point, Elvia Rosa Castro reflects on the art of Enrique Martínez Celaya, “a Renaissance man with a fractured identity.”
Which films were sold-out hits? Which ones didn’t quite work? At this year’s RiverRun International Film Festival, Elvia Rosa Castro was on hand to watch the audiences watching “Cuba on Screen.”
Last month, Teresita Fernández: Fire (America) opened at the Lehmann Maupin gallery space on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Havana-based curator and critic Elvia Rosa Castro considers the exhibition, its impact, and its place in Fernández’s creative trajectory.