With the fall auction season underway, we take a discerning look at 6 contemporary Cuban artists in a global art market. For seasoned international collectors and newcomers alike, here are artists with solid potential for growth.
In summer 2018, Dagoberto Rodríguez and Marco Castillo—the acclaimed artmaking duo Los Carpinteros—announced the dissolution of the group. But last month, Los Carpinteros returned with Cuba Va! in Washington DC. In a pair of email interviews, Rodríguez and Castillo talk about Los Carpinteros, Cuba Va!, and their own recent and upcoming projects.
Our recent chat with curator Cristina Vives about the increased international interest in Belkis Ayón reminded us of the important role that printmaking has played in contemporary Cuban art. We asked Steven Daiber—director of the US-based print organization Red Trillium Press and a longtime friend of the Cuban printmaking community—for a report on his most recent trip to the island.
Loló Soldevilla was in her late 40s when she began experimenting with abstract art. Over the next two decades, her work would continue to break new ground in contemporary Cuban art. In Chelsea, curator Rafael DiazCasas talks about “Constructing Her Universe: Loló Soldevilla.”
At Estudio Figueroa-Vives and the Norwegian Embassy in Vedado, the exhibition "Towers and Tombs" pairs previously unseen work by Belkis Ayón with never-exhibited photographs of New York in days after the attack. Curator Cristina Vives previews the show in a conversation with Cuban Art News.