At New York’s Sean Kelly Gallery, this month will see not one, but two solo shows by young Cuban artists. Cuban Art News publisher Howard Farber queried the gallery’s owner, Sean Kelly, and one of its directors, Lauren Kelly, about the exhibitions, their work with Los Carpinteros, and where they think Cuban art is headed.
Raúl Cañibano is one of the most acclaimed documentary photographers working in Cuba today. In a Cuban Art News interview, Cañibano talks with curator and critic Yanelys Nuñez Leyva about his approach to photography, the themes he explores in his work, and the challenges of being a professional photographer in Cuba today.
On the eve of his recent gallery opening in Chelsea, Julio Larraz met with Cuban Art News publisher Howard Farber for a second, wide-ranging conversation. On the agenda: art, collecting, sources of inspiration, and the “imaginative, powerful, awe-inspiring” work of contemporary Cuban artists.
In an afternoon of conversation, Ernesto Javier Fernández—himself the son of noted photographer Ernesto Fernández—talks about photography in Cuba through the generations, and his installation in the recent Havana Biennial, with Lianet Hernández.
María Martínez-Cañas describes herself as a “photo-based artist.” In a conversation with Cuban Art News, she talks about the influences on her work, how Cuba has figured in her creative life, and her new show, What Remains.