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.
As the exhibition Gustavo Pérez Monzón: Tramas (Frames) nears the end of its run at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana, we present Part 2 of his excerpted interview with curator Elsa Vega and artist René Francisco Rodríguez.
This season, Havana—and Cuban art—have rediscovered an artist who long ago passed into myth: Gustavo Pérez Monzón. In a two-part excerpt from an interview with curator Elsa Vega and noted artist René Francisco Rodríguez, Pérez Monzón talks about his training and early years, the artists who influenced him, and Cuban art in the 1980s.