The last time Jorge Otero came to New York, he dressed as a Cuban peasant for a performance work, listening for a stampede in Times Square. This time, he’s into vinyl, synthetic fur, and the multiple meanings of skin. Lidia Hernández Tapia pays a visit to Otero’s studio as he prepares to turn a photograph into sculpture.
Last week, Marco Castillo of Los Carpinteros issued a press release headlined “Dissolution of the Collective LOS CARPINTEROS; New Horizons for Its Two Artists.” What comes next for Castillo and former partner Dagoberto Rodríguez?
At the height of his career, barely 40 years old, Carlos Alfonzo died in Miami in 1991. An exhibition at Fredric Snitzer Gallery explores the expressive power of the artist’s late work.
This year, Ana Mendieta (1948–1985) would have turned 70. Looking at several shows that focus on, feature, or pay homage to Mendieta and her art, Olga Viso and other curators and artists consider her work and its relevance today.