Christie’s Latin American sale was again the major arena for contemporary Cuban art during the New York auction season, with Roberto Fabelo setting a new record, a rare Carlos Alfonzo triptych more than doubling its top estimate, and solid numbers from Manuel Mendive, Tomás Sánchez, and other artists.
Cuban artists help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the US LGBT movement, the Ballet Nacional de Cuba reconnects with the international dance world, and Cuban cinema helps decolonize New York’s Film Forum. Plus paint-flake art in Paris and Wyoming, and new shows in Switzerland and South Florida.
Collateral exhibitions augment the Cuban presence at the Venice Biennale, creative entrepreneurs from Havana discuss their experiences in Miami, and a Cuban New Yorker, Armando Mariño, presents his latest work in Harlem.
The 13th Havana Biennial includes a number of shows and installations around the city. Here, we focus on three standout presentations: an installation by Glenda León and exhibitions by curators Elvia Rosa Castro and Magda González Mora.
Ríos intermitentes founder & artistic director María Magdalena Campos-Pons calls the project “an integral artistic intervention that aims to build a vibrant city.” We traveled to Matanzas for a closer look.