Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today recently opened at New York’s Guggenheim Museum, with works by 40 artists and collaboratives representing 15 countries. Exhibition curator Pablo León de la Barra expounds on the two Cuban artists in the show:
Castillo del Morro, Santiago de Cuba
Photograph by Christopher P Baker/Alamy
Today Cuba’s “second city,” Santiago de Cuba, has an African ambiance, but it also has strong links to a Spanish past. Castillo del Morro was built nearly 500 years ago to pirate-proof the entrance to the Bay of Santiago. Modern reenactments notwithstanding, the castle last saw action as a fortress when U.S. ships attacked the city in 1898.
ne of the few revelations in Hard Choices, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s new book about her time in the Obama administration, is that she urged President Obama to end the U.S. embargo against Cuba.
Interesting article about Cuba market reforms that could catalyze improved cuban-international relations
The Cuban Kitchen: Miami Blogger Cooks Her Way Through the "Julia Child" of Cuba's celebrated cookbook
"When I read Julie and Julia, I remembered the unopened book, as well as the [copy of the] book my grandmother brought from Cuba. My grandmother sent her sons ahead to Miami with Pedro Pan and she still had to bring that book from Cuba. So I had to see what was in that book."
In a country sealed against time, Patrick Symmes discovers the irrepressible cultural vibrancy of an island with storied works from the past, rising art stars of today, and an eye on the future.
Paintings with sculptural sensibilities: Heróicas Eróticas en Nueva York at the Galerie Lelong in NYC
Cuban born artist Zilia Sanchez’s exhibit Heróicas Eróticas en Nueva York, is comprised of minimalist paintings with sculptural sensibilities. The collection includes works created over a period of 50 years, and conjure up various organic and bodily themes using her signature technique of stretching canvas over wooden sculptures. Super neat artist who takes painting beyond the wall. Go check this out in New York before June 21st!
For Cuba, the biennial — which opened on May 11 and runs through June 11 — is a chance to experience international culture and show off the country’s own artistic evolution. The event has filled Havana’s exhibition halls, galleries, theaters and streets with sculpture, painting and street and performance art by 180 artists from 45 countries…
First independent media outlet in Cuba in 50 years to test the Castro regime’s tolerance for dissent
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