Thursday, December 03, 2015

Cuban Art in Miami this Week

December 3–6
 Carlos Garaicoa, Deleuze and Guattari fixing the rhizome, 2008; installation, 2015

Art Basel is the major art fair of the Western Hemisphere, and the visibility of Cuban art and artists is markedly increased in this year’s edition of ABMB. 

Complementing the exhibition at PAMM noted in last week’s Miami roundup, ABMB veteran Frederic Snitzer Gallery is showing work by Carlos Alfonzo, Alexandre Arrechea, and Rafael Domenech.

Three Cuban artists are part of an international group being shown at Mai 36 Galerie of Zurich: Michel Pérez (El Pollo), Raúl Cordero, and Flavio Garciandía.

Fresh from the opening of its Havana space and a 25th-anniversary exhibition at the Wifredo Lam Center, Galleria Continua is bringing work by Carlos Garaicoa and José Yaque to the Convention Center. 

As part of ABMB’s Kabinett program, Galerie Lelong is devoting a section of its booth to a presentation of sculptural shaped canvases and other works by Zilia Sánchez. Among the pieces on view: Antigonia, 1970; Módulo Infinito, 1978; El Silencio de Eros (1982–1990); and works on paper from the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Previewing a show of Ana Mendieta film works that will open at the gallery in February, Galerie Lelong is also screening Volcán, a 1979 super-8mm film by Mendieta that has been transferred to high-definition digital media. Other work by Mendieta will also be on view.

Film still from Ana Mendieta, Volcán, 1979
© The Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, LLC, courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York

At Jack Shainman Gallery, look for work by Yoan Capote, whose solo show this summer filled both Shainman spaces in Chelsea. And Jorge Pardo will be shown by Petzel Gallery.

As a side note, Galerie Nathalie Obadia is showing photographs of Cuba taken by noted French-Belgian filmmaker Agnès Varda in the early 1960s. Many of the vintage prints have not been previously exhibited.

One don’t-miss event on this year’s Salon schedule: “New Role for Art in Cuba,” a discussion with Carlos Garaicoa, Glenda León, and Stéphane Aquin, chief curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, moderated by art historian Iliana Cepero Amador. 6 p.m. Thursday evening at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

From Cuban Art News: Look for more Cuban Art News coverage of Miami Art Week in the days to come, here on the website and on the Cuban Art News Facebook page

AND fresh from Publishing Perspectives:

An article about Cubanabooks: published at Cal State Chico, CubanaBooks was launched to publish English-language translations of books by Cuban women writers.

Read article here.

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