Cuban Art Shines at Art Basel 2017


Cuban Art News published (15 June 2017) an interesting review of Cuban art as artists, collectors, and galleries converged this week in Switzerland. Cuban Art News writes: “After two days of invitation-only viewing, today Art Basel opens its flagship fair to the public in Basel, Switzerland. Close to 300 galleries are showing work by an estimated 4,000 artists. Drawn from listings on the Art Basel website, here’s a quick look at some of the notable Cuban artists and their galleries at the fair.”

The article shows work by Los Carpinteros (duo Marco Antonio Castillo Valdés and Dagoberto Rodríguez Sánchez) represented by Zurich-based Galerie Peter Kilchmann; Raúl Cordero (at Mai 36 Galerie); Carlos Garaicoa (Galleria Continua); the late Félix González Torres (David Zwirner); Carmen Herrera (ULAE); Reynier Leyva Novo (Galleria Continua); Jorge Pardo (Berlin-based gallery Neugerriemschneider); Zilia Sánchez (Cuban-born, Puerto Rico–based artist represented by Galerie Lelong); Andrés Serrano (Italian gallery Alfonso Artiaco); José Yaque (Galleria Continua); and mentions two films by Ana Mendieta— Untitled: Silueta Series, 1978, and Birth (Gunpowder Works), 1981—shown in “Earth Tales: The Politics of Soil,” a program of short films screened last evening at Stadtkino Basel as part of Art Basel events.

[Photo above: Los Carpinteros, “No es fácil,” 2017. Courtesy Art Basel for Cuban Art News.]

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