Cuban Art News spotlights Cuban contemporary art in upcoming exhibitions


This is one of the reasons why I love Cuban Art News—it regularly provides a selection of forthcoming exhibitions featuring Cuban art around the world. In the article entitled “Bruguera in London, Mendieta in Paris: Fall Preview, September–October,” Cuban Art News gives us a glimpse into a wide variety of exhibitions.  See the full descriptions and photos of related artwork at Cuban Art News.

September 6 – October 18: Miami, Florida, Carlos Estévez: The Secret Life of Cities (Centro Cultural de España Miami)

September 7 – November 11: Gwangju, South Korea, The 12th Gwangju Biennale [. . .] Curator Clara Kim of the Tate Modern, London, will look at the intersection of modernism, architecture and nation-building in the mid-20th century. Her show includes work by Alexandre Arrechea, Los Carpinteros, and Carlos Garaicoa. Works by Yoan Capote and Kcho will be part of the exhibition by Korean curators Yeon Chung and Yeewan Koon. Christine Y. Kim and Rita González, curators at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), explore the digital divide, internet (and contra-internet) aesthetics, and the post-internet evolution. Their artist list includes Julia Weist & Nestor Siré.

September 8 – November 3 in Miami, Florida: Gustavo Acosta: Structural Narratives (Pan American Art Projects) Gustavo Acosta continues to interpret forgotten urban corners—Havana, Mexico City, Miami.

September 13 – October 27 in New York, New York: Carmen Herrera: Estructuras (Lisson Gallery) Described as paintings “really crying out to become sculpture,” Herrera’s three-dimensional works are the focus of her latest exhibition at Lisson Gallery.

October 2 – February 24 in London, England: Hyundai Commission: Tania Bruguera (Tate Modern) Commissioned for the Tate Modern’s vast Turbine Hall.

October 6 – November 28 in Quito, Ecuador: Strategic Immersions: First Stop (Centro Cultural Metropolitano de Quito) Lázaro Saavedra is among the nine artists showcased in the 2018 CIFO Grants & Commissions exhibition. [. . .] Saavedra will present Mártires (Martyrs), which explores the concept of martyrdom as it relates to the Cuban revolution and its ideals.

October 13, 2018 – January 13, 2019 in Miami, Florida: Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago (Frost Art Museum) Originating last winter at the Museum of Latin American Art in Southern California, Relational Undercurrents just closed at the Wallach Art Gallery in New York, and continues its US tour at the Frost.

October 13, 2018 – January 20, 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona: Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón (1967–1999) (Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art)

October 14, 2018 – February 17, 2019 in Sarasota, Florida: Coco Fusco: Twilight (Ringling Museum of Art) This exhibition of Fusco’s recent video works includes the premiere of her current project, a short video essay on contemporary Cuba that explores the anxieties that surround the country’s uncertain future.

October 16, 2018 – January 27, 2019 in Paris, France: Ana Mendieta: Covered in Time and History (Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume) A retrospective of Mendieta’s film works, which premiered in 2015 at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery at the University of Minnesota.

October 25 – 28 in Bogotá, Colombia: ArtBo, International Art Fair of Bogotá 2018 Havana–based Galería Servando and Galería Acacia are among the 70 emerging, established, and cutting-edge galleries from 17 countries.

October 26, 2018 – through January 20, 2019 in Denver, Colorado: ¡Cuba! (Denver Museum of Nature & Science) This panorama of Cuban culture, nature, and art premiered at New York’s American Museum of Natural History in 2016.


Through October 1 in Cambridge, Massachusetts: Autumn (…Nothing Personal) (Harvard University) An open-air public art installation by Teresita Fernández, inspired by James Baldwin’s text for the 1964 book Nothing Personal.

Through November 4 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Cubans: Post Truth, Pleasure, and Pain [Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA)] Co-curated by Gretel Acosta and Elvia Rosa Castro, this group show features work by 19 artists on the island and beyond, including José Bedia, Diana Fonseca, Manuel Mendive, Grethell Rasúa, and René Peña, among others.

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[Photo above: Film still from Ana Mendieta, “Creek,” 1974. The Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, LLC, courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York.]

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