Art In America

Beyond the Revolution

In the aftermath of Castro's sweeping late 1950s coup, Cuban artists have generated work reflecting multiple changes in collective and personal sensibility––from idealistic fervor to disillusionment, from social activism to formalist secession, from...

Everybody’s Art

At nearly 500 pages, The Global Contemporary and the Rise of New Art Worlds is heftier than the average laptop computer—and more difficult to "operate."

A One-Liner Philosopher

With his wry objects, Cuba's Wilfredo Prieto derives maximum meaning from the simplest artist means. 

Tania Bruguera: Politics By Other Means

The cuban artist's topical performances and installations lost some specificity—but found broader resonance—in a recent retrospective that included daily live events. 

Made in the U.S.A.: Art from Cuba

When I was in Cuba in 1981, I was amazed to meet a group of young artists whose work was as "avant-garde" as anything shown in the New York galleries. In 1980 they had a show called "Volumen Uno" (Volume One) and the next year they held "Pintura...

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