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