Contemporary Art

An American in Cuba: Taking in Havana's cultural and culinary offerings

 05/18/2017 - 11:02
La figura casi mítica de José Martí está presente en la idiosincracia del pueblo cubano. Aquí su estatua en el Parque Central de La Habana. Foto: Eli Siegel. 
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Navigating the cultural divide in a country once off limits for American visitors can be tricky, but with travel restrictions lowered thanks to President Obama's changes and a bit of preparation Americans can now enjoy the capital city's wide variety of cultural delights like a native. 

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 11:45am
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The tour’s focus was Old Havana (La Habana Vieja), which was founded by the Spaniards in the early 1500s as the central stopping point between the Old and New Worlds. Eli Siegel. 

Cuban artist Tania Bruguera took to the streets of Philadelphia

 05/05/2017 - 02:44
Tania Bruguera,
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"Artivist" Tania Bruguera took part in the exhibition Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie, organized by The Barnes Foundation. 

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 6:15pm
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Tania Brugera calls herself an "artivist". Her work shows a critical view of Cuba's Castro government. 

Artista cubana Tania Bruguera sorprendió a Filadelfia

 05/04/2017 - 18:37
Tania Bruguera,
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La "artivista" hizo parte de la exhibición Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie, de la Barnes Foundation. 

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 6:15pm
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Tania Brugera se denomina como una "artivista", su obra está fundamenta en una visión política cuestionadora del gobierno castrista de Cuba.

Turning razor wires on border fencing into jewelry

 05/04/2017 - 06:11
One of the works by the Amarist art studio, on display at the Art New York 2017 contemporary art fair, in New York, United States. EFE/AMARIST
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The aim is to change the meaning associated with the razor wire, said Lozano, from "a symbol of jail, separation, border" into the complete opposite.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 6:00am
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One of the works by the Amarist art studio, on display at the Art New York 2017 contemporary art fair, in New York, United States. EFE/AMARIST

Mi Tierra: The American West as seen through the eyes of Latino artists

 03/21/2017 - 09:35
A new art exhibit in Denver explores contemporary life in the American West, as seen through the eyes of Latino artists and their immigrant experience. @denver.org
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Thirteen young Mexican-American artists explore the ideas of "home" and "place" in the American West in an exhibit called "Mi Tierra" at the Denver Art Museum. Artists tackled topics of immigration, identity struggle and colliding worlds.

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A new art exhibit in Denver explores contemporary life in the American West, as seen through the eyes of Latino artists and their immigrant experience. @denver.org