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Dark Clouds on the Horizon? Camagüey and Havana

Marlon Portales with his painting concerning Castro and Obama’s announcement of talks toward normalization or relations between the U.S. and Cuba. Photo: Courtesy Elvis Fuentes
Marlon Portales with his painting concerning Castro and Obama’s announcement of talks toward normalization or relations between the U.S. and Cuba. Photo: Courtesy Elvis Fuentes

Elvis Fuentes visits the FIVAC festival in Camagüey, meets artist Marlon Portales in Havana, describes a new studio initiative, delineates the subtleties of the Havana Biennial and Zona Franca, and visits controversial artist Tania Bruguera. More

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Contrabienal: Art, Politics, and Latin American Identity in 1970s New York

Contrabienal: Arte, política e identidad Latinoamericana en la Nueva York de los años setenta

Front cover of Museo Latinoamericano and Movimiento por la Independencia Cultural de Latinoamérica, Contrabienal, 1971. Collection of Luis Camnitzer, New York
Front cover of Museo Latinoamericano and Movimiento por la Independencia Cultural de Latinoamérica, Contrabienal, 1971. Collection of Luis Camnitzer, New York

Aimé Iglesias Lukin revisits Contrabienal, an artist’s book that called for a boycott of the 1971 São Paulo Biennial, and documented the influence of politics on Latin American artists in 1960s and ’70s New York. More

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Notes from a Neighborhood Called Cuba

Notas desde un barrio llamado Cuba

Video still: Notas desde un barrio llamado Cuba
Video still: Ericka Olivares, Notas desde un barrio llamado Cuba, 2014

In a video inspired by Argentine art critic Marta Traba and shot in Guayaquil, Lupe Alvarez and Eliana Hidalgo explore Ecuadorian art, discussing among other things the contribution of Eduardo Kingman and the roles of caricature and photography. More

Berlin Lab

Making the City: A Look Back at the Berlin Lab

Working together at the Marathon of Making
Photo from the Marathon of Making by Luke Abiol, © 2012 Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

Throughout the Lab’s six-week run, the process of using one’s hands and “making” became a means of empowering the Lab’s visitors—more than 27,000 of them—to create change and shape their own urban environment. More