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Dialogues in Cuban Art (Dialogos sobre arte cubano), Phase I: Casa de las Américas, Havana

Casa de las Américas is the official institution in Cuba that organized and hosted a two-day symposium open to the public featuring panel discussions with leading curators, critics and scholars from both Miami and Havana.

CASA DE LAS AMÉRICAS: DAY 1
Panel I: Identidad cultural, diáspora y nación (Cultural Identity, Nation and Diaspora).
Panelists: Odette Bello, Art Historian, University of Havana, Arte en la diaspora cubana [Art in the Cuban Diaspora]; Jesús Arboleya, Historian and author of Cuba y los cubanoamericanos: El fenómeno migratorio cubano; and Elizabeth Cerejido, Independent Curator and program organizer, Arte cubano en Miami y La Habana:  Estrategias para entrar y salir de la diaspora [Cuban Art in Miami and Havana:  Strategies for Entering and Existing Diaspora]; Moderator: Ana Niria Albo (Associate Curator of the Latino Studies Program at Casa de las Américas)

CASA DE LAS AMÉRICAS: DAY 1
Panel II: Arte Cubano: Diálogos (Cuban Art: Dialogues).
Panelists included the following Havana and Miami artists: (Juana Valdés, Manny Prieres, Leyden Rodríguez Casanova, Bert Rodríguez , José A. Figueroa, Lázaro Saavedra, Felipe Dulzaides). Moderator: Elizabeth Cerejido (Cuban-American independent curator)

CASA DE LAS AMÉRICAS: DAY 2
Panel I: Arte, historiografía, circulación y consumo (Art: Historiography, Circulation and Consumption).
Panelists: Magalys Espinosa (critic), Sandra Sosa (critic and writer), Anelys Alvarez Muñoz (Cuban born, Miami-based art historian and assistant curator of The Related Group). Moderator: Nahela Hechevarría (Curator of Visual Arts at Casa de las Américas)

CASA DE LAS AMÉRICAS: DAY 2
Panel II: Arte Cubano: Diálogos (Cuban Art: Dialogues).
Panelists included the following Havana and Miami artists: Glenda León, Marcos Valella, Humberto Díaz, Antonia Wright, Ruben Millares, Esterio Segura, Reynier Leyva Novo, and Manny Prieres. Moderator: Cristina Figueroa

Dialogues in Cuban Art, Phase II: Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) hosted the two-day symposium, which was opened to the public and featured artists, curators, scholars and other cultural actors from both Miami and Havana

PAMM: DAY 1
Panel I: Introduction about the project:  Elizabeth Cerejido (moderator). Shifting Perceptions, Transnational Movements between Miami and Havana
Panelists: Sandra Ramos, Alexandre Arrechea, Glexis Novoa, Emilio Pérez

PAMM: DAY 1
Panel II: Mapping the Development of Cuban Art in Miami:  Private Consumption, Public Circulation
Panelists: Ramón Cernuda, Fred Snitzer, Peter Menéndez, Howard Farber, Moderator:  Juan Martínez

PAMM: DAY 1
Panel III: Dialogues:  Cuban and Cuban-American Artists in Conversation:  Part 1
Panelists: Humberto Díaz, Bert Rodríguez, Reynier Leyva Novo, Marcos Valella, Juana Valdés, Ruben Millares, Felipe Dulzaides, Wilfredo Prieto. Moderator:  Rene Morales (Curator, PAMM)

PAMM: DAY 2
Panel I : El arte cubano a través del lente institucional: desde lo oficial a lo alternativo
Panelists: Aylet Ojeda (Curator, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes), Ibis Hernández (Curator, Centro Wifredo Lam and part of curatorial team of the Havana Biennial), Onedys Calvo (Curator, Factoría Habana ), Nahela Hechavarría (Curator, Contemporary Art, Casa de las Américas), Sandra Ceballos, (Founder, Director, Espacio Aglutinador). Moderator: Eugenio Valdés Figueroa, Director, CIFO

PAMM: DAY 2
Panel II: Dialogues: Cuban and Cuban-American Artists in Conversation: Part 2
Panelists: Glenda León, Ernesto Leal, Inti Hernández, Yornel Martínez, Leyden Rodriguez Casanova, Ruben Millares, Lázaro Saavedra, Manny Prieres. Moderator: Yuneikys Villalonga, Associate Director of Exhibitions and Education, Bakehouse Art Complexator, Contemporary Art, Casa de las Américas), Sandra Ceballos, (Founder, Director, Espacio Aglutinador). Moderator: Eugenio Valdés Figueroa, Director, CIFO

Cuban artists discover new worlds in Miami visit

A group of artists and curators from Cuba visit Little Havana in Miami.  Highlights from their tour included a visit to the site where renowned Cuban American artist, Ana Mendieta, carved her legendary silhouettes led by César Trasobares.  Program curator, Elizabeth Cerejido, explains.  See interviews with some of the participants.  Read more here.