Limited resources, scarce internet and a very real risk of exile for speaking out. In spite of this, some of the most innovative contemporary art is coming out of Cuba and we are taking note. Cuba’s art scene is everything all at once: substantive, striking and self-assured.
Cuba x Cuba pulls focus on seven of the country’s most visionary, boundary-pushing artists to showcase the local art scene. We’re taking you inside the artists’ studios and sharing their creations on a global stage, to highlight a country of beauty, resilience and remarkable nuance.
In 1989, feminist activists the Guerrilla Girls famously reported that less than 5% of the works in the Modern Art section at the Met were by female artists—but that 85% of the nudes were women. In 2012, the group did a recount. The numbers had barely changed.
Women x Women, a series curated by Absolut Art and Tictail calls attention to the narrow lens through which women are depicted in art, and scrutinized in the world at large.