The first show of American artists in Cuba gets covered by BBC News. Thirty artists from an array of Chelsea galleries have been drawing crowds in Havana:
Most of the work on display has no political overtones and features a broad spectrum of the art trends in New York. The show is expected to attract large numbers of Cuban artists who have spent years working in isolation, with little real contact with what is going on across the straits of Florida.
The Cuban curator, Aberlado Mana, believes that for the first time in years it will be possible to compare the two. “It will be interesting to see who comes out on top,” he says. “I believe that the Cuban art is at the same level as the American art. The difference is that the Americans have people in the back to support and help them make money but the quality of the Cuban art is quite the same.”
Art Exhibition Fuels US-Cuba Thaw (BBC News)