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Understanding Cuba’s complex art market

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Source: Art Basel

Cuban artists are certainly no stranger to the art history spotlight – from the surrealist terrain of Afro-Caribbean expressionist Wilfredo Lam to the striking, planar vision of Carmen Herrera to the poetic minimalism of Felix Gonzalez-Torres. Still, contemporary Cuban and Cuban diaspora artists remain relatively unsung despite their potent breadth of practice and geographic reach.

‘For being an island in the Caribbean, the artistic production has historically been extraordinary, yet Cuban art is still extremely undervalued,’ says Jorge Pérez, an Argentine American philanthropist. Pérez’s first collection, donated in 2012 to the Pérez Art Museum Miami, included Cuban modernists like Amelia Peláez, Domingo Ramos, and Carlos Enríquez Gómez; last year, his Miami art space El Espacio 23 presented ‘You Know Who You Are: Recent Acquisitions of Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection’.

Read more: https://www.artbasel.com/stories/cuban-art-market-jorge-perez-carlos-garaciao-jose-bedia-tania-bruguera

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Mvskoke Art Market Returns for Third Year

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Source: The Muscogee Nation

The Third Annual Mvskoke Art Market will take place at River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa on April 20-21. The market has experienced significant growth in its first two years, and this year is no different. Artists participating increased from 60 and 82 in years one and two respectively, to 94 Native artists this year, representing over 30 tribes from across Oklahoma and Indian Country.  

The Market’s planning committee, building off past years’ success, have strived to come up with ideas to accommodate the growing popularity and improve the overall experience for attendees.  

Muscogee Nation Cultural Center and Archives Manager ShaVon Agee, has played a vital role in the Market’s planning and coordinating for the past three years.  

“We’ve expanded some space in the ballroom foyer in order to accommodate additional artists,” Agee said.   

Read more: https://www.muscogeenation.com/2024/04/16/mvskoke-art-market-returns-for-third-year/

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Big Bloom Art Market sets up shop in Warehouse District Beer Garden [photos]

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Local artists and vendors set up shop in the Warehouse District Beer Garden Sunday as part of the beer garden’s opening weekend festivities.

They were part of the Big Bloom Art Market, which ran from 1-6 p.m. in the beer garden, located at 595 N. Charlotte St. in Lancaster city.

The market followed a sold-out beer festival, the Spring Thaw Beer Fest, which featured nearly 20 local breweries on Saturday.

Read more: https://lancasteronline.com/features/entertainment/big-bloom-art-market-sets-up-shop-in-warehouse-district-beer-garden-photos/collection_160ba13a-f8e2-11ee-a3f2-e3bad70742e4.html

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Chichester Antiques, Vintage & Decorative Arts street market returns to city centre

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Source: Sussexworld

The ‘Chichester Antiques, Vintage & Decorative Arts’ street market is making a welcome return after five years and promotes the ultimate in upcycling.The market will be situated in North Street and East Street from 10am until 4pm on Sunday, April 21, and is one of three visits that the market will be making to the city in 2024.

Whatever people’s tastes, the market promises a huge array of interesting items including: clothing accessories; textiles; mid-century furniture and traditional homeware; kitchenalia; gardenalia; photograph; retro art and prints; vinyl records; jewellery; vintage and retro; quirky unusual finds and much more.

Read more: https://www.sussexexpress.co.uk/whats-on/things-to-do/chichester-antiques-vintage-decorative-arts-street-market-returns-to-city-centre-4583254

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