The Easel

Q&A: Abigail McEwen on “Concrete Cuba”

Havana in the late 1950’s aspired to be the “New York of the Caribbean”. Reflecting this a group of local artists emerged whose shared style was global, hard edged abstraction. Castro didn’t share this taste and the group scattered once he came to power. Only now, with a relaxation in travel restrictions are their works being rediscovered, to much acclaim. Multiple images are in this video (7 min).