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Cultural Connection: Two American Art Curators Make History in Havana

blackart1The face in the mirror slowly transforms from the artist's medium brown complexion to an image resembling a Congolese mask and finally, a coal-black reflection with open eyes and white teeth. American artist Maren Hassinger's Daily Mask (2004) is a video portrayal of cultural stereotyping and breaking barriers presented to citizens of Havana, Cuba and art lovers from around the world.

"There is a certain universality to our stories and our histories as the women living in these black bodies. To be able to bring those stories to Cuba is really extraordinary," said Valerie Cassel Oliver, senior curator of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. 

"The other reason that it is really important is because their work is central to...

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Va Va Va Volumes (Da Una Parte)

jean paul goudeFood for Fashionable Thought (and Inspiration).  What makes a fashion tome fabulous?  Well, that depends, like everything stylish, on taste.

Some fashionistas favor feasts for the eyes, in which the Style Gods’ aesthetic interpretations lay sprawled vividly on oversized, glossy page after oversized, glossy page.

Others prefer to immerse themselves in chic narratives, to uncover the surprising stories behind design world phenomena, or the Best Dressed influencers who glide so...

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