José Parlá’s Cuban Summer Playlist
Layered compositions, calligraphic abstractions, and public spaces often factor into the works of Brooklyn-based Cuban-American artist José Parlá, who has exhibited worldwide and installed large-scale murals in spaces ranging from inside the lobby of One World Trade Center to at the Havana Biennale. (His first solo museum exhibition, “José Parlá: It’s Yours,” is currently on view at the Bronx Museum, through Jan. 10, 2021, though the museum is temporarily closed at the moment due to Covid-19.) As the summer heat sets in, Parlá, who keeps a D.J. setup in his studio, shares with us a playlist of some of his favorite Cuban songs to move to.