As a way of illustrating this idea, it could be said I once belonged to that group of black women who straighten their hair. As I never did learn the art of hair styling, having straight hair was a way of saving time, which I would otherwise have spent in futile aesthetic experiments.
Yanelys Nuñez’s Diary
Recently I had the opportunity of attending a performance at Havana’s Raquel Revuelta theatre for the first time. The theatre opened a bit more than a year ago, in the locale that once housed the Olimpic cinema, at the intersection of Línea and B streets, in Vedado.
The works of third year students of the Superior Institute of Art (ISA) are on display at the Espacio Abierto (Open Space) Gallery, located in the Vedado district through mid-April. What predominates are combinations of art forms (painting, sculpture, installations, photography and videos). (10 photos)
Nosing through a friend’s bookshelf, I found a work titled Aventuras del caballero del miembro encogido (Adventures of the Gentleman with the Shrunken Limb), which was written by the Cuban comedy group “Nos y Otros” (1982-1997). I took advantage of this chance to borrow this copy.
On January 14, when marking the anniversary of the 1981 inauguration of the exhibit “Volumen Ono,” I tried to imagine what would be the best way to pay tribute to this ground breaking exhibition. It is one that serves as a milestone in the history of the visual arts in Cuba.
The Mexican singer Julieta Venegas was in Cuba to support the initiative “Todas contracorriente” (Everyone Against the Current), which opposes violence against women and girls. She gave a concert at the National Theater in Havana.
Since the middle of September, I’ve been attending a graduate level course every Thursday on “Notions of Race in Cuba.” Those taking the course make up a highly diverse group in terms of age and fields of study, an element that enriches the discussions.
After having completed difficult studies at the University of Havana, I now have the privilege of working for one of the most prestigious magazines in our country: Revolucion y Cultura.
One of the reasons that brought me to this school was the need to improve my English, since I didn’t get the training I needed at the university. I can see that the teachers employ an excellent methodology and are very well prepared.
The gallery “Espacio Abierto” (Open Space), located in Havana’s Vedado district at the headquarters of the magazine Revolucion y Cultura, is celebrating the holding of the 2012 Olympic Games in London with the exhibit El Deporte, derecho del Arte (Sports, the Right to Art). (10 photos)