“As a gesture of solidarity with the Palestinian people, Cuban artist Luis Manuel Alcantara made a gift to this nation through that country’s embassy in Havana, consisting of a group of home-made weapons collected from different neighborhoods around Havana.”
Yanelys Nuñez’s Diary
Heading down to the Fototeca de Cuba to attend the opening of a photo exhibition, I ran into an acquaintance who told me of another exhibition that was opening on Old Havana at the same time, that of a Japanese illustrator named Seiichi Hayashi.
A friend of mine who is fairly well informed about concerts, parties, exhibitions and other cultural activities around town (these being his last vacations before becoming a working man) told me David D’OMNI would be holding a concert in Guanabacoa.
Recently, the gallery looked back on its 10 years of operation and, to celebrate the occasion, opened a joint exhibition showing until the end of August. Titled “10 Years, 95 Exhibitions”, the exhibition gathers works by some of the 198 renowned artists who have displayed their works at the gallery between 1996 and 2014.
For some time now, I have been attending only those plays about which I have heard something positive. I’ve had some bad experiences and try not to make chance decisions anymore. However when a theater company of some prestige stages a new play, I try not to miss it.
When young Cuban artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara spoke to me of an exhibition he organized last year (titled Shopping de sexo, “Sex Shopping”), I regretted not having attended. The works on display included a broad range of items related to the sexual and erotic practices of Cubans. (7 photos)
We had a series of setbacks while setting up our exhibition (titled “The Theater in Pictures”). First, since we arrived only a day before the opening date, we had to postpone the inauguration in order to set up the pieces in less of a rush. (9 photos)
All the people I told I would be visiting Bayamo, Granma agreed I would like the city. Bayamo’s main boulevard has many charms, boasting an enviable cleanliness, and the place is home to a broad variety of commercial and cultural establishments. (11 photos)
I had never travelled so far from Havana – I had only gone as far east as Villa Clara, where I went two years ago. I had the opportunity to take a trip to Bayamo as part of an exhibition (titled El teatro en imagenes, “The Theater in Images”) I put together with a former classmate, Estela Ferrer.
Another important Cuban artist has returned to the island with a solo exhibition after a 20-year absence from the country’s art scene. Ricardo Rodriguez Brey is closely linked to those artists who made up the extraordinary 1981 exhibition “Volume I”, held at Havana’s International Arts Center.