Yanelys Nuñez’s Diary

Cuba: A Quick Guide to Contemporary Art

October 2, 2015 | No Comments »

The exhibition titled Nota al pie (“Footnote”) landed in Havana’s Espacio Abierto gallery rather spontaneously. We didn’t have the time normally required for this kind of project, but the proposal seemed attractive to us when curator Carlos Gamez spoke to us about it.

Dreaming, Pope, We Dream

September 25, 2015 | 1 Comment »

In the midst of so much fuss surrounding the Pope’s visit, a handful of charitable souls demand that we look beyond the walls embellished with decorations and watered-down paint. People still do things that are worthy of respect, outside our dreams. (9 fotos)

A New Chance to Enjoy “Malson” by Danzabierta

September 14, 2015 | No Comments »

Everyone has heard good reviews of the performance, even though it premiered more than 5 years ago. Apparently, Malson has come to stay in the imaginary of dance-lovers. It is currently being re-staged as part of the 2nd Habanarte Festival.

A Treat to the Senses

September 12, 2015 | No Comments »

The performers of E-14 Lam cleverly made use of the physical characteristics of the Contemporary Art Center courtyard, a difficult task if we bear in mind the fierce competition offered by the nearby legendary Bodeguita del Medio.

Old Folk in Cuba

September 5, 2015 | 7 comments

When I first met them some years ago, I’d noticed their complete devotion to the family they had built, a devotion that led them to raise, not only their children, but their grandchildren and great grandchildren as well.

Mexico’s Third Root

September 1, 2015 | 1 Comment »

The issue addressed by La tercera raiz (“The Third Root”), which tackles the impact that African traditions have had on Mexican culture, was something I knew nothing about. The two other roots, the indigenous and Spanish ones, were rather familiar notions for me.

Some Post-Biennale Exhibitions in Havana

August 13, 2015 | No Comments »

The hectic days of Havana’s Arts Biennale are behind us and a deep silence has taken hold of the Cuban art world. To mitigate this silence, some artists have decided to stage personal exhibitions.

Havana’s Miss Biennial

July 17, 2015 | No Comments »

“It’s pink, and it’s heading your way.” That is how a friend described the experience of seeing Miss Biennial, a voluptuous “Tropicana dancer” that visited many of the exhibition spaces of the recently concluded 12th Havana Biennial, for the first time.

Some Impressions on a Havana Exhibition

July 7, 2015 | No Comments »

The play on words of the title was the first thing that caught my eye. “Disambiguation” is a term I come across time and time again while navigating my “domestic Internet” connection, the Wiki Taxi, and I don’t entirely understand its meaning.

Matthew Barney in Cuba

June 25, 2015 | 7 comments

We don’t know if they welcomed him at the airport with the traditional Guantanamera, if a Ministry of Culture official escorted him to his hotel…we don’t know anything. All we know for sure is that renowned artist Matthew Barney was – or is – in Cuba.