Cuban photographer Yuri Obregon (1979), a graduate from the Higher Institute for the Arts (ISA), returned from his first trip abroad a few days ago. In his brief interview for Havana Times, he shared his impressions on this first “collision” with a different world, as well as his thoughts on Cuban contemporary art.
The character that brings to life Travesias de Xico en Latinoamerica (“Xico’s Travels Through Latin America”), an exhibition that opened at Old Havana’s San Francisco de Asis Square after touring other countries in the region, can be traced back to Mexican mythology. (10 photos)
Here are the finalists of the 2015 HT Cuba Photo Contest. Of the 190 participants, 47 made it to the finals with at least one picture. We will be publishing the winners on the weekend. (72 photos)
This year we had a total of 1506 entries from 190 participants. In the first of four rounds of selection the 20 jury members were asked to select a maximum of 40 pictures in each of the six categories. Here are their picks. (336 photos)
Cuban graffiti artist Daniel Maldonado, better known as El Sexto (“The Sixth”), was released from prison on Tuesday morning, after 10 months of confinement and an intense international campaign on his behalf.
The sculptor had planned to arrive incognito, like a regular gallery-goer with her hands extremely clean and showed well-painted fake nails. No one would have suspected she was the author of the works on display. (9 photos)
When the aerial photos of Cuba taken by Lithuanian Marius Jovaisa began to be published on the Internet, we saw more than one expression of wounded, nationalist pride bemoaning the fact a foreigner had come along and captured those images before Cubans could.
Yulier Rodriguez makes an effort to greet us at every corner of the city with one of his doodles. The obscure beings he paints occupy a space between parody, mockery, social critique and power mechanisms. They cover large sections of walls, populating every nook and cranny, intrusively taking over the urban landscape.
The government of Cuba says it will continue on a gradual process of “updating” it’s socialist model with market reforms, keeping the State as the main force in the country’s economy. At the same time it opens to large foreign investment and offers some opportunities for private initiative for small businesses and the practice of some trades.
Yasser Castellanos brings us his illustration “Loss of Citizenship” dealing with the difficult of issue Cuban emigration, marked by the country’s punative migratory laws and the Cuban Adjustment Act.