My Personal Arts Gallery

June 19, 2015 | No Comments »

Today I bring you something different: the result of ten years of not-too-constant work. I am always experimenting with visual arts techniques and giving life to imaginary creatures. Here are my children. I pamper them, enjoy their company and share them with friends. (20 photos)

Painting Ceramics: An Interview with Eduardo Guevara

June 16, 2015 | No Comments »

A highly-experienced visual artist who has decided to go the independent way, Eduardo Guevara tries to evade the limelight and traditional gallery exhibitions. “I believe I was born in a country that is committed to art,” he said during his interview with Havana Times.

The Havana Biennial in the Morro-Cabaña Fortress

June 7, 2015 | No Comments »

In the Morro-Cabaña complex, the fort across the bay from the historic center of the capital, works of several artists are being shown as part of the XII Havana Biennial. I toured several of the exhibition halls and took some photos of interesting works. (24 photos)

Sandra Calvo’s Cuban Tenement Replica

June 3, 2015 | No Comments »

Housing is an issue of concern for large numbers of people around the world, particularly in Latin America. For the 12th Havana Arts Biennale, Mexican artist Sandra Calvo delves into the controversial issue of the family space with a project titled “The Multiplicity of the Inner Landscape”.

Havana Malecon Transformed During Biennial

May 31, 2015 | No Comments »

The Malecón sea wall is probably the most emblematic landmark of the Cuban capital, a place frequented by Havana residents and tourists alike. From now until June 22nd the scenic avenue has become one big art gallery adding to its draw as a meeting place for relaxation and reflection.
(12 photos)

Surprises at the Dynamic and Creative Havana Biennial

May 26, 2015 | 4 comments

Havana’s 12th Arts Biennial has been more surprising than anyone could have imagined: so much disinformation and last-minute changes have to be a performance designed to interact with the public and remain in step with the nature of the gathering. (17 photos)

The Skin as Canvas: Tattoo Art in Cuba

May 25, 2015 | 4 comments

Following the migratory crises of the 1990s, tattoos went from being the mark of sailors, former inmates and criminals to inscriptions born by a wide range of people, not all of whom had a “socially unacceptable” past.

Now Open: The Havana Biennial 2015

May 23, 2015 | 1 Comment »

Art has taken over the Cuban capital for the next month with the opening on Friday of the 12th Havana Biennial. Expositions, street art, performances and much more can be seen at numerous locations through June 22. HT was at some of the inaugurations. (27 photos)

Cuban Sculptor Luis Manuel Otero Addresses Political & Social Issues

May 20, 2015 | No Comments »

Wielding a machete like a Mambi Cuban independence fighter, he tears apart, cuts and divides pieces of wood found at street corners and dump sites and, using tattered strips of old clothing, puts together an animal, an international pop icon or any other type of object.

Art, Havana and Public Spaces

May 17, 2015 | No Comments »

On May 22, the sleepy town of Casablanca will be shaken awake by the start of the 12th Havana Arts Biennale, Cuba’s most important contemporary art gathering. For a month, it will cease to be a silent, culturally derelict town & become a meeting place for visual artists from around the world. We will see performances, interventions and public art installations.