Jassiel Palenzuela is a Cuban contemporary visual artist. “Plurality and diverse ways of making and taking on art, that may be the posture that defines this generation,” he said during his interview with Havana Times.
Eliecer Guerrero is not known to most, but those who visit the El Cobre sanctuary in Santiago de Cuba cannot overlook the many kiosks selling copper pieces, candles, flowers & small, wooden Caridad del Cobre virgins sold along the city’s main street. He was one of the first to sell these items. (48 photos)
“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.”
Within the growing cultural exchanges taking place between artists and personalities of Cuba and the USA, the Museum of Fine Arts in Havana recently opened two exhibitions “Memories of Surrealism” and “Abstraction and African American artists.” (25 photos)
There is less than two months left to send us your entries to the 6th Havana Times Photo Contest. The deadline is September 15, 2014. So far 25 amateur and professional photographers have sent in pictures in the five categories selected for this year’s contest. Last year a total of 90 persons competed.
The paintings of Carlos Barrera Portas (Havana, 1976), a Cuban visual artist also known as Abeth, depict the symbiosis of human beings with their surroundings, the constant exchange that takes place between the individual and society. All of his works are in black and white.
Cuban visual artist Asniel Herrera Gonzalez, also known as “Chuli”, is taking in Peking’s incipient summer, fighting to overcome the “motion sickness”, that dizzying sensation that assails nearly all who leave the island for the first time.
A unique festival titled Photography and City took place recently in the Plaza Vieja square of Old Havana. Held in front of the National Photographic Library the event was sponsored by the City Historian’s Office. The photos, which were delivered in advance and evaluated by specialists of that office, were exhibited on the fence of one of the city’s most attractive tourist sites. (19 photos)
Yanna Centelles, spokesperson for the “Aguacate in Spring Art Festival 2014” organizing team, informs us about the upcoming historic event to take place in that town located 80 southeast of Havana. “We hope this event will live on in our community”.
Yasser Castellanos (1974) is a self-taught painter, graffiti artist and MC. He has been exploring people’s relationship with the divine since 1998, incorporating elements of primitive art into his work. The series of flags titled Pensando en Cuba (“Thinking of Cuba”) deals with a more social issue: Cuba’s everyday panoramas in the decades of economic and moral crisis. (12 photos)