Arts


Solo Exhibition of Cuban Artist Tomas Oliva

October 9, 2014 | No Comments »

The toilet – that intimate and carefully concealed artifact – is brought out from its hiding place by Tomas Oliva and used as a means of expressing different emotions, moods and ideas. (10 photos)




Habanarte Festival Begins

September 13, 2014 | 1 Comment »

From September 11-21 the Cuban capital is immersed in the first edition of “Habanarte ‘. Sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, the all-encompassing event involves around a thousand Cuban artists of all demonstrations; including music, visual arts, literature, film, dance and theater. (33 photos)




Photographer Shows Cuba Pics in Brooklyn

September 8, 2014 | No Comments »

New York based photographer Hannah Berkeley Cohen, is showing her pictures taken in Cuba this coming Saturday at the Lark Café in Brooklyn. The showing is titled “Cuba: An Intimate Glimpse into Un-sensationalized Realities” and takes place from 7-9 p.m.




Jassiel Palenzuela: A Young Cuban Painter

August 30, 2014 | No Comments »

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.




Santiago de Cuba Sculptor & Yoga Student Eliecer Guerrero

August 27, 2014 | 1 Comment »

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)




Chong Chon Gang, Cuba y Palestine

August 15, 2014 | 1 Comment »

“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.”




Surrealism of Dali & African American Abstraction in Cuba

August 2, 2014 | 2 comments

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)




HT Cuba Photo Contest News

July 30, 2014 | No Comments »

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.




Black & White: Interview with Cuban Artist Abeth

June 15, 2014 | No Comments »

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.




From Camaguey to Peking: Cuban Visual Artist Chuli Herrera Storms China’s Skies

June 2, 2014 | No Comments »

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.