Some people prefer to hang up paintings on their walls and others like to see them on their skin, and they’re carrying real art about on them. That’s what attracted me to getting a tattoo in the first place, and then to become a professional tattoo artist. (10 photos)
Last Friday at 7 pm, the Cuban Art Factory opened for the evening with the performance titled Ornamental by Adonis Flores.
There are a lot of unknown artists here in Havana. Stands at commercial fairs aren’t filled with their paintings, and they aren’t seen at its many art galleries which wait patiently for buyers to come every day.
Antonio Hernandez “Tony” is a photographer and a designer. He was a wine steward before that until he was able to consolidate himself as a photographer and has already taken over important art spaces.
Giving visibility to artistic phenomena which aren’t covered by national media. This was young Wendy Gonzalez’s intention, curator of the “Counting to Ten” Photography Exhibition. (6 photos)
Cuba’s closest economic and political ally is the government of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela, currently locked in a battle to remain in power with opposition forces trying to force a recall referendum. Cartoonist Manuel Guillen brings us his take on the situation in the oil rich nation.
¡Comrades in the struggle for 21st Century Socialism: Commander Chavez will inspire our struggle! And at the same time, he can still give us something to eat…
Mexican artist Hector Vargas is currently holding an exhibition in Denmark with pieces inspired by his experiences in Cuba. Some of the images may be slightly tongue-in-cheek, but it’s not the root intention at all.
Walking down the main arteries of the Cuban capital, one can appreciate the vestiges of the Art Deco style. This architectural legacy was documented by architect Maria Elena Martin in her book Havana Art Deco: Architectural Guide.
Havana’s architectural heritage grabs hold of one, captures one, draws one’s attention. Currently, 165 US architects and experts in the field of preserving and restoring historical architecture are on the island, to take part in the Design Committee Conference of the American Architects Institute. (9 photos)