Arts


A Young Teacher Speaks of Cuba’s Oldest Art Academy

February 7, 2016 | No Comments »

On the occasion of another anniversary of Cuba’s San Alejandro Arts Academy – celebrated recently – we conversed with Aluan Arguelles, one of the institution’s youngest teachers, to get to know how this, Latin America’s oldest school of its type, operates internally.




Interview with Cuban poet Rafael Alcides (web documentary)

January 10, 2016 | 1 Comment »

Introducing the first three episodes of the mini web series “Rafael Alcides” from a 4-hour interview with Cuban poet and writer Rafael Alcides on various topics. Director: Miguel Coyula (2015). Subtitles in English




HT 2016 Cuba Photo Contest Opens

January 9, 2016 | No Comments »

After a big success with the 2015 Havana Times Photo Contest, in which 191 readers participated, we are happy to announce the 8th edition of the event, one for each year of our online publication. Read on to see how you can participate.




The Gaze of a Young Cuban Photographer

January 4, 2016 | No Comments »

Laura Capote’s images are representative of a new generation of Cuban visual artists concerned with their times and society. As the artist tells us, “The photographic process has drawn from many different visions.”




Cuban Painter Jorge Luis Figueroa: Between Eroticism and the Naive

December 30, 2015 | 2 comments

Jorge Luis Figueroa, popularly known as “Chompy,” offers the public a space for the visual and culinary arts in a locale he runs in Havana’s old town, at the intersection of Aguiar and Habana Streets. (6 fotos)




Illusion in Paintings in Guantanamo, Cuba

December 4, 2015 | 1 Comment »

Illusion is the title of the 13-piece, oil on canvas series currently on exhibition at the gallery space of the Guantanamo Cultural Center. In these paintings, visual artist Elio Fernandez Lugo, portrays Guantanamo’s farmers and their modern day habits, with a touch of suggestive (and typically Cuban) humor. (14 photos)




A Cuban Photographer in France

November 25, 2015 | No Comments »

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.




Mexican Mythology Figures on Display in Havana

November 24, 2015 | No Comments »

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)




HT 2015 Photo Contest – FINALISTS

November 4, 2015 | 4 comments

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)




HT Cuba Photo Contest 2015 – FIRST ROUND SURVIVORS

October 24, 2015 | 7 comments

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)