Arts


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.




Photography Festival in Havana

May 20, 2014 | 3 comments

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)




Upcoming Art Festival Revives the Rural Cuban Town of Aguacate

May 15, 2014 | No Comments »

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”.




Works of Cuban Visual Artist Yasser Castellanos

April 29, 2014 | No Comments »

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)




Agustin Bejarano Returns to Cuba after Serving Sentence for Pedophilia in Miami

April 22, 2014 | No Comments »

The famous painter and sculptor Agustin Bejarano, convicted of sexually abusing a minor, returned to Cuba this month after spending three years in prison in the United States.




Cuban Artist Recreates “The Hole” Where Cuban Five Were Held in Isolation

April 20, 2014 | 2 comments

During the month of April an unusual installation is showing at the Havana Fine Arts Museum titled “No Agradezcan el Silencio” (Don’t thank the silence) by artist Alexis Leiva Machado (Kcho). (20 photos)




Cuban Artist Tomas Sanchez Shows Works in Cuba after 27 Years

April 17, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Tomás Sanchez had not had an exhibition in Cuba since 1987. Though some of his paintings were occasionally exhibited in a number of biennales in Havana, there had been no solo exhibitions by the artist since that date. The artist had been blacklisted (his yoga and meditation practices weren’t well seen at the time).(13 photos)




Santiago de Cuba: City of Sculptures

April 4, 2014 | 2 comments

In 2010, the city of Santiago de Cuba held its first Public Sculpture Symposium. During the event, Cuban artists and US sculptor Melvin Edwards sculpted pieces which were installed in public spaces around the city. In 2013, the 2nd Symposium included Cuban artists and the works of Japanese artist Yoshida Mitsumasa. (18 photos)




Unesco Circulates List of 70 Works Stolen from Cuban Museum

March 10, 2014 | 3 comments

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) published today a list of 70 artworks recently stolen from the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana. Cuban authorities had confirmed the robbery but without giving specific figures on the number of stolen pieces.