Young Cuban painter Miguel Angel Quintana Amador has found the visual elements for his works in the legacy of prima ballerina Alicia Alonso and ballet, understood as a world of expression. “I don’t cling to new tendencies, I paint on impulse.”
After a very difficult selection process, today we announce the winners of the Sixth HT Cuba Photo Contest for 2014. Hats off to the 72 participants in this year’s event who sent in their 555 entries. Likewise to the 20 jury members.
A young, Cuban visual artist, Grethel Nuez looks to social networks to develop the interesting work we address in Havana Times today. “We continue to look for the distinctive and unique in Cuban digital art.”
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)
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)
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 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)