The sculptor had planned to arrive incognito, like a regular gallery-goer with her hands extremely clean and showed well-painted fake nails. No one would have suspected she was the author of the works on display. (9 photos)
When the aerial photos of Cuba taken by Lithuanian Marius Jovaisa began to be published on the Internet, we saw more than one expression of wounded, nationalist pride bemoaning the fact a foreigner had come along and captured those images before Cubans could.
Yulier Rodriguez makes an effort to greet us at every corner of the city with one of his doodles. The obscure beings he paints occupy a space between parody, mockery, social critique and power mechanisms. They cover large sections of walls, populating every nook and cranny, intrusively taking over the urban landscape.
The government of Cuba says it will continue on a gradual process of “updating” it’s socialist model with market reforms, keeping the State as the main force in the country’s economy. At the same time it opens to large foreign investment and offers some opportunities for private initiative for small businesses and the practice of some trades.
Yasser Castellanos brings us his illustration “Loss of Citizenship” dealing with the difficult of issue Cuban emigration, marked by the country’s punative migratory laws and the Cuban Adjustment Act.
Orlando Mora Cabrera and Manuel Ojeda Hernandez, two young people who have come together to do creative work, are tracing a future for themselves in the world of film and are already advancing novel ideas. “We wanted for children to explore their own reality,” Orlando tells us during his interview for Havana Times.
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Located on the intersection of Havana’s Malecon ocean drive and Galiano Street, a piece authored by sculptor and professor Rafael San Juan, strikes the eye for its visual qualities and size.
Today I bring you something different: the result of ten years of not-too-constant work. I am always experimenting with visual arts techniques and giving life to imaginary creatures. Here are my children. I pamper them, enjoy their company and share them with friends. (20 photos)
A highly-experienced visual artist who has decided to go the independent way, Eduardo Guevara tries to evade the limelight and traditional gallery exhibitions. “I believe I was born in a country that is committed to art,” he said during his interview with Havana Times.