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)
Here are some illustrations we published individually over the last couple years regarding the thaw in relations between the United States and Cuba. We look forward to your 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.
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
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.
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.”
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 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)