Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala are the three countries that awakened Jonathan “Jonas” Moller’s social consciousness and art. Two passions, activism and photography, which he tells us, have flourished together. He tells us about his experiences in this tumultuous region of the world in an exhibit titled Our Culture Is Our Resistance, on display until May 28th in the El Reino de Este gallery at Havana’s National Library. (16 photos)
Scholars have traditionally thought of posters as a form of commercial communication designed to announce, promote or sell products and seduce buyers. We have just confirmed, however, that they can tell a different story. Until the close of May, posters are on display in Havana which invoke legends drawn from the folklore and popular myths of Mexico, New Zealand and Cuba. (12 photos)
After a great response in 2012, the time has come to begin our Cuba HT Photo Contest for the year 2013. This is the fifth such contest, one for each year of HT. The five categories for photos taken in Cuba are: Lines, Gardens, Transportation, Rain and Dance. Read on for the details.
The Variety Show companies draw upon many of the artistic possibilities (theater, dance, circus art, mime, visual art, audiovisual presentation). However, their basis is purely musical, sampling from a variety of sources and thus escaping formal definition. The script doesn’t necessarily have a single unifying theme and the performance is totally eclectic.
About a year ago, I wondered how foreigners see me. Now I think I have the answer: We are the perfect candidates for a scam. We are so hungry for opportunities that only foreigners can offer that we do not stop to calculate the risks involved when it comes to negotiating with them.
This past October I had the opportunity to review the personal exhibit “Puzzle,” by the young artist Gabriel Estrada. Now, I’ve returned to his birthplace and home of Guanabacoa, on the edge of Havana, to talk to him about the concerns that drive and motivate his work.
The Wu Opera, from China’s Zhejiang Province, performed in the Spring Festival in Havana’s Chinatown as part of the troupe’s tour of Latin America and the Caribbean.
The cultural project “Cuba Aqui” opened in the exhibition hall of the Cervantes Institute in the German city of Bremen, announced the Cuba Embassy in that European country today.
To find out more about the annual “Erotic Art Salon” visual arts competition — a significant event here in Havana — we spoke with Miguel Roura. He’s one of the specialists at the Fayad Jamis Art Gallery, the institutional host of this event (underway until April 14 in the Alamar suburb of the capital), where he has worked since the gallery’s founding.
Martha Le Parc thrives on what she knows well: the popular cultures of Latin America and other parts of the globe. She’s also well-versed in academia, as some of these great tapestries remind us of the works of Annalise Albers, Paul Klee, Piet Mondrian and Wassily Kandinsky. (15 photos)