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An Artist’s Transparent Secret

An Artist’s Transparent Secret

Buildings are are often compact structures behind which lie pieces of reality and scattered ideas. But despite their apparent solidity, façades can become so translucent that their most intimate secrets are exposed.

Antonio Hernández: Art Saved Me

Antonio Hernández: Art Saved Me

What happens behind the scenes moments before going onto the runway, introspection before facing the public, fears, personal conflicts. All these are captured by Antonio Hernández’s lens in dressing rooms, an exposure that puts aside superficial beauty and aims to uncover individual mysteries.

 Isabel Santos: Wax made Poetic

Isabel Santos: Wax made Poetic

Young girls with fluttering wings, boys on horseback, aflight, dancers as well as little devils - all emerge from the hands of Isabel Santos once she starts working with wax. The material becomes poetry, and each of the figures expresses Santos’ feelings and experiences, as a sculptor, as a mother, as a woman.

GTG, Art that breaks the drum

GTG, Art that breaks the drum

Down the same streets once plied by the legendary Cuban bookie and brothel owner Alberto Yarini, and just a stone’s throw from the house where Cuba’s National Hero José Martí was born, a new art gallery with the potential to make its own history has emerged: the Galería Taller Gorría (Gorría Studio/ Gallery), at 214 San Isidro, in the heart of Old Havana. It’s a place meant to focus on the creation of contemporary art, in an environment that encourages experimentation and the search for new forms of expression.

On Cuban Art in Panama, as told by Nivaldo Carbonell

On Cuban Art in Panama, as told by Nivaldo Carbonell

Over the last few years, Panama has grown closer and closer to Cubans. Whether this closeness is due to its geographic proximity, or the similar climate and culture, on more than one occasion the Isthmus has been a mandatory reference point. Of course, art is no exception. For some time, the news of a gallery in Panama dedicated to promoting young Cuban artists has been making the rounds, especially locally. By now, the project is firmly established and we spoke with its director, Nivaldo Carbonell.

Heidi Hollinger Loves Havana!

Heidi Hollinger Loves Havana!

Heidi Hollinger is having a busy day. She has just spent the morning and afternoon photographing Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s whirlwind tour of Havana and she is changing into a cocktail dress to attend the Canadian Ambassador’s reception at the Cervecería Antiguo Almacén de la Madera y el Tabaco on Old Havana’s waterfront. Unbeknownst to her, the evening will also involve an impromptu invitation to the opening of a new Indian restaurant nearby only to be followed by a mojito mixing lesson and some salsa dancing at the Bodeguita Del Medio. This woman never stops; welcome to the go-go world of Heidi Hollinger!

 Jorge Perugorría in Universal Cuban Mode

Jorge Perugorría in Universal Cuban Mode

Jorge Perugorría is an intrinsically audiovisual being. The actor, director and painter adds a fourth axis to his creative life - music – which, in his own words, “has always been present in my life (...) and has been a source from which I have fed, not only with rhythms and melodies, but also with poetry, humor, and ideas”

 Raúl Corrales

Raúl Corrales

When we look at photographs taken by Raúl Corrales, not only do we see a faithful account of historical events captured with the agility of a reporter, but also an aesthetic dimension arising from sentimental ties with the subjects.

Lidzie Alvisa Jiménez, constantly searching

Lidzie Alvisa Jiménez, constantly searching

Lidzie Alvisa Jiménez (Havana, 1969), whose original work is created with much experimentation and constant renewal, has traveled through photography, sculpture, installations and performance, from perspectives where limits are diluted and the concept takes center stage.

Camejo and the Human Jungle

Camejo and the Human Jungle

The result was three bronze pieces, a three-dimensional reproduction of elements I have worked in paintings: an abandoned bicycle on the Malecón, a 1950’s gas station, a stop sign planted on a sidewalk. “It was an unforgettable experience,” he says, as if he had swum far from the shore.

Raúl Corrales Hemingway and Cuba

Raúl Corrales Hemingway and Cuba

This is an award that belongs to Cuba, because my work originated and was created in Cuba, with my people from Cojimar, a village of which I am a resident. This adopted country, where I have my books and my house, is present throughout all the translations.

And as if that wasn’t enough...

And as if that wasn’t enough...

Rafael Pérez Alonso is a Cuban contemporary visual artist who has been steadily producing art for over thirty years.

A Glance at Cuba

A Glance at Cuba

North American student Ripsime Biyazyan visited Cuba recently on an academic trip and her camera lens captured diverse details of the country and its people.

Maykel Herrera, The Magic of his Dreamlike Gaze

Maykel Herrera, The Magic of his Dreamlike Gaze

Children, weapons, monoculars, household objects, animals and ancient images are some of the elements that distinguish Maykel Herrera’s work. This artist uses satire, irony and play to depict humanity’s most pressing problems.


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