This past fall, one of the highlights of the 6th Salon of Contemporary Cuban Art was Caridad Blanco’s exhibition The Other Narrations: A Decade of Independent Animation. In a conversation with Abelardo Mena, Blanco talks about the show and animation as a medium in Cuban art and culture.
The Bienal de La Habana announces its themes and artists, Belgian contemporary art comes to the Museo Nacional, “Cuban winds” blow in Tenerife, contemporary photography opens in Miami, and Carlos Acosta racks up another honor.
Late last month, La Tercera Orilla (The Third Shore) opened at Kir Royal Gallery and the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Co-curated by artist Guilbert Rosales, the show takes a cross-generational look at contemporary Cuban art through the work of 14 artists.
Some of the island's most interesting film and media work has been coming from its independent producers. Dean Reyes, critic and professor at the International San Antonio de los Baños School of Film and Television (EICTV), reflects on recent indie production in Cuba.